Department of Broadcasting

Production

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 15 s.h.
    BC 100, 102, 141, 142, 247, 425†
  3. Directed Electives: 25 s.h.
    1. Production
      BC 302, 350 OR 361, 402, 385, 386, 485, 486, 490
  4. Any Approved Minor: 16–20 s.h.
  5. Open Electives: 17-21 s.h.

†BC 425 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

Core Classes

100 Introduction to Broadcasting. (3)Introduction to the historical, programming, physical, legal, social, and economic aspects of broadcasting and cable.

102 Introduction to Broadcast Research and Writing. (3)Course focuses on finding, researching, and presenting material for a variety of media, purposes, and audiences. Includes study of interviewing, writing, and copy editing skills and library use. Prerequisites: BC 100.

141 Audio Production I. (3) Introduction to audio production techniques, from simple voice and field recording to multitrack mixdown procedures. Content produced will be suitable for broadcast and internet distribution. Not open to students who have completed BC 250.

142 Video Production I. (3) Introduction to video production techniques including portable camera operation and techniques, and editing certification training on Final Cut Pro. Content produced will be suitable for broadcast and internet distribution. Not open to students who have completed BC 261.

247 Introduction to Studio Production. (3) Introduction to studio-based, live and live-to-tape television production. Students acquire creative and technical skills and learn how to work as a production team. Course will prepare students for internships and careers in studio production. Prerequisite: BC 100, or permission of instructor.

425 Broadcast/Cable Law and Ethics. (3) Laws covering the broadcast/cable industry in America from the Communication Act of 1934 to the present. Ethical considerations faced by broadcasters and cablecasters. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

 

Production

302 Broadcast Research and Writing II. (3) Examination of story structure, dialogue writing, and character development techniques for broadcast content. Exploration of non-scripted and scripted broadcast writing methods. Prerequisites: BC 102, BC 141 with a grade of C or better, and BC 142 with a grade of C or better.

350 Audio Production II. (3) Selected topics of interest in audio production such as, but not limited to, radio/talk production, music program production, internet radio, and other emerging audio technologies. Prerequisite: BC 141 with a grade of C or better and BC 142 with a grade of C or better.

361 Video Production II. (3) Selected topics of interest in video production such as, but not limited to, corporate video, animation, documentary, and interactive video production. Prerequisite: BC 141 with a grade of C or better and BC 142 with a grade of C or better.

402 Advanced Broadcast Writing. (3) Students will write longer and more complex screenplays. Students will see projects through from idea through revisions to completed scripts. Regular critiques of student writing. Prerequisite: BC 302 with a grade of C or better.

385 Production Practicum I. (1) Guided practicum in audio or video production. Student must apply for and be accepted into a specific practicum experience related to the operation of broadcast services or production of broadcast content. Prerequisites: BC 141 with a grade of C or better and BC 142 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

386 Production Practicum II. (1) Guided practicum in audio or video production. Student must apply for and be accepted into a specific practicum experience related to the operation of broadcast services or production of broadcast content. Prerequisites: BC 141 with a grade of C or better and BC 142 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

486 Production Practicum IV. (1) Guided practicum in audio or video production. Student must apply for and be accepted into a specific practicum experience related to the operation of broadcast services for production of broadcast content. Prerequisites: BC 141 with a grade of C or better and BC 142 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

490 Senior Workshop in Production. (3) Capstone course in which production emphasis majors create their own audio or video programs using journalistic, art and entertainment forms found in news, drama, narration and comedy. Students may perform published work or write their own. Prerequisites: Senior standing; BC 141 with a grade of C or better and BC 142 with a grade of C or better.