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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Animal Health Care (Fall)
Animal Health Care Internship
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
Architecture 1 & 2
Art of Animation
Art of TV & Video Production
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Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology Adv.
Automotive Technology Internship
Automotive Technology MLR I
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Automotive Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
Baking & Pastry Fundamentals
Broadcast News
BITA (Building Industry Technology Academy)
Foundation of Residential & Commercial Construction
Careers in Education
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Careers with Children Internship
CNA (Pre-Certification) Internship
Computer Graphics
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Computer Programming
Computerized Accounting
Construction Technology
Construction Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
Costume Design
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
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Culinary Arts Internship
Dental Assistant Back Office (Fall)
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Digital Photography and Design
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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
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Engineering Design
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Entertainment Art
Exploring Computer Science
Farm to Fork (Spring)
Film & Digital Media Studies
Fire Science 101
Food Services Cooperative
Intermediate Video & Film
Introduction to Engineering
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Media Arts Adv.
Media Arts Intermediate
Media Arts Introduction
Medical Careers & Health Systems
Medical Nursing Careers Internship
Microsoft Tools
Multimedia Communications Design
Music Technology
Pharmacy Technician
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Principles of Engineering
Professional Dance
Professional Music Adv.
Retail Sales & Merchandising Internship
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Sports Medicine Adv.
Sports Medicine & Athletic Training
Study of TV and Film Making
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Theater Technology
Video Game Design
Virtual Enterprise
Visual Imagery
Visual Imagery Adv.
Word Processing/Keyboarding

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