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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 117 - Electronic Journalism
Teaches and provides practical training in electronic news reporting, writing, editing, and stacking (organization). Studies electronic news ethics and responsible news gathering and reporting in a free society. Prerequisite: ENG 111.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BCS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BCS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BCS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BCS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits