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Television Production

Curriculum for B.A., Visual and Sound Media: Concentration in Television Production

The Television Production concentration in the Visual and Sound Media major 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.  Students are highly encouraged to intern in the New York City television industry.  Graduates pursue careers as Television producers, directors, editors as well as many other industry-related employment opportunities.

Visual and Sound Media Program Core (18 credits)

Complete the following five (5) courses:

  • COBF 2210 Introduction to Media Studies
  • COBF 2212 Introduction to Visual Theory
  • COBF 2220 Introduction to Film and TV Production
  • COBF 2231 Electronic Age in America 
  • COBF 2232 Evolution of Film Art

Complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • COBF 2222 Television-Film Writing
  • COBF 2401 Writing for Radio

Television Production Concentration

Television Production Courses (12 credits) – complete four:

  • COBF 2223 Studio Production I
  • COBF 3223 Studio Production II
  • COBF 3223 Field Production I
  • COBF 4224 Field Production II

Media Studies Courses (6 credits) – choose two:

  • COBF 2213 Documentary Film
  • COBF 2234 Film Directors
  • COBF 2252 Digital Media Studies
  • COBF 2254 Reality Television
  • COBF 2470 Music in Film
  • COBF 2882 Sports, Media, and Culture
  • COBF 2885 Sports and Film
  • COBF 3212 Contemporary Cinema
  • COBF 3214 Film Criticism
  • COBF 3216 Film Genre
  • COBF 3218 Television Genres
  • COBF 3219 The Future of Sports Media
  • COTC 2240 Media Criticism

Production Electives (6 credits) – Choose one (1) of the following three options:

  1. Two (2) production electives
    • ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia
    • ADIM 2312 Digital Art and Design I
    • ADIM 2322 Intro to 3D Computer Graphics
    • COBF 2215 Broadcasting Programming and Management
    • COBF 3033 Radio Sportscasting
    • COBF 3225 Radio Programming and Production
    • COBF 3992 Advanced Screenwriting
    • COBF 4777 The Producer’s Overview
    • COBF 4997 Directing for the Camera
    • COTR 3623 Lighting 
  2. One (1) production elective and one (1) 3-credit internship
  3. Two (2) production courses from the television or sound production and engineering concentration(s).

Senior Seminar (3 credits) – choose one:

  • COBF 5299 Senior Seminar Radio/TV
  • COBF 5698 Senior Seminar Film