Electronic Media Production (EMP)

Electronic Media Production

Course Information Cr Hrs
EMP-100 Still Video Production

This course provides intensive hands-on instruction in state of the art image editing, compositing and special effects. Students will complete a variety of projects using backgrounds, image layering and effects.

1-0-2
EMP-101 Video Effects

This course provides intensive hands-on instruction in state of the art video effects, compositing and special effects. Students will complete a variety of projects using backgrounds, image layering and effects.

1-0-2
EMP-102 Introduction to Electronic Media Production

Students will study the history of electronic media from radio broadcast through television to present day media delivery.  This course will include an associated lab designed to introduce students to electronic media editing systems available today.

4-2-4
EMP-103 Podcasting

This is a fast-moving hands-on course which will prepare the student to record, edit and store information in the proper format for web publication in the form of podcasts. Each class will produce a scheduled series of podcasts for dissemination on the web.

1-0-2
EMP-104 Lighting Fundamentals

This course provides intensive hands-on instruction focusing on the basic principles of lighting for video. Students will complete a variety of projects using different lighting setups and and techniques.

1-0-2
EMP-110 Sound DesignExplore microphone usage and mult i-layered audio post production software. Students will perform and produce commercial messaging, news delivery, and focus on varied audio elements of video production. 4-2-4
EMP-115 Studio Television Production

This course provides an introduction to multi-camera studio production. Students will practice camera operation, lighting, audio recording and switching in teams while producing various television formats including news, interviews and commercial messages.

4-2-4
EMP-117 Video Systems

This course focuses on the principles of design and operation of basic video systems. This includes live and studio camera operation and lighting techniques. This course supports voice, video, images incorporated in stage and video, recording and editing production technology.

4-2-4
EMP-127 Audio Engineering

This course explores the aesthetic and practical considerations employed in effective audio design in both studio and live production mixing. Students will study and operate multitrack recorders, digital editors, sound processing equipment and microphone placement. Emphasis will be on developing audio content, producing varied audio and editing the sources into a professional presentation.

 Grade of "C" or better in EMP 110
4-2-4
EMP-208 Digital Video Production

Digital Video Production concentrates on advanced video production and non-linear editing techniques. This includes field and studio television production and editing employing current digital production suites. Students will produce and post-produce several productions of increasing complexity including commercial messages, documentaries and music videos.

4-2-4
EMP-210 Photojournalism

Principles and practice of videography, still photography, news delivery, image processing, camera operation, and foundations of journalism are covered. Students will gather and process still images, video and audio in a newsroom simulated environment .

4-2-4
EMP-216 3-D Animation

This course focuses on the principles of design and operation of 3-D animation. This includes camera placement, lighting, designing and rendering virtual scenes. This course supports 3-D animation for commercial as well as full length productions.

4-2-4
EMP-218 Video Game Design

This course provides hands on experience in creating interactive video games as well as offering a historical and critical approach to the evolution of computer and video game design from its beginnings to the present. It brings together cultural, business, and technical perspectives. This will lead to an understanding of the history of this medium, as well as insights into design, production, marketing, and socio-cultural impacts of interactive entertainment and communication.

4-2-4
EMP-250 Digital Special Effects

This course provides intensive hands-on instruction in state of the art video effects editing and video compositing and special effects. Students will complete a variety of video projects using animated backgrounds, video layering and after effects. These will include commercial messages, video trailers and music videos.

 Prerequisite: EMP 208.
4-2-4
EMP-263 Producing and Directing Television

Students will produce and direct two broadcast quality videos, as well as serve as crew on other student productions. This will include extensive use of skills from prerequisite courses in addition to production scheduling, scripting, casting, set design and crew management. The final project will be a personal audition tape suitable for submission to potential employers.

 Prerequisites: EMP 117, EMP 127 and EMP 208 (or concurrent enrollment in EMP 208).
4-2-4
EMP-290 Co-Operative Ed/Intern/Related Elective

This course entails a supervised work experience in the major fi eld which provides the student with the opportunity to make practical application of the knowledge and skills attained. An individualized instructional management plan will determine goals to be accomplished. Seminars may also be required.

 Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credit hours and 2.0 GPA or advisorís approval. Please see the department chair of the specific program area for application.
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