TV Production

Courses

TVPR 100 TV Studio: Basic Operations 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on developing operational skills for all studio production facilities including camera operations and composition, microphones and audio mixers, basic lighting, teleprompter, video switcher and graphics playback.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 200 TV Studio: Live Directing 3.0 Credits

This course is an Introduction to directing live and taped multi-camera television productions in a studio setting. The emphasis will be on developing solid, basic directing technique that will be built upon in subsequent additional directing courses. Students will direct simple programs in almost every class.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 201 TV Studio: Comedy 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in producing, interpreting, staging, directing, shooting, and live-cutting scenes in a studio. Students also experience the challenge of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource, and technical limitations that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 202 TV Studio: Drama 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in producing, interpreting, staging, directing, shooting, and live-cutting and producing dramatic scenes in a studio. Students also experience the challenge of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource, and technical limitations that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 205 TV Studio: Advanced Live Directing 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build on skills acquired in TVPR 200 TV Studio: Live Directing. Students will direct increasingly more complex programs, primarily news and information shows. Additional directing opportunities for the production of programming for DUTV will be offered to students taking this course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D] and TVPR 200 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 210 TV Studio: Narrative 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in producing, interpreting, staging, directing, shooting, and live-cutting scenes in a studio. Students will experience the challenge of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource, and creative challenges that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 212 TV Commercials and Promos 3.0 Credits

Students will analyze and produce a wide varity of television commercials and promos. Fundamental concepts of brand marketing will be presented and utilized in the production of student’s own script-to-screen commercials and promos. This history of commercials, both in the United States and worlwide, will also be studied.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 220 TV News Writing 3.0 Credits

This is a basic introduction to writing for television news broadcasts. Students will learn to conceptualize, confirm and write stories on deadline, and develop basic interviewing skills. Issue of journalistic ethics will be presented and discussed. Weekly story assignments will be given to augment classroom work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 221 TV News Production 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to single camera field production for TV news, exposing students to the basics of writing, shooting, field lighting and remote news production logistics. Students will learn techniques of video and audio acquisition as well as satellite, microwave and STL type operations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 230 Scripted TV Production 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in scouting, prepping, producing, interpreting, staging, directing, and shooting dramatic scenes on location. Students also experience the challenge of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource and technical limitations that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 236 Reality TV Production 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in doing Reality TV shows in the field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 240 Producing for Television 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the art and craft of producing for television and examines every aspect of the producer’s role in the developing, selling, pre-production, production, post-production, delivery, and marketing of a show. Students will also learn the functions of all other jobs involved in a producation.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 242 TV On-Camera Performance 3.0 Credits

Students will receive practical experience in all aspects of television performance, including anchoring, reporting, announcing, hosting, and acting. This class is designed specifically for those production students with little or no acting or on-camera experience, but who will benefit from a greater understanding of the performance process.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 291 Television Internship 1.0-3.0 Credit

The student does a non-paying internship in the field of television for academic credit, working a minimum of 100 hours in a 10-week term for 3 credits. The student provides an initial informational sheet on the internship and submits a final paper on the experience. May be repeated for credit. The first time the course may be taken for 3 credits. After that, the course may be repeated, but for 1 credit each time. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits

TVPR 300 TV Series Editing 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course moves beyond the technical aspects of editing to introduce students to the process of communication that is at the heart of the relationship between editors and the directors and producers of a television series.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100

TVPR 315 Episodic Webisode Production 3.0 Credits

The students will experiment with many options for developing programming for streaming on the web. They will then create finished episodes that can run on Drexel’s website, other on-line outlets or podcasts. The students will also devleop viral marketing strategies to promote their work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 340 Remote TV Production 3.0 Credits

Students will learn all of the skills necessary to become effective crewmembers on remote multi-camera shoots produced by the Paul F. Harron Studios and DUTV. Relevant electrical, electronic and video engineering subjects will also be covered. Safety procedures will be taught, stressed and required of all class participants.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 354 TV Series I 0.5-6.0 Credits

Students will start with scripts for multiple episodes written in SCRP 353. They will do all pre-production including casting, location scouting, budgeting, scheduling, and production design. They will then shoot every page of script, getting all the coverage needed to produce finished episodes for DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 355 TV Series II 0.5-6.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of "TV Series I" and will focus on post-production of the episodes. The students will log, organize, and prep the raw footage for editing. Teams of students will then work together to edit each episode. Completed episodes will be broadcast on DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 356 DNews 0.5-6.0 Credits

This course takes students through the experience of producing a 30 minute version of "60 Minutes" style magazine program, including studio segments, bumpers, field pieces, and final assembly. Special emphasis will be given to aspects of time management.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 18 credits

TVPR 357 DNews II 0.5-6.0 Credits

DNews takes students through the experience of producing a 30 minute style magazine program. Students complete packages for the show and put together field and studio transitional elements. Selected programs may be shown on DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 18 credits

TVPR 365 Special Topics: TVPR 0.5-6.0 Credits

This is a Special Topic course in TV Production that will have rotating topics that address current interests in the field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits

TVPR 399 Independent Project in TV Production 0.5-12.0 Credits

This course offers students the opportunity to do an Independent Project in TV Production.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR 495 Senior Project: TV Production I 3.0 Credits

Both production tracks in the Television major, TV Comedy & Drama Production and TV News & Nonfiction Production, take this first course in a 3-course sequence for senior project. Students will take on significant roles, such as producer, writer, director, videographer, or editor in the production of television programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TVPR 496 Senior Project: TV Production II 3.0 Credits

Both production tracks in the Television major, TV Comedy & Drama Production and TV News & Nonfiction Production, take this second course in a 3-course sequence for senior project. Students will take on significant roles, such as producer, writer, director, videographer, or editor in the production of television programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TVPR 497 Senior Project: TV Production III 3.0 Credits

Both production tracks in the Television major, TV Comedy & Drama Production and TV News & Nonfiction Production, take this third course in a 3-course sequence for senior project. Students will take on significant roles, such as producer, writer, director, videographer, or editor in the production of television programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TVPR I199 Independent Study in TV Production 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR I299 Independent Study in TV Production 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR I399 Independent Study in TV Production 0.5-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR I499 Independent Study in TV Production 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR T180 Special Topics in TV Production 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR T280 Special Topics in TV Production 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR T380 Special Topics in TV Production 0.5-6.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits

TVPR T480 Special Topics in TV Production 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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