Communication: Video Production - B.S. Degree

Department of Communication 
Office: 311 McEwen Hall

(716) 673-4874

Roslin Smith, Chairperson

Email: communication.department@fredonia.edu

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/communication

Focuses on the theoretical, technical, and practical issues of television and digital film production. Hands-on project-based major with emphasis on pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Students gain experience in multi-camera studio production, electronic news gathering, field production, documentary, and narrative. Topics covered include: concept development, visualization, writing, aesthetics, ethics, shooting and editing techniques, and sound design.  Please note:  at least 18 credit hours and capstone classes must be taken at Fredonia.

Major Requirements

Communication Core:

COMM 101Fundamentals of Communication

3

COMM 105Public Speaking

3

COMM 199Communication Orientation

1

Total Credit Hours:7

Major Core Courses:

COMM 102Mass Media and Society

3

COMM 155Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

3

COMM 251Audio Production I

3

COMM 254Video Field Production

3

COMM 255Studio Production

3

COMM 366Postproduction

3

COMM 420Communication Law and Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Track Courses:

One of the following four-course sequences must be taken at Fredonia.

NARRATIVE FICTION TRACK

COMM 309Film Analysis

3

COMM 361Script Writing Video/Film/Radio

3

COMM 454Fiction I

4

COMM 464Fiction II

4

 

or

 

BROADCAST TRACK

COMM 200Electronic Media Writing

3

COMM 307History of Television

3

COMM 358Television News

4

COMM 401Television Studio Production II

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Elective Courses:

ARTS 155Introduction to Film Photography

3

COMM 312Multimedia Integration

3

COMM 358Television News

4

COMM 466Sound Design

4

COMM 368Video Camera and Lighting Techniques

3

THEA 130Acting for Non-Majors

3

COMM 400Media Industry Management

3

Total Credit Hours:3

NOTES:

  • ARTS 155 is not an elective for the Broadcast track
  • COMM 400 is only for the Broadcast track

Total Credit Hours: 45