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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Broadcast News

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following ROP course meets the UC/CSU Visual and Performing Arts “F” requirement. To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (“F” credit), students must complete a full year (two semesters) of the course and earn a grade of 70% or better.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Master the basics of three-point lighting, video camera techniques, teleprompting, research, script writing, basic computer graphics and titles, video editing and broadcast performance techniques. Students will serve in different roles, behind the camera or in front of the camera, and help produce the school site broadcasts programs, including daily programs and/or news magazine formats.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Video & Film

COURSE TOPICS

  • Orientation and evaluation
  • Producing the news show
  • On air talents
  • Equipment
  • Cameras
  • Lighting equipment
  • Audio engineering
  • Broadcast graphics
  • Switchers and connectors
  • Storyboarding
  • Public service announcements
  • Scripts
  • Special projects
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO)

Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

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