VACV280 Cooperative Education - Cinema/Video and Multimedia

Department of The Arts: Cinema/Video Production

I. Course Number and Title
VACV280 Cooperative Education - Cinema/Video and Multimedia
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
Cinema/Video major, 30 BCCC credits, a GPA of 2.5 or greater earned in courses offered by the Department of the Arts.
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students work for 200 hours for a paid position or 100 hours for an unpaid position. Students work with faculty members in the area to arrange the cooperative learning experience.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides on-the-job experience in a cinema video/multimedia field directly related to students' academic preparation and career objectives. Periodic meetings between faculty coordinator and students are held to ensure students' progress. Students maintain a work journal and complete a final report summarizing the learning experience.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. apply skills and methods learned in cinema/video and multimedia courses to on-the-job experience; and
      2. demonstrate an understanding of digital media from the perspective of a specialized business.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. seek, apply to and work for an organization or business that specializes in graphic design
    2. apply skills learned in the classroom
    3. improve technical and business skills
    4. document the student learning through journal entries and a final written report about the experience at the conclusion of the semester
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Evaluation of the student's success is derived from an objective assessment of his/her on-the-job performance. The employer evaluation along with information provided by the student's daily journal and final paper will be used to assess the student's performance.
    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 5/07; Revised 3/2010; Revised 2/2011