TV Production & Media Management

Bachelor of Science Degree: 188.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The TV Production and Media Management program educates students to conceive, produce, and market entertainment and information through current and evolving television platforms. The program addresses the creative aspects, the craft, and the business of producing fictional and nonfictional content, and prepares students to work in all distribution formats.

The TV Production and Media Management program combines the resources of DUTV, Drexel’s fully-equipped, high-definition television station, with a  comprehensive academic program to provide students with foundational experiences in the development, writing, production, editing, programming, multi-platform distribution, management, and promotion of television content.

The major offers a course of study of 18.0 credits with tracks in Comedy & D
rama Production, New & Non-Fiction Production, and Industry & Enterprise. Students are taught by and work with a faculty of notable industry professionals whose experience, passion, and contacts help prepare them to enter and navigate the competitive world of television.

The major is designed as a four year, co-op program. For more information about this major, visit the College's TV Production and Media Management page.

Degree Requirements 

All TV Production & Media Management majors take the same core courses for the first five terms (through the winter term of their sophomore year). These core courses encompass production fundamentals, digital media fundamentals, an introduction to television industry and enterprise, and beginning screenwriting. Finally, there is an introductory TV studio course, TV field course, and television studies course. The core requirements build a foundation for further advanced and specialized courses, taught in the student's area of concentration.

By the spring term their sophomore year, students select one of the following concentrations:

  • TV Comedy & Drama: Students who choose this track gain an education in fictional programming. They will further hone their production skills in lighting and editing; they will be introduced to acting so they can better understand directing actors.
  • TV Industry & Enterprise: Students choosing this track gain an education in the business of television, completing three courses in the LeBow College of Business: business law, entrepreneurship, and marketing. They learn about the financial aspects of television and are introduced to managing the IT area as it relates to television.
  • TV News & Non-Fiction Production: Students who choose this tracK gain an education in documentary, news and nonfiction programming. They will hone their production skills in lighting and editing; they will learn how to direct TV studio programs and remote programs using multiple cameras.
Degree Requirements
Written Analysis and Communication Requirements
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
Mathematics and Natural Sciences Requirements
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
or MATH 119 Mathematical Foundations for Design
Two natural science electives6.0-8.0
Arts/Humanities Requirements
HIST 203United States History since 19003.0
or HIST 268 Twentieth Century World II
English (ENGL) elective3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social Science Requirements
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
Social Science elective3.0-4.0
University Seminar Requirements
Co-op 101: Career Management/Professional Development0.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Free electives24.0
Visual Studies Requirements
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ARTH 103History of Art- Early to Late Modern3.0
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
Communications Requirements
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
Television Core Requirements
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Students select any three DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST courses.
Concentration Requirements51.0
Total Credits188.0

TV Comedy & Drama Production Concentration Requirements
FMVD 200Acting for the Screen3.0
FMVD 202Directing for the Screen3.0
FMVD 215Narrative Video Production3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
TVPR 230TV Field: Drama3.0
TVPR 240Producing for Television3.0
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
SCRP 241Writing TV Comedy3.0
or SCRP 242 Writing TV Drama
TVPR 201TV Studio: Comedy3.0
or TVPR 202 TV Studio: Drama
TVPR 351TV Comedy Series I3.0
or TVPR 354 TV Drama Series I
TVPR 352TV Comedy Series II3.0
or TVPR 355 TV Drama Series II
TVST 361Art of TV Comedy3.0
or TVST 362 Art of TV Drama
Total Credits51.0

TV Industry & Enterprise Concentration Requirements
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
TVIE 495Senior Project: TV Enterprise I3.0
TVIE 496Senior Project: TV Enterprise II3.0
TVIE 497Senior Project: TV Enterprise III3.0
TVIT 270Digital Content Delivery3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
TVST 361Art of TV Comedy3.0
or TVST 362 Art of TV Drama
Practicum
Select three of the TVIE practicum courses:9.0
Practicum: Promotions (example)
Practicum: Programming (example)
Practicum: New Media Management (example)
Total Credits51.0

TV News & Nonfiction Production Concentration Requirements
COM 260 [WI] Fundamentals of Journalism3.0
FMVD 210Documentary Video Production3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
TVPR 205TV Studio: Advanced Live Directing3.0
TVPR 220TV News Writing3.0
TVPR 221TV News Production3.0
TVPR 236TV Field: Nonfiction3.0
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 340Remote TV Production3.0
TVPR 356TV Magazine Show I3.0
TVPR 357TV Magazine Show II3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
Total Credits51.0


Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plans of Study 

TV Comedy & Drama Production

Term 1Credits
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 103History of Art- Early to Late Modern3.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
Mathematics course4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
HIST 268
or 203
Twentieth Century World II
United States History since 1900
3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
FMVD 200Acting for the Screen3.0
FMVD 215Narrative Video Production3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
SCRP 242
or 241
Writing TV Drama
Writing TV Comedy
3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
FMVD 202Directing for the Screen3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 230TV Field: Drama3.0
TVPR 240Producing for Television3.0
TVPR 202
or 201
TV Studio: Drama
TV Studio: Comedy
3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
TVPR 351
or 354
TV Comedy Series I
TV Drama Series I
3.0
TVST 361
or 362
Art of TV Comedy
Art of TV Drama
3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 355
or 352
TV Drama Series II
TV Comedy Series II
3.0
Social science elective 4.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course.3.0
Free elective 3.0
English (ENGL) elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
Free electives 12.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 188.0

 

TV Industry and Enterprise

Term 1Credits
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 103History of Art- Early to Late Modern3.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
Mathematics course 4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
HIST 268
or 203
Twentieth Century World II
United States History since 1900
3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
TVIT 270Digital Content Delivery3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Practicum: Promotions 
Practicum: New Media Management 
Practicum: Programming 
Social science elective 4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Practicum: Promotions 
Practicum: Programming 
Practicum: New Media Management 
TVST 361
or 362
Art of TV Comedy
Art of TV Drama
3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Practicum: Promotions 
Practicum: New Media Management 
Practicum: Programming 
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVIE 495Senior Project: TV Enterprise I3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free elective 3.0
English (ENGL) elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
TVIE 496Senior Project: TV Enterprise II3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
TVIE 497Senior Project: TV Enterprise III3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 188.0

 

TV News and Nonfiction Production

Term 1Credits
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 103History of Art- Early to Late Modern3.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
Mathematics course 4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
HIST 268
or 203
Twentieth Century World II
United States History since 1900
3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 260 [WI] Fundamentals of Journalism3.0
FMVD 210Documentary Video Production3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
TVPR 220TV News Writing3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 205TV Studio: Advanced Live Directing3.0
TVPR 221TV News Production3.0
TVPR 236TV Field: Nonfiction3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
TVPR 340Remote TV Production3.0
TVPR 356TV Magazine Show I3.0
Natural science elective4.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 357TV Magazine Show II3.0
Social science elective 4.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free elective 3.0
English (ENGL) elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
Free electives 12.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 188.0

Co-op/Career Opportunities

As the fourth largest television market and home of Comcast, one of the most rapidly expanding cable companies in the United States, Philadelphia is a major national television center. The TV Production & Media Management program takes advantage of this in numerous ways, including adjunct faculty, guest speakers, scholarship possibilities, internships, co-op experiences, and joint ventures.

The major
interacts with the Paul F. Harron TV Studios, which houses DUTV and two television studios. Students produce projects in the TV studios as part of their course work. As for DUTV, it will provide a laboratory in which students can learn, and will also benefit from the productions that students will work on, and in some cases, produce, themselves.

Drexel also offers a graduate level program in Television Management, and some students in the undergraduate major may wish to apply to the graduate program.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Television Facilities

DUTV, an educational access channel operated by Drexel University, provides a laboratory for students majoring in Television. The Paul F. Harron TV Studios houses DUTV as well as two television studios (newly renovated with a one million dollar gift to the College) providing students with workspace as well as hands-on management experience that is so essential to the program.

Film and video facilities include a shooting studio with a green screen, large and small screening rooms, a fully equipped television studio; digital editing facilities; specially outfitted multimedia rooms for all courses; digital video camcorders; 16mm film cameras, and lighting and audio equipment.

