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The Motion Picture/Television program specializes in preparing students for employment and/or transfer in the fields of film, video, television, animation and audio production. Graduates find jobs in industry, education and government; although a knowledge of motion picture or television production also is helpful for those seeking careers in advertising, public relations and other related fields. A hands-on approach to learning is emphasized. Several courses are transfer oriented. The degree requires a minimum of 66 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Motion Picture/Television, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: MPTV.AAS.PROD

Program Requirements
MPTV 1011Introduction to Motion Picture and Television3
MPTV 1020Editing for Motion Pictures and Television3
MPTV 1213History of Television3
MPTV 1220Introduction to Television Studio Production3
MPTV 1222Writing for Television3
MPTV 1324Motion Graphics and Special Effects I3
MPTV 2031Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television3
MPTV 2134On-Location TV Production3
MPTV 2231TV News Field Production3
MPTV 2233Documentary Production3
MPTV 2240Advanced Television Production3
Program Electives
Select at least 14 credits from the following: 114
Introduction to Animation
Experimental Animation
Selected Topics II
3-D Animation I
Three-Dimensional Animation II
Advanced Selected Topics II
General Education
Select 19 to 22 credits 119-22
Total Credits66-69

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
Gen Ed: Communication (Written) 3
MPTV 1011 Introduction to Motion Picture and Television 3
MPTV 1020 Editing for Motion Pictures and Television 3
MPTV 1220 Introduction to Television Studio Production 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
Gen Ed: Mathematics 4-5
Gen Ed: Communication (Oral) 3
MPTV 1213 History of Television 3
MPTV 1324 Motion Graphics and Special Effects I 3
MPTV 2134 On-Location TV Production 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits19-20
Third Semester
Gen Ed: Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Gen Ed: Physical & Life Science 3-5
MPTV 2031 Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
MPTV 2231 TV News Field Production 3
MPTV 2233 Documentary Production 3
MPTV Program Elective 2
 Credits17-19
Fourth Semester
Gen Ed: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
MPTV 1222 Writing for Television 3
MPTV 2240 Advanced Television Production 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits66-69