Tompkins Cortland Community College

COMM210 - Production and Direction

An introduction to the directing language and techniques from the viewpoint of the director of both broadcast and sitcom television. Students explore the different production dynamics between broadcast format and sitcom television/film style. Major objectives are to develop a basic competence in the fundamentals of studio directing, to introduce the creative dimensions of the television medium of human communication, and to develop skills working as a production team. Students will learn to work with performers, production crew and scripts. Substantial outside preparation for the laboratories will be required. Open to Broadcast Production, Communication and Media Arts, Creative Writing, and Digital Cinema program majors. Prerequisites: COMM 120 or COMM 140; MATH 090 and RDNG 099 if required by placement testing; ENGL 099 or prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ESL 120, 121, and 122 (or prior completion of ESL 103) if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Spring semester.