Video Production

The Video Production Program offers a broad range of technical and media studies courses that place emphasis on creative production, academic scholarship, and media literacy. Students take a core curriculum with courses in the history of film and video, journalism, new media, critical studies, and intensive video production.

Our program prepares students to be original independent media makers and provides them with diverse production and analytical skills that can be applied to varied careers in an ever-changing media landscape.

The Video Program faculty consists of internationally renowned artists with extensive professional and industry experience in television, film, and video art. Within the major, students specialize in either narrative or documentary production and benefit from small classes where they are offered close guidance and mentorship by teachers who work actively in the field.

Students in the Video Program utilize state of the art professional HD video cameras, location lighting equipment and sound recording equipment. Editing facilities consist of non-linear digital editing labs with Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro editing software and Macintosh computer systems. As the field constantly changes and expands, the Video Program continues to update and upgrade its equipment to reflect what is happening in the professional workplace.

Our students have the opportunity to gain essential practical experience and professional contacts through the internship program which has direct access to a vast range of television, film, and multi-media production companies in northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan region.

Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Required Studio Courses (16 credits)
  • 21:089:104  Introduction to Video Production (4)
  • 21:089:204  Intermediate Video Production (4)
  • 21:089:319  Narrative Production (4)
  • 21:089:333  Documentary Production (4)
Studio Electives (6 credits from the following in consultation with adviser)
  • 21:080:261  Introduction to Photography (3)
  • 21:089:310  Intro to Mass Multi Media and the Internet (3)
  • 21:088:102  Acting Fundamentals (3)
  • 21:089:406  Expanded Media (3)
  • 21:089:407  Community Video (3)
  • 21:089:410  Video Art (4)
  • 21:089:440 or 441  Topics in Video Production (3)
  • 21:089:487  Independent Study in Video Production (3)
Media Studies Electives (9 credits from the following in consultation with adviser)
  • 21:086:201  Introduction to Media Studies I (3)
  • 21:086:202  Introduction to Media Studies II (3)
  • 21:089:256 or 257  Art and History of Film (3)
  • 21:089:280  The Music Video: Mirror to Contemporary Society (3)
  • 21:089:263 or 264  Modern Film (3)
  • 21:089:304  Convergence (3)
  • 21:089:309  Imagery and Culture (3)
  • 21:089:351 or 352  Topics in American Film (3)
  • 21:089:402  TV News and Documentary Writing (3)
  • 21:089:405  International Cinema and Media (3)
  • 21:089:445  Drama Writing for Television (3)
  • 21:350:363  Topics in Film: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
  • 21:350:364  Topics in Film: Cinematic Movement
Internship Requirement (6 credits in consultation with adviser)
  • 965/089:393  Internship in Video Production (3)
  • 965/089:407  Internship in Video Production (3)
ACM Department Requirements (6 credits)
  • 21:083:101  Introduction to Arts, Culture, and Media (3)
  • 21:083:301 Colloquium in Arts, Culture, and Media (3)

Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

Required Video Production Courses (12 credits)
  • 21:089:104  Introduction to Video Production (4)
  • 21:089:204  Intermediate Video Production (4)
  • 21:089:319 or 333  Narrative Production or Documentary Production (4)
Studio Electives (3 credits from the following in consultation with adviser)
  • 21:080:261  Introduction to Photography (3)
  • 21:088:102  Acting Fundamentals (3)
  • 21:089:310  Introduction to Mass Multimedia and the Internet (4)
  • 21:089:406  Expanded Media (3)
  • 21:089:407  Community Video (3)
  • 21:089:410  Video Art (4)
  • 21:089:440 or 441  Topics in Video Production (3)
  • 21:089:443 or 444  Dramatic Film Production (3)
  • 21:089:487  Independent Study in Video Production (3)
Media Studies Electives (3 credits from the following in consultation with adviser)
  • 21:089:256 or 257  Art and History of Film (3)
  • 21:089:263 or 264  Modern Film  (3)
  • 21:089:351 or 352  Topics in American Film (3)
  • 21:089:304  Convergence (3)
  • 21:089:309  Imagery and Culture (3)
  • 21:089:402  TV News and Documentary Writing (3)
  • 21:089:405  International Cinema and Media (3)
  • 21:089:445  Drama Writing for Television (3)

 

  • Meredith Goncalves
  • Meredith W. Gonçalves, is a photographer and media artist, based in New Jersey. She holds a MFA from Hunter College…

  • Jason Fox
  • Jason Fox is a filmmaker and teacher based in New York City. He has taught at Vassar College, Cooper Union…

  • Edin Velez
  • Edin Velez is a Professor and Program Coordinator in the Video Production Program. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Edin…

  • Kimi Takesue
  • Kimi Takesue is Associate Professor in the Video Program and an award-winning filmmaker working in documentary, narrative, and experimental genres. Many of…