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001 Fundamentals of Radio and Television Broadcasting (3) UC; CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Basic phases of radio, television and mass media broadcasting, focusing on history, theory, and legal aspects. Different forms of broadcasting will be highlighted from network to cable to first run syndication, concluding with an overview of developing technologies such as VOD and HiDef. Classes will include debate on the innovators and some of the issues that have arisen recently with the demise of financial interest in syndication rules, vertical integration, and the rise of broadband and its resultant changes in what constitutes a “broadcast.”

003 Voice and Diction for Radio and Television (3) UC; CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Required of all radio and television majors. Open to others.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Training in the presentation of broadcast material. Fundamentals of good speech are combined with techniques for handling the problems unique to broadcasting, such as microphone techniques, reading for the camera, interviewing techniques, preparing continuity and transitions for commercial copy, promotional and public service announcements, news copy, weather and sports announcing. An opportunity may be provided to create programming for the campus radio station (KVCM).

005 Radio and Television Acting (3) UC; CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.
The basic fundamentals of acting are explored in the first semester. Demonstration, exercises, improvisations are used to practice techniques taught. Scenes are used in the second semester for the student to put into full practice their techniques. Greater emphasis is placed on character analysis and development of the actor for television. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

010 Radio Programming and Production (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.
Introduction, to all aspects of radio station programming and production. Included are instruction and experience in the roles of disc jockey, announcer, sportscaster, commercial announcements and news broadcaster by means of working on campus radio station KVCM. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

011 Digital Audio Editing & Production (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None
Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. 
The course examines digital audio editing and production for radio in support of commercial broadcast, cable, Internet, and related telecommunications media. The class will focus on audio editing of basic commercials to more complex produced promotional announcements and recorded messages for the campus radio station. Students may have an opportunity for finished product to air on the campus radio station KVCM.

017 Introduction to Voice-Over (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Development of the ability to narrate, dub and loop films, audio cassettes and videotaped materials for use in: industrial information units, the entertainment media, educational packages, and commercial advertising. Includes the development and use of some world dialects and an indepth study of microphone techniques. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

021 Radio and Television Advertising and Sales (3) CSU 

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
The course examines radio & television advertising as an economic support for commercial broadcast, cable, internet, and related telecommunications media. The class will focus on audience surveys, rate structures, client, ad rep firms, and advertising agency relationships are discussed and explored. Students may have an opportunity to sell commercials on the campus radio station KVCM. 

022-1/022-2/022-3/022-4 Radio/Television Activities (1) CSU

Prerequisite: None 
Field work, 3 hours. 
Special problems in production, programming, research, and management in broadcast media. Practical assignments with Valley College broadcasting projects. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

023 News, Sports, & Live Remote Broadcasting For Radio & Television (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None 
Lecture, 2 hour; laboratory, 2 hours.
The course examines news, sports, and live broadcasting for radio in support of commercial broadcast, cable, Internet, and related telecommunications media. The class will focus on live remote broadcasts from various weekly events on campus. Students will have an opportunity to broadcast radio shows in combination with news, sports, and entertainment events to air on the campus radio station KVCM. A hands-on participation class. Additional lab time may be required.

024 Music Programming & Podcasting For Radio (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None 
Lecture, 2 hour; laboratory, 3 hours.
This course consists of an introduction to music genres, music play lists, and creating Podcasts for radio. Included are instruction and experience in the role of the advanced disc jockey, announcer, voice tracker, and producer by means of working on campus radio station KVCM.

025 Radio/TV/Film Writing (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Analysis of the form and style of radio, television and film scripts and program formats. Preparation of scripts for radio, television and film.

026 TV-Film Aesthetics (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This is a survey course that teaches proper terminology, and categories for analyzing television and films. Through lecture, visual presentations, and discussion, the student will learn how television programs and films are made, both technically and creatively. The student will also learn how television and film influence our social values and ethics.

028 Television Announcing I (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Training in television announcing for newscasts, ad-libbing, commercials, interviewing, sportscasts, and various program performance assignments with emphasis on the development of the students individual style and personality. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

031 Advanced Voice-Over (3) CSU

Prerequisite: Broadcasting 17 or interview/audition with instructor.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Development of skills in narration, dubbing dialogue to film/video for education, industry, commercials, entertainment media. Acquiring techniques: in audio acting for animated films, radio, and dubbing English to foreign motion pictures. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

045 Advanced Television Acting and Directing (4) UC; CSU

Prerequisite: Broadcasting 5.
Lecture, 4 hours.
The course is provided for the purpose of enlarging the background of student actors and directors through intensive concentration in advanced theories and methods that will increase the individual performance and direction sensitivity and flexibility. There is extensive use of videotape recording equipment by each student. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

046 Fundamentals of Television Production (4) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.
All the basic television production essentials are covered. Training is given in the function and operation of all basic television facilities, including camera, microphones, switcher, video tape recorder, editors, and lighting equipment. The direction and production of basic types of programs are taught and practiced. Students learn to handle all of the basic staff positions on the TV studio production team. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

047 Single Camera Production (4) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.
All advanced television production essentials are covered. Training is given in the advanced form of single camera shooting, lighting, editing, and audio production. The direction and production of advanced types of programs are taught and practiced. Students learn how to produce and edit programs.

081 Field Work I - Broadcasting (1) CSU

Prerequisite: Broadcasting 10 or 46, or equivalent skills.
Field work, 2 hours.
Allows student to pursue Field Work in Media Arts on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

082 Field Work II - Broadcasting (2) CSU

Prerequisite: Broadcasting 10 or 46, or equivalent skills.
Field work, 4 hours.
Allows student to pursue Field Work in Media Arts on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. NOTE: Students will be required to provide instructional materials to complete class assignments. Additional time required.

185 Directed Study - Broadcasting (1) CSU
285 Directed Study - Broadcasting (2) CSU
385 Directed Study - Broadcasting (3) CSU

Prerequisite: None.
Conference, 1 hour per unit.
Allows student to pursue Directed Study in Broadcasting on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Credit limit: A maximum of 3 units per subject in Directed Study may be taken for credit.

911-921-931-941 Cooperative Education - Broadcasting (1-4) CSU

Broadcasting is approved for Cooperative Work Experience Education credit.
See Cooperative Education, page 72, for prerequisite, course description and credit limits.