Television Production

Program Description

An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Television Production will prepare students for an entry-level position in television, production, and media-related fields. The program also provides practical experience through the use of professional equipment in AWC’s TV studio.

AWC provides TV classes and programs on AWC-74, cable channel 74. This is a joint project with NAU Yuma, the City of Yuma, the Yuma Educational Consortium, and Time Warner Cable. AWC-74 programming includes telecourses offered by AWC faculty, courses from other educational institutions, PBS shows, productions, and cablecasts of educationally related subjects, cultural events, and AWC sports. 

Graduates of these programs will successfully complete the following learning outcomes:

  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Research critically, filter the results, and present them in a cogent manner
  • Resolve and execute standard pre‐production skills including planning, scripting, budgeting, and crew and equipment selection
  • Utilize basic video production equipment correctly, safely, and creatively in various production settings
  • Operate postproduction equipment for audio and video editing for distribution on a variety of contemporary and emerging platforms
  • Analyze, interpret and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of media productions
  • Utilize ethical and moral responsibility throughout the production process
  • Demonstrate a hands‐on ability to perform
  • Collaborate and function within a production team

Degree(s) / Certificates(s)

Title Local Bachelor's
Television Production - A.A.S. Occupational Degree -

Career Outlook

Successful completion of this program may lead to a variety of employment opportunities, most of which require continued higher education at the university level. Below are examples of related occupations and annual mean wages in Arizona according to a May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Audio and Video Technicians
Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.
Sound Engineering Technicians
Assemble and operate equipment to record, synchronize, mix, edit, or reproduce sound, including music, voices, or sound effects, for theater, video, film, television, podcasts, sporting events, and other productions. 
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film
Operate television, video, or film camera to record images or scenes for television, video, or film productions.
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Film and Video Editors
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
Lighting Technicians
Set up, maintain, and dismantle light fixtures, lighting control devices, and the associated lighting electrical and rigging equipment used for photography, television, film, video, and live productions. May focus or operate light fixtures, or attach color filters or other lighting accessories.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Check the above for additional information.

Contact Information

Department Contact(s)

Liberal Arts & Education

Hours of Operation
  • Normal Hours
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Faculty/Staff Contact(s)
Name Title Phone Email
Brad Pease, MFA Professor of Computer Graphics and Visual Arts (928) 344-7707
Alexis Gorman Administrative Assistant IV (928) 344-7598