TV/Video Studio Production Assistant

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Creative Arts, Design & Media
  • Program Code: 31-701-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the TV/Video Studio Production Assistant Diploma


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.

Studios for cable channels, educational facilities and corporate video studios offer employment opportunities.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Television & Video Production 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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TV/Video Field Production Assistant

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.

Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits

Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
DCC-150 Introduction to Digital Content Creation 3
TV-101 TV/Video Studio Production Techniques ‡ 4
TV-108 TV-Studio Lighting Techniques ‡ 2
TV-181 Video in Society 1
MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡ 
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
TV-107 Script Writing for Visual Media 3
TV-121 TV and Video Production Workshop 1 ‡ 3
TV-160 Introduction to Operational Engineering ‡ 1
TV-112 Storytelling Via Post-Product ‡ 3
TV-105 TV/Video Field Production Techniques 4



‡ 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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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

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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

Coursework and hands-on experience help prepare you for an entry-level position in a studio environment. 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.

Possible Careers

Floor Assistant
Studio Camera Operator
Teleprompter Operator
General Studio Operations
Audio Assistant



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Last updated: 04/12/2024