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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Radio-TV-Film

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production
Certificate of Achievement in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production
Certificate in Mass Media Studies
Certificate in Single Camera Video Production

Radio-TV-Film Program
Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880
Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
To develop the media skills needed for a career, students will have access to a four-camera video production studio, digital video editing systems, and an audio production facility. Butte students can develop excellent skills in as little as one year of training. Many RTVF courses at Butte College will provide a basis for various media majors at other colleges and universities. The transferability of these courses will be determined by the college or university students transfer to.

Career Opportunities
Computers, satellite teleconferencing, the Internet, interactive video games, digital audio/video production, the world of electronic communication is exploding across the country from the smallest elementary classroom to international corporations and government agencies.

Media related industries continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the job market. As computer and video technology continue to expand there will be an ever-increasing demand for skilled workers at all levels of production and application.

Radio-TV-Film Certificates of Achievement serve many purposes. Students may utilize them in a job portfolio. Certificates of Achievement have helped many students advance in their current careers. Receiving a certificate will enhance a student's chances for entry into the job market.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio of work in audio/video production.
  • Demonstrate expert and safe use of hardware and software while creating audio/video productions.
  • Discuss, analyze and write about audio/video productions.
  • Organize and assemble audio/video productions for presentation to an audience.
Required courses for the major: 21 Units



Certificate of Achievement in Radio-TV-Film: Video Production 21 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio of work in audio/video production.
  • Demonstrate expert and safe use of hardware and software while creating audio/video productions.
  • Discuss, analyze and write about audio/video productions.
  • Organize and assemble audio/video productions for presentation to an audience.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Mass Media Studies 12 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the history, business models and new technologies of mass media in the United States.
  • Analyze the role and function of media ethics in commercial mass media.
  • Identify and address the technical and aesthetic issues related to creating and writing for electronic media.
  • Write and assemble audio or video productions for presentation to an audience.
Required courses for the certificate:
Select one course from the following:
Select one course from the following:


Certificate in Single Camera Video Production 9 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply basic videography skills to compose and record footage suitable for editing and digital manipulation.
  • Use computer software to edit a complete video project including title and soundtrack.
  • Select and edit audio sound effects and music for a video production.
  • Upload a video project to an Internet video sharing site for on-line distribution.
  • Evaluate a video production based on the target audience's interests, needs and viewing habits.
Required courses for the certificate:

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