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2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Television & Video Production (B.A.)

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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.

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