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Required course work is completed in an 8 week accelerated format as well as an elective class. The prerequisite for admission into the audio productions certificate program includes successfully completing English Composition I and English Composition II with grades of B or higher.
Core Coursework Description
*Introduction to Digital Film (3 credit hours)
Digital film production while emphasizing the techniques and languages of creative moving image, the objective of this class is to provide the basic technical foundation necessary for the documentary media and the theory and practice of film/video production. The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of a range of moving image formats as part of an approach to the contemporary moving image art from traditional story genres to more present-day experimental forms.
*Digital Film Production II (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to proved hands-on experience including pre-production techniques, the use of digital video, and other electronic imaging devices highlighting techniques of camera placement and position.
*Lighting, Camera and Sound (3 credit hours)
The purpose of this course is to introduce lighting technologies and techniques, sound recording, image creating, sound editing and mixing, and practice of non-linear digital editing programs and post-production film and sound.
*Story Telling in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the skills necessary to produce journalistic photographs, video, infographics and graphic design, as well as the critical and creative perspective necessary to understand how visual stories work best in the journalistic ecosystem. Students will develop visual literacy comprehending diverse viewpoints on visual journalism, consider ethical demands and discuss the importance of visual issues in modern media. In partnership with their classmates, students will apply these lessons to produce their own credible visual stories. The class format will be a combination of theory and practice as it relates to the dramaturgical process of film-making.
*Documentary Production (3 credit hours)
In this course students will learn how to: digitize and organize source material, create basic effects and titles, develop sequences and organize and edit raw materials into a polished post production work-flow and final product. Throughout the term we will screen various films for the expressed purpose of analyzing the editing techniques used by the filmmakers.
*Broadcast News (3 credit hours)
This class is an introduction to broadcast news writing, videography, editing and visual storytelling. Students will acquire the basic skills of reporting, videography and broadcast journalism. They will produce a selection of reports to increase their understanding of the various formats, and types of reports used in the media. Students will also work on news, judgments, sourcing stories, interviewing individuals, writing and editing their stories for broadcast news.