Media Services

Student Resources

The facility offers enhanced student learning opportunities. Students have access to state-of-the-art production equipment. The edit rooms and television control rooms are large enough for class/labs. Students are involved in hands on learning in a "real-world" environment.

The facility and staff serve as resources for Communications courses including the Entertainment Media Production Program http://www.volstate.edu/entertainment/?ref=az.  Students have access to state-of-the-art production equipment. The edit rooms and television control rooms are large enough to accommodate class/labs. Students are involved in hands on learning in a "real-world" environment.

COMM 2020 - Television Production

A basic course in video production techniques covering the principles of equipment setup, operation and care, lighting, sound, sets, props, and camera techniques. Practical experience in program production during supervised laboratory work.

Hours: Two lecture, two laboratory hours per week.
Credits: (3)

COMM 212 - Digital Video Editing

This course provides the student with hands-on instruction in all aspects of operation of non-linear video editing systems for television, film, and new media.  Skills developed include importing/exporting media, transitions, mixing, titles, effects and distribution. 

PREREQUISITES: COMM 2020 or permission of instructor.
Credits: (3)

COMM 222 - Field Production & Lighting

Continues COMM 2020 and 212 in a field setting, including intermediate and advanced shooting and editing techniques.  Students practice field lighting and audio, production budgeting and planning, script writing, and storyboarding.  Student production teams create professional-quality video productions. 

PREREQUISITES: COMM 212 or permission of instructor.
Credits: (3)

COMM 294P* - Communication Practicum: Video Production

Supervised laboratory or field work in video production. A planned program of independent study and work experience. The amount of required work varies with credit hours. Students may take a combination of practicum courses (COMM 291P*, 292P*, 293P*, 294P*, 295P*, and/or SPCH 296P*); only 8 hours may be counted toward graduation. Not intended for transfer.

Video practicum students can earn college credit while working on special projects in our facility or while working as interns at one of the area television stations.