Communication and Media Studies 446

COMS 446: TV Studio Production

Prerequisite: COMS 130, COMS 230, COMS 346 and COMS 347, or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (3) Three hours lecture and laboratory

Development of advanced skills in video production, including the operation, coordination and integration of studio equipment through computer systems. Involves theory and practice of production; direction of student video production in the studio.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Lighting, camera, switching and audio theories are covered and applied.


Detailed Description of the Conduct of Course

Students apply theories to individual TV Studio courses. In addition, Tests and oral examinations covering the operation of TV Studio equipment are used to assess students’ progress.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

After completing this course, students should be able to do the following:

1. to exercise the skills necessary to operate television studio equipment.
2. to understand visualization and to write television scripts that achieve visual goals.
3. to plan for and implement efficient production techniques under time pressures.
4. to accept personal responsibility for a task that is assigned to you as part of a production team.
5. to learn and to use and understand the vocabulary peculiar to the television production industry.


Assessment Measures

1. Attendance: Absences are considered in evaluating students' efforts in the course.
2. Project proposals.
3. Group projects will demonstrate students' abilities to apply theoretical concepts to "real-life" problem solving.
4. Lab exercises.
5. Midterm and final exams.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

Joe Flickinger, Chair

May, 2011