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Students who study television and video production at Southeastern can obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a concentration in Electronic Media (.pdf).

 

B.A. Degree in Communication
Electronic Media Concentration

Students should begin taking television courses in the 2010 Fall Semester according to the Concentration in Electronic Media schedule. This will enable television and video students to learn the basic techniques early on so that they can practically apply them by working in various positions on various television programs at the Southeastern Channel over the course of their Southeastern career. According to the Electronic Media concentration guide, students can work on news (Northshore News, Southeastern Times), sports (The Big Game), and entertainment (College Night, Cinematheque, INDI-visual) shows- or on commercials and film and documentary shorts- simply by following the course curriculum.

 


Television and video courses currently offered include:

Introduction to Television Production
(COMM 257)

Instructor: Cheryl Settoon

 

A study of the techniques used in basic studio and remote productions including film-style productions. The course will concentrate on the use of equipment, providing actual hands-on experience in television production. Students will study all areas of production skills dealing with the major formats in programming.

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159

 

Field Video Production
(COMM 260)

Instructor: Josh Kapusinski

 

Field Video Production, an intermediate study of remote video preproduction, production, and an introduction to postproduction technique. Concentration on producing, directing, film-style videography, and editing. Practical application of shooting interviews, standups, and video segment footage to work in tandem with news, news magazine, entertainment-oriented, and sports shows.

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159 and 257

 

TV News Video Editing
(COMM 361)

Instructor: Steve Bellas

 

A course designed to develop editing skills for future news reporters, producers, and anchors. The course is meant for students who seek professional careers as television journalists. Writing skills for news voiceovers, voiceovers with sound bites, and complete packaging, culminating in the edited finished product for news program showing will be covered with concentration on hard news and feature styles of writing and editing. Analysis of current professionals in the local, regional, and network levels of television news.

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151 and 159

 

Television Reporting
(COMM 363)

Instructor: Rick Settoon

 

Writing, reporting, anchoring, producing, shooting, and editing news stories and feature packages for an award-winning weekly television news show, "Northshore News."

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159, 257, and 260

 

Studio Production
(COMM 357)

Instructor: Rick Settoon

 

The study and operation of studio and control room positions for an award-winning, weekly television news show, "Northshore News." Includes studio camera operation, floor managing, directing, technical directing, audio mixing, videotape operation, computer graphics, and teleprompter operation.

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159, 257, 260 and 361 or 363

 

Television Sports Show Production
(COMM 402)

Instructor: Rick Settoon

 

Writing, reporting, producing, shooting, and editing sports stories and feature packages for, and the weekly studio production of, an Emmy-winning, ESPN Sportscenter-style television sports show, "The Big Game."

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159, 257, 260, 361 or 363, and 357

 

Independent Study
(COMM 403-404)

Instructor: Rick Settoon

 

Committing 15 hours per week to working on the Southeastern Channel show(s) of choice in the position(s) of choice. Up to three independent study courses can be taken at the Southeastern Channel prior to graduation. This provides great experience whereby a student can concentrate on one or more positions while working on one or more television shows or video projects of the student's choice. Allows a student varied experience to find his or her niche.

 

Must have permission from an individual instructor of record.

 

Practicum
(COMM 407)

Instructor: Rick Settoon

 

Committing up to 6 hours per week (1 hr. of credit) to working on the Southeastern Channel show(s) of choice in the position(s) of choice. Great practical application on concepts learned where students can find their own niche.

 

Must have permission from an individual instructor of record.

 

Performance for Broadcast Media
(COMM 408)

Instructor: Steve Bellas

 

A course designed to develop talent for future broadcast performers on camera and on microphone. Course meant for students who plan to seek professional careers as on-air broadcast talent. Examination of past and current presentational styles and techniques through lectures and demonstrations. Analysis of current professionals on the local, regional, and network levels of television and radio.

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159, and 211 or approval of Department Head.

 

Producing for a News Magazine Show
(COMM 409)

Instructor: Cheryl Settoon

 

A study of what makes a memorable television news feature story for a general broadcast audience. Then students are guided through the reporting, writing, and editing stages as they produce features to be aired on the award-winning quarterly news magazine show, "Southeastern Times."

 

Prerequisites: 151, 159, 257, 260, 361, 363

 

Television Anchoring and Producing
(COMM 420)

Instructor: Rick Settoon

 

Training in studio anchoring, line producing, show formatting, and advanced package production for an award-winning, weekly television news show, "Northshore News", an Emmy-winning weekly sports show, "The Big Game", or a Telly-winning news magazine program, "Southeastern Times."

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159, 257, 260, 361 or 363

 

Advanced Video Production
(COMM 449/549)

Instructor: Josh Kapusinski

 

An exploration of advanced videography, lighting, and audio techniques. Emphasis on field production using film-style shooting and intermediate editing.

 

Prerequisites: Comm 151, 159, 257, 260 and 361 or 363

 

Internship
(COMM 459)

Internship Coordinator: Carol Madere

 

Instructor of record for Broadcast/Video: Steve Bellas.

 

Committing 10-15 hours per week to working at the Southeastern Channel or other local or regional television stations and production companies. Internships at the Southeastern Channel enable students to work on the television show(s) or video project(s) of their choice in the position(s) of choice. Great practical application on concepts learned whereby students can find their own niche.

 

Southeastern Channel internship supervisor: Rick Settoon.

 

Internships at other local or regional television stations and production companies are offered.

 

Video Documentary Production
(COMM 469)

Instructor: Josh Kapusinski

 

A study of the documentary form - both long form and short form- and producing, shooting, and editing short form documentaries. Included are documentary feature segments for both the Southeastern Times newsmagazine and The Big Game.

 

How do I get involved?

Download and print:

Return completed forms to Room 130 in the University Center.

Arrange a meeting with Southeastern Channel general manager Rick Settoon ( Rick.Settoon@selu.edu 985-549-2418 )