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Course Requirements

BDST 11 Production Essentials I: Audio

This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic theory and practice of audio production. You will be introduced to various techniques that cover the basics for capturing and engineering sound. This introduction to the tools and techniques of producing audio provides the foundation for sound production/reproduction essential in dealing with audio in various environments including radio, television, film, multimedia, broadcast journalism and for the web.
Every Semester, 3 credits

BDST 12 Production Essential II: Video

This course introduces the student to the basics of single- camera production , including shot composition, camera movement, preproduction, postproduction , storyboarding and scripting. This course also introduces the student to the three-camera switched live-to-tape shoot, three camera set up, blocking, microphones , soundboard equipment , levels and creating a rundown.
Every Semester, 3 credits

BDST 17 Writing for TV and Radio

This course covers organizing, outlining and scripting commercial, documentary, instructional and promotional material for radio and TV. Includes study of various format requirements. The emphasis is on the development of strong writing skills. Several short scripts are written.
Prerequisite: CMA 5 or Electronic Media Minor
Every Semester, 3 credits

BDST 4 Intermediate Audio Technology

This course is an introduction to the tools and techniques of audio production with emphasis on audio analysis, mastery of equipment, editing and assembly of programming elements. Includes music mixing for radio and production of commercial and public service announcements. Provides the student with basic technical skills required in audio production.
Prerequisites: Media Arts majors and Electronic Media minors only.
Every Semester, 3 credits

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BDST 6 Intermediate Television Production: Studio

Basic techniques of multi-camera production in the studio setting, including camera, audio, graphics, lighting, scenery, special effects and basic editing. Students learn how a production moves from idea to finished product.
Prerequisites: Media Arts majors and Electronic Media minors only
Every Semester, 3 credits

Plus 6 additional credits in BDST or CMA electives