TV Industry & Enterprise Courses

TVIE 180 TV Industry Overview 3.0 Credits

The TV industry (broadcast, cable, satellite and internet) is explored. Topics examined include station and network relations, production, support systems, sales and promotion, revenue streams (advertiser, subscriber and hybrid), financial and legal systems that control TV, and program formats including TV content distributed by Internet, Wifi and mobile.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVIE 280 Research, Sales and Programming 3.0 Credits

Research, sales and programming are the core of the TV industry. Students examine the selling environment; the research process; the meaning of "audience"; metrics; the sales process; market analysis; program pomotion; and broadcast, cable, radio, and interactive media sales. Formats, day parts, scheduling, linkages and promotions are also explored.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVIE 180 [Min Grade: D]

TVIE 285 Media Law and Ethics 3.0 Credits

This course studies the intersection of media law and ethics. Included are: current legal issues in old and new media industries, the First Amendment, Congress and the FCC, licensing and regulation of media businesses, intellectual property and rights acquisition, and the foundation for ethical actions that result from multiple cross-pressures.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVIE 180 [Min Grade: D] or EAM 130 [Min Grade: D]

TVIE 290 Introduction to Money and the Media 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the economics of various segments of the media business, with an emphasis on television through its past, present and future incarnations. Instruction will focus on the business models for various media, and case studies of financial decisions faced by media companies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVIE 365 Special Topics: TVIE 3.0 Credits

This is a Special Topic course in the TV Industry & Enterprise Track that will have roatating topics that address current interests in the field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits

TVIE 390 Practicum: Promotions 3.0 Credits

Students learn the art of promotions through industry placements, including DUTV. Students will produce promos for TV shows, create on-air branding elements for stations, design promotion materials, and complete other tasks related to promotions.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D] and TVIE 180 [Min Grade: D] and TVIE 280 [Min Grade: D]

TVIE 391 Practicum: Programming 3.0 Credits

Students learn the art of programming a television station through industry placements, including DUTV. Students will aid in programming negotation and acquisition, log and systems preparation, and other programming related duties.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D] and TVIE 180 [Min Grade: D] and TVIE 280 [Min Grade: D]

TVIE 392 Practicum: New Media Management 3.0 Credits

Students learn the operation of new media enterprises through industry placements, including DUTV. Students will develop ways to develop, promote, and disseminate new media content related to the television industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits
Prerequisites: DIGM 100 [Min Grade: D] and DIGM 240 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D] and TVIE 180 [Min Grade: D] and TVIE 280 [Min Grade: D]

TVIE 399 Independent Project in TV Industry and Enterprise 0.5-12.0 Credits

This course offers students the opportunity to do an Independent Project in TV Industry & Enterprise.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits

TVIE 480 TV Professions and Business 3.0 Credits

An exploration of professions and opportunities for entrepreneurship in the TV industry through readings and guest lectures. After student assess their research, skills, and talents, they will research professional and business opportunities that match their future aspirations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Junior or Senior.

TVIE 495 Senior Project: TV Enterprise I 3.0 Credits

This is the first course in a 3 course sequence for senior project in the TV Industry & Enterprise Track. Students will survey market opportunities, look at the competition and design a plan for new product development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TVIE 496 Senior Project: TV Enterprise II 3.0 Credits

This is the second course in a 3 course sequence for senior project in the TV Industry & Enterprise Track. Students will survey market opportunities, look at the competition and design a plan for new product development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TVIE 497 Senior Project: TV Enterprise III 3.0 Credits

This is the third course in a 3 course sequence for senior project in the TV Industry & Enterprise Track. Students will survey market opportunities, look at the competition and design a plan for new product development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TV Information & Technology Courses

TVIT 270 Digital Content Delivery 3.0 Credits

Business models, technologies and opportunities defining digital content creation and delivery are presented as are content creation for mobile devices and electronic signage. Digital cinema and user interfaces that characterize the "N-Screen" environment are examined including revenue generation in Video on Demand, Pay Per View, and Pay Per Click platforms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVIT 275 Introduction to Information Technology for TV 3.0 Credits

Functions of IT in broadcast, cable, satellite and network operations and re-purposing of TV content through web-streaming and mobile devices are studied. Digital Asset Management, legal, technical and revenue implications of IT for traffic and station management are evaluated. IT is studied as a potential profit center in TV operations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVIT 365 Special Topics: TVIT 3.0 Credits

This is a Special Topic course in the TV Industry and TVPR Track that will have rotating topics that address current interests in the field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVIT 370 Monetizing TV Web Content 3.0 Credits

The course addresses streaming TV & digital media businesses, start-up funding, and venture capital firms, as well as, digital TV content delivery networks, platforms and metrics. Further topics include project management rights acquisition, intellectual property, encryption, pricing models, enterprise web casting, viral video, product placement, niche content, and user-generated video.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVIT 270 [Min Grade: D] and TVIT 275 [Min Grade: D]

TVIT 375 Web Streaming Project 3.0 Credits

Students create a web-streaming product and the plan to monetize it. Development strategy, objectives, methodologies, project management, video, web and workflow design are central. Design and implementation of a delivery plan and a short term version of the content complete the project.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVIT 370 [Min Grade: D]

TVIT 399 Independent Project in TV Information and Technology 0.5-12.0 Credits

This course offers students the opportunity to do an Independent Project in Information Technology (IT) for Television.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TV Production Courses

TVPR 100 TV Studio: Basic Operations 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on developing operational skills for all studio production facilities including camera operations and composition, microphones and audio mixers, basic lighting, teleprompter, video switcher and graphics playback.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 200 TV Studio: Live Directing 3.0 Credits

This course is an Introduction to directing live and taped multi-camera television productions in a studio setting. The emphasis will be on developing solid, basic directing technique that will be built upon in subsequent additional directing courses. Students will direct simple programs in almost every class.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 201 TV Studio: Comedy 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in producing, interpreting, staging, directing, shooting, and live-cutting scenes in a studio. Students also experience the challenge of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource, and technical limitations that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D] and TVPR 200 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 202 TV Studio: Drama 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in producing, interpreting, staging, directing, shooting, and live-cutting and producing dramatic scenes in a studio. Students also experience the challenge of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource, and technical limitations that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D] and TVPR 200 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 205 TV Studio: Advanced Live Directing 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build on skills acquired in TVPR 200 TV Studio: Live Directing. Students will direct increasingly more complex programs, primarily news and information shows. Additional directing opportunities for the production of programming for DUTV will be offered to students taking this course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D] and TVPR 200 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 212 TV Commercials and Promos 3.0 Credits

Students will analyze and produce a wide varity of television commercials and promos. Fundamental concepts of brand marketing will be presented and utilized in the production of student’s own script-to-screen commercials and promos. This history of commercials, both in the United States and worlwide, will also be studied.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 220 TV News Writing 3.0 Credits

This is a basic introduction to writing for television news broadcasts. Students will learn to conceptualize, confirm and write stories on deadline, and develop basic interviewing skills. Issue of journalistic ethics will be presented and discussed. Weekly story assignments will be given to augment classroom work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 221 TV News Production 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to single camera field production for TV news, exposing students to the basics of writing, shooting, field lighting and remote news production logistics. Students will learn techniques of video and audio acquisition as well as satellite, microwave and STL type operations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D] and TVPR 220 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 230 TV Field: Drama 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in scouting, prepping, producing, interpreting, staging, directing, and shooting dramatic scenes on location. Students also experience the challenge of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource and technical limitations that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 232 TV Field: Industrials 3.0 Credits

Students will learn to write, produce, and direct industrials, marketing, point of purchase and sales presentation video presentations. Strategizing, writing, shooting and editing skills will all be utilized as students produce 2 finished productions over the course of 10 weeks.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 236 TV Field: Nonfiction 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in doing non-fiction TV shows in the field. This includes TV documentaries, reality TV shows, news stories, and field segments for magazine shows.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 240 Producing for Television 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the art and craft of producing for television and examines every aspect of the producer’s role in the developing, selling, pre-production, production, post-production, delivery, and marketing of a show. Students will also learn the functions of all other jobs involved in a producation.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 242 TV On-Camera Performance 3.0 Credits

Students will receive practical experience in all aspects of television performance, including anchoring, reporting, announcing, hosting, and acting. This class is designed specifically for those production students with little or no acting or on-camera experience, but who will benefit from a greater understanding of the performance process.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVPR 315 Episodic Webisode Production 3.0 Credits

The students will experiment with many options for developing programming for streaming on the web. They will then create finished episodes that can run on Drexel’s website, other on-line outlets or podcasts. The students will also devleop viral marketing strategies to promote their work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 340 Remote TV Production 3.0 Credits

