BRAD WEAVER- Teaching Broadcast Communications

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Fall Courses

1hyBC 251: VIDEO PRODUCTION (TR 11:00 | 205 TCH)-Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of television production. Students obtain experiences in camera operation, audio, lighting, and editing procedures in correlated laboratory sessions. Participation in cable television productions is required. Lab required. Prerequisites: BC 102 and BC 111, or consent of instructor.


DSC09047BC 311: Broadcast Journalism I (MWF 10:30 | 205 TCH)- This class builds on the fundamentals of broadcast news from previous courses including practical, ethical and legal considerations for news gathering, writing, producing, reporting and anchoring on Titan Radio and The course engages study and exploration by students in all aspects of the newsroom operations including the convergence of the broadcast side of the newsroom to the online product. Students polish techniques for professional on-air and online standards in reporting and producing local news for the local audience. Students who wish to specialize in sports broadcasting may cover sports stories and events for a portion of class assignments. Prerequisites: BC 102, BC 111 and BC 251.

IMG_6906BC 602: BC Capstone Part II (R 2:00- 206 TCH)- This course (two hours per semester) requires the student to prepare a broadcast résumé portfolio which includes a senior project
of professional quality, for presentation in the Spring Semester to department majors, faculty, broadcast professionals, and the campus community. In addition, the class will explore a variety of advanced topics and discuss current broadcast issues. Prerequisites: senior status, completion of the departmental comprehensive exam, BC 102, BC 111, and BC 251.

1kBC 120-B: Practicum (Early morning, evening and weekend work required)-Hands-on experience at the campus radio and cable television stations or at Experiences may include radio on-air or news anchor shifts, television news anchoring or reporting, serving on television crews, news writing, news photography, video editing or similar approved activities. On-air radio positions require an audition. Other practicums require demonstration of adequate skills to complete the practicum activities. Students may not take a practicum while completing a course that requires lab work in the same area. Students must be involved at the stations a minimum of five hours per week. Weekend work at the radio and television stations is required. Students may only participate in the same activity a maximum of two semesters to insure a variety of broadcast practical experiences. Prerequisites: BC major or minor and departmental consent.

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