Television and Video Production

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Creative Arts, Design & Media
  • Program Code: 10-701-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August

About the Television and Video Production Degree


Prepare for a career in the production, operation and programming areas of broadcast television, cable, or corporate and commercial video. You will gain hands-on experience in the high-definition studios of Milwaukee PBS, a leader in HDTV production.

Graduates have an excellent entry-level employment history in a competitive field. Potential employers are TV stations, cable systems, advertising agencies, private industry, educational institutions and video production houses.

You can earn the TV/Video Studio Production Assistant technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

Additional program details: Students must work hours that fall outside the normal school day. Attributes necessary for success include teamwork and accepting direction and responsibility, ability to work under pressure, and manual dexterity.

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TV/Video Studio Production Assistant

Spotlight your future in the broadcasting industry with the skills attained through this program. You will learn the basics of television and video studio production through courses taught in Milwaukee PBS studios. Areas of study include production, studio lighting, studio camera operation, and general TV engineering principles.

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To begin a career in producing on-demand visual media content, this degree prepares you to distribute high-quality video content for the internet, smartphones and other interactive technologies. You will learn how to acquire, edit and recode media for multiple delivery platforms, and gain hands-on experience at Milwaukee PBS studios.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
 ENG-195 Written Communication ^ 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
EPROD-150 Introduction to eProduction ^ 3
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
TV-101 TV/Video Studio Production Techniques ‡ ^ 4
TV-104 TV Studio/Field Set Design ‡ ^
(or) TV-108 TV Studio Lighting Techniques
TV-181 Video in Society ^ 1
ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
TV-105 TV/Video Field Production Techniques ‡ 4
TV-107 Script Writing for Visual Media ^ 3
TV-112 Storytelling Via Post-Production ‡ 3
TV-121 TV and Video Production Workshop 1 ‡ ^ 3
MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡ ^
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
TV-109 Techniques for Field Audio Acquisition ‡ 2
TV-110 Advanced Production Techniques ‡ 4
TV-119 Operational Broadcast Engineering ‡ ^ 3
TV-142 Non-Linear Video Editing and Authoring ‡ 3
EPROD-151 Data Content Management/Implementation ^ 3
TV-106 Lighting, Gaffing and Gripping ‡ 2
TV-115 Advanced Broadcast Program
Production ‡
TV-123 TV and Video Production Co-Op 1 ‡ ^ 3
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society 
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course



‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the TV/Video Studio Production Assistant technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of design and storytelling to develop media products and services
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of media software, tools and technology
  • Implement creative solutions from concept through completion
  • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings
  • Implement project management skills to meet customer and market demands
  • Apply effective and ethical business practices

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.

Possible Careers

Associate Producer
Associate Director
Studio Coordinator
Lighting Coordinator
Non-Linear Video Editor
Operational Engineer
Camera Operator
Production Assistant
Technical Director
Floor Director
Graphics Coordinator/Designer

Admission Requirements

  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Ability to work outside normal school hours


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Last updated: 08/25/2021