Introduction to Television Production
A study of the creative and applied aspects of media production. Includes theoretical, practical, aesthetic and audience study in developing, writing, producing, shooting, and editing creative media productions.
This course will explore the theory, criticism, and production of experimental video. Students will become acquainted with the purpose and motivation of experimental video in relationship to narrative and documentary forms.
Electronic Field Production
Creative video production in out-of-studio locations; includes concept development, audience analysis, cinematography, audio sweetening, lighting, digital editing. Includes the creation of commercials, dramatic and documentary production.
An examination of the selection, content, and delivery of local and national news in a variety of media platforms. Students will engage a variety of news sources in order to gain a greater understanding of the media’s role in determining what constitutes news. Hands-on, practical application of journalistic news making also required.
An international survey focusing on films of cultural, historic, and artistic significance. The course utilizes film history and film theory to introduce students to the diversity of motion pictures as an art form and as a transmitter of culture.
Identity & Community in Rock & Roll
A survey of the historical progression of rock and roll from its pre-rock origins to the present. The course focuses on how rock music has given a voice and identity to various subcultures of the past 50 years.
A creative production course in which students travel to international and/or domestic locations to produce a film. As a production unit, students will engage in all elements of the production process, including research, writing, cinematography, editing, and distribution. The location, genre, and film style of each production will vary each year. Indicative work includes documentary, ethnographic, and narrative filmmaking.
Media Studies Practicum
Hands-on experience at the campus TV station. Experiences may include on-air talent, reporting, producing, news writing, editing, and management.
An examination of the methodologies, trends, and practices of social media technology. Extensive work in application of those technologies for mobile content creators.
This is an upper level, creative production course applying the concepts, techniques, and skills of motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. Through exercises and the process of creating their own unique work, students will develop an understanding of a variety of technical and conceptual methods when executing idea into form for both commercial and creative productions.
Media Studies Capstone
A seminar-style course requiring the student to prepare a major visual media production or research paper for presentation in the spring semester. The course will explore a variety of advanced media topics.
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