Radio, Television, Film (RTVF)

RTVF 2320  Audience Research/Rating Anlys  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Media professionals rely heavily on research to make well-informed decisions. Students learn how audience research studies are designed, conducted, analyzed, and utilized within the media industries. Students also develop an understanding and an appreciation of the business and economic aspects of the media industries, therefore this course is suitable for students of all RTD specializations.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 2321  Survey of TV/Integ Media Tech  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This is a survey course focusing on historical, technical, and governmental aspects of the broadcast industry and integrated media. Topics such as programming, sales, ratings, and public broadcasting will be introduced. Students will develop critical awareness of the roles played by stakeholders, such as the public, the industry, and the government regulators in an environment of fast-paced social and technological change.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 2322  TV Aesthetics & Criticism  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course is designed as an introduction to the analysis of television story-telling modes and strategies. Students will be taught the tools and concepts needed to disassemble television narratives as seen in the classical television series, sitcom, drama and contemporary reality television. Emphasis will be placed on developing a taxonomy of television programs through critical aesthetic theory, genre analysis, auteur studies and production studies.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 2323  Radio Industry in Digital Age  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The course highlights organizational, technological, and ethical issues facing the radio industry today in our modern digital media world. The study also includes current principles and practices of radio programming, marketing and sales, promotions, radio management for commercial and public radio, and current digital audio platforms such as Internet radio.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300.

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RTVF 2324  Introduction to Digital Media  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

An introduction to digital editing and digital media theory, creation, and management. Studies include fundamental non-linear editing techniques, repurposing and manipulating aural and visual materials, digital compression and practical online distribution.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315; COMM 1335.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 3301  Fundamentals of Radio Prod  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

Theories and practices of basic radio production. Course focuses on basic theories of audio and attributes of sound, audio board operations (both broadcast and production), radio production formats, microphones, analog and digital recording and playback equipment, and other broadcast studio standards. Students are required to be available for production and laboratory time beyond scheduled class time.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

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RTVF 3303  Multi-Camera TV Production  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

The objective of this class is to provide an overview of studio based television techniques, along with some live remote techniques. Students will learn the basic principles of multiple production and technical positions that are used for a program produced for live and live-to­ tape multi-camera production.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 3305  Radio Reporting & Production  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

This course focuses on the theories and practices of radio journalism and will introduce students to the basic skills of reporting and producing radio news. A wide variety of projects are intended to develop a student's ability to produce, conceive and write radio newscasts, news wraps, and other radio news pieces of various lengths, including live spot reports and breaking news stories.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

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RTVF 3307  Video Storytelling  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

This class provides students with the theoretical and technical principles to produce non-fiction content for television and online video platforms. Throughout the course, students conceive and produce different types of digital video content for Jaguar Student Media. (Formerly: Single Camera TV Production.)

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 3309  Acting for the Camera  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course focuses on the processes and techniques used in preparing and acting for the camera. Individual and group scene study and single- and multi-camera production techniques are combined with critical text analyses for the student interested in developing a comfort and familiarity with acting for film, television, and the web. For students planning to work as actors, this course provides insights into working with directors and within a "camera" environment. For students planning to work behind the camera, this course provides useful insights for working with actors. Substantive written critical evaluations are required.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 3311  Voice Perf Radio/Digital Audio  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course focuses on theories and practices of multiple radio announcing formats. Course includes analyzing, scripting and performing the following: dramatic productions, various DJ formats, news, commercial, and noncommercial spot reads. Content includes audio applications ranging from traditional AM and FM radio to current digital platforms such as Internet radio, radio websites and podcasts.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

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RTVF 3313  Principles of Digital Editing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A post-production course introducing television and film students to the theories and concepts of digital nonlinear editing using Avid and/or other digital editing systems. Through screenings, lectures, discussions and demonstrations, students learn basic editing concepts, styles, and methods of accomplishing various editing tasks.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 3315  Television Writing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course is designed for students who are beginning their study of a wide range of media forms and have an interest in understanding the art and craft of writing for television.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 3317  TV Sports Reporting & Prod  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course explores the foundations of electronic sports reporting, including legal and ethical considerations. Emphasis on responsible reporting practices while on deadline and enterprise reporting.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 4301  TV News  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course provides technical preparation for intermediate and advanced television and online production work. Students will be coached through the process of producing a weekly television news program and its contents. (Formerly: Adv TV and Integrated Media Tech.)

Prerequisites: RTVF 3307 or COMJ 4335.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 4303  TV Production Nonfiction I  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

This class will provide an introduction to producing documentaries and a brief history of documentaries. The course will also teach students how to analyze the different styles of documentaries. Students will be required to develop a Documentary Proposal.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 4304  TV Production Nonfiction II  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

Studies include script-to-screen production techniques in studio and location environments. Students write and produce original content within a wide range of television genres. The course combines professional production practices along with a digital post-production curriculum. Students are required to be available for production work beyond scheduled class time.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309, RTVF 4303.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 4305  Television Directing  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

This course is an advanced practicum dealing with creative production in aesthetic and technical phases. As the Director you will be expected to foster creativity and participation among your crew. Good leadership is the key to this position. Students are required to be available beyond scheduled class time. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309, RTVF 3303.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 4307  Advanced Digital Audio Prod  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

Students will further develop and apply the recording skills and knowledge introduced in Fundamentals of Radio Production. More advanced techniques and methods will be studied and practiced, including use of signal processing, routing, mixing and mastering.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309, RTVF 4301.

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RTVF 4309  Minorities in the Media  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course uses documentaries and films, readings and discussions, research assignments, and group projects to increase understanding of racial and ethnic minorities and media in U.S society. Specifically, this course will increase understanding of the historical context of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S.; increase knowledge about media and journalism in society; improve skills for evaluating media representation and coverage of racial and ethnic minorities; develop knowledge about journalism and communication theories and their application to racial and ethnic minorities and the media; improve research proficiency.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

RTVF 4311  Radio Magazine Production  
Credits: 3 (2-3-0)
  

Through the application and theories of audio production and contemporary radio programming, students conceptualize and produce a broad array of magazine programs reflecting the various formats of today's diverse radio market. Combining hands-on practical exercises, in-field production work, and critical listening projects, students gain competency in the many areas related to the production of short- and long-form radio magazines.

Prerequisites: SPCH 1315, COMM 1335, COMM 2300, COMM 2309, RTVF 3311.

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