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. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Cinema Video, Multimedia and Photography majors, 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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. seek, apply to, and work for an organization or business that specializes in cinema/video and multimedia
    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 Course Learning Goals

    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.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 5/07; Revised 3/2010; Revised 2/2011; New Core 8 /2015