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BRDC 191

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 191 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
BRDC 226
Introduction to BroadcastingCrosslisted as COMM 226
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing; or freshman standing with a minimum of 12 hrs completed, broadcasting major, and 3.0 GPA in major.
Development of the American system of broadcasting and the telecommunication industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BRDC 227 is a production track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 228 and BRDC 359.
Theory and use of sound, audio production and vocal performance for electronic media applications. Write correctly and clearly for electronic media. Tools and technologies appropriate for electronic media applications using the college’s FM radio station and audio production studios. Basic numerical and statistical concepts to understand audience measurement.
This course is a prerequisite for: ADPR 450, ADPR 451, BRDC 228, BRDC 229, BRDC 359
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BRDC 228 is a production track course.
Concepts, theories, technologies, and techniques needed for planning, scripting, producing, directing, and performing in professional multi?camera remote and in?studio television programs, interview shows, and demonstration shows. Directing, switching, and operating studio equipment.
This course is a prerequisite for: ADPR 459, BRDC 360, BRDC 428, BRDC 456, BRDC 462
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel BRDC 227.
Utilizing the facilities of KRNU (FM).
Audio production techniques and broadcast performance.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Open to non-broadcasting majors only. Lab work in University of Nebraska-Lincoln facilities.
Basic audio and studio video production techniques and processes; studio operations, microphones, audio editing, talent selection and use, portable audio equipment, production planning/budgeting, cameras, lighting, new telecommunications technologies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Open to non-broadcasting majors only. Lab work in University of Nebraska-Lincoln facilities.
Basic field video production techniques, processes, and systems; cameras, lenses, mounting equipment, picture composition, videotape editing, audio recording and editing. field lighting, on-camera talent use, multimedia production considerations.
This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 291
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 291 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Junior standing; JOMC 160; BRDC 227.
BRDC 359 is a production track course, and is a prereq for BRDC 462.
Concepts, theories, technologies and techniques needed for planning, scripting, shooting, and editing different genres and styles of professional, single?camera video productions, features, music videos, instructional videos, commercials, and drama. Composition, continuity, sequencing, aesthetics, and audiences. Operation of professional video cameras and non?linear editing and graphics software.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 462, BRDC 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; JOMC 160; BRDC 228.
BRDC 360 is a production track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 462.
Writing scripts and preparing materials for broadcast, cable, and video streaming production processes. Audience composition thorough research of topics, and adaptation to concurrent delivery through multiple mass media technologies. Awareness of diverse audiences and use of statistics.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 375, BRDC 462
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 369
Prereqs:
Junior standing; JOMC 162, 163, 164, 165; JOUR 202;
BRDC 369 is a news track course, and it is a prereq for both JOUR 302 and BRDC 472.
Produce a news story worthy of airing live during Star City News. Produced live newscast aired in Lincoln. What is news. How to make contact with news makers. How to perform interviews. How to write a news story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. How to shoot and edit the video that supports the story.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 379, BRDC 472, JOUR 446, