Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

Visual, Media and Performing Arts (VMPA)

Television and Radio

The Television and Radio Department offers instruction in Television and Radio, with certificate programs in TV Production, TV Operations, TV Post-Production, Radio Production, Broadcast Journalism, and others.  Coveted industry internships are available for advanced students. The diversified curriculum also offers courses in Script writing, Performance, video editing, audio, and music recording. Students benefit from the department’s internationally recognized student chapter of SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) which regularly hosts guest speakers from the entertainment industry.

The combination of theoretical and practical, hands-on training helps prepare students for entry level industry positions, as well as successful transfer to 4-year institutions.  Over 100 student TV productions are produced each year with state-of-the-art equipment while radio students practice their craft on Lancer Radio.  Alumni have transferred to four-year schools such as USC, UCLA, and CSUN while others have gone on to work for NBC, Fox, Paramount, TVG, and KPCC.

Classes may participate in the student run radio station, Lancer Radio.

Certificate Programs

The Television and Radio certificate curriculum prepares students to work in various areas of broadcasting and electronic media. Course work covers basic aspects of audio and video production, announcing/writing for commercial, educational and cable companies. Practical internships are offered in professional facilities, including commercial and public broadcast companies, cable television, post-production and production companies.

Certificates of Achievement

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Occupational Skills Certificates in Television and Radio

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