Television Production Minor
The 15-credit minor in Television production will provide students with an introduction to the language of broadcast television. Upon completion of the minor, students will better understand the process of TV program production, be able to analyze the strengths of different genres in the medium, and be able to create short programs in digital format.
The minor is offered by the School of the Arts, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, at the Florham Campus, Madison, New Jersey.
Required Courses (6 credits)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Choose three from the following:
CINE1360 Examines the development of television from experiments in the late 1800s through the Golden Age of the 1050s and up to the present. Through studying historical television programs, the class examines programming, events and commercials responsible for reshaping American entertainment and values.
FILM2255 Students will learn how to identify, develop, and produce single camera field productions for TV spot news, TV news feature stories, and TV news magazine segments. Students will write, direct, shoot, and edit in a fast turnaround schedule common in the TV news industry.
FILM3430 Reality TV is now an undeniable part of popular culture both in the US and abroad and has become a major successful genre in Television. Students will learn the unique production procedures that shooting a reality TV show requires. Students will exam the long running, Emmy Award winning and internationally popular TV series Project Runway. Students will learn first-hand by using Project Runway as a model to create, produce and edit their own Reality series that will then be aired on the FDUTV YouTube channel.
FILM4465 WORKING WITH NON-PROFIT, CORPORATE, AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS: Students gain world experience, working on production for corporate clients, or for non-profit or government organizations. Students handle concepts, scripts and fill the roles of script writers, camera operations, production managers, sound-mixer, boom, editor, etc. resulting in a training, corporate image or marketing-type film.
FILM4475 Working with both profit and non-profit, government and educational organizations, students gain real world experience: working on production for corporate clients, or for non-profit or government organizations. Students handle concepts, scripts and fill the roles of script writers, camera operations, production managers, sound-mixer, boom, editor, etc. resulting in a training, corporate image or marketing-type film. A continuation of Corporate Video Production I.
VDEO3349 A prelimary course dealing with such topics as, the language of TV, the production process, art design and television news seen as journalism and as entertainment.
VDEO3351 This course is designed to give students a creative grasp of the art and craft of television production in a studio setting. Students develop skills in the aesthetic as well as technical aspects of television in the practical setting. Emphasis is on the production process by developing group and individual projects in the areas of both sit-com and talk shows that will be produced in the FDU TV studios.