“What I love most about video is the ever-changing uses for the skill set. Today, video is the key source of information and entertainment on the Internet, and it is giving this generation of students hundreds of new employment choices. ”
Professor Jerry Gibbs
Concentrations: Television/Digital Video
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Television/Digital Video is a concentration of the Communication major
The field of television and video production is exploding with possibilities. Perhaps you have an interest in TV news reporting or maybe you want to direct a Hollywood sitcom. How about streaming video programs on the web or even overseeing a live sports production?
Curry's television/digital video concentration prepares you for entry-level positions in all aspects of the video industry.
- Curry Film/TV Student a Finalist in NESN Producing Competition
- Communication Students Experience Hollywood, Up Close
- Curry TV Student Kevin Coleman Spends Summer with NESN Red Sox Baseball Coverage
- Communication Students Receive College Emmy Nomination for RED Camera Film
- Curry TV (CC8) Recognized Nationally for Marathon Bombing Coverage
Our television facilities are located in the Hirsh Communication Center, a full-service HD studio that utilizes advanced virtual set technology to create dozens of set options at a click of a mouse, in addition to physical sets in a 20 x 40 television studio.
The studio also includes classroom space and digital editing facilities, which include, AVID, Final Cut Pro HD, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. We are an affiliate for CNN Newsource and our TV Practicum class produces content for our college TV station, CC8, ranging from a regularly scheduled newscast to live sports productions including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, soccer and more. Students also produce and script creative content like comedy shorts and documentary reports.
Most of our students in the TV/Digital Video concentration take multiple internships. We have internship agreements with all of the Boston and Providence TV affiliates (FOX 25, WHDH, WCVB, WBZ, WJAR, etc.), the local and national sports networks like NESN, Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network, and many production houses including Powderhouse, Cramer, Boston Productions, and lighting design company High Output.
Students have also interned in New York, London, Vancouver, Cairo, Sydney and Los Angeles for diverse shows and organizations including MTV, "Inside Edition," NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, BBC, CNN, "The Jimmy Kimmel Show," "Extra," "Access Hollywood," and more!
Paid production assistant and runner positions for ESPN College Football, MLB Network, Comcast SportsNet and ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" have occurred for numerous TV students over the past few years, thanks to our strong alumni base at these organizations.
Your course of study may also include field trips to New York and Los Angeles to see TV and film productions in action and meet with media professionals.
|COM 2200||Writing for Broadcast Media||3 credits|
|COM 2740||Television Producing and Production||3 credits|
|COM 2760||Video Field Production||3 credits|
|COM 2761||Digital Video Editing||3 credits|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 1710||Introduction to Broadcasting||3 credits|
|COM 2700||The Business of Hollywood||3 credits|
|COM 2900||Multimedia Journalism||3 credits|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 3740||Advanced Television Production||3 credits|
|COM 3752||TV On-Air: Broadcast Reporting||3 credits|
|COM 3753||TV On-Air: News Anchoring and Performance||3 credits|
|COM 3755||Television Directing||3 credits|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 2070||Broadcast News||3 credits|
|COM 2620||Broadcast Sales and Marketing Research||3 credits|
|COM 3506||Media Law and Ethics||3 credits|
|COM 3550||Radio and Television Station Management||3 credits|
|COM 3600||Broadcast Law||3 credits|
|COM 3900||American Broadcasting Issues||3 credits|
Total: 21 Credits
Elective courses can also enhance your TV/Digital Video concentration:
|COM 2060||Radio/TV Sports Broadcasting|
|COM 2200||Screenwriting for Film and Television|
|COM 2748||The Business of Sports Production|
|COM 2762||Digital Audio Production: Pro Tools|
|COM 2780||Digital Documentary and Moviemaking|
|COM 3750||Television Practicum (CC8)|
|COM 3754||Golden Age of Television|
NESN (New England Sports Network) is looking for the next big producer and their search has taken them right here to the Curry College campus. Senior communication major, Michael Last '15 (Film/TV), is a finalist in a New England-wide search where aspiring student filmmakers are competing to win $20,000 in cash and a possible job at NESN, in a competition called NESN Next Producer.
In only his second year at Curry, transfer student Brandon Enroth '16 is interning for the Boston Bruins as a Communications Game Night Staffer. His job includes working game nights, transcribing player quotes and assisting with answering media questions.
For Curry communication major Kevin Coleman, the 2014 MLB baseball season was one to remember. He participated as an intern for NESN's Boston Red Sox television coverage from April to October. Kevin was part of an ongoing partnership with NESN and Curry's television/digital video concentration to place students in this internship for each baseball season.
Curry College Television's (CC8) coverage of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings has been recognized as a 2014 finalist by the National Broadcasting Society in the category of Video Magazine Program.
New York City is the media and business capital of the world and Curry students can be right in the center of the action with the Communication department's Semester in New York City internship program.
Have you ever dreamed of working at a major movie studio? Promoting the latest film? Booking guests for a nationally televised broadcast? Editing video for a TV Network? Or even acting in movies or television? Then the Curry College: Semester in L.A. program is for you.