Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Study of TV and Film Making


The following one-year ROP course meets the UC/CSU Visual and Performing Arts “f” requirement.


This course will instruct students on the history, development, and present day aspects of TV and film making. Students will learn the specialized vocabulary of the professional industry and use that vocabulary in their analysis and discussion of production elements. Students will learn and apply the basic skills necessary for pre-production, production, and post-production activities by writing and creating their own video projects. Through analysis of award-winning films, students will identify how directors, writers, and the TV/film industry have influenced our social values and behaviors. They will also identify historical trends from various cultures and time periods. Interpretations of various works will be discussed in which students will derive meaning and purpose from the point of view of the director, writer, actor, and editor. Finally, students will bridge the gap between school and career through field trips, guest speakers, and daily experiences requiring professional standards and skills.


  • The effect of film, theatre, television, and electronic media on our values and behaviors.
  • Production Elements
  • Lighting, Framing, Timing
  • Applying Proper Production and Editing Elements
  • The Meaning of Movies
  • Acting values, style, genre, design, and theme
  • Cultural Influences
  • Explore career opportunities through research, filed trips, job-shadowing internships, and guest speakers while keeping journal of their experiences.


Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals


Course Descriptions

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