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VIDEO JOURNALISM

 

Students interested in the dynamic field of directing, or producing non-fiction and news packages for television, will find this Concentration gives them all the skills they need. Focus is on training in all aspects of digital video skills including news writing, shooting, directing, on-camera reporting and editing.

VIDEO JOURNALISM

12 credits of Required Foundation Courses:
MA 100 Media Aesthetics
MA 119 Business of Media Arts
JOU 119 News Writing
MA 109 History of Broadcasting or
JOU 120 Introduction to Mass Communication


24 credits of Recommended Electives from:
MA 102 Television Production I*
MA 106 Video Workshop I *
MA 108.1 Video Workshop II
MA 111 PhotoJournalism
MA 108.2 Video Workshop III
MA 130 Television Journalism
MA 1561 Video Journalism I
MA 1562 Video Journalism II
JOU 109 Mass Media & Culture
JOU 101 Law of Communications
JOU 129 Radio Journalism

+ 3 credits of Internship MA 199.

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+6 credits of Required Ancillary: any courses over 100 from outside
Department. Recommend SOC, POL, JOU.

 

 

Media Arts 100 Media Aesthetics

This required foundation course introduces students to the fundamentals of media arts and visual literacy light, color, composition, perspective, time, motion, sound and discusses how they are applied in the various forms of contemporary media. In a workshop environment, using media objects as texts, students also explore narrative, art history, philosophy of media, spectatorship, theories of perception and their own creativity. Three credits.

Media Arts 102 Television Production I
Special Fee: $55.00
Offered every semester

An introduction to the practice and principles of television studio production. The course covers all the basic production techniques, including scripting, lighting, shooting, producing and directing. Technical operation and understanding of all studio equipment, including cameras, switcher, audio board and character generator, are stressed. Students apply their skills in studio production assignments. Three credits.

Media Arts 106 Video Workshop I
Special Fee: $55.00
Offered every semester

An introduction to the principles and practice of portable digital video production. Working in crews on field projects, students explore the techniques and aesthetics of single-camera videography, sound recording, location lighting and video editing. Three credits.

Media Arts 108.1 Video Workshop II
(Formerly Media Arts 108)
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 106
Offered every Spring

An intermediate course expanding on the skills and knowledge gained in Video Workshop I. Student crews devise, produce, direct and edit their own productions. Three credits.

Media Arts 108.2 Video Workshop III
(Formerly Media Arts 145)
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 108.1
Offered on occasion

An advanced course, expanding on the skills and knowledge gained in Video Workshop II. Focus is on mastery and gaining experience working alongside a variety of professionals in different areas of production: narrative, documentary, commercials, PSAs. Course culminates in a final project of broadcast quality. Three credits.

Media Arts 109 History of Broadcasting
(Same as Journalism 131)
Offered every Fall

An introduction to the history of radio and television. Topics include the changing relationship between politics and broadcasting, the mobilization of broadcasting resources during wars, the complex relationship between the broadcasting industry and the government, and the growth and nature of federal regulatory legislation. Three credits.

Media Arts 111 Photojournalism
(Same as Journalism 111)
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 115 or permission of the instructor
Offered on occasion

A production-based class exploring the use of traditional photography and electronic media imaging. Topics include the photo essay, the ethical use of images in media,photo documentary, and the human condition in photography. Students are required to complete weekly photographic and written narrative assignments as well as a final documentary project. (Students must have access to a 35mm camera with manual controls.) Three credits.

Media Arts 119 Business of Media Arts
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Completion of 64 credits
Offered every semester

A required course which discusses the applications of business skills for the media artist. Topics include professional development, media management principles, art and commerce, writing the business plan, and grant writing.. Media professionals are invited as guest lecturers. Three credits.

Media Arts 129 Broadcast Journalism I: Radio Journalism
For course description, see Journalism 129. Three credits.

Media Arts 130 Broadcast Journalism II: Television Journalism
For course description, see Journalism 130. Three credits.

Media Arts 156.1 Video Journalism I
(Formerly Media Arts 156)
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisites: Media Arts 102 or 106, Media Arts 130 or Journalism 130,
and Journalism 119 or English 126
Offered every semester

For course description, see Journalism 156.1. Three credits

Media Arts 156.2 Video Journalism II
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 156.1
For course description, see Journalism 156.2. Three credits.

Media Arts 158.1 On-Camera Performance I
(Same as Theatre 139.1)
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 159.1 or Theatre 125.1 or permission of instructor
Offered every semester

An introduction to the practice and principles of on-camera performance for broadcast and film media. Using closed-circuit television interactively, students work on exercises in acting, newsreading, interviewing and stand-up reporting. Professional guest speakers share experiences. Three credits.

Media Arts 158.2 On-Camera Performance II
(Same as Theatre 139.2)
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 158.1 and permission of instructor
Offered every Fall


An intermediate workshop designed to expand upon the skills and knowledge gained in On-Camera Performance I. Emphasis is on cold reading, character creation, teleprompter reading and scene analysis. Three credits.

Media Arts 158.3 On-Camera Performance III
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisites: Media Arts 158.2 and permission of instructor
Offered every Spring


An advanced workshop designed to enable a small group to work collaboratively on mastery of techniques learned in Media Arts 158.2. Emphasis is on audition technique and creating monologues. Three credits.

Media Arts 195, 196 Honors Study

Honors Study is designed to give outstanding students an opportunity to do independent work in their major under the guidance of a member of the faculty. There are no regular class meetings. To be eligible, students must have upper junior or senior status, a cumulative quality-point ratio of 3.00 and a 3.25 ratio in their major subject, and the permission of the Director of the Department and the Dean. A total of six credits of Honors Study is the maximum allowed. Three credits per semester.

Media Arts 197, 198 Independent Study
Prerequisites: Permission of student advisor, the Department Chair and the Dean

Courses designed to give students in their junior or senior year an opportunity to do independent work under the guidance of a member of the Media Arts faculty. There are no regular class meetings. Students may undertake either a production (video, screenplay, photography etc.) or a research paper. Three credits per course.

Media Arts 199 Media Arts Internship
Prerequisites: At least 64 credits and Permission of Faculty Advisor and Department Chair

During their senior year, Media Arts majors are strongly recommended to undertake one internship with a media organization. Consultation with Director of Professional Development and approval of the Department is required. Three credits. May be taken in subsequent semesters for credit.

Media Arts 200 Series
Offered every year - Subject matter determined by the expertise of a visiting artist-in-residence. Courses vary from semester to semester and may be repeated for credit. Three credits per course.

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