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Film and Television

"To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different." - Danny Boyle

About Our Program

The Film and Television Production Program seeks to inspire and empower students to study and work in an industry that they are passionate about, furnishing them with the skills and knowledge to create meaningful careers in the film and television industry. Santa Barbara City College provides a supportive learning environment for students to succeed via our curriculum in Film and Television and hands-on production classes. Students are taught industry-level productions skills, media literacy, and critical thinking skills that prepare them for college transfer or entry into the industry. Students will have an opportunity to earn a Film, Television and Electronic Media (AS-T) for Transfer Degree or a Film Production Associate in Arts (AA) degree.

This Fall 2021 semester, the Film and Television Department will be providing students the flexibility to shape their college experience by choosing in-person instruction. All film production courses will be available for In-Person/Face-To-Face instruction. Fall semester begins August 23, and we encourage you to design your personal fall schedules by signing up for classes now! To find out more on when you can register for classes click here on the Admissions and Records website.

Faculty and Offices

Curtis Bieber, Department Chair (H-230, ext. 2951,
Stephen DaVega, Associate Professor (DAC, ext. 3570,
Michael Medel, Interim Dean (BC-216, ext. 2201,
Grace Twedt, Administrative Assistant (BC204-C, ext. 8749,