TELEVISION AND RADIO
TVRD-125 Concept and Story Development
This course is an introduction to concept development and storytelling methods through a series of short writing assignments of various forms. Students will generate ideas and stories for creative projects in print and electronic media such as television, radio, and film. This course is writing intensive. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ENGL-125.
TVRD-126 Introduction to Journalism
This course will provide a framework for the practical applications required to operate as a journalist in the twenty-first century. Students will discuss the role and responsibility of press in a free society and will benefit from the opportunity to evaluate popular journalistic mediums and their respective contents while applying their conclusions to their own decisions and styles as future journalists. They will take on the role of journalist as they adhere to the professional standards of news, feature, and opinion pieces for a magazine or newspaper. Finally, students will implement the writing process, from research, interviewing, and note taking through editing, proofreading, and potential publication. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ENGL-126.
TVRD-129 Mass Media
The major forms of mass media are studied both historically and in their present forms. Emphasis is on the effects of radio, television, and film in our society. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)
TVRD-130 Introduction to Video I
This course will include the basic skills of video: direction, camera techniques, lighting and sound techniques, and editing techniques. The emphasis will be on producing short video segments using television field production techniques and design principles. (4 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ARTT-130.
TVRD-131 Introduction to Video II
This course will include the intermediate skills of video: producing, directing, camera techniques, lighting and sound techniques, and editing techniques. The emphasis will be on producing television shows using field and studio production techniques and design principles. Prerequisite: TVRD-130 or ARTT-130. (4 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ARTT-131.
TVRD-139 Principles of Film and Media Production
This course is an interdisciplinary study of film and media production. Emphasis is on the overview of the various types of media production a film/video student could pursue in the commercial, corporate, or artistic world. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as FILM-139.
TVRD-150 Introduction to Radio
This course is an introduction to the radio industry standards and production. Students will learn the basic operations of a radio station including programming, writing, recording, interviewing, editing, and announcing skills. Students will also listen to and analyze professional radio programs, learn about the different types of radio stations, the evolution of radio, and challenges of the future. (4 hours weekly)
TVRD-151 Radio News Production
This course is an in-depth study of radio programming for news. Students will design, develop, and produce a news format radio show. Students will research, conduct interviews, write scripts, voice, and edit news segments. The emphasis will be on writing for radio, interview techniques, script format, the ethics of radio news production, news gathering techniques, radio story line up, the art and craft of story production, and announcing the news. Students will work as a team throughout the semester. Prerequisite: TVRD-150. (4 hours weekly)
TVRD-170, 171, 172 and 173 Television
Students will practice their knowledge and skills in designated areas of television production with hands-on experience as the primary method of instruction. Through the semester, the class will collectively create a TV program from start to finish. Students will concentrate their efforts in several of the following areas: producing, screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and proper studio procedures. The students will work in a collaborative team setting on a strict production schedule. Each student may take four Television Practicum courses for credit, and each registration should be for the next numbered course. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (2-3 hours weekly)
TVRD-174, 175, 176 and 177 Radio Practicum
Students will practice their knowledge and skills in designated areas of radio production with hands-on experience as the primary method of instruction. The class will collectively create a radio program from start to finish. Students will concentrate their efforts in several of the following areas: researching show topics, booking, studio and field engineering, interviewing, logging and scriptwriting, voicing, sound editing, and revision. The students will work in a collaborative team setting on a strict production schedule. The student may take four radio practicum courses for credit. Each registration should be for the next numbered course. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (2-3 hours weekly)
TVRD-220 Introduction to Broadcasting
This course is a survey and introduction that concentrates on the historical development, scope, and influence of radio and television in America. Discussion in the course will focus on the philosophy, structure, organization and operation of the broadcasting medium, and will acquaint students with the interrelationships of the industry to the audience, advertisers, and government regulators. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)
TVRD-223 Writing for Screen Narrative
This course will teach the strategies and means to develop and execute narrative scripts with the primary focus on the short form narrative film. Emphasis is placed on the student’s increasing ability to employ the tools of the craft, including but not limited to: story structure, mythic structure, plot, characterization, dialogue, format, story editing and revision. Conventional scriptwriting techniques will be covered as well as critical approaches to understanding these techniques. Elements of the feature film form will be studied, extrapolated and applied to shorter forms as well. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ENGL-223 and FILM-223.
