Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Broadcast Journalism Certificate

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This certificate curriculum provides an intensive course of study focused on providing proficiency in broadcast journalism skills, techniques, and procedures. This concentrated approach can assist those persons seeking first-time employment with a television news organization, those planning to change careers to a news-based field, or those currently working in television production other than news who wish to upgrade or expand their skills.

Total Credit Hours: 34

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills that incorporate both the technical and creative aspects of the process of creating compelling and accurate video/audio content for use in a TV news environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to demonstrate an understanding of broadcast-style writing and radio and TV news production processes.
  • Understand and employ the technical procedures involved in creating digital video and audio media in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with professional-quality computer software used in digital editing.
  • Understand and employ contemporary design elements to create visually stimulating and aesthetically balanced graphics and video.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with audio procedures to create audio and video segments and final projects with balanced sound that falls within acceptable levels.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including paperwork and computer file management.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of technical video and audio equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Develop a writing portfolio and a video/audio portfolio demonstrating journalism skills and technical proficiency for prospective employment.

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