Radio & Television (R-TV)

R-TV 01  Introduction to Electronic Media

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

History, structure, function, economics, content and evolution of radio, television, film, and the internet, including traditional and mature formats as well as emerging electronic media delivery systems. The social, political, regulatory, ethical and occupational impact of the electronic media will also be studied.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730115R-TV:01TWR1:30pm - 4:20pmNotEntered-XXXX
Winter 201731230R-TV:01TWR7:00pm - 9:50pmT. Trujillo13-2430

R-TV 02  On-Air Personality Development

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: R-TV 01 and R-TV 11A (May have been taken previously)

Developing a broadcast voice, style and understanding of the business for all areas of the industry, including disc jockey, newscaster and voice over artist. Developing content for on-air shows. Review the basics of the production studio and its components.

R-TV 03  Sportscasting and Reporting

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 27   
Corequisite: R-TV 01 and R-TV 11A (may have been taken previously)

Sportscasting, interviewing, field reporting and play-by-play for radio and television. Legalities and ethics of covering sports, and how to work with professional sports teams and equipment technicians. Practical experience will be provided through coverage of Mt. SAC's athletic teams.

R-TV 04  Broadcast News Field Reporting

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: R-TV 01, R-TV 05, and R-TV 11A (May have been taken previously)

Techniques used to research and cover a variety of news events including working with police and other emergency personnel, interviewing techniques and story developments. Emphasis will be placed on legal and ethical issues concerning news coverage.

R-TV 05  Radio-TV Newswriting

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: R-TV 01 (May have been taken previously)

Writing, editing and reporting radio and TV news, utilizing the Associated Press Wire Service. Rewriting news wire copy as well as create stories from interviews and from covering news events, including the incorporation and selection of sound bites from actualities. Emphasis on factual and concise content and the ability to work under deadline.

R-TV 06  Broadcast Traffic Reporting

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 27   
Corequisite: R-TV 01 (May have been taken previously)

Preparation and delivery of traffic reports for radio and television, including anchored and airborne reports. Includes history and development of techniques involved in radio and television traffic reporting through lecture and hands-on practice. Interpretation and reading of police codes as they relate to traffic, accidents, and emergency situations including broadcast rules and liabilities as they apply to traffic reporting.

R-TV 07A  Beginning Commercial Voice-Overs

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: R-TV 01

Development of voices for radio and television commercials, character voices, narrations, and animation. Also covers auditioning, working with agents and agencies, and understanding voice-over contracts.

R-TV 09  Broadcast Sales and Promotion

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Strategies and legalities for creating commercial campaigns for radio and television including demographic targeting, marketing strategies, and copywriting. Includes creation of contests and promotional campaigns.

R-TV 10  Radio Programming and Producer Techniques

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Programming, management, and producing techniques for various radio station formats such as music, news, talk, and sports.

R-TV 11A  Beginning Radio Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: R-TV 01 (May have been taken previously)

Operation of standard radio production equipment for both tape-based and digital production utilizing ProTools technology. Production skills concentrate on the use of voice, music and sound effects as applied to a variety of broadcasting elements.

R-TV 11B  Advanced Radio Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: R-TV 11A

Techniques in non-linear recording, editing and mixing using Pro Tools technology as these skills apply to a variety of applications in the broadcasting industry. Develop mastery of the concepts and skills required to work in a professional radio studio environment.

R-TV 14  Media Aesthetics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Media aesthetics for film, television, and other filmed entertainment. Examines the broad subject areas of form, content, aesthetics, meaning, cinematic history, and culture. Explores the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology, and critical analysis. Stresses critical, theoretical and practical analysis. Material is presented from a producer and artist point of view and is intended for those pursuing a career in film, television, and other electronic visual media.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201731231R-TV:14TWR10:30am - 1:20pmY. Martin13-1420

R-TV 15  Broadcast Law and Business Practices

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: R-TV 01 (May have been taken previously)

The broadcasting industry as a business. Legal and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory issues in broadcasting and developing media, as well as unions, contracts, negotiations, residuals, and mergers.

R-TV 17  Internet Radio and Podcasting

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: R-TV 01 and R-TV 11A (May have been taken previously)

Internet broadcasting and podcasting including programming, announcing, promotions, and legal and copyright issues through the use of an actual Internet radio station.

R-TV 18  Introduction to Screenwriting

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Screenwriting for television and motion picture production. Includes characterization, visualization, structure and form.

R-TV 19A  Beginning Video Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Advisory: R-TV 14

Video production using studio, remote multi-camera, and film-style techniques. Introduction to theory and practice in lighting, audio recording for video, basic directing and producing, editing software, and production of a short narrative-form video.