Students will learn all of the skills necessary to become effective crewmembers on remote multi-camera shoots produced by the Paul F. Harron Studios and DUTV. Relevant electrical, electronic and video engineering subjects will also be covered. Safety procedures will be taught, stressed and required of all class participants.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 347 Advanced TV Lighting 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build on lighting skills presented in TVPR 100 TV Studio: Basic Operations. Students will design and execute progressivley more complex and demanding lighting plots and participate in lighting setups. Remote lighting concepts for both single and multi-cam production will also be presented.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 348 TV Directing Workshop 3.0 Credits

This course provides real world experience directing television programming in both studio and remote multi-camera environments. Students will be assigned to direct a wide variety of program and promotional material for DUTV, including talk shows, news broadcasts, sports converage, musical production, narrative programs, theater and dance.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Prerequisites: TVPR 205 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 351 TV Comedy Series I 3.0 Credits

Students will start with scripts for multiple episodes written in SCRP 350. They will do all pre-production including casting, location, scouting, budgeting, scheduling, and production design. They will then shoot every page of script, getting all the coverage needed to produce finished episodes for DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 352 TV Comedy Series II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of "TV Comedy Series I" and will focus on post-production of the episodes. The students will log, organize, and prep the raw footage for editing. Teams of students will then work together to edit each episode. Completed episodes will be broadcast on DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

TVPR 354 TV Drama Series I 3.0 Credits

Students will start with scripts for multiple episodes written in SCRP 353. They will do all pre-production including casting, location scouting, budgeting, scheduling, and production design. They will then shoot every page of script, getting all the coverage needed to produce finished episodes for DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 355 TV Drama Series II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of "TV Drama Series I" and will focus on post-production of the episodes. The students will log, organize, and prep the raw footage for editing. Teams of students will then work together to edit each episode. Completed episodes will be broadcast on DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

TVPR 356 TV Magazine Show I 3.0 Credits

TV Magazine Show I" takes students through the experience of producing a 30 minute version of "60 Minutes" style magazine program, including studio segments, bumpers, field pieces, and final assembly. Special emphasis will be given to aspects of time management. This is a two quarter course, continued in TV Magazine Show II.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: TVPR 205 [Min Grade: D] and TVPR 221 [Min Grade: D] and TVPR 236 [Min Grade: D]

TVPR 357 TV Magazine Show II 3.0 Credits

TV Magazine Show II" continues the production of the TV magazine program begun in TV Magazine I. This is the "final production" quarter of the class, with students completeing packages for the show and putting together field and studio transitional elements. Selected programs may be shown on DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

TVPR 365 Special Topics: TVPR 3.0 Credits

This is a Special Topic course in TV Production that will have rotating topics that address current interests in the field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits

TVPR 399 Independent Project in TV Production 0.5-12.0 Credits

This course offers students the opportunity to do an Independent Project in TV Production.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVPR 495 Senior Project: TV Production I 3.0 Credits

Both production tracks in the Television major, TV Comedy & Drama Production and TV News & Nonfiction Production, take this first course in a 3-course sequence for senior project. Students will take on significant roles, such as producer, writer, director, videographer, or editor in the production of television programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TVPR 496 Senior Project: TV Production II 3.0 Credits

Both production tracks in the Television major, TV Comedy & Drama Production and TV News & Nonfiction Production, take this second course in a 3-course sequence for senior project. Students will take on significant roles, such as producer, writer, director, videographer, or editor in the production of television programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TVPR 497 Senior Project: TV Production III 3.0 Credits

Both production tracks in the Television major, TV Comedy & Drama Production and TV News & Nonfiction Production, take this third course in a 3-course sequence for senior project. Students will take on significant roles, such as producer, writer, director, videographer, or editor in the production of television programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is TELE and classification is Senior.

TV Studies Courses

TVST 260 History of Television 3.0 Credits

This course explores the history of television as art and communication. Topics include: the origins and development of television programming, the regulartory environment and the history of the business of television. Television programs, both fictional and non-fictional, will be viewed from the fifties through the present time.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 261 History of TV Journalism 3.0 Credits

This course presents a history of broadcast introduction in the United States. It includes an introduction to the origins, portocals, and principles of journalism on television. It also acquaints students with the prominent trends, programs, and reporting styles throught the decades leading to present-day norms and motivations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 361 Art of TV Comedy 3.0 Credits

This course explores the history of television comedy and examines its role as both programming staple and artistic form. By examining how sitcoms reflect our society and its most important social issues, the course seeks to enable students to gauge where both culture and the sitcom are headed.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 362 Art of TV Drama 3.0 Credits

