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Lights. Camera. ACTION!

It’s been said that life is but a performance, and we are all performers on this global stage. Are you an avid TV watcher or “news hound” with a flair for the dramatic? Do you enjoy blending creativity, fact-gathering and directing? If this sounds like you, then a career in the multimedia/entertainment industry could be your star turn. Learn the ins-and-outs of digital broadcast media and the finer points of broadcast journalism and production to earn your Professional Certification and launch a rewarding career behind the camera. If you want to work in digital broadcast media, you’re already in the right state. Now you can sharpen your skills and fine-tune your path to success in this ever-evolving, always-interesting field.

What You'll Learn

From 11th grade upward, enroll in A-G approved courses to start preparing for your multimedia and entertainment career. Classes include:

  • CTE Con Digital Broadcasting
  • CTE Cap Digital Broadcasting Honors

What You’ll Do

Take what you’re learning in the classroom into the real world and experience for yourself all that awaits you in this creative, popular and fast-moving industry. Hands-on, immersive experiences include:

  • TV show production
  • Local community TV broadcasts
  • Production crew work for local TV productions
  • Remote TV truck travel and operation
  • Travel to area TV stations and movie studios
  • Broadcast Media job-shadowing

Who You Can Be

Kickstart your career path with top-tier academic instruction and industry-leader insights. The Broadcasting program prepares you for potential careers such as:

  • Director
  • Video Editor
  • Camera Operator
  • Graphics Operator
  • Teleprompter Operator
  • TV Production Crew Member

Industry Average Wages: $21,000–$136,500

Projected Industry Growth: 7%

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What You Need to Know

VUSD’s Broadcasting CTE track prepares students for successful careers in the multimedia/entertainment industry, with a sharp focus on broadcasting — which includes television and film production. Students (grades 11 and up) learn vital broadcast media skills such as video editing, graphics operation, teleprompter operation, camera work and directing, earning a California state Professional Certification — and helping them establish valuable professional connections in a relationship-based industry. The program is based at El Camino High School at Ventura College, and the immersive classes take place at CAPS Media in Ventura. Students learn in a class setting that replicates a job, learning all aspects of planning, producing, directing and distributing a TV show. The class puts out a regular production, ECTV, that also runs on the local community TV station. In addition to this valuable “on-set” experience, students serve as crew members for other area TV productions, even utilizing the remote truck and crew for these productions. Students also take field trips to world-class professional TV stations and movie studios located here in Southern California, the hub of digital broadcasting production for the nation and the world. Students emerge from this hands-on program with a deeper understanding of digital broadcast media and a head start in the ever-evolving and hyper-competitive multimedia and entertainment industry.

College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

2 Year

AA Television Media - Oxnard College

4 Year

BA Cinema and Television - CSU Channel Islands