Courses are offered every academic year unless otherwise noted.
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or concurrent enrollment. Introduces the practices and business aspects of American mass media indus- tries. Explores the history, structure, organization, function and effects of mass media. Three class hours weekly.
COM 103 Introduction to the Moving Image (3)
Covers the development and employment of television and film techniques. Emphasis on how these techniques are used as a form of artistic expression and create meaning. Classic films, from the silent period to the present day, and television pro- grams are screened. Three class hours weekly.
COM 150 Photography: Digital Imaging and Visual Communications (3)
Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities explore the theory and applications of film-based and electronic imaging. Students learn how to work with captured images, process and manipulate digital images, and create picture files that can be sequenced, saved or outputted to electronic imaging or printing devices. Three class hours weekly.
COM 201 Media and Society (3)
This course will examine the relationship between mass media and society. It will provide students with an understanding of the ways mass media and society relate to each other both historically and in an increasingly technologically complex modern world. The concepts of media literacy will be an integral part of the course. Three class hours weekly.
COM 207 Video Production I (4)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Hands-on equipment operations course builds on knowledge from TELC 104. Lectures cover equipment use and production techniques. TV studio, portable television equipment, and editing facility are used in weekly four-hour labs. Students produce several studio and remote programs which may be cablecast for public viewing. Two class hours and four lab hours weekly.
COM 208 Video Production II (4)
Prerequisite: TELC 207. Combines production knowledge from TELC 104 and 207 with effective communication theory. Lectures emphasize preproduction planning, audience research, and effective script design. Labs add experience and expertise in operations. Students produce studio programs for public view, and small teams work on longer remote productions requiring more sophisticated message design and technical editing. Two class hours and four lab hours weekly.
TELC 102 Introduction to Telecommunications (3)
Introduces the practice and business aspects of American telecommunications industries. Explores the history, structure, organization, and function of telecommunications. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 104 Audio / Video Production Techniques I (3)
Focuses on basic audio and video production techniques. Students attend two weekly lectures dealing with how telecommunications equipment works, with emphasis on the proper operations of video and audio devices. One two-hour lab per week provides the opportunity to practice the techniques explained in lectures. The actual operation of audio and video production equipment begins the first week of class. Material discussed is divided equally between audio and video topics. Two class hours/two lab hours weekly.
TELC 105 Video Editing (4)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. An introduction to the basic techniques of video editing. The courses includes instruction on capturing and ingesting video from a variety of acquisition formats; basic video editing techniques; video compression; and preparing video for a variety of deliverable formats, using professional video editing programs. Four class hours weekly.
TELC 106 Radio and Television Announcing (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Develops the techniques involved in non-dramatic performance in the broadcast industry. Includes the mechanics of voice, diction and vocal presentation with emphasis on message design and communicating ideas. Students complete a variety of exercises for presentation in the radio and television media. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 114 Lighting (3)
Lectures and labs teach the theories and methods of lighting for television, film, and theatre production. Basic design as well as instrument selection and application, control systems, electricity, circuiting and color theory will be covered. Required for radio and television majors. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 140 Analysis of Broadcast Equipment Systems (3)
Recommended background: TELC 104 or ELEC 101. Lecture and laboratory course teaches how various components within radio, television and cable facilities form a working system. Emphasis on proper interface of equipment, equipment compatibility, and changes and substitutions which may be made during equipment failures. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 165 Broadcasting: The British Experience (3)
Travel-study course offers a comprehensive view of the broad- casting industry in Great Britain. Examines the major differences between the British and American broadcasting systems, as well as the impact of American programming and technology in Britain. Includes visits to broadcast facilities and lectures by professionals in the British broadcasting industry.
TELC 170 Introduction to Interactive Media Techniques I (3)
Introduction to techniques and processes of content creation in interactive and digital media formats. Covers the use of CDs, DVDs and websites by broadcast, cable, satellite and internet delivery providers. Two classes, two lab hours weekly.
Offered upon indication of need
TELC 176 Video Game Design (3)
This course introduces the student to the development and design of video games. Students will design and develop basic video games. Students will learn to prepare a game plan in developing their games and create game environments such as action games, maze games and multi-player games. Students will learn to use sprites, objects, events and actions and sounds in game development. They will also learn game mechanics, interactivity controls, level design, game variable adjustments, game behaviors, creating computer-based opponents and methods for making games challenging to prospective players. Students will be introduced to software used to create original game resources such as objects, sounds and visual elements. Finally students will be able to post their completed games online to share with others. Three lecture hours weekly.
TELC 178 Digital Animation (3)
This course introduces the student to 3-D computer generated graphic animation. The students will use animation software to develop skills in animation art and technique. Students will explore software interface and develop skills for working in three dimensions, with mesh modeling and multi-resolution sculpting. Students will learn to use materials, textures, texture mapping and unwrapping techniques. They will learn the basic concepts of animation and animating characters and objects. Instruction will include lighting objects in the 3 dimensional workspace. Finally students will learn the procedure for render- ing their projects for use in other media and game creation applications. Three lecture hours weekly.
TELC 180 Video Field Production (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. An introductory course in video field production. Students will learn the aesthetics and techniques of single camera on-location video recording and postproduction editing. Includes practice in planning location shoots, operating
camcorders, location lighting and audio, and video editing. Students will produce single-camera video projects individually and in groups. Two lecture, two lab hours weekly.
TELC 190 Script Writing for Film & Television (3)
Introduces the student to the process of writing scripts for film and television. The stages of script development will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on dramatic structure, character development, plot structure and dialogue. Three lecture hours.
