This course provides a practical understanding of general TV production techniques and the ability to put them into practice in a variety of genres.
In this course students learn to produce television journalism. The course focuses on television news production. Students produce a television news bulletin Rhodes University TV News (RUTV News) aimed at the Grahamstown community. The news bulletin is streamed over the internet. As the produce the bulletin they learn writing for television news, field reporting, shooting and editing and putting together a bulletin. Students also gain extensive experience in interviewing and structuring a story. The course provides some theoretical grouding in the principles of television journalism. In the third term students explore a different genre of factual television programming, which allows them to clearly differentiate between the conventions and underlying principles of this genre and those television news.
This course provides a practical understanding of general TV production techniques and the ability to put them into practice in a variety of genres, including a full-length 24-minute documentary. Although some students may proceed from this course to becomes specialists in specific fields of production, it is designed primarily to produce multi-skilled professionals. The outcomes of the course include high-levels journalism, Technical and creative skills and the ability to integrate theory and practice.
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