R-TV 19B  Advanced Video Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: R-TV 19A

Video production techniques emphasizing narrative storytelling, film-style aesthetics and production.

R-TV 20  Television News Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: R-TV 05 or R-TV 19A

TV newscast production using writing, announcing, production, equipment, direction, graphics, and editing skills both in and out of the studio.

R-TV 21  Remote Multicamera Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: R-TV 19A

Remote video production using both multi-camera and single camera techniques. Topics include video engineering, directing, and remote production truck setup.

R-TV 22  Editing for Film and Television

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Aesthetics, visual and aural storytelling, and use of editing software for film and television. Previous production experience recommended.

R-TV 23  Reality Show Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: R-TV 19A

Types and production of reality show television programs. Authoring and pitching of reality show concepts. Instruction in specific equipment skills in lighting, multicamera shooting, editing and related skills. Includes production of a reality show.

R-TV 24  American Film History

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

History of American film and filmmakers from 1895 to the present. Development and changes are examined in relation to historical, sociological, economic, political, cultural, artistic and technological contexts.

R-TV 25  World Cinema

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Cinema history using a global perspective, following the growth of cinema in key countries from their beginnings until the present day. Both national and multinational co-productions are explored. Provides critical methodology and practical tools for examining and interpreting international film movements and genres.

R-TV 28  Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Conceptualize, structure and write dramatic and non-dramatic scripts for cinema, television and new media.

R-TV 29  Introduction to Audio Production for Film and Television

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Theory and practice of audio production for radio, television, film and digital recording applications.

R-TV 31  History of Radio DJs

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Traces the history of music radio through study of the most influential disc jockeys in broadcasting history.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730104R-TV:31TWR10:30am - 1:20pmT. Trujillo13-2430

R-TV 32  Social Media in Broadcasting

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: R-TV 17

Creating compelling online content and properly using social media to engage and grow a radio, television (TV), or podcast audience on the Internet. Emphasis on proper management of social media presence through branding and how broadcast companies and performers use social media to compete in the new media marketplace.

R-TV 35  Pop Culture in the Media

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Examines American Pop Culture and its various forms as it applies to the 1920s through the 1990s through the major fads and follies of those decades as reflected in and influenced by radio, TV, film.

R-TV 41  Video Engineering

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Video engineering for television, video assist for film, and other electronic media. Covers the role of the video engineer in a variety of settings, signal recording and distribution, wiring video systems for remote and studio productions, troubleshooting, and working with live productions.

R-TV 96A  Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations

1-2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 54-108
Prerequisite: R-TV 01 and R-TV 11A

Operation of the college radio stations. Activities focus on studio equipment operation, station procedures, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations.

R-TV 96B  Campus Radio Station Lab: Disc Jockey & News Anchor/Reporter Skills

1-2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 54-108
Prerequisite: R-TV 96A

Participation in the college radio stations. Activities focus on developing Disc Jockey, News Anchor, and News Reporter skills.

R-TV 96C  Campus Radio Station Lab: Hosting and Management Skills

1-2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 54-108
Prerequisite: R-TV 96B

Participation in the college radio stations including individual show creation and execution as well as management skills.

R-TV 97A  Radio/Entertainment Industry Seminar

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   
Prerequisite: R-TV 01, R-TV 11A, R-TV 15, and R-TV 96A
Corequisite: R-TV 97B

Discussion and evaluation of professionalism and problem-solving techniques related to on-the-job experience in the Radio Broadcasting industry through an off-campus internship.

R-TV 97B  Radio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 75
Prerequisite: R-TV 01, R-TV 11A, R-TV 15, and R-TV 96A
Corequisite: R-TV 97A

On-the-job experience in the radio or entertainment industry in order to strengthen and broaden skills in the workplace. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester.

R-TV 99  Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: R-TV 01 and completion of any six R-TV course units.

Offers students the opportunity to explore the discipline in greater depth. Instructor authorization needed prior to enrollment. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Students repeating this course will make individual contracts of a more advanced nature with the instructor to make sure that proficiencies are enhanced.

R-TV 100  Work Experience in Film and TV

1-3 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lab: 75-225
Prerequisite: Completion of 12 units of R-TV courses, from among the following: R-TV 18, 19A, 19B, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 29.Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog.

On-the-job experience in the film or television (TV) industry, related to classroom instruction, at an approved work site. A minimum of 60 unpaid or 75 paid hours of supervised work is required for each unit of credit.

R-TV 101  Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment

1-2 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-150
Prerequisite: Completion of R-TV 01 and R-TV 97A and R-TV 97B and any three other R-TV units. Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog.

On-the-job experience at an approved work site in the broadcast or entertainment industries. A minimum of 60 unpaid or 75 paid hours of supervised work is required for each credit.

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