Credit Certificate Program
The News and Sports Production certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in television news and sports production. Emphasis is on hands-on production skills used at broadcast television stations, media production companies and new media organizations. Graduates are prepared for positions such as associate producer, assignment editor, teleprompter operator, floor/studio manager, news photographer, video editor, and new media producer.
This program offers hands-on education in the exciting field of news and sports production as used in the broadcast, event videography and digital media industries. Students will learn news and sports journalism as well as field, studio, and remote production in their courses. COM*295 Internship act as a capstone course providing students with portfolio work and on-site work experiences in preparation for employment.
This 30-credit certificate program is intended as a stackable credential for students looking to specialize in news and sports video production. When enrolling in this program as a standalone occupational certificate, it is recommended that students entering the program either have an associate’s degree or higher or are enrolled in the Digital Media Production Associate’s degree program to improve employability upon graduation.
Students should meet with a Guided Pathways Advisor/Faculty Advisor to review graduation requirements and plan for future semesters by logging into MyCommnet and clicking on Degree Works.
News and Sport Production Certificate
|COM*129 Digital Video Production||3|
|Art*147 / COM*147 Digital Cinematography or COM*131 Audio|
|DGA*110 Computer Graphics or DGA*120 Digital Imaging||3|
|ENG*101 College Composition or COM*101 Mass Communications if|
student holds a degree or enrolled in the Digital Media production
|COM*220 Television Studio Production||3|
|COM*228 Broadcast Journalism||3|
|COM*264 Advanced Editing||3|
Total Program Credits
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in the production of various media used in broadcast television news and sports.
- Demonstrate competency in developing and writing scripts and stories in preparation of media production.
- Demonstrate competency in using the technology of media production including cameras, editing, lights, graphics and sound in news and sports production.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply style to news and sports productions including the various aesthetic elements that compose a media production (photography, staging, sound, editing, etc.).
- Demonstrate the ability to produce media quickly and efficiently, meeting deadlines and working with a production crew.
- Demonstrate competency in solving problems “on the set” with technology and other unknown contingencies (actors, administration, etc.).
- Demonstrate the ability to use the computer as a productivity tool.
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively a professional environment with a diverse production crew.
The News and Sports Production Certificate prepares students for positions such as associate producers, assignment editor, teleprompter operator, floor/studio manager, news photographer, video editor, and new media producer.
Most graduates holding associate degrees will be seeking entry-level positions, which pay about $25,000 per year, depending on several factors. Pay increases with the employee’s level of education and experience. Often students find employment after graduation through their student internship experiences.
National Average Salaries for the year 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Film & Video Editor – $54,040
Camera Operator – $59,040
Producer and Director – $70,950
Reporter, Correspondent, and Broadcast news Analyst – $38,870
Announcer – $30,830
Sound Technician – $42,550
Video Technician – $59,040
The overall job outlook in this field is favorable, although competition is strong for positions at all levels. For the latest, detailed salary information, visit: www.bls.gov
Professor & Program Coordinator, New Media Production
Office Location: Chapman Hall 606