4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
School Code: 030476
Ms. Jody Brase
Catalina Foothills High School
Career and Technical Education Courses
Film and TV
The Film and TV program is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skill in the broadcast journalism, film video, and live or mixed media productions. As well as prepare students for employment in various positions within Radio, TV and Film Industries.
Media: Film & Television (2 to 3-year program)
- Media Production Fundamentals, 9th -12th grade
- Advanced Media Production, 10th -12th grade
- Advanced Media Production 2, 11th -12th grade
Students should choose two or more year-long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator ready for industry certification.
CTSO Membership: Skills USA
Leads to Industry certification: Adobe Premiere Pro
University of Arizona - Film & Television (BA)
Arizona State University - Film and Media (BA)
Best Film and TV Colleges Princeton Review
Annual salary based on data from www.onetonline.org
- Audio-Visual Specialist: Earn $38,130 - $41,830 per year
- Broadcast Technicians: Earn $33,880 per year
- Camera Operators: Earn $46,300 per year
- Editors: Earn $46,450 pear year
- Film and Video Editors: Earn $41,650 per year
- News Reporters: Earn $38,970 - 61,490 per year
Sam Sandweiss ‘11
I got my start as a filmmaker by taking beginning media production at Foothills. Fun fact: Freshman year, I won a film contest with two other CFHS students. Kate Bradley, Dylan Souza and I created a video that shows an Entertainment book ripping itself apart and forming pictures of items people could save money on if they purchased the book. The coupon books were the ones that the band sold as a fundraiser, so band is technically a part of my film career as well!
After graduation, I studied film production and interactive media games at USC. I’m currently a film producer for Godmother Industries. Prior to that, I was the head of production for Breakwater Studios, where I produced, budgeted, scheduled, cast, and location scouted two separate web-series episodes for NBC/Universal.
Advice to current students: stay connected to CFHS through the alumni social media sites. Through the alumni program on Facebook, I connected with fellow grad and filmmaker Jackson Stewart, who released a horror film late last year. I just finished mine, and there will hopefully be more news about it in the coming months!