2013-14 course description list

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2013-14 course description list
Subject Catalog #
RTA - TELEVISION Old Course Offerings to Students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Semesters
Course Title
Description
Credits
RTA
203
Career Management
This course will guide students through the work search
process in the Broadcast Industry including goal setting,
resume creation, cover letter writing, and job search
strategies. Through worksheets, lectures and assignments,
students will leave the course with a professional level
resume and cover letter as well as marketing strategies.
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RTA
220
Broadcast Journalism
Extensive training in the theory and practice of Radio and
Television news with an emphasis on broadcasting style,
writing, reporting and the handling of facts. It's an intense
5 week news-writing workshop that will test student skills
in a number of practical situations.
2
RTA
231
Television News
This course will concentrate on the study and practice of
the basic elements of television news and includes practical
exercises focusing on news and sports writing, story
development, field reporting, and on-set announcing.
3
RTA
233
Television Graphics
Starting with Photoshop fundamentals for video
production, this course combines still graphics with motion
graphics using the tools available in Final Cut Studio.
2
RTA
235
Television Broadcast Performance
In this term, students will build on the skills learned in the
first semester Effective Communication class with a view to
helping them gain confidence and composure in television
on-air delivery. This second semester course will take
television students to a new level of on-air presentation
and performance, through class and individual instruction
and evaluation, practice and industry exposure. Principles
and practical aspects of news anchoring, teleprompter
technique, live reporting and ad-libbing, field stand-ups,
sports, interviewing and other performance formats will
provide students with the skills necessary to convey
authority, sincerity, fluency and vitality in on-camera
situations. The course will also delve into wardrobe
selection and make-up application and will culminate with
students producing their first demo. tape. At this level,
students will be graded on individual progress and attitude
with a goal of preparing them for more critical evaluation in
third semester Advanced Television News.
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Subject Catalog #
RTA - TELEVISION Old Course Offerings to Students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Semesters
Course Title
Description
Credits
RTA
252
Television Copywriting
The elements of effective television advertising copy are
explored. Students apply and practice concepts by writing
television commercials, public service announcements and
station promos in a variety of styles. The fundamentals of
pre-production planning are also explored. Scripts and
production plans prepared in this course are used for
productions in RTA266 Basic Videography.
3
RTA
266
Basic Videography
This course instructs the student on the operation of a
professional ENG style portable television camera. They
will produce several video projects and will apply visual
storytelling techniques to those projects. The course will
also include components on lighting in the field and audio
gathering techniques including microphone selection and
usage. The aesthetics of video and picture composition will
be also be detailed.
5
RTA
276
Basic Editing
6
RTA
311
Writing for the Web
Students learn the basic techniques of video editing using
computer based non-linear editing software. The
knowledge gained is applied to producing a television
"infotainment" program..
How do you weave your words when writing for the web?
This course will explore how Radio and Television stations
are using web pages to provide the latest news, sports and
entertainment content, as well as promote their
personalities and contests. Students will learn the most
effective and interactive ways to present information on
web sites. This course will include practical experience of
maintaining and updating information on the NR92/NAIT
NewsWatch website.
RTA
365
Advanced Editing
5
RTA
375
Advanced Videography
Building on the fundamentals learned in Basic Editing,
students learn advanced editing aesthetics and storytelling
and apply them in the production of a television news
program.
The camera as a tool to affect mood, manipulate pace or
direct viewer attention is the focus of this course. A strong
emphasis on audio techniques and picture composition will
also be detailed.
1
5
Subject Catalog #
RTA - TELEVISION Old Course Offerings to Students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Semesters
Course Title
Description
Credits
RTA
382
Advanced Television News
Advanced training in television news and sports with an
emphasis on participation in press conferences, news
scrums, sports highlights and post game interviews,
entertainment presentation, television reporting and/or
anchoring a news program. Students will work in a
simulated news environment with real deadlines and
production challenges with the goal of producing a weekly
multi-faceted half-hour news program. In addition to their
team news duties, students will also individually research,
write and produce longer "ratings-style" news and
entertainment features with special emphasis on story
perspective and enhanced production technique.
11
RTA
385
Studio Production
The responsibilities and positions of a working cast and
crew as they relate to a multi-camera studio production are
applied to a student-produced news and entertainment
program that is aired on both cable and satellite television.
Students are expected to apply professional level broadcast
standards to the production as much as practically possible.
4
RTA
493
Television Field Placement
Like their radio counterparts, television students will work
in a television station or audio/video production facility to
gain industry experience for the final 16 weeks of the RTA
program.
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