“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 students for entry-level positions in television and video production and/or on air opportunities. Students may find career choices at local and network television outlets, commercial production houses, cable facilities, LA, New York and Boston-area sound stages, and Internet video sites, to name a few.
- "Curry Prime Time Report" Newscast and Student-Produced Film, "Reflexivity" Win Top Honors at National Media Competition
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|
|COM 2740||Television Producing and Production||3|
|COM 2760||Video Field Production||3|
|COM 2761||Digital Video Editing||3|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 1710||Introduction to Broadcasting||3|
|COM 2700||The Business of Hollywood||3|
|COM 2900||Multimedia Journalism||3|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 3740||Advanced Television Production||3|
|COM 3752||TV On-Air: Broadcast Reporting||3|
|COM 3753||TV On-Air: News Anchoring and Performance||3|
|COM 3755||Television Directing||3|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 2070||Broadcast News||3|
|COM 2620||Broadcast Sales and Marketing Research||3|
|COM 3506||Media Law and Ethics||3|
|COM 3550||Radio and Television Station Management||3|
|COM 3600||Broadcast Law||3|
|COM 3900||American Broadcasting Issues||3|
There are several Curry College connections to the long-anticipated film "Patriots Day," about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, based on the book "Boston Strong," co-authored by Casey Sherman, a former Curry adjunct journalism professor.
"After Curry, I want to become a broadcast journalist for entertainment news. That's my dream," says Courtney Lee '17, who interned at FOX25 News in the fall of 2016. "I feel with the connections I've made and hands-on experience Curry has given me, I'm going to make it happen."
Melissa Randall '09 and Ana Bottary '13, both products of Curry College's communication program, are now thriving in one of the country's top news markets, Providence, Rhode Island. And although Melissa's title is 'weekend anchor' and Ana's is 'multimedia journalist', they both do so much more in the course of their work days. Watch Video
The student-run news program, "Curry Prime Time Report," and the most recent student-produced film from the RED Camera class, "Reflexivity," both won their respective categories at the National Electronic Media Association's student competition in Los Angeles. "Reflexivity" also captured an Emmy® Award for Best College/University Short Form - Fiction film by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter
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.
Do you dream about experiencing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Interested in working behind the scenes at a major TV/film studio? Want to assist producers, video editors, actors and more? Then the Curry College: Semester in L.A. program is for you.