Telecommunications | Introduction to Design and Production
T206 | 0668 | Kelly, S.


T206 Introduction to Production and Design
Summer I 2004
Section 0668
Susan Kelly
Meets daily 11.45  1.00
Once weekly discussion section is required.

This course is required for Telecommunications majors, and is a
prerequisite before continuing along the production track. It
fulfills the college of Arts and Sciences Arts and Humanities
(A & H) requirement.
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
15% First Exam (Multiple choice covering vocabulary and concepts)
15% Second Exam (Multiple choice covering vocabulary and concepts)
30% 5 Homework requirements (Requires watching and analyzing films
and TV at home)
20% 5 In class discussion exercises
20% Final Project