Film, Television, and Electronic Media

Required Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
THEA 006A Writing for Film and Television 3 units FTVE 110
THEA 015 Introduction to Film Studies 3 units FTVE 105

List A (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
MUSC 065A Recording Arts I 3 units FTVE 120
THEA 005A Introduction to Film/Video Production 3 units FTVE 150

List B (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
THEA 005B Film/Video Production II 3 units  

List C (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
THEA 007A Acting for Film and Television 3 units  
THEA 007B Acting for Film and Television II 3 units  
THEA 014A Survey of Film: Horror and Science Fiction 3 units  
THEA 014B Survey of Film: Westerns and Musicals 3 units  
THEA 014C Survey of Film: Gangster and Detective Films 3 units  
THEA 014D Survey of Film: Superhero Cinema 3 units  
THEA 014E Survey of Film: The Star Wars Trilogies 3 units  
THEA 019A Visual Spectacle: Practical Effects and Motion Graphics for Cinema 3 units  
THEA 016 American Cinema 3 units  
THEA 004 Digital Video Editing 3 units  

Total Major Units: 18 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 39 or 37 units

Elective Units as needed to total 60 CSU transferable units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

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For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 8/5/21