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BCS 110 - Fundamentals in Video Production
Studies the use of video equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops fundamental production skills through hands on experience with cameras, video tape records, video switcher, graphic computers, and lighting instruments.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BCS 115 - Audio Production for Electronic Media
Studies the use of audio equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops production skills through hands-on experience with mixing boards, tape recorders, compact disc players, cart machines and microphones.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
BCS 130 - Media Performance
Studies electronic media announcing techniques, including phonetics, pronunciation, enunciation, and modes of articulatory expression. Provides practical experience through performance exercises. Prerequisite: BCS 115.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
BCS 140 - Introduction to Mass Media
Studies the development of mass media communication, including the history and technological evolution of print and electronic media. Emphasizes mass communication in the United States.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BCS 230 - Advanced Video Production
Studies advanced video production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, production planning, and producer/director responsibilities; develops advanced production skills through hands-on experience with video equipment and directing skills through student directed video productions. Prerequisite: BCS 125.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
BCS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits