Tuesday – October 21, 2014

 

Television and Video Production
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-701-1


For Information:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview
— This program focuses on preparing you for careers in the production, operation and programming areas of broadcast television, cable, or corporate and commercial video. Students can gain practical video production background in the high-definition studios of Milwaukee Public Television. Attain work experience by assisting with the staging and broadcasting of programs under the guidance of station staff members. Students are required to work hours that fall outside the normal school day.

Abilities necessary for success in the program are teamwork, cooperation, and an ability to accept direction and responsibility. You must be able to work under pressure. Manual dexterity is also needed.

 

Career Outlook — Graduates have an excellent entry-level employment history in a competitive field. A wide range of businesses use people trained in video production. Potential employers are TV stations, cable systems, advertising agencies, private industry (in-house video), educational institutions and video production houses. Excellent opportunities exist for freelance positions or for owning your own video-related business.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect you as a program graduate to have expertise in the following areas:

  • Operation of television studio equipment
  • Film-style field acquisition and production including news gathering
  • Operation of television control room equipment
  • Linear and non-linear videotape editing and scripting techniques
  • Utilization of electronic graphics, animation and computers
  • Integration of digital and high-definition standards in production 
  • Lighting, staging and set construction
  • Remote production and setup
  • Understanding of the television process

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Ability to work outside normal school hours

Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Possible Careers:
Associate Producer
Cameraperson
Floor Manager
Lighting Director
Linear or Non-Linear Editor
Production Assistant
Technical Director

 

Related Programs:
Animation
Electronic Engineering Technology
Graphic Design
Interactive Media

 

Start Date: August

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

TV-101

TV/Video Studio Production Techniques

4

 

(1)


TV-181

TV and Video Production Orientation ‡

1


(1)


VICOM-150

Introduction to Digital Media ‡ 

3


(2)

 

TV-105

TV/Video Field Production Techniques‡

4

 

(2)

 

TV-112

Videotape Editing ‡

3

 

(2)


TV-121

TV and Video Production Workshop 1‡

3


(3)

 

TV-107

Script Writing ‡

3

 

(3)

 

TV-110

Advanced Production Techniques ‡

4

 

(3)

 

TV-113

Television Lighting and Set Construction ‡

3

 

(3)

 

TV-122

TV/Video Production Workshop 2 ‡

3

 

(4)

 

MKTG-125

Advertising ‡

3

 




(or) COMART-182 Graphic Arts Business Skills






(or) EBUS-118 Social Media Technologies



(4)


TV-115

Technical Problems in Television 

4


(4)

 

TV-119

Engineering for Production Students ‡

3

 

     

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 


 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 




(or) Any 200-series ECON course




 


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 


 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 


(or) ENG-201 English 1
and ENG-205 Journalism 1

 

 




SOCSCI-149


Ethics for the Professions


3





(or) SOCSCI-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies






(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI course


 


MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡


3

 

 

 


(or) Any 200-series MATH course

 

 




PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3





(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course






SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3





(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course



 

 


ELECTIVES    


Suggested Electives (Six Credits Needed)

      
     6

 

 

 

TV-123

TV and Video Production Co-Op 1 ‡


 

 

 

TV-124

TV and Video Production Co-Op 2 ‡


 

 

 

TV-142

Non-Linear Video Editing and Authoring ‡


 



TV-143

High-Definition Acquisition and Editing ‡




 TOTAL CREDITS: 68

 

‡ Prerequisite required.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.