Tompkins Cortland Community College

COMM210 - Production and Direction


This course is 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; prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100 if required by placement. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Spring semester.