Telecommunications | TV Studio Production
T354 | 14300 | Krause, J.
T356 TV Studio Production
Prerequisites: T206 and T283
T356 is a hands-on production course focusing on television studio
operations and production. Students will become proficient operating
the cameras, audio board, lighting equipment, video switcher,
character generator and other studio equipment. Students will write
scripts, interpret & block scenes and direct individual and team
projects. Lectures will be spent reviewing new material, assigned
readings, assignments and class projects. Labs will focus on hands-
on production activities.
Course Requirements & Grading: Your grade will be based on your
understanding of class material and your competence with skills
demonstrated in lab. There are hands-on graded lab activities,
exercises, production assignments, critiques, exams, and a final
project, which altogether total 500 points. Some production
assignments require an accompanying critique form which can be
downloaded from the class website
10 Studio 5 Camera Challenge (Rotation exercise).
15 Critical viewing exercise
15 Studio 5 Directing Challenge (Direct an unscripted interview)
10 Cable winding, lighting & graphic practicum
15 Audio Challenge (Rotation exercise) - Mix talent, music & SFX.
15 Set & Lighting Exercise – Design & place lighting for a talk
show. (Small group exercise)
10 TV Graphics (Create promo and title graphic, then import into
35 News/feature story (group rotation exercise).
40 PSA – Students will work with a partner and write & produce an
actual PSA for a real-world client.
40 Demonstration Video – Working in small groups, students produce
a demonstration video.
45 Dramatic scene (Small group production)
30 Remote / Site Survey / Budgeting Exercise (Plan & budget a TV
100 Quizzes 1-5 (20 points each)
50 Final Exam
45 Final Project (group project)
20 In-class participation & attitude
500 Total Points
To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
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