mission statement & student learning outcomes

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Cinema and Television Department is dedicated to providing students with the technical skills and creative guidance to prepare them for professions in the entertainment industry.
 
DEGREE PROGRAM
Degree: AA Cinema Production Plan A & B
Degree Description:
A broad curriculum including coursework in cinema history and motion picture production including screen writing, cinematography, sound, directing, producing, and post production, providing the knowledge base for students wishing to continue their studies leading to an advanced degree in cinema production. Students tailor their individual course selections based on potential degree pursuits.
Degree Learning Outcomes 
The student will:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical, cultural, and economic influences on the motion picture, both narrative and documentary.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and command of the processes of writing, direction, production, postproduction, and distribution of motion pictures.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures.
 
Degree: AA Television Production Plan A & B
Degree Description:
A broad curriculum including coursework in  television studio and remote production, programming, history, business, camera, lighting, sound, and television writing, provides the knowledge base for students wishing to continue their studies leading to an advanced degree in television production. Students tailor their individual program electives based on potential degree pursuits.
Degree Learning Outcomes 
The student will:
1. Demonstrate awareness of the historical, cultural, and economic influences on television.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and command of the processes of writing, production, direction and distribution of both live switched television productions including news programs, interview format shows, and awards shows and location television productions.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures and television.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Certificate of Achievement: Cinema Production 
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Combine both narrative and documentary knowledge of the historical, cultural and economic influences on the motion picture.
2. Formulate knowledge of the processes of writing, directing, production, post-production and distribution of motion pictures.
3. Compile knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures.
4. Perform the duties of various technical crew positions in a single camera production environment.
 
Certificate of Achievement: Cinema/Video Production 
Certificate Learning Outcomes  
The student will: 
1. Combine both narrative and documentary knowledge of the historical, cultural and economic influences on the motion picture.
2. Formulate knowledge of the processes of writing, directing, production, post-production and distribution of motion pictures and television, including live switched and edited programs.
3. Compile knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures and television.
4. Perform the duties of various technical crew positions in single or multiple camera production environments.
 
Certificate of Achievement: Television Production
Certificate Learning Outcomes   
The student will:  
1. Differentiate the historical, cultural, and economic influences on television.
2. Formulate knowledge and command of the processes of writing, production, direction and distribution of both live switched television productions including news programs, interview format shows, and awards shows and location television programming.
3. Compile knowledge of the job market pathways into motion pictures and television.
4. Perform the duties of various technical crew positions in TV studio and field.
 
Skill Certificate: Beginning Cinema & TV
The student will:
1. Explain and demonstrate knowledge of cinema and television preproduction techniques by preparing scripts and storyboards for cinema and television projects.
2. Operate cinema and television lighting, cameras and sound equipment according to industry standards.
3. Utilize post-production cinema techniques to produce digital cinema projects with picture, sound and editing.
   
Skill Certificate: Cinematography
The student will:
1. Plan, execute and organize practical digital or film still photography exercises that demonstrate cinematography fundamentals, including the understanding of camera controls, elements of composition, and photographing with natural and artificial light.
2. Collaborate in a group to plan and execute a short film, functioning in the role of producer, director, and director of photography on cinema projects emphasizing lighting, composition, exposure and focus. 
3. Employ basic principles of black and white analog photography from the mechanical creation of the image with camera and film to enlarging the photograph for display, while applying the guidelines of composition, communication and self-expression.
   
Skill Certificate: TV Studio Production Skills
The student will:
1. Operate television studio and control room equipment according to industry standards, while contributing as a crewmember in a television studio environment.
2. Prepare and execute above the line production roles, including Director, Producer and Writer in a multi-camera television studio environment.