B.S. in Television-Radio

Peter Johanns, Associate Professor and Program Director

 

The bachelor of science in television-radio is a four-year curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in media communications, including radio and television broadcasting and other communication-related professions. Majors in the television-radio degree must elect one of six concentrations before registration for the first semester of their sophomore year. Transfer credits must indicate a choice of concentration when applying for admission to the degree program. Concentration in a specific area is never at the expense of a broad education, and extensive study in the liberal arts is required.

Academic Policies

Television-radio majors must complete the departmental requirements and one set of concentration requirements. In addition to meeting general College guidelines for academic standing and Park School academic policies, majors in television-radio are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50. All majors must complete a minimum of 60 credits outside communications, which includes the distribution requirements, and a minimum of 50 percent of their credits (normally 60 credits) in courses designated as liberal arts. Students applying for internal transfer to the B.S. in television-radio from other majors at Ithaca College (including majors within the Park School) must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, but this minimum does not guarantee acceptance.

 

Television-radio majors are required to earn a grade no lower than C- in all required courses for their major with a TVR prefix to the course number.

Core requirements

GCOM 13000S'Park!: Igniting your Future in Communications

1

TVR 11500Introduction to Field Production

4

TVR 12400Introduction to Media Industries

4

TVR 46000Senior Seminar

3

TVR 46000: Liberal arts course

Choose one of the following:

TVR 13100Media Writing

3

TVR 13400Developing Story Narratives

3

Developing Story Narratives: Students in the scriptwriting concentration are required to take both TVR 13100 Media Writing and TVR 13400 Developing Story Narratives.

TVR 13100 and TVR 13400: Liberal arts courses

 

Choose one of the following:

TVR 25100Critical Thinking and Mass Communication

3

TVR 26000Quantitative Mass Media Research Methods

3

TVR 26200Qualitative Mass Media Research Methods

3

Total Credit Hours:24-26

TVR 25100, TVR 26000, and TVR 26200: liberal arts courses

Choose one of the following:

TVR 31200Government and Media

3

TVR 31301-31399Topics in Media Law and Policy

4

TVR 31200, TVR 31301-31399: Liberal arts courses

Choose one of the following:

TVR 32200New Telecommunications Technologies

3

TVR 32001-32099Topics in Media Technology

4

TVR 32200, TVR 32001-TVR 32099: Liberal arts courses

Supplemental requirements

WRTG 1xxxxIntroductory writing course

3

Business or economics course

3

Computer science course

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Communications studies course, introductory writing course: liberal arts courses

Additional requirements for the media production concentration

TVR 10500Introduction to Audio

2

TVR 10700Introduction to Television Studio Production

2

Choose one of the following:

TVR 12200Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Analysis

3

CNPH 10100Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis

3

TVR 12200 and CNPH 10100: liberal arts courses

Complete one of the following two-course sequences:

TVR 21500Fiction Field Production 1

4

TVR 31500Fiction Field Production II

4

or

TVR 22500Television Production and Direction

4

TVR 30400Advanced Studio Production

4

or

TVR 27100Audio Production

4

TVR 37100Advanced Audio Production

4

or

TVR 29900Nonfiction Production

4

TVR 39900Documentary Workshop

4

TVR 39900: Liberal arts course

Select 4-8 credits of additional coursework from the following (4 credits must be at level-3 or above):

TVR 21500Fiction Field Production 1

4

TVR 22500Television Production and Direction

4

TVR 27100Audio Production

4

TVR 29900Nonfiction Production

4

TVR 30400Advanced Studio Production

4

TVR 30300Program Development for Entertainment Media

4

TVR 30900Motion Graphics and Animation

4

TVR 31000Experimental Media: Production and Criticism

4

TVR 31500Fiction Field Production II

4

TVR 37100Advanced Audio Production

4

TVR 39900Documentary Workshop

4

TVR 40001-40099 Topics in Media Production

1-4

TVR 49100Senior Media Thesis

4

Total Credit Hours:19-23

Additional requirements for the audio production concentration

PHYS 16000Physics of Sound

3

MUNM 25100Music and the Media

3

TVR 27100Audio Production

4

TVR 37100Advanced Audio Production

4

TVR 47100Audio Workshop

4

PHYS 16000 and MUNM 25100: liberal arts courses

Choose two of the following:

THEA 22500Theatrical Design I: Sound

3

THEA 31500Theatre Technology II: Sound

3

MUMC 14500Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

2

MUMC 24800Digital Sound Production

2

MUMC 24900Techniques and Analysis of Electroacoustic Music Composition

2

MUMC 25000Digital Recording and Editing

2

MUMC 34800Advanced Microphone Techniques

3

MUMC 34900Advanced Recording Techniques

3

Total Credit Hours:22-24

THPA 30600, THPA 30700, MUMC 14500, MUMC 24800, MUMC 24900, and MUMC 25000: liberal arts courses

Additional requirements for the scriptwriting concentration

TVR 13400Developing Story Narratives

3

CNPH 23300Screenwriting

3

TVR 33300Writing for Series Television

3

TVR 43100Advanced Writing for Television and Radio

3

TVR 13400: liberal arts course

TVR 13400: Students in the scriptwriting concentration are required to take both TVR 13100 Media Writing and TVR 13400 Developing Story Narratives.

Choose one of the following:

TVR 12200Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Analysis

3

CNPH 10100Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours:15

TVR 12200 and CNPH 10100: liberal arts courses

Additional requirements for the international communications concentration

TVR 22000Global Flow of Information

3

TVR 46200Seminar in Geomedia

3

TVR 22000 and TVR 46200: liberal arts courses

Choose one of the following:

POLT 12900Introduction to Global Studies

3

POLT 12900 and ANTH 12900: liberal arts courses

Choose one of the following:

TVR 32400European Mass Media

3

or

TVR 32500Seminar in Development Communications

3

Two additional electives outside of Park School of Communications

6

Total Credit Hours:18

TVR 32400 and TVR 32500: liberal arts courses

Two additional electives outside of Park School of Communications: Electives must be from the list of international course options available from the coordinator of the international communications concentration and minor.

Additional requirements for the documentary production concentration

TVR 11500Introduction to Field Production

4

TVR 13400Developing Story Narratives

3

TVR 29900Nonfiction Production

4

TVR 39900Documentary Workshop

4

TVR 49100Senior Media Thesis

4

TVR 13400 and TVR 39900: liberal arts courses

TVR 13400: Students in the documentary production concentration are required to take both TVR 13100 Media Writing and TVR 13400 Developing Story Narratives.

Choose one of the following:

TVR 12200Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Analysis

3

CNPH 10100Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours:22

TVR 12200 and CNPH 10100: liberal arts courses

Additional requirements for the directed studies concentration

Selected communications courses

12

Total Credit Hours:12

A plan of study that differs from other concentrations by at least two courses, together with a rationale, must be developed by the student in consultation with his or her adviser and approved by the chair of the television and radio department.

Summary

Core requirements

24-26

Supplemental requirements

12

Concentration requirements

12-23

Electives

59-72

Total, B.S. in television-radio

120

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