From concept to completed content, this major teaches the theory and practices of producing televisual, video, and filmic content in narrative, persuasive, and reality-based forms. Students hone their visual, audio, and written communication skills in a variety of media courses and practical experiences in developing, shooting, editing, promoting, and performing, in television and video content. From cinematic productions to live broadcasts, this major provides a comprehensive practical overview of all production elements in a wide variety of television, film, and video genres and formats.
Total semester hours required for the degree: 120 semester hours
Semester hours required for the Television & Video Production major: 51 semester hours
Required Coursework: 39 hours
Electives: 12 hours (6 + 6)
In addition to taking the required classes above, students will take a minimum of 6 hours from one of the Areas of Specialization (Narrative & Creative, Documentary & News, or Commercial & Advertising). These areas provide theory about and practical experiences in the three main types of television, video, and film. Students will also select 6 hours from the largely interdisciplinary electives list in the Skills & Interests section. This section allows for additional theoretical and technical development in a chosen area of production from performing on-air or on-screen to learning about the latest digital media technologies.
Areas of Specialization: 6 hours
Skills & Interests: 6 hours
Note: Courses taken for an Area of Specialization or for a Senior Seminar cannot be double counted.