Professional TV Production

Course Instructor

Credit: Level I-one credit; Level II-2 credits Grades: 10-12

TV Production I:

  • This curriculum is designed to teach students 21st-century technology skills for a career in producing videos. They learn to operate state-of-the-art professional video cameras as well as field equipment for productions outside of the classroom. In addition, they work in a fully outfitted broadcast news studio and control room.

Projects include:

  • Newscasts
  • Commercials/PSAs
  • Films
  • Vlogs
  • Music videos
  • Interviews/Documentaries
  • Podcasts

TV Production II:

  • In this advanced class, students will build on the skills they learned in TV Production I. They will have an opportunity to intern at production studios, meet with real clients, and produce projects that can be shown professionally and on social media. The principles and methodology of the production world is explored in depth. This class uses industry-standard cameras and students are expected to follow the rules of professional shot composition. Post-production work is performed on non-linear editing systems, standard in the professional world. Professional TV Production specifically involves pre-production planning, scriptwriting, shooting, editing, and other post-production work.

There is a video production element in all careers. Therefore, these two courses are an essential component to any field of study.

The following schools have well-known programs in TV Production:

  • Boston University
  • Emerson College
  • George Washington University
  • Northeastern University
  • NYU-Tisch School of the Arts
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • Virginia Commonwealth University