Film, Television & Media Arts

Program Overview

Film, Television, and Media Arts (previously 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. Film, Television, and Media Arts explores the broadening implications of producing media for new wider Internet and other distribution opportunities.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation

Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical

Certificate of Achievement

Certificates of Proficiency

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

Full-Time Faculty

Gary Bulkin  -  gbulkin@swccd.edu

Mark Sisson - msisson@swccd.edu

Department Chair

Rebecca Wolniewicz - rwolniewicz@swccd.edu

 (619) 421-6700 x5573

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