Hegis Code: 5008

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: RATV-AAS

     The Radio and Television Production curriculum a two-year program leading to the degree of Associate in Applied Science, is designed for those who plan careers in video and sound or related industries. Three sound production studios, a 1200-square-foot television studio, electronic field production equipment, digital filmmaking and linear and non-linear editing suites provide state-of-the art facilities to create sophisticated programs. Coupled with the general education courses required for the degree, graduates can enter the industry immediately or continue their studies at the university level.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Entering students must have a minimum academic average in high school of 75, including a 75 average in English. Continuing college students must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Applicants are admitted only in the fall semester on a rolling basis. Courses are offered in the daytime only. This program is highly competitive and requires strong interpersonal relationship skills.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
CIN117: Digital Filmmaking I 3 - 3
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5 - 1.5
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 - 3
Physical Education - 2 1
*♦ RTV101: Introduction to Broadcasting 3 - 3
RTV111: Radio Production 2 2 3
Unrestricted Elective 3 - 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3 - 3
**♦ ENG207: Mass Media
or RTV102: Issues in Broadcasting
3 - 3
Physical Education - 2 1
RTV121: Television Production I 2 2 3
Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4 3-4 3-4
Unrestricted Elective 3 - 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
RTV122: Television Production II 2 2 3
RTV125: Broadcast Copy and Script Writing 3 - 3
***♦ RTV203: Electronic Field Production 4 - 4
Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4 3-4 3-4
Social Science Elective 3 - 3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
English Elective 3 - 3
RTV201: Electronic Media Management 3 - 3
RTV204: Video Editing 4 - 4
or RTV112: Advanced Radio Production 3 - 3
‡♦ or RTV250: Internship in Video and Sound 2 8 4
Social Science Elective 3 - 3
Unrestricted Elective 3 - 3

*Students may take RTV101 at any time during the four-semester program. It may be advantageous, though not required, to take it in the first semester.
**Requires prior completion of RTV101.
*** RTV203 may be taken at any time from the second semester on.
At least one unrestricted elective should be chosen from courses with THR,MUS or ART designations.
In order to take RTV250, students must complete two RTV courses with a grade of B or better.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

Radio and Television Production 28-32 credits
Humanities 9-12 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics/Science 6-8 credits
Unrestricted Elective 9 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits