Courses offered relating to Sports Broadcasting

 

MCOM 2374. Sports Media Production I. 3 Hours.

Students learn the basics of live sports broadcast production. Students learn proper setup and operation of field equipment, roles and responsibilities necessary for a live production, troubleshooting equipment in the field, and working with broadcast crews and sports organizations. The class may include lectures on broadcast policies and politics along with hands-on field experience.

Prerequisite: MCOM 2371.

 

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 3365. Broadcast Performance. 3 Hours.

This course will prepare students for positions in announcing broadcast journalism for television, radio, and online. Students will examine techniques of voice and movement on television news, broadcast news announcing styles, interviewing techniques, and specialized announcing of events such as sports or cultural events.

 

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.

 

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 4374. Sports Media Production II. 3 Hours.

Students learn advanced production techniques for live sports broadcast productions, as well as advanced broadcasting policies, ethics and standards. They learn crew management and organization, pre-production strategies, production techniques, and post-production skills; students will also get extensive field experience in directing live and recorded sports productions for a variety of distribution platforms.