Professional TV / Media Production

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TV & Media Production 1

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Credit: one

Course Code: 868826

TV & Media Production 1 Course Description:

This curriculum is designed to train students for a career in, or entry into a collegiate program involving the television and film production industries. Film, Video, and Multimedia terminology, technique, and theory will be discussed. State-of-the-art, video equipment is used by the students in this class. Students will learn to operate professional video cameras and field equipment for productions outside of the classroom, and professional studio cameras, audio equipment, special effect generators, and character generators for use in the fully outfitted studio. With parental permission, equipment may be checked out and used for on-location shoots. Students learn post-production skills on cutting edge non-linear editing equipment, and finalize their projects to DVD. Toward the end of the first year, students may be presented with internship and professional work opportunities. Skills USA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events.

  • Industry certification may be available as part of this course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.

 

TV & Media Production 2

Grades: 11, 12

Credit: two

Course Code: 868927

Prerequisite: TV & Media Production 1

TV & Media Production 2 Course Description:

Students continue to build a foundation of knowledge and skills through hands-on experience operating professional television production equipment in the field and studio as described in Television Production 1. Students are expected to take advantage of numerous internship opportunities that are available for 2nd year students. New learning opportunities include the ability to specialize in any of several dozen areas of interest with regards to pre-production, production, and post-production. Skills USA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. There is an Internship/Work Based Learning opportunity available for recommended Level 2 and 3 students.

  • Industry certification may be available as part of this course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.

 

TV & Media Production 3

Grades: 12

Credit: two

Course Code: 869027

Prerequisite: TV & Media Production 1 and 2

TV & Media Production 3 Course Description:

Students will demonstrate mastery of media production knowledge and skills. They will function as media producers by creating original productions developed and marketed toward target audiences. Students will assemble a professional digital portfolio to advance postsecondary and career goals. They will investigate the dynamic media production industry and identify opportunities for real-world experiences (e.g., internships, job shadowing). Students will research postsecondary opportunities and formulate strategies for both college and career success. Skills USA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. There is an Internship/Work Based Learning opportunity available for recommended Level 2 and 3 students.

  • Industry certification may be available as part of this course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.

Course Topics:

  • Creation of Newscasts, Commercials/PSAs, Films, Vlogs, Music Videos, Interviews/Documentaries, and Podcasts
  • Operation of state-of-the-art equipment
  • Pre-production, Production, and Post-Production skills
  • Editing
  • Creating a digital portfolio

Career Pathways:

  • Audio Engineer
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Lighting Director
  • Set Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Camera Operator
  • Video Engineer
  • Creator
  • Artist
  • Business Owner