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TV/Video Studio Production Assistant (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Media and Creative Arts / Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-701-2

For Information: 414-297-6433
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Overview — Spotlight your future in the broadcasting industry with the skills attained through this two-semester program. 

You will learn the basics of television and video studio production through courses taught in the Milwaukee PBS studios. The coursework presents an introduction to studio-based production, studio lighting, studio camera operation, and general TV engineering principles. This hands-on experience helps prepare you for an entry-level position in a studio environment.

Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, your credits can be applied toward completing the Television and Video Production associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — Studios for cable, educational or government access channels; smaller-market television stations; educational studios in high school and college facilities; and corporate video studios offer employment opportunities.

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Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Be technically and artistically prepared for entry-level employment in the television and video production industry
  • Know the operations of television studio and control room equipment
  • Utilize electronic graphics, animation and computers
  • Have skills in lighting, staging and set construction
  • Integrate digital and high-definition standards in production
  • Demonstrate core abilities (critical thinking, communication, work habits, using technology)

Admission Requirements — The following are required for admission to the program
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Possible Careers
Floor Assistant
Studio Camera Operator
Teleprompter Operator
Floor Manager
General Studio Operations

Related Programs

Television and Video Production
TV/Video Field Production Assistant


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.




(1)  TV-101

TV/Video Studio Production Techniques



(1)  TV-181

Video in Society ‡



(1)  TV-121

TV and Video Production Workshop 1 ‡



(1)  ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡


    (or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡      

(1)  TV-113

Television Lighting and Set Construction ‡



(2)  TV-119

Operational Broadcast Engineering ‡



(2)  AUDIO-120

Audio Production for Visual Media



(2)  TV-122

TV and Video Production Workshop 2 ‡



(2)  TV-123

TV and Video Production Co-op 1 ‡



(2)  VICOM-150

Introduction to Digital Media ‡


    (or) EPROD-150 Introduction to eProduction


‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

Page updated March 2017.