What is Media Studies?
Electronic media technologies directly affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives--the way we learn, do business, and engage in leisure activities. If you are looking to be involved in the area of television/video communication, Santiago Community College's program in Media Studies may be right for you. The program is short, flexible, and gives you the theoretical, critical, and practical skills you need to expand your horizons and further your creative interests. The focus of the Media Studies Certificate program is preparation for entry-level careers in electronic media-related fields such as television, cable television, movies, computer graphics, and video games. The program also builds the technical foundation for careers in advertising and public relations for electronic media-related industries.
As a student in the SCC Media Studies program, you will have the opportunity to engage in courses that develop your media and electronic communication literacy and that encourage you to be an informed and critical analyst of the media around you. In particular, you will discover how media content is derived, filtered, edited, produced, owned, and presented in its various forms.
Friendly and Enthusiastic Faculty
As a newly developed program, Media Studies is a closely-knit community of faculty and students. The program encourages the development of strong relationships between students and faculty. There are many opportunities throughout the year for students to meet with fellow students and instructors to discuss career goals and employment opportunities.
By the time you’ve completed the Media Studies program, you will possess a marketable set of skills that can be applied in the workplace. Media Studies students develop a sound theoretical understanding of electronic media; polish their writing skills; learn team approaches to working; develop excellent listening and communications skills; and sharpen their ability to think critically, solve problems, and be creative. Our goal is to meet the growing demand for program completers who write well, understand media, and use electronic media technology and products effectively.
The Media Studies program offers students the skills they need to get a job with as little as one year of training. Students wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university will be able to transfer the courses in this program as lower division requirements in various media majors at California State University and University of California campuses. The courses in this program are also accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Associate Degree and Certificates offered by Santiago Canyon College's sister institution--Santa Ana College. For more information about the Santa Ana College television/media communications programs, please visit Santa Ana College Television/Video Communications Department.