You're bright, creative, and eager to develop your media production skills. Maybe you already shoot video, write screenplays, report for the school paper, or host your own online music program. Even if you're just beginning the journey, the Academy of Media Production can be your gateway.
The curriculum design presents theory, technical instruction and practical application to develop students’ visual literacy as effective storytellers. Faculty and staff instructors lead the workshops and seminars and are supported by teaching and program assistants that represent some of the best and brightest students at the College of Communication.
Students select three of the five workshop options—Film, Video Field Production, TV Studio Production (multi-camera), Editing, and Radio. Each workshop is in session for six consecutive weekdays - Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 5:00 with an hour for lunch and on Friday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00.
The Film Workshop introduces you to cinematic storytelling. Every aspiring filmmaker should experience shooting in the original medium early in her or his career. Shooting film teaches you more than how it was done, it teaches you how to approach the craft and more importantly, why.
Let the film workshop students explain the experience.
Video Field Production
Video Field Production focuses on the disciplines of video journalism. Learn about story development, researching, resourcing, and effective interview techniques while producing a feature package and a profile project.
Watch the production students’ report on the workshop.
TV Studio Production
Television Studio offers the experience to learn and create in a multi-camera environment and work live in real time. Everyone directs an episode of the interview program Full Circle, as well as functioning in all crew and talent capacities. This is preparation for the final project performance productions.
The TV Studio students will explain in their own words.
Editing & Effects Editing
Editing presents the robust dynamics of postproduction. Instruction is customized to each student’s skill level, which allows for the integration of refined skills such as color correction, motion effects and animation as appropriate.
Watch how the students “cut it” in editing workshop.
Radio for Broadcast and the Internet
Radio for Broadcast and the Internet allows you to create, program, and operate a radio station, culminating in a live three-hour streamed broadcast. Instruction covers format programming, news and feature writing, interviews, spot production, field and studio recording, and audio postproduction.
See what the radio students have to say.
In addition to the workshops students participate in the seminar series. Seminars offer focused instruction in producing, directing, or screenwriting. Sessions include discussion, project work, and critiques. Students select one seminar topic and attend that session every Friday afternoon during the program.