Broadcasting and Production Technology

Broadcasting and Production Technology

Are you considering a major in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, film, communications, or advertising? The modern, digital landscape requires our students to be self-guided and multi-talented media entrepreneurs. The new Broadcast and Production Technology program at Central Piedmont will prepare you to work in a variety of media-related venues and services via a variety of courses in multimedia, mass communication, journalism, digital storytelling, and law and ethics.

What You Will Learn

The broadcasting and production technology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the digital journalism and media industry. Content creation and focused journalism writing are two of the main components of the program; you will learn content creation and production skills that will help you find employment in our digital, new media economy. You will learn to use key technologies, such as Final Cut Prog, Protools, and Avid Editor, and how to operate cameras and film grips, audio, assist in the operations of the show or film, to write news scripts, and to research information as part of news reporting. We also offer journalism, digital media, marketing, editing, and technology courses and internship hours.

The curriculum prepares you for entry-level employment in production support and selected technical areas of film, video, broadcasting, and other media production, such as television news production assistants, film production assistants, or associate or assistant television producers. Technical elective courses provide you with a number of options, depending upon your goals and interests within media production, such as the creation, manipulation, and animation of digital images, and, for those who are entrepreneurially-inclined, the creation of your own media business.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our program features fields trips, guest speakers, and learning in a working studio to equip you with the hands-on, real world education you need to succeed. Learn from faculty who are respected in their field, such as Christopher Pittman, a film editor whose most recent project was awarded at international film festivals and appeared in Toronto, Napa Valley and New York City fests, and Elizabeth Rogers, a former "Charlotte Observer" reporter who has taught a number of Charlotte's working reporters the job of journalism, including Ryan Pitkin, former editor-in-chief of "Creative Loafing" magazine.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning  — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

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