Video Production (BA)


2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

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--This page was modified on 03 October 2014. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.--

This program offered by School of Communications/Electronic and Photographic Media Department

Program Description

The BA in video production is a comprehensive course of study, balancing a solid grounding in theory with extensive hands-on experience. Field and studio production classes work with state-of-the-art technology, focusing in areas that include documentary, narrative, corporate, and experimental video.

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Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • plan and execute a video production;
  • communicate ideas through visuals alone;
  • demonstrate proficiency with field production techniques, technically and aesthetically;
  • demonstrate an ability to edit for continuity and for affect;
  • communicate ideas verbally using appropriate terms and concepts for the medium and express themselves clearly in writing, using the same terms and concepts;
  • use studio equipment and techniques to complete a video project;
  • demonstrate proficiency with post-production and delivery applications other than basic editing;
  • demonstrate a clear ethical, professional, and cultural understanding and display a readiness to work in a global market;
  • express a unique aesthetic.

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 57 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

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Required Courses

  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
    or MEDC 1630 Media Literacy (3 hours)
  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4100 The Law and the Media (3 hours)
  • VIDE 1000 Introduction to Video Production (3 hours)
  • AUDI 1000 Audio Production I for Non-Majors (3 hours)
  • VIDE 2100 Producing Video Productions (3 hours)
  • VIDE 2200 Field Production (3 hours)
  • VIDE 2300 Studio Production (3 hours)
  • VIDE 2400 Video Editing (3 hours)
  • VIDE 2500 Post-Production (3 hours)
  • VIDE 4500 Pro-Seminar in Video Production (Production House) (3 hours)
  • EPMD 4700 Professional Development (3 hours)
  • VIDE 4950 Internship (3 hours)

In addition, a minimum of 12 skill and 3 theory credit hours are to be chosen from the following:

Skills (at least 12 hours from the following)

  • VIDE 1100 Gorlok Television (1-3 hours)
  • VIDE 3200 Advanced Camera (3 hours)
  • VIDE 3500 Motion Graphics(3 hours)
  • VIDE 3550 Visual Special Effects (3 hours)
  • VIDE 3650 Special Topics (3 hours)
  • VIDE 4000 Documentary Video Production (3 hours)
  • VIDE 4100 Experimental Video (3 hours)
  • VIDE 4500 Pro-Seminar in Video Production (Production House) (1-3 hours)
  • FILM 3900 Lighting for Film and Video (3 hours)
  • SCPT 2900 Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media (3 hours)
  • INTM 2800 Storyboarding Techniques for Visual Media (3 hours)
  • SCPT 3400 Television Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • SCPT 3500 Writing Screenplays for Film (3 hours)
  • FILM 2320 Filmmaking I (3 hours)

Theory (at least 3 hours from the following)

  • FLST 1800 Film Appreciation (3 hours)
  • FLST 2060 Modern World Cinema (4 hours)
  • FLST 2070 History of Animation (3 hours)
  • FLST 3160 Topics in Film Studies (3 hours)
  • FLST 3170 Topics in Documentary Film Studies (3 hours)
  • JOUR 2070 History of Broadcasting (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1630 Media Literacy (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 3850 Television A Critical Study (3 hours)

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--This page was modified on 03 October 2014. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.--