Spring 2016 Syllabus

Principles of Broadcast Production  JRNL 3644 (TV-1)

Instructor: Adam McPherson

(Week 1-8) Tuesdays and Thursdays, ATLAS Production Studio

(Week 9-16) Tuesdays and Thursdays, Armory 218

Email: amcphersa@gmail.com (best way to contact me)
Cell: (248) 767-4627
Class Website: www.tvproduction1.com
Office Hours: By appointment

One of the most challenging things in life is figuring out who you want to be, and what you want to do for a career. In this class, consider yourself a seeker, embarking on a journey towards your goals. Maybe you want to be an on-camera presenter, an anchor or a reporter. Maybe you want to work behind the scenes producing news or documentaries, writing scripts, operating cameras and editing. Whatever your goals, I want to help every one of you succeed.

To work well in this profession it helps to have a solid background in journalism and production. But talent and skill alone are not enough. Broadcast professionals will advise you to seek out opportunities and learn everything you can. They will recommend strongly that you do internships and get to know people who work in the business.

The path ahead is sometimes rocky and it will require commitment on your part to stay the course. But don’t be afraid to wander a bit and to step outside of your comfort zone. It’s OK to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.


Teaching Philosophy

Required Text and Supplies

What's Expected From You?


Grading Rubrics

Time Table