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Department Goals and Objectives

I. Students will learn to communicate effectively;

a. Objective A: Demonstrate proficiency in written work;

b. Objective B: Demonstrate the ability to effectively apply oral presentation techniques in various communication settings;

c. Objective C: Apply the principles of interpersonal communication in collaborative production work

II. Students will develop their creative voices;

a. Obj. A: Apply media writing and production techniques to create original projects;

b. Obj. B: Apply and incorporate major concepts and practical approaches in a culminating experience;

III. Students will acquire a theoretical, historical, conceptual and critical understanding ofradio, television, and/or film;

a. Obj. A: Demonstrate an understanding of Radio, TV, Film by critically analyzing one’s own work and the work of others;

b. Obj. B: Construct solutions to production problems using the major theories and concepts in their respective disciplines;

c. Obj. C: Demonstrate an understanding of the history of radio, television and/or film.

IV. Students will learn how to create quality audio, video, and/or cinematic work using current and evolving technologies while learning the production process for radio, television, film and online content;

a. Obj. A: Describe and analyze elements in the production process;

b. Obj. B: Apply the fundamental concepts of production in radio, television, and/or film to complete a media project;

c. Obj. C: Demonstrate proficiency in using the current and evolving hardware and software applications.

V. Students will be prepared to pursue careers in media and media-related outlets or graduate studies in a related discipline.

a. Obj. A: Complete a professional internship;

b. Obj. B: Discuss the input and feedback from recent alumni (Not tied to specific courses; will survey recent alumni every five years);

c. Obj. C: Explore the opportunities for graduate studies.