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Media Courses

Selected Topics in Media Communications

Course Number: MEDIA 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
See section on Selected Topics.

 

Independent Study in Media Communications

Course Number: MEDIA 49
Units: 0.5-5.0
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Contact instructors for details.

 

Broadcast Media Announcing and Performance

Course Number: MEDIA 100A
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to broadcast media announcing and performance: Techniques of voice and movement for television broadcasting, development of broadcast styles, preparation of programs; laboratory emphasis on rehearsal and performance, and evaluating work of others.

 

Broadcast Media Announcing and Performance

Course Number: MEDIA 100B
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: MEDIA 100A
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 100A: Communicating from a written script to the television medium, and introduction to studio machinery; laboratory emphasis on wardrobe, props, music, sound effects, and lighting.

 

 

 

Acting/ Directing for the Camera

Course Number: MEDIA 101A
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Recommended preparation: Engl 201A
Description: Introduction to acting and directing techniques for the screen performance environment: Development of media analysis and criticism skills; creation of an acting and directing performance reel.

 

Acting/ Directing for the Camera

Course Number: MEDIA 101B
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: 101A
Description: Continuing practice of acting and directing techniques for the screen performance environment: Development of media analysis and criticism skills; creation of an acting and directing performance reel; expanding the performer’s range of emotional, intellectual, physical, and vocal expressiveness for the camera.

 

 

 

Broadcast Journalism A

Course Number: MEDIA 102A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Study of television and digital news production: Research and practice in the creative writing, reporting and production of current news.

 

Broadcast Journalism

Course Number: MEDIA 102B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Prerequisite: MEDIA 102A
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 102A: Emphasis on writing and performance of news stories

 

Beginning Digital Video Production

Course Number: MEDIA 104
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: Recommended preparation: Media 110 and 115
Media 104 is equivalent to Media 104A + 104B. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Media 104A or 104B.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to digital video production techniques and terms: Camerawork, audio, scriptwriting, lighting, graphics, and editing; skills development in producing and directing video programs, and creative and safe operation of digital video equipment.

 

Basic Audio Production

Course Number: MEDIA 111
Units: 3
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Theory and operation of audio production equipment for media professionals: Theoretical and aesthetic aspects of sound and acoustics; recording, editing and mixing as they pertain to broadcast, film, DVD, and other media production.

 

Media Freelancing and Entrepreneurship

Course Number: 112
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media 104 and 115
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Overview of the legal, professional, and personal requirements for a successful career as a media entrepreneur or freelancer: Completion of a customer-focused video project for an on-campus department or a local non-profit organization.

 

Media-Based Computing: iLife and Mac OS X

Course Number: 115
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: Media 110
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the creation and use of digital media: Digital video, digital music, digital photography, and DVD creation; provides a basic level introduction to operating and maintaining a media-based computer system using Mac OS X and iLife.

 

Making Documentaries

Course Number: 120
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite MEDIA 104
Recommended preparation MEDIA 115
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Production, direction, and editing of documentary projects: Hands-on production and history of documentary film in the United States designed for the advanced student.

 

Event Videography: Sports Video Production

Course Number: 121
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media 104 and 130
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Exploration of production styles related to sports videography: Attention to camerawork, lighting, sound, engineering, editing, writing and announcement specific to the genre.

 

Music Video Production

Course Number: 122
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: Media 104 and 115
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Completion of a quality music video: Pre-production, production, and post-production skills; emphasis on professional attitude and meeting deadlines.

 

Script Writing for Video, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography

Course Number: 125
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Scripting writing techniques for the screen in the realm of broadcasting, film, and other forms of media: Formatting, character and plot development, and employment opportunities.

 

Portfolio Development

Course Number: 129
Units: 1
Class: 1 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Media Communications 104, 120 and 130
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Independent planning, production, shooting, scripting, editing, and completion of a long format video project: Review and critique of project by students, staff and video professionals throughout semester, with completed project suitable for inclusion in portfolio.

 

Final Cut Pro I: Nonlinear Editing for Video, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography

Course Number: 130
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: English language reading comprehension and writing skills at level ENGL 201A or ESL level 3 reading and writing Computer literacy or MEDIA 115 Some media production experience will enhance students’ success in course.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Practical, aesthetic, and conceptual digital video editing using Final Cut Pro: Full scope of basic editing techniques; introduction to companion applications in titling animation, music arrangement, and compression; emphasis on portfolio development in a hands-on, digital production environment using Final Cut Pro on a Macintosh-based platform.

 

Final Cut Pro II: Nonlinear Editing for Video, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography

Course Number: 131
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media Communications 130
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Intermediate fluency and skill level in Final Cut Pro: Increasingly complex exercises and projects as found in professional situations, with emphasis on portfolio development for students with a working knowledge of the application.

 

After Effects: Motion Graphics for Video, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography

Course Number: 140
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: Media Communications 115
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Creation of professional motion graphics and special effects using Adobe After Effects: Conceptual compositing skills in digital photography, sound, the Web and video; emphasis on hands-on training and presentation of final Mac-based product.

 

Pro Tools: Sound Design/Aesthetics for Video, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography

Course Number: 150
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: MEDIA 115
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the digital audio process (Pro Tools): Basic techniques and equipment currently used in digital audio production and editing; skills necessary for entertainment (radio, television, film), communications, multimedia and WEB-based industries; uses a Macintosh-based platform.

 

Advanced Music Video Production: Basic Recording

Course Number: 155
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media 111
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Analog and digital multi-track techniques in various scenarios of professional sound recording and music video: Workflow in the professional studio environment; basic tracking, overdubbing, mixing and mastering.

 

Advanced Music Video Production III: Mixing and Mastering

Course Number: 156
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media 111
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Analog and digital mixing and mastering techniques for final audio output to multiple streams of distribution: Workflow in the professional studio environment, advanced-mixing and mastering.

 

AudioVisual Essentials I

COURSE NUMBER: MEDIA 160
Units: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Essentials for AV installation technicians Signal flow, rack installation of audio, video, and IT components, cable construction, basic low voltage electrical systems and requirements.

 

AudioVisual Essentials II

Course Number: MEDIA 161
Units: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite MEDIA 160
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Essentials for AV installation technicians Continuation of signal flow, rack installation of audio, video, and IT components, cable construction, basic low voltage electrical systems and requirements; troubleshooting, IP connectivity and customer relations.

 

HDSLR Work ow for Digital Photography and Cinematography

Course Number: MEDIA 180
Units: 3

Class: 2 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Advanced HDSLR camera exploration of still and motion video: Intermediate to advanced techniques of shooting high resolution stills and full HD video, exploration of the HDSLR aesthetic, emphasis on lo cost alternatives to video production popular with indie filmmakers

 

Digital Cinema Production in 4K

Course Number: MEDIA 181
Units: 3

Class: 2 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite MEDIA 104
Recommended preparation MEDIA 120, 121, 122, and 180

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Advanced digital cinema techniques in 4k production and postproduction workflows: Use of the Scarlet-X  camera from Red Digital Cinema, use of other cameras in 4K mode.

 

Selected Topics in Media Communications

Course Number: MEDIA 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

Occupational Work Experience in Media Communications

Course Number: COPED 460A
Units: 1-4

Class: hours to be arranged (GR)