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‚ÄčTelevision/Video Communications C - Television Scriptwriter Certificate

Emphasis on learning writing skills for the development of such television programming as sitcoms, talk shows, news and documentaries, musical variety shows, game shows and soaps, as well as commercials, corporate videos and web programs.

Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge and operational skills associated with various technologies and equipment utilized in the production and post production of professional video programs.
  2. Students will acquire sufficient knowledge and understanding of the various aspects and crew positions associated with producing professional television programs, so as to be able to effectively assess the technical and personnel requirements for a production, coordinate the necessary resources and successfully execute the plan as either an individual or a member of a production team.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking by reviewing and critiquing past and current movies and TV shows to assess their strengths and weakness from the point of view of the media consumer.
Required Core Courses (12 units)
TELV 100
Introduction to Electronic Media: Broadcasting, Cable, Video
3 units
TELV 110Introduction to Television Production3 units
TELV 112Introduction to Video Editing and Postproduction3 units
TELV 130Principles of Broadcast News3 units

Required Courses (18 units)

TELV 101Television and Society: A Visual History3 units
TELV 120Screenwriting for TV, Film, the Web, Corporate Video and Digital Media3 units
TELV 121Intermediate Script Writing for TV, Film, the Web, Corporate Video and Digital Media3 units
TELV 123Advanced Script Writing for TV, Film, the Web, Corporate Video and Digital Media3 units
TELV 150Producing and Directing for Television3 units
TELV 230ABroadcast News Production3 units

Plus, Select 3 units from the following courses:

CMST 105
Mass Media and Society

Honors Mass Media and Society
3 units
CMST 151Voice and Diction for Effective Communication3 units
TELV 009ATV/Video Communications Laboratory0.5 units
TELV 009BTV/Video Communications Laboratory0.5 units
TELV 009CTV/Video Communications Laboratory0.5 units
TELV 010ATV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory I0.5 units
TELV 010BTV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory II0.5 units
TELV 010CTV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory III0.5 units
TELV 010DTV/Video Communications Advanced Laboratory IV0.5 units
TELV 101TV and Society: A Visual History3 units
TELV 103History of Film to 19453 units
TELV 104History of Film from 1945 to Present3 units
TELV 115ASingle-Camera Production and Editing3 units
TELV 115B Advanced Single-Camera Production and Editing3 units
TELV 131Beginning Broadcast News Workshop3 units
TELV 142Acting for the Camera3 units
TELV 190Introduction to ProTools1.5 units
TELV 215Advanced Single-Camera/Digital Cinema Production3 units
TELV 230BBroadcast News Production3 units
TELV 230CBroadcast News Production3 units
TELV 230D Broadcast News Production3 units
TELV 298TV/Video Communications Practicum/Internship3 units
THEA 108The Business of Entertainment3 units
Total units: 33-33.5


Electives must be chosen from the following courses:

ART 196A, 197A;

CMST 105 or 105H;

CMST 151;

TELV 009, 010, 101, 103, 104, 115A, 115B, 121, 123, 131, 141, 142, 181, 185, 190, 215, 230B, 230C, 230D, 298;

THEA 108, 110, 113, 131 .