List of Courses
EMC 101 Mass Media Communications: An Introduction (3 credits)
The course presents an overview of mass media as public communication and traces the histories and technological developments of print, film, radio, television, the Internet and emerging technologies. Topics covered include journalism, media management and business practices, advertising and commerce, social media, ethics, laws and regulations, and global media, with special emphasis on the role of mass media in culture and society. No prerequisites; open elective. This course fulfills the Global Awareness and Diversity (GLAD) elective at OCC.
EMC 144 Audio/Video Production: An Introduction (4 credits)
This course is designed to give the student a basic overview of audio and video production. Terminology and application are introduced through lecture and usage. The student will be introduced to the skills necessary to operate audio and video equipment in studio settings and begin to develop visual and aural literacy. This course is a requirement for all other Electronic Media Communications production courses. Five lecture/production hours per week. Prerequisite: Electronic Media Communications majors or permission of instructor.
EMC 155 Digital Audio Production (3 credits)
This course is intended to give the student a practical and theoretical approach to digital audio production. Emphasis is placed on script creation, voice recording, audio editing, multi-track mixing, and audio processing for use in radio and video projects. Prerequisite: EMC 144; Electronic Media Communications majors only.
EMC 159 Television Studio Production (4 credits)
This course stresses the importance of effective teamwork and problem-solving skills necessary for successful television studio production. Television studio production terminology, techniques, and disciplines are explained, demonstrated, and applied. This course builds on basic production techniques and skills developed in EMC 144 Introduction to Audio/Video Production. Emphasis is placed on creating and producing multi-camera television programs. Five lecture/production hours per week. Prerequisites: EMC 144; Electronic Media Communications majors only.
EMC 160 Radio Station: An Introduction (3 credits)
This radio course is designed to introduce the student to the terminology, technology, concepts, and structure of radio broadcast stations. Topics covered will include FCC rules and regulations, station organization, sales, ratings, promotions, control room operations, departmental interrelationships, technological applications and industry trends. Prerequisite: EMC 144 or permission of instructor. EMC majors only.
EMC 169 Video Field Production I (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the creative aspects and fundamental technical requirements of single-camera video field production. Topics covered include the mechanics of field camera operation, location lighting and sound recording, and basic digital video editing. Aesthetic principles such as picture composition, the relationship of sound to image, continuity and visual narrative are discussed and applied. Pre-production planning and legal and copyright concerns are covered as well. Prerequisite: EMC 144. EMC majors only or permission of instructor.
EMC 190 Internship I (3 credits)
The student, working with the faculty internship coordinator, will develop a learning contract containing specific educational objectives as they relate to that work experience and the student's field of study. Course requirements include a minimum of 120 hours of on-location work, maintenance of a weekly log which includes hours worked and duties performed, and a final paper outlining the student's experiences. Prerequisites: Sophomore-level EMC majors only. Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and obtain the recommendation of an EMC faculty member.
EMC 249 Electronic News Gathering: An Introduction (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of professional news gathering for electronic media. The role of news in media is explained, with emphasis on identifying basic forms of news delivery. Students will practice the techniques of determining a story's newsworthiness, researching, copy writing, interviewing, producing, writing to the image and editing news stories. Additional emphasis will be placed upon ethics and professionalism in electronic news. Prerequisite: EMC 169; EMC majors only.
EMC 251 Sportscasting I (3 credits)
This course is designed to present an in-depth study of the world of sports communications concentrating specifically on fall winter sports. Students will explore the techniques used in statistical research, production, and analysis of sporting events and gain reporting and producing experience. Prerequisites: EMC 144, EMC 159; EMC majors only or permission of instructor.
EMC 252 Sportscasting II (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of an in-depth study of the world of Sports Communications, concentrating specifically on winter spring sports. EMC students will become familiar with the techniques used to research, report and produce sporting events. Students will receive in-depth and hands-on experience in reporting and producing sporting events and television sports anchoring. Prerequisites: EMC 144, EMC 159; EMC majors only or permission of instructor.
EMC 259 Video Field Production II (4 credits)
This course is designed to enable students to become proficient in the technical and creative aspects of advanced video field production and editing. Students analyze the concepts and techniques of visual storytelling, pacing, and sound design for video and apply them to their own short-form projects. Field camera, lighting, planning for post-production and media management are emphasized. Three lecture/two production lab hours per week. Prerequisite: EMC 169. EMC major or permission of instructor.
EMC 260 Radio Station Operations (3 credits)
This course provides the basic principles of contemporary radio station programming, focusing on formatting concepts and strategies, marketing, promotion, and practical applications. Emphasis will be placed on the student's application of programming strategies through the use of OCC Internet Radio. Prerequisite: EMC 160.
EMC 265 Sound Design and Production for Digital Media (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the technical and creative aspects of looped-based audio production and how it is used in different types of digital media productions. Students will analyze and create audio to be used in media projects ranging from radio programming, television/video programming, and DVDs. Prerequisite: EMC 155. EMC majors or permission of instructor.
EMC 269 Television News Production (4 credits)
This course focuses on the skills necessary to create content and produce a weekly television production. Methods of news delivery are analyzed. Students conduct research and interviews, and produce, report and write copy for television news. Emphasis is also placed on ethics, professionalism and legal considerations. Five lecture/production hours. Prerequisite: EMC 249 or permission of instructor; EMC Majors only.
EMC 275 Producing for Radio (4 credits)
This course stresses the importance of effective teamwork and problem-solving skill necessary for successful radio production and is a culmination of audio theory and practical skills learned by students in previous radio courses. Students will produce original programming in the areas of news and public affairs, sports, college/community interest, and/or popular culture. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to provide informational and entertainment programming for the college Internet radio station. Three lecture/two production lab hours per week. Prerequisites: EMC 260 and ENG/COM 157.
EMC 286 DVD Authoring (4 credits)
This course provides a hands-on approach to the conceptualization, design, production, and assessment of video projects completed on DVD. The course will focus on strategic planning (including scripting and flow charts), creation of video and audio content, proper encoding of media, file management, creation of interactive menus, proper linking of all media assets within the DVD, and outputting projects to a DVD disc. Topics of discussion will include the history, characteristics, various types, and user interactivity of the DVD format, as well as various types of digital media files and managing those files on a network. Three lecture/two production lab hours per week. Prerequisites: EMC 259, and EMC majors only or permission of instructor.
EMC 289 Television Producing and Directing (4 credits)
This course is designed to build upon and improve the student's studio production skills, to further an understanding of the multi-source production process and to become proficient in directing and producing a studio production. Emphasis is placed on the correct use of television directing terminology. The aesthetic principles of producing, sound, visualization, and continuity are identified and applied. Five lecture/production hours per week. Prerequisite: EMC 159; EMC majors only.
EMC 290 Internship II (3 credits)
The student, working with the faculty internship coordinator, will develop a learning contract containing specific educational objectives as they relate to that work experience and the student's field of study. Course requirements include a minimum of 120 hours of on-location work, maintenance of a weekly log, which includes hours worked and duties performed, and a final paper outlining the student's experiences. This learning contract must be different than the EMC 190 contract. Prerequisites: EMC 190; sophomore-level EMC majors only. Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and obtain the recommendation of an EMC faculty member.