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TV/Video Communication Courses

TV/Video Communications 100

Introduction to Electronic Media: TV, Radio, Film, and the Internet

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Survey of historical development, impact, and business practices of TV, Radio, Film, and the Internet. Emphasizes career opportunities and basic studio operations. CSU

 

TV/Video Communications 101

TV and Society: A Visual History

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Evolution and impact of TV programming as business and art form in American society. Development of a visual literacy and appreciation of television’s various formats-sitcom, Westerns, soaps, dramas, mini series through videotape viewings and guest speakers. CSU

 

TV/Video Communications 103

History of Film to 1945

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

A survey course exploring film as an art form and developing appreciation of historical, artistic and technical advances from 1890s to 1945. (Same as Theatre Arts 103.) CSU/UC

 

TV/Video Communications 104

History of Film From 1945 to Present

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

A lecture/visual aids course exploring film as an art form and developing appreciation of historical, artistic and technical advances. (Same as Theatre Arts 104.) CSU/UC

 

TV/Video Communications 105

Mass Media and Society

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Exploration of the history, effects, and role of mass media in U.S. society. Examines major media forms (TV, radio, film, newspapers, magazines, ads, the Internet) in our information-conscious culture. CSU/UC

 

TV/Video Communications 120

Beginning Writing for TV, Film, and Corporate Video

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Recommended Preparation: English 101.

Designed to acquaint students with practical approaches to writing for the television and motion picture and corporate video industries. Emphasis will be on the development of story outlines, treatments, and completion of first drafts. CSU


TV/Video Communications 122

Screenwriting for Digital Media

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

The primary concern of the course is writing scripts for digital media.  Students will learn scriptwriting fundamentals, format, dramatic structure; and how to put those skills to use in the form of non-narrative and narrative scripts for clients and employers. CSU


TV/Video Communications 124

Introduction to Digital Media Production

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 32 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total.

This course introduces Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) video acquisition, dual channel audio acquisition, lighting and non-linear digital editing equipment. Students will use professional procedures from pre-production through post-production to develop, produce and execute to completion various commercial and industrial video formats applicable to digital production.  CSU


TV/Video Communications 126

Industrial Video Production (IVP)

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Prerequisite: TV/Video Communications 124 

Provides instruction on working with non-profit and commercial clients to deliver video products which meet the needs, goals and mission of clients.  Students will learn about target audience and how to create product for that audience.  Students will create one public service announcement (PSA) for a non-profit organization and one promotional video for a non-profit or commercial client. CSU


TV/Video Communications 127

Post Production II/Motion Graphics

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 32 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: TV/Video Communications 124

This course builds on the knowledge and skills received in Introduction to Digital Production. Students learn the aesthetics and techniques of incorporating graphics and special effects while practicing advanced digital video editing skills. CSU