NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL, NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ

MEDIA DESIGN

Media Design is an elective course designed to permit students to investigate and

understand the ever-expanding world of technology and mass communications.

This course is offered in conjunction with Broadcast Journalism as an introductory-level

semester course. While much of the focus of the class is on developing the more technical

aspects of the broadcast medium as "behind the camera" personnel, students will also be

introduced to presentation and performance skills as they collaborate and interact with

Broadcast Journalism students on specific projects throughout the course and eventually switch

roles during the second semester.

By the end of the course, students will have demonstrated their understanding of modern Media

Design through improved communication skills, collaboration, research, performance, criticism,

and written work. .

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Attendance: A student enrolled in this course is expected to be present at

Least 90% of the days that class is in session.

Achievement: A student must maintain a D-or better average for the two

marking periods.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

1. Improve personal communication skills, including public speaking and interviewing.

2 Gain "media literacy" and be able to watch television and acquire information with greater

appreciation and awareness of content and how that content is presented.

3 Acquire an appreciation of television's place in today's society by becoming acquainted With its

history and development.

4 Acquire skills in television production techniques and equipment.

5 Create television programs in several different genres and styles, taking projects from initial idea

to finished product.

6 Learn to write and communicate clearly and effectively by developing scripts and storyboards for

various productions.

7 Learn the value of teamwork in creating effective television productions.

Revised 8/2008

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