The Television Production (Broadcasting) concentration in the Visual and Sound Media program teaches students to express themselves visually by creating original video projects. Students learn visual techniques and all aspects of production management. Courses are taught in a television studio environment, as well as in field situations. All facilities, including the television study, radio station, editing and sound production labs are exclusively dedicated to student use, and are available to students as early as the first semester.
Co-curricular activities like PirateTV and WSOU 89.5 FM offer unparalleled experiential learning opportunities as early as the first semester of enrollment. Students are highly encouraged to intern in the New York City television industry. Graduates pursue careers as television producers, directors, editors along with other industry-related employment opportunities.
Learning Outcomes Include:
- Define the specific terminology and language used in the critical analysis of a film, television, new media and sound media.
- Identify the major figures, periods, and movements of film, television, new media history, and sound media.
- Identify major trends and approaches in the development of humanities-based media studies as a discipline.
- Develop a language to analyze diversity (i.e., race, class, gender, sex, nationality, disability, etc.) in film, television, new media, and sound media.
- Learn the various forms of research and writing in the humanities-based field of media studies.
- Demonstrate mastery of the aesthetic concepts of composition, editing, lighting, and audio through creative work.
- Demonstrate appropriate selection and competent execution of aesthetic forms and styles.
- Engage in critical analysis of their own and their peer's creative work.
- Students will complete (create) at least one advanced film, video, or sound media production project and demonstrate the ability to engage advanced original and individual production work following industry trends.
- Utilize organizational/leadership/management skills producing film, sound media, and video projects by leading a team toward a focused goal/outcome.