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Independent Study in Media Communications

Course Number: MEDIA 49
Units: 0.5-5.0
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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
Prerequisite: MEDIA 24
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.

 

Broadcast Media Announcing and Performance

Course Number: MEDIA 100C
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Prerequisite: MEDIA 100B
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 100B: Planning the elements of broadcast programs, thinking visually, internships and careers in the Bay Area; laboratory emphasis on guest selection, and production team building.

 

Broadcast Media Announcing and Performance

Course Number: MEDIA 100D
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Prerequisite: MEDIA 100C
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 100C: Producing a variety of programs such as interviews, news, and public service announcements; laboratory emphasis on creation of a proposal to script and final production.

 

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 or ESL 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.

 

Acting, Directing for the Camera

Course Number: MEDIA 101C
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: MEDIA 101B
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 101B: Planning the elements of entertainment with emphasis on casting and team building.

 

Acting, Directing for the Camera

Course Number: 101D
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Prerequisite: MEDIA 101C
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 101C: Creation of a story board, and elements of directing.

 

Broadcast Journalism

Course Number: MEDIA 102A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to broadcast journalism: Study of television news language, and research and practice in the creative writing of a total news program.

 

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; split page wrap-a-rounds.

 

Broadcast Journalism

Course Number: MEDIA 102C
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Prerequisite: MEDIA 102B
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 102B: On location production and performance of news stand-ups.

 

Broadcast Journalism

Course Number: MEDIA 102D
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Prerequisite: MEDIA 102C
Description: Continuation of MEDIA 102C: Continued skills development.

 

Titling and Graphics for Broadcast Media

Course Number: MEDIA 103
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to titling and graphics for broadcast media: History of TV graphics; font styles and character generation in computer graphics.

 

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.

 

Beginning Digital Video Production I

Course Number: MEDIA 104A
Units: 1.5
Class: 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Media 104A + 104B is equivalent to Media 104. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Media 104.
Description: Introduction to digital video production techniques and terms: Camerawork, audio, scriptwriting, lighting, safe operation of digital video equipment.

 

Beginning Digital Video Production I

Course Number: MEDIA 104B
Units: 1.5
Class: 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Media 104A + 104B is equivalent to Media 104. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Media 104.
Description: Continued introduction to digital video production techniques and terms: Camerawork, audio, scriptwriting, lighting, with emphasis on producing, directing, editing, graphics and distribution.

 

Digital Media and Society

Course Number: MEDIA 109
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: Engl 201A, or ESL 201A and 203A (ESL Level 3)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Exploration of new media development from its roots in traditional analog media forms (telephone, radio, television) to the evolved, digitized forms today: Media infrastructures and effects; media ethics; new broadcasting methods such as webcasting, podcasting, and streaming; where future digital media is headed.

 

Basic Writing Skills for Digital Broadcast

Course Number: MEDIA 110
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: Engl 201A and ESL 201B
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to writing techniques for non-dramatic electronic media in the areas of television, radio, and webcast: Basic language skills of reading comprehension, grammar and composition; formatting of commercials, news scripts, public service announcements, and infomercials.

 

Basic Audio Production

Course Number: MEDIA 111
Units: 3
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: Media 110
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: Acceptable for credit: CSU
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
Recommended preparation: Media Communications 110 and 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
Recommended preparation: Media 125
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
Prerequisite: Media 104 and 130
Recommended preparation: Media 110 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.

 

Camerawork for High Definition and Widescreen Video Production

Course Number: 123
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media 104
Recommended preparation: Media 130
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to the technical and aesthetic requirements of high definition (HD) video camera production: Emphasis on in-depth shooting techniques; lighting, sound, and editing specific to the medium; technical, practical, aesthetic challenges and HD content creation; differences between HD and standard definition; legal issues. Students are encouraged to develop proficiency with their own cameras (both widescreen or HD capable) if possible.

 

Script Writing for Video, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography

Course Number: 125
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: Media 110
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: Media Communications 110 and 115
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. Some media production experience will enhance student’s success in the course.

 

Final Cut Pro I: 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.

 

Final Cut Studio Editing Workflow

Course Number: 132
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media Communications 104
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Final Cut Studio: Optimizing the Final Cut workflow using the suite of FCStudio applications.

 

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.

 

DVD Design and Authoring: DVD Studio Pro

Course Number: 145
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Media Communications 104, 115, and 130
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Conceptual design skills and hands-on production training for a popular video distribution medium: Design requirements and unique capabilities of DVDs as a video and information distribution medium; increasingly complex projects and creation of a portfolio-caliber project using DVD Studio Pro on the Macintosh OS X UNIX-based platform.

 

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 Communications 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.

 

Making Podcasts–The New Wave of Broadcasting

Course Number: 151
Units: 2
Class: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Creating podcasts (audio and video) for personal and professional use: Podcasting defined, equipment needed, planning, scripting, recording, mixing, editing, compressing, uploading, subscription, publicizing, copyrights. The Macintosh platform will be used, but much of the software in the course is also used in Windows.

 

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.