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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
Department Co-Chair
Major: Communication

Concentrations: Television/Digital Video



Television/Digital Video

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 working in video forensics?

Curry's television/digital video concentration prepares you for entry-level positions in all aspects of the video industry.

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Our television facilities are located in the Hirsh Communication Center, an all-digital video facility. We have a three-camera 20' x 40' TV studio, along with classroom space and digital editing facilities, which include, AVID, Final Cut Pro HD, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

Skills learned in Hirsh serve as stepping stones for access to one of the best internship programs in New England. Our students have interned at places like: MTV, ESPN, local Boston and Providence affiliates, and even Hollywood production studios.

Your course of study may also include trips to New York and Los Angeles to see TV and film productions in action and meet with media professionals.

Concentration Courses

Required:
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 News Writing and Multimedia Reporting 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

 
Semester in N.Y.C.

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.

Semester in L.A.

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.

CC8 Recognized Nationally for Marathon Bombing Coverage

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.

Meet Joe Morabito '06

Joe Morabito '06 has the kind of drive that has helped him build a career in one of this country's toughest industries: Hollywood. The communication graduate has worked for some very high profile shows already, including one of the most popular shows on television: ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

Meet Skubie Mageza '14
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Skubie Mageza '14, a communication major from Revere, Massachusetts has found success at Curry College both in the classroom and on the football field.  He also founded his own Dance team called 'Team Precise.'

3D Video Production Class

It's one of the country's most bizarre classroom experiences.   The dozen or so students-all wearing sunglasses-are listening to the professor's lecture.  But they're not outside squinting against the sun, they're deep inside the TV studios at Curry, learning how to produce 3D video content.  It's a first-of-its-kind class on the East Coast.

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