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Broadcast - Television Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    Students in Television Broadcasting will learn critical skills with specific attention paid to shooting, producing and editing broadcast material. Students will use a camera to make broadcast quality video, which includes live studio production roles, field production, editing, graphics creation, lighting and the use of sound. Performance skills, announcing, audio production, creative writing, research and interviewing, news gathering and the use of digital effects are also explored. In second-year, television students bring together their first-year skills in broadcast performance, technical operations, advanced editing and producing shows on location through the use of their new TV Mobile unit which they use to broadcast everything from sporting events to parades! Students will develop editing skills that focus on advanced techniques such as keyframes, chroma-key and other graphic applications used in non-linear editing.
  • Academic Title
    Broadcast - Television Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    BRT1110     Introduction to Audio

    Description: Students will learn the essentials of audio production, including how to achieve good levels, how to use broadcast microphones and how to digitally edit audio for Radio and Television Productions. This course is a combination of Lab and Lecture components.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BRT1150     The Business of Television

    Description: A course examining the history and structure of the television business as it relates to the state of television technology, broadcast sales and the changing dynamics of the industry itself.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BRT1160     Basic Camera Theory
    Description: Students will learn and apply broadcast camera operations including technical setup, shot composition and production techniques. This course is a combination of lecture and practical assignments.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BRT1170     Television Production - Lab
    Description: Students learn and apply fundamental elements of television production to a variety of practical assignments. This course covers pre-production planning, production of video and post production non-linear editing techniques.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6

    COMM1030     Interpersonal And Group Dynamics
    Description: In this introductory level course, students learn to apply knowledge from interpersonal relations and group dynamics to working in a team. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing effective communication skills with individuals and groups. Group cohesiveness and group decision-making will be discussed.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    BRT1220     Electronic News Gathering Videography - Lab

    Description: Students will learn and apply broadcast news-gathering techniques with a focus on the practical use of digital ENG equipment in the field. Students will learn how to shoot, write, package and present stories in a TV News environment
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: BRT1170

    BRT1230     Studio Production/Electronic Field Production and Script Writing

    Description: Students will write, produce and present a variety of television shows. The course will focus on studio production, control room functions, cameras, lighting and crew roles
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    BRT1240     Television Editing and Graphics
    Description: Students will focus the development of editing skills through the use of non-linear edit suites. Practical projects will focus on creative editing skills, character generation and the use of digital effects.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    LIBS1410     Creativity: Strategies and Techniques
    Description: Creativity is an essential life skill. It is a way of turning challenges into opportunities, seeing new solutions to old problems, seeing old problems in new ways, and anticipating the future. The course will ignite your creative potential by exploring the creative process and apply strategies to unblock creativity by using a unique collection of ?tools?. Creativity is by nature, a transdisciplinary concept that enables thinking, adopting ideas, adapting and adjusting our knowledge to any given situation. Welcome to Creative Recovery!
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Three
    BRT2280     Television Production and Performance

    Description: In this course, students will develop television anchoring skills. Practical projects focus on presentation and studio production techniques related to delivery of content to a TV audience. Students will collaborate in the planning and preparation of performance-related television projects that include the use of a TV studio, professional lighting and a teleprompter.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: BRT1170

    BRT2290     Television Mobile - Lab

    Description: In this course students will work as a team to produce TV mobile productions. Students cover community events, engaging in the planning and preparation of remote coverage. This course offers students an opportunity to experience multi-camera operation in the field. Assigned crew positions will allow students to understand and explore the roles of producers, directors and crew members.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: BRT1170

    BRT2300     Advanced Editing
    Description: Students will shoot and edit video projects that introduce new technologies and approaches to production. Through the use of enhanced graphics, lighting, animation and effects filters they will explore new production techniques. Group projects will improve the students’ ability to work effectively and efficiently toward common goals. Practical assignments will include the application of specialized editing software.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: BRT1240

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Four
    BRT2340     Television Digital Media

    Description: Students will use computer software to develop a variety of show elements including specialized graphics and animations. A focus is placed on programs used in conjunction with non-linear editing software.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    BRT2350     Television Careers and Field Experience
    Description: In the final 4 weeks of the semester, students will participate in a work related activity at a TV station or production facility. Students will also contribute a total of 16 hours during the full semester toward a project related to their goals in the industry.
    Hours: 180
    Credits: 6

          Electives: Program Option

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 150 Hours

    Elective Courses:
    BRT2310     Writer - Producer (Specialization)

    Hours: 150
    Credits: 10
    Pre-Requisites: BRT2280

    BRT2320     Videographer-Electronic News Gathering (Specialization)
    Hours: 150
    Credits: 10
    Pre-Requisites: BRT1220

    BRT2330     Electronic Field Production and Studio Production (Specialization)
    Hours: 150
    Credits: 10
    Pre-Requisites: BRT1230

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