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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts - Radio and Television

Mission

The mission of the Radio and Television program is to prepare students for opportunities in electronic media production, programming and “on-air” broadcasting, script-writing, directing, and film techniques. In addition to a variety of courses in social sciences, English, and other LAC courses, the program stresses the skills that will help prepare Radio and Television students in their careers. Introductory and advanced instruction in audio and video techniques are supported by hands-on experiences in our well-equipped Antoine Choueiri Radio and TV studios.

Total Credits
103
Apply Before
December 2019
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Program Educational Objectives

The program will prepare students to:

  1. 1.Lead a productive career in the various areas of the field;
  2. 2.Apply the theoretical, practical, and technical skills in radio, television and film in the industries;
  3. 3.Employ creative talents and innovative skills in their chosen field;
  4. 4.Act ethically as media professionals; and
  5. 5.Pursue graduate studies in radio, television, and film research.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  1. 1.Demonstrate knowledge of television and film creation and production as a craft and as a collaborative process;
  2. 2.Analyze and interpret audio-visual content through the perspectives of various theoretical frameworks;
  3. 3.Use written, oral, and visual communication skills to communicate information and ideas;
  4. 4.Acquire in-depth knowledge of the world film industry;
  5. 5.Recognize how media can be used as a tool to promote public engagement in current issues;
  6. 6.Produce media productions including directing, cinematography, editing, lighting, and sound; and
  7. 7.Evaluate the power and effectiveness of communication technologies and its ability to function as agents of social change.

Graduation Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete a total of 103 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 / 4.0 in their major requirements. The program culminates in a senior project that incorporates the skills acquired during the years spent at NDU. A “C” grade and above on this project is required for graduation. The 103 credits are divided as follows:

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Note:

  1. 1.AVF 315 World Cinema Survey listed in the Cultural Studies and Social Science category does not satisfy LAC requirements for Media Studies students. This course must only be taken as major course;
  2. 2.Media Studies students may satisfy 3 credits of their Ethics requirement by taking COA 360 Media Ethics;
  3. 3.Media Studies students may satisfy 3 credits of their Cultural Studies and Social Science requirements by taking COA 350 Current Issues.

Concentration (12cr.)

Students must choose one group of the following concentration areas:

Free Electives (3cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)

COA

201

Mass Media Essentials

3 cr.

AVF

225

Lighting Fundamentals

2 cr.

AVF

271

Introduction to Sound

2 cr.

AVF

275

Editing Fundamentals

2 cr.

AVF

213

Art of the Film

3 cr.

ENL

213

LAC

3 cr.

Spring Semester Year I (15cr.)

AVF

210

Acting Workshop

2 cr.

AVF

221

The Art of Images

3 cr.

AVF

226

Advanced Lighting

2 cr.

AVF

273

Sound for Film

2 cr.

ENL

223

LAC

3 cr.

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LAC

3 cr.

Summer Semester Year I (9cr.)

 

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LAC

3 cr.

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LAC

3 cr.

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LAC

3 cr.

Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)

AVF

310

Scriptwriting

3 cr.

AVF

312

Film Theory & Aesthetics

3 cr.

AVF

320

Directing Fundamentals

3 cr.

COA

359

Mass Media and Society

3 cr.

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Pool Course

3 cr.

Spring Semester Year II (16cr.)

AVF

311

The Art of Documentary

3 cr.

AVF

325

Directing and Acting Skills

3 cr.

AVF

330

Television Production

3 cr.

COA

362

Mass Communications Research

3 cr.

AVF

480

Internship for Radio, TV and Film

1 cr.

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LAC

3 cr.

Summer Semester Year II (6cr.)

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LAC

3 cr.

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Pool Course

3 cr.

Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)

AVF

453

Television Dramatic Production

3 cr.

AVF

490

Senior Study

3 cr.

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Concentration Course

3 cr.

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Concentration Course

3 cr.

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LAC

3 cr.

Spring Semester Year III (12cr.)

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Concentration Course

3 cr.

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Concentration Course

3 cr.

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LAC

3 cr.

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Free Elective

3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total 103 Credits
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