NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ
is an elective course designed to permit students to investigate and understand the
basic components of the television production process as well as television's impact on society.
The course focuses on understanding messages presented on television, use of production
equipment, writing for television, and producing programs of various genres.
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 four
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
1 Gain "media literacy" and be able to watch television and acquire infol1nation with greater
appreciation and awareness of content and how that content is presented,
2 Acquire an appreciation of television's place in today's society by becoming acquainted
with its history and development.
3. Acquire skills in television production techniques and equipment.
4. Create television programs in several different genres and styles, taking projects from
initial idea to finished product.
5. Learn to write and communicate clearly and effectively by developing scripts and
storyboards for various productions.
6. Learn the value of teamwork in creating effective television productions.