Courses offered relating to Sports Broadcasting

MCOM 3026 - Media Practicum (Sports Broadcasting) This is a credit/no credit course.

Catalog description - Advanced instruction in practice and projects. Students perform assigned work with co-curricular activities (KSHU-FM, Cable Channel 7, The Houstonian, student news, and Priority One PR) in a laboratory environment. Variable Credit (1-3).

Prerequisite: Faculty Approval.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Gain live sports production experience;
  • Expand your personal portfolio by producing live sporting events on the Mass Communication YouTube page, SHSU athletics YouTube page and GoBearkats website, and ESPN3;
  • Gain in depth experience on a variety of production equipment including TriCaster switchers, Ross switchers, 3Play, several different types of cameras, several different audio boards, Expression graphics software, several different types of microphones, etc.

 

 

MCOM 4022 - Special Topic (Sports Broadcasting) This is a graded course.

Catalog description - This course uses a case study approach to explore managerial goal setting, strategic thinking, budgeting, and working with clients. Successful problem solving, critical thinking, and leadership styles will be examined in depth. Prerequisite: MCOM 1332, 9 hours of MCOM, and Senior standing.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Gain live sports production experience;
  • Expand your personal portfolio by producing live sporting events on the Mass Communication YouTube page, SHSU athletics YouTube page and GoBearkats website, and ESPN3;
  • Gain in depth experience on a variety of production equipment including TriCaster switchers, Ross switchers, 3Play, several different types of cameras, several different audio boards, Expression graphics software, several different types of microphones, etc.
  • Gain leadership experience in leading a live sports production.

 

MCOM 3379 - Multi Camera Field Production

Catalog description - This course emphasizes the techniques and approaches to multi-camera directing and production. MCOM 3379 will train students in various remote production contexts, including sports, dance, music, and special events coverage. Students are expected to produce original content for broadcast on Cable Channel 7. Credit 3. Prerequisite: MCOM 1332, MCOM 1371, MCOM 2371, MCOM 3372.

 

Course Objectives:

To obtain an understanding of all that goes into a field production, provide skills needed to create field productions and successfully participate in various productions.

 

At the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Develop planning, control, and coordination skills for production work.
  • Understand the need for leadership and teamwork in a professional production.
  • Creatively demonstrate the production process using the norms of production processes as well as adding to that experience with personal skill development.
  • Facilitate a multi-camera field production from start to finish.
  • Have a basic understanding of all roles and responsibilities within a production.