Tompkins Cortland Community College

COMM270 - Hollywood: On Location

Students spend 20 days in California touring studios, speaking with industry leaders, and working as interns on Hollywood productions. Intended for second year Digital Cinema and Broadcast Production -Television majors, the entertainment industry and the vast history of storytelling in Hollywood are explored and researched. Students produce a film or television episode working alongside industry professionals. They develop research skills, storytelling techniques, networking skills, collaboration and leadership skills. The course consists of 40 lecture hours in meetings prior to the Hollywood trip; 30 lecture hours during the trip; and 105 lab hours for fifteen out of the 20 days in Hollywood. Students must be in good academic standing with a 3.2 GPA or higher; they must submit a faculty recommendation and an application. The Dean of Instruction and the course instructor select a limited number of students based on the course requirements and completed prerequisites. Substantial course fee. Prerequisites: COMM 210; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 095 if required by placement testing; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 6 Cr. (4 Lec, 2 Lab) Occasionally.