TELC 192 Script Analysis and Production (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Introduces the student to the analysis and development of scripts from written form into actual video and film productions. Each student will take an idea for a short narrative film through the stages of concept, script, and finished production and produce a short narrative production. Three lecture hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need
TELC 195 Advanced Video Editing (1)
This course provides in-depth experience in the operation of specific video editing software and hardware technologies.
TELC 199 Selected Topics in Telecommunications Technology (1)
Provides experience in the operation of specific software and hardware technologies in audio, video, telecommunications and related media fields. One class hour weekly for 15 weeks or three class hours weekly for five weeks.
Offered upon indication of need
TELC 204 Journalism Practicum (3)
Extensive experience in the operation of a college newspaper. Students participate in editorial, design, advertising, and circulation activities. Requires a minimum of six hours per week of practical activity and two class hours per week. Also requires research into a specific area of newspaper operations.
TELC 205 Practicum in Radio Operations (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Provides extensive experience in radio operations. Students may participate in on-air operations, public service production, or news gathering and presentation. Requires at least 10 hours per week of practical activity and one 1-1/2 hour class period for each student for 10 weeks. Also requires research into a specific area of radio management, operations or engineering.
TELC 206 Practicum in Radio Operations Management (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 205. Extensive experience including all phases of operations management and decision-making for all activities at the student radio station. Includes FCC legal and technical compliance, selection and training of staff, music format, selection policy, news, station promotion, traffic, and continuity. Requires at least 10 hours per week of practical activity and one 1-1/2 hour class period for 10 weeks, and research into a specific area of radio management. Enrollment limited to student man- agers of the college’s radio station.
TELC 210 Special Topics in Telecommunications and Mass Media (3)
Devoted to a specific topic or area of expertise in audio, video, or media-related field. An opportunity for in-depth experience in an area not fully covered in other classes.
Offered upon indication of need
TELC 212 Broadcast Journalism (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Students will learn the fundamental principles and skills of producing local television newscasts including news judgment and story selection, information gathering, writing and editing copy, working with video and other visuals, preparation of news in various formats including packages, formatting news programs and basic studio production techniques. (two lecture hours, two lab hours)
TELC 215 Sports Production (3)
An introductory course in the theory and practice of television sports production. The course will provide students practical production experience in live sporting events. Students will experience a variety of production roles from producer and director to camera operator, graphics, and audio. Recommended Background: TELC 104. Three credit hours (Two lecture hours/two lab hours)
TELC 220 Advanced Audio Production (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Provides an advanced understanding of audio equipment in the field and in the recording studio. Topi- cal areas include sound reinforcement, recording studio techniques and acoustic analysis. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 221 Audio Editing (4)
Audio Editing is a lab course that introduces, through practical hands-on experience, the equipment and procedures used in multitrack recording and computer audio programs such as Pro Tools and Adobe Audition. Topics include waveform editing, MIDI editing, playback options, trimming, fades, and automation. Four class hours weekly.
TELC 230 Music / Multi-Track Recording (4)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Co-requisite: TELC 220. An advanced course in sound recording. Instruction in the methodology of both live and multi-track recording, including acoustics, micro- phones, recording devices, mixing consoles, loudspeakers, and software. Emphasis on multi-track recording technology including overdubbing, remixing and signal processing. Also studies basic industry practices. Two class hours/four lab hours weekly.
TELC 231 Advanced Recording Techniques (4)
Prerequisite: TELC 230. An advanced course in multi-track recording technology and recording industry practices. Topics include business aspects of the recording industry; studio operations and maintenance, current practices and anticipated future developments. Covers an in-depth study of over-dub- bing, remixing and album production through the production of recorded material. Students plan, develop and produce all aspects of a professional quality recording production. Two class hours/four lab hours weekly.
TELC 240 Audio for Media (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Designed to develop understanding of the relationship of audio production to various related media including radio, television, video, multimedia and film. Emphasis on sound design and on the creation and recording of radio spots, dialogue, music beds and soundtracks. Students produce several projects under the supervision of the instructor. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 255 The Impact and Implications of Social Media & Networking on a Global Society (3)
This course will introduce the theory of social networking, the study and analysis of diverse social networks, as well as cover the impact of social networks on individuals and on the local and global environment. This course will incorporate blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Second Life, Word Press, Meetup.com and other associated platforms. The social implications that will emerge as society continues to move forward with these technologies will range from the most positive to the challenging. Three lecture hours.
TELC 260 Broadcast Systems Maintenance (3)
Recommended background: TELC 140. Provides instruction in the maintenance of radio and television broadcast equipment. Emphasis on procedures common in daily routine preventive maintenance. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 270 RF Transmission Systems (3)
Recommended background: MATH 104 and ELEC 102. Provides instruction in the operation and maintenance of RF Transmission Systems. Studies radio and TV broadcasting systems, micro- wave, satellite and cable systems for video, audio, voice and data. Includes visits to various types of transmission facilities. Three class hours weekly.
TELC 275 Internship in Radio and TV (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104 and 207. Intensive individual study and field experience in a telecommunications area of choice to obtain in-service training at a broadcasting facility. Requires a minimum of eight hours weekly at internship site and one weekly class meeting for a progress report. Requires periodic written reports and a journal of on-site activities. May be taken only during the final semester. One class hour weekly.
TELC 280 Video/Film Business Practicum (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. This course introduces students to the practice of managing an independent production company. Students gain experience in program origination, program development, production, legal issues, copyright regulations, marketing and distribution. Participation, under the supervision of faculty and staff, in the college’s student production company, C3 Studios, is required.
TELC 282 Music Business Practicum (3)
Prerequisite: TELC 104. This course introduces students to the practice of managing a record company. Students gain experience in A&R, legal issues, copyright regulations, recording, publishing, marketing and distribution. Participation, under the supervision of faculty and staff, in the college’s student record company, Cayuga Records, is required.