VACV232 Cable TV Production I

Department of The Arts: Cinema/Video Production

I. Course Number and Title
VACV232 Cable TV Production I
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
VACV135 (C or better) or permission of the Department of the Arts
V. Other Pertinent Information
Work outside of class is required. Video equipment is available to students enrolled in this class. Equipment sign-out procedures are reviewed in class, and procedures include equipment damage and late fees.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students produce two (2) twenty-eight minute cablecast news and information programs. These programs are aired on local cable systems. Students participate in each of the following activities: studio and field production, video editing, use of computer graphics, and final program assembly.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. plan, create, and produce two (2) twenty-eight minute programs;
    2. prepare all aspects of the pre-production and production components of the program;
    3. demonstrate an understanding of the production skills required by different members of a production crew;
    4. practice teamwork necessary to mount air-quality live or taped television programs: and
    5. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. lecture and discussion on the evolution of cable television
    2. lecture and demonstrations of preplanning, production, application of computer graphics, and editing techniques used in program development
    3. review and demonstrate the operation of the studio and field production equipment
    4. review non-linear and linear editing equipment
    5. introduction to wrap-around production techniques
    6. present two (2) twenty-eight minute cablecast news productions
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Student assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and the demonstrated use of appropriate vocabulary in oral critiques.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 5/07; Revised 10/2010; New Core 8/2015