TVRD-224 Writing for Radio and Multimedia
This course is an overview and introduction to writing for ear and writing for multimedia productions as they relate specifically to radio. Students will write and voice original scripts using studio recording equipment, editing software, and multimedia software tools. Emphasis is on analysis of peer scripts as well as the scripts of professional productions, and on revision. Students create several projects with focus on audience demographics, research, script writing format, storyboarding and completing a multimedia production. Topics include news writing, interviewing, promos, PSAs, commercials, pitches, personal essays, blogging and audio slideshows. Prerequisite: ENGL -121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ENGL-224.
TVRD-225 Cinematography and Lighting for Film and Television
This course will develop complex skills in both the theory and practice of cinematography and lighting. Advanced camera functions will be explored from a technical and creative perspective, and students will develop visual solutions for a variety of shooting situations. Lighting techniques will be examined using studio lights, grip equipment, and additive gels. Emphasis will be placed on working collaboratively in a professional studio environment to create lighting designs for both film and television. Prerequisite: ARTT-130 or TVRD-130. (4 hours weekly)
TVRD-230 Television Production I
This course will include the basic structure of dramatic television productions: script breakdown, casting, directing talent, as well as camera, sound, and lighting techniques for dramatic productions. Television majors will be working with students from THET-241, Acting for Television. Prerequisite: ARTT-131 or TVRD-131. (4 hours weekly)
TVRD-231 Television Production II
This course will include complex skills in dramatic television productions: script breakdown, casting, directing talent, as well as camera, sound, and lighting techniques for dramatic productions. Television majors will be working with students from THET-241, Acting for Television, and assembling production crews to complete short dramatic scenes. Prerequisites: TVRD-230 and TVRD-223 or ENGL-223. (4 hours weekly)
TVRD-255 Television and Radio Portfolio Assessment
This course is designed to prepare advanced radio/television students for job entry and transfer institutions by creating a portfolio including a body of audiovisual work, resume, and professional biography. Students will work with an instructor throughout the semester to build this portfolio of accumulated work from classes and personal projects. The student’s working portfolio will be periodically reviewed with strengths, deficiencies, and omissions noted and revisions required as necessary. Students will also learn about the process of presenting themselves in job and school interviews and applications. At the end of the class, students will have an exit portfolio review where they receive a final assessment of their portfolio submissions, interview skills, and transfer applications. This course is to be taken in the student’s last semester or second-to-last semester before graduation or transfer. Prerequisites: Radio Production Track: TVRD-151; Television Production Track: TVRD-131; Television and Radio Production Track: TVRD-131 and TVRD-151. (1.5 hours weekly)
TVRD-260 Commercial and Music Radio Production
This course is an in-depth study of music radio and commercial radio programming and production. Students will identify, analyze, and replicate a variety of commercial radio formats through hands-on radio production and programming. Course content will focus on the technical aspect of radio production as well as programming a quality music-based radio show according to a radio clock. Prerequisite: TVRD-150. (4 hours weekly)
TVRD-261 Radio Documentary and Talk Show Production
This advanced course concentrates on information-based talk radio and the art of radio documentary production. Students will produce a public radio-style documentary and a host-guest two way interview in studio. Students will hone their production skills and get advanced experience in show research, booking guests, field and studio recording, interview skills, writing scripts, voicing narration, and audio editing. Prerequisites: TVRD-150 and TVRD-224/ENGL-224. (4 hours weekly)
TVRD-290 Television and Radio Internship I
This internship combines classroom theory and work applications with on-the-job training. Students will learn how to make the transition from school to work. The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience.
TVRD-291 Television and Radio Internship II
This course is the second of two internship courses which combines classroom theory and work applications with on-the-job training. Students will continue to learn how to make the transition from school to work. The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience. Prerequisite: TVRD-290.