Students will view and analyze prime-time, hour-long, dramatic TV shows, starting with television's golden age of the fifties and moving to television's "second golden age" starting in the eighties. Students will examine the relationship of the series to other programs, contemporary culture, and television history.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 363 Science Fiction Television 3.0 Credits

Students will view a progression of science fiction television shows from the fifties to the present time. Students will examine how each show uses an imagined world as a vehicle for exploring facets of our own world. The concepts and the production values will be discussed for each show.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 365 Special Topics: TVST 3.0 Credits

This is a Special Topic course in television studies that will have rotating topics that address current interests in the field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits

TVST 399 Independent Project: TVST 0.5-12.0 Credits

This course offers students the opportunity to do an Independent Project in Television Studies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

Television Management Courses

Cinema and Television Faculty

Ian N. Abrams, BA (Duke University) Program Director, Screenwriting and Playwriting Program. Associate Professor. Movies, film, TV, screenwriting, Hollywood.
Ted Artz, BFA (Tyler School of Art, Temple University). Associate Professor. Digital media.
John Avarese, BS (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Composer, film and video scores, mixing and sound design.
David Culver, AS (Graham Junior College) Manager of the Paul F. Harron Studios/DUTV. Associate Teaching Professor. Film and video.
David Deneen, BFA (Philadelphia College of Art). Associate Teaching Professor. Film & video.
Paul Diefenbach, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) Associate Program Director, Game Art & Production. Assistant Professor. Game development, real-time rendering.
Jeremy Fernsler, BA (Pennsylvania State University ). Assistant Teaching Professor. Digital effects artist; compositor and animator for the feature film visual effects industry.
Troy Finamore, MS (Drexel University) Associate Program Director, Interactive Digital Media. Assistant Teaching Professor. Advertising, design and interactivity.
Bruce Graham, BA (Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. Playwright.
Gerard M. Hooper, MFA (Temple University). Associate Teaching Professor. Film and video; European and non-western cinema.
D. B. Jones, PhD (Stanford University) Dean, Pennoni Honors College. Professor. Film and video; cinema studies.
Nick Jushchyshyn, MFA (Academy of Art University) Associate Program Director, Animation and Visual Effects. Visual effects, digital media and animation.
Matt Kaufhold, MA (University of North Carolina). Associate Teaching Professor. Screenwriting.
Karin P. Kelly, MFA (New York University) Program Director, Film and Video. Associate Professor. Film and video; filmmaker and author.
Yvonne D. Leach, MFA (Temple University) Department Head, Cinema and Television Studies. Associate Professor. Television studies.
David Mauriello, BA (Lafayette College). Assistant Professor. 3D modeling and animation.
Jocelyn Motter, MFA (American Film Institute). Assistant Teaching Professor. Editing.
Glen Muschio, PhD (Temple University). Associate Professor. Digital media, society, communication.
Lise Raven, MFA (New York University). Assistant Professor. Filmmaker.
Philip W. Salas, BS (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Utilization of advanced set top box data to measure fragmented viewing behavior. Impact of new television distribution technologies on traditional broadcasters and multichannel program providers.
David A. Schwartz, BA (Rider University). Associate Teaching Professor. Steadicam operator; cameraman.
Andrew Susskind, BA (Harvard University) Program Director of TV Production & Media Management. Associate Teaching Professor. Independent television producer and director.
Albert S. Tedesco, MA (University of Pennsylvania) Director of the Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management. Associate Teaching Professor. Impact of digital media on broadcast television; broadcasters' response to the challenge of new media; management of publicly and privately held communications companies.
Jervis Thompson, BS (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Digital media, interactive multimedia.
Christine Vachon Visiting Professor. Independent film production.
Michael Wagner, PhD (Vienna University of Technology) Program Director, Digital Media. Associate Professor. Educational use of digital media and computer games.
Gregory S. Wolmart, MFA (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Cinema studies; film history.
Jichen Zhu, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Developing humanistic and interpretive framework of computational technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), and constructing AI-based cultural artifacts; interactive storytelling, games and software studies.

Interdepartmental Faculty

Lawrence Epstein, MBA (Cornell University) Interim Department Head, Arts & Entertainment Enterprise. Associate Teaching Professor.
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