Telecommunications | Introduction to Design and Production
T206 | 21385-21391 | Kelly, S.

T206 (21385) Introduction to Production and Design
Fall 2005
Susan Kelly
Meets once weekly; discussion section is required
Lecture meets 4:00pm - 5:15pm MW

This course counts toward Arts and Humanities distribution
requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences. It may, or may
not, also count toward other degree requirements. For more
information about which requirements this course could fulfill see
the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.

The course objectives are to lay the foundations necessary for
understanding and critiquing the production and design techniques
used in television and film production. This foundation prepares
students for production classes offered in the Department of
Telecommunications. The first half of the courses looks at the
formal structure of visual story telling, analyzing the structures
of narrative and documentary films, sit-coms, dramas, and reality
TV. The second half of the course examines the techniques of visual
media, looking at the crafts of cinematography, lighting, editing,
sound, and set design.

Required text
Butler, Television:Critical Methods and Applications, 2nd Edition
Atchity & Wong, Writing Treatments That Sell and electronic readings.

Grading Criteria
	25% First Exam (Short answer, covering vocabulary and
application of concepts)
	25% Second Exam (Multiple choice covering vocabulary and
application of concepts)
	30% 5 In class discussion exercises
20% Final Project