TV/Video Field Production Assistant

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Creative Arts, Design & Media
  • Program Code: 31-701-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the TV/Video Field Production Assistant Diploma


To get ready for cameras and action, you will gain skills in the basics of field-based production, location lighting, high-definition field camera operation, and principles of non-linear editing and content distribution. Courses are taught in the Milwaukee PBS studios for real-world experience. This program prepares students for on-location, video production entry-level positions.

With video so pervasive in our society, individuals well versed in TV and video field production are in demand to help capture and deliver stories to the audience.

You can apply your credits toward completing the eProduction associate degree.

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Television and Video Production

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.

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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
TV-101 TV/Video Studio Production Techniques ‡ 4
TV-112 Storytelling Via Post-Production ‡ 3
TV-181 Video in Society 1
EPROD-151 Data Content Management/Implementation 3
EPROD-153 eProduction Practicum 1 ‡ 3
TV-105 TV/Video Field Production Techniques ‡ 4
TV-142 Non-Linear Video Editing and Authoring ‡ 3



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply basic principles of design and storytelling to studio and field productions
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic media software, tools, and technology
  • Assist in production from concept to completion
  • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings
  • Apply ethical business practices

Career Outlook

With video so pervasive in our society, individuals well-versed in TV and video field production are in demand to help capture and deliver stories to the audience. This program prepares the student to assist in that environment and provide production expertise during on-location program content creation and acquisition.

Possible Careers

Field Camera Operator/Assistant
Production Assistant
Gaffer Assistant
Digital Videographer
Data Asset Assistant
Field Teleprompter Operator


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Last updated: 08/25/2021