Wednesday – December 11, 2019

TV/Video Studio Production Assistant (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Media and Creative Arts / Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-701-2


For Information: 414-297-6433
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Spotlight your future in the broadcasting industry with the skills attained through this two-semester program. 

You will learn the basics of television and video studio production through courses taught in the Milwaukee PBS studios. The coursework presents an introduction to studio-based production, studio lighting, studio camera operation, and general TV engineering principles. This hands-on experience helps prepare you for an entry-level position in a studio environment.


Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, your credits can be applied toward completing the Television and Video Production associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — Studios for cable, educational or government access channels; smaller-market television stations; educational studios in high school and college facilities; and corporate video studios offer employment opportunities.


Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Apply basic principles of design and storytelling to studio and field productions
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic media software, tools, and technology
  • Assist in production from concept to completion
  • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings
  • Apply ethical business practices
     

Admission Requirement
  • High school diploma or GED

 

Possible Careers
Floor Assistant
Studio Camera Operator
Teleprompter Operator
Floor Manager
General Studio Operations

Related Programs
Television and Video Production
TV/Video Field Production Assistant
eProduction

 

Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

Sixteen-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

COURSES

Credits

     
(1)

TV-101

TV/Video Studio Production Techniques

4

   
(1) TV-113 Television Lighting and Set Construction ‡ 3

 

 
(1)

TV-121

TV and Video Production Workshop 1 ‡

3

   
(1)

TV-181

Video in Society ‡ 

1

   
(1)

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

   
    (or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡      
 
(2)

AUDIO-120

Audio Production for Visual Media 

3

   
(2)

TV-119

Operational Broadcast Engineering ‡

3

   
(2)

TV-122

TV and Video Production Workshop 2 ‡

3

   
(2)

TV-123

TV and Video Production Co-op 1 ‡

3

   
(2)

WEBDEV-102

Introduction to Digital Media ‡

3

   
    (or) EPROD-150 Introduction to eProduction
 
   
 

TOTAL CREDITS: 29


‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 


Page updated April 2019.