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TV/Video Communication Courses

TV/Video Communications 100

Introduction to Electronic Media: TV, Radio, Film, and the Internet

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Survey of historical development, impact, and business practices of TV, Radio, Film, and the Internet. Emphasizes career opportunities and basic studio operations. CSU

 

TV/Video Communications 101

TV and Society: A Visual History

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Evolution and impact of TV programming as business and art form in American society. Development of a visual literacy and appreciation of television’s various formats-sitcom, Westerns, soaps, dramas, mini series through videotape viewings and guest speakers. CSU

 

TV/Video Communications 103

History of Film to 1945

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

A survey course exploring film as an art form and developing appreciation of historical, artistic and technical advances from 1890s to 1945. (Same as Theatre Arts 103.) CSU/UC

 

TV/Video Communications 104

History of Film From 1945 to Present

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

A lecture/visual aids course exploring film as an art form and developing appreciation of historical, artistic and technical advances. (Same as Theatre Arts 104.) CSU/UC

 

TV/Video Communications 105

Mass Media and Society

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Exploration of the history, effects, and role of mass media in U.S. society. Examines major media forms (TV, radio, film, newspapers, magazines, ads, the Internet) in our information-conscious culture. CSU/UC

 

TV/Video Communications 120

Beginning Writing for TV, Film, and Corporate Video

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Recommended Preparation: English 101.

Designed to acquaint students with practical approaches to writing for the television and motion picture and corporate video industries. Emphasis will be on the development of story outlines, treatments, and completion of first drafts. CSU