Southwestern College

Program Overview

Telemedia is the study of television, video, film, and related new media. It combines elements of the visual and performing arts with writing, speech, engineering, computer science, theory, history, technology, criticism, literature, law, psychology, sociology, and management in the production of visual and aural communications. Telemedia explores the broadening implications of producing media for new wider Internet and other distribution opportunities.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation

  • Telemedia

Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical

  • Telemedia Production Specialist Telemedia Technology

Certificate of Achievement

  • Telemedia Technology

Certificates of Proficiency

  • Telemedia Production Specialist - Basic
  • Telemedia Production Specialist - Advanced

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the telemedia major. Most of these require a certificate of achievement or an associate in arts degree, some require a bachelor's degree, and a few require a graduate-level degree. Possible career options include producer, director, art director, advertising agent, broadcaster, special effects technician, camera operator, studio manager, actor, scriptwriter, grip, high school or college instructor, performance artist, computer graphics artist, animator, editor, and communication manager.

Contact Us

Eric Maag, M.A.

Department Chair

Email: emaag@swccd.edu

Phone: (619) 421-6700 x5531


Last updated: 8/8/2016 4:39:24 PM