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Media Studies - Film
Associate in Arts


The Media Studies program is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media. In some cases this program is equally suited for students interested in a two-year terminal degree prior to entry in the media field. The Electronic Media facilities at Centralia College are unique among Washington State community colleges. Students learn on professional audio and video equipment and are provided experience in numerous areas of production. For students interested primarily in Television and Film the Centralia College television studio and production facilities are well equipped and provide experience in taping, directing, editing and producing. Classes will help students attain skills in camera work, studio and field production. Lighting, running an audio board, writing, directing, producing and editing short video projects are also covered. The Media Studies program in conjunction with the Drama department also offers students the opportunity to learn some set design and building crafts as well as stage lighting techniques and skills. Students in the Television and Film classes will have the opportunity to participate in live productions including broadcast of College Basketball games, community forums as well as help in recording the annual College Musical. Students who transfer to a four year college should consult their advisors for choice of distribution credit and elective courses.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-2014 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

DRMA 106 Intro to Stage Craft 3
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
M ST 260 Intro to TV & Video Broadcasting & Production for Electronic Media 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 18

Winter Quarter, First Year

DRMA 111 Stage Lighting 3
ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
HUM 270 Survey of Film Studies (H) 5
M ST 261 Adv Television & Video Production for Electronic Media 5
  Total Credits 18

Spring Quarter, First Year

DRMA 103 Set Design 3
DRMA 120 Introduction to Playwriting (H) 5
M ST 262 Television Production 3
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Total Credits 14

Fall Quarter, Second Year

DRMA 107 Beginning Acting (H) 5
M ST 281 TV Broadcasting Internship 1
  Quantitative Skills Distribution (M) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

JOUR 160 Intro to Mass Media (H) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

  Academic Elective 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

(Updated 2013)