Broadcast Technologies Courses

Supervisor: Jane Armellino, 908-284-7178, jarmelli@hcrhs.org

These courses may be used to satisfy the 21st Century Life and Careers or Career Technical Education graduation requirements. Please note: Prerequisite requirements for all courses are listed in the course descriptions. Please read these carefully to ensure that all prerequisite courses have been taken before selecting a course.

2020-2021 Broadcast Technologies Course Descriptions

#855 – TELEVISION/VIDEO PRODUCTION 1- 5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12

Television/Video Production 1 is a course that explores the fascinating world of digital video and television production. Students learn the ”nuts and bolts” of the production process, use professional equipment in a modern digital TV studio and gain experience with industry standard video editing software. Students work in collaborative teams to produce video projects using small cameras, while learning the basics of studio and field production, lighting and sound. Special emphasis is placed on creativity and the writing process. Classes also produce a daily news program seen in the school and throughout the community via the school's educational access television channel.

#856- TELEVISION/VIDEO PRODUCTION 2 - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: #855 Television/Video Production 1

Television/Video Production 2 builds on the skills learned in Television/Video Production 1. Students explore the techniques and styles of various video genres, while learning advanced production skills. The class is project-based and collaborative, and emphasizes writing, creativity and the development of professional skills. Students build on editing skills learned in Television/Video Production 1 and incorporate special effects to increase the quality of their productions. In addition, students in this class compete against other schools in a state-wide challenge to write, produce, and edit a short film.

Students who complete Television and Video Production I and Television and Video Production II with a grade of “B” or better in each can, for a nominal fee, apply to receive credits for Rider University’s course COM 131, Fundamentals of Video Production.


#851- RADIO BROADCASTING 1 - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12

Radio Broadcasting 1 is an introductory course intended to prepare the student interested in a career in radio. The course provides students with an opportunity to work in a real radio studio as well as examine the various departments and personnel that go into making a radio station function. The course is divided into technical and non-technical instruction. Technical topics include: sound, consoles, microphones, basic production and FM station operations. Non-Technical topics include: broadcast performance, news, programming and the history of broadcasting. Students may gain on-air experience through an optional weekly radio show. Students earn 1.25 credits for participation in this 10 week long optional radio show.

#852 - RADIO BROADCASTING 2 - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: #851 Radio Broadcasting 1

Radio Broadcasting 2 builds on the skills learned in Radio Broadcasting 1. Some students may serve as student managers of various departments at WCVH, the student-run radio station. The course is divided into technical and non-technical instruction. Technical topics include: podcasting, advanced production, and advanced station operations. Non-technical topics include: sales, management, interviewing techniques, population demographics, audience research, and copy-writing. Students may also gain additional on-air experience through an optional weekly radio show. Students earn 1.25 credits for participation in a 10 week long optional radio show.