Film, Television and Electronic Media (FTVE)

Get ready for your future!

Students majoring in film, television, and electronic media (FTVE) enter the film, television and media industries. We offer two pathways: "film and media studies" and "film and television production." Our film and media studies program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry, law, business, and education, or for further education at the four-year college level.

Our hands-on film and television production program prepares students for a career with a film production company, social media, distribution, television news, entertainment law, and much more. Some careers require more than two years of study, and many of our students transfer to four-year film schools, while other careers require additional on-set experience.

Support for students

We want students to succeed. The FTVE program is committed to offering students access to technology and support. While many of our courses are offered online, we encourage students to come to campus for hands-on support. Our facilities include three digital media labs and a state-of-the-art production studio.

Our support services include:

  • Open Lab: We have open lab hours throughout the week.
  • Laptop Loans: Check out a computer to take home to edit your videos
  • Equipment Check Out: Students have access to cameras, grip equipment, lights and audio equipment
  • Software Tutoring:  Our in-person and online tutoring program will help you get caught up!

Degrees and Certificates

Certificate of Achievement (CA)

Associate of Arts (AS)

Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T)

Become part of the Film, Television, Electronic Arts Community

  • Apply for our Video Internship Program
  • Join our Film Club!

See the FTVE 2021 Showcase Teaser

Want more information about the FTVE department? Contact Sahra Bhimji at sbhimji@dvc.edu


Contact ARTDM / FTVE

Chair: Joann Denning
Telephone: 925-969-7106
Email: jdenning@dvc.edu
Office location: A-401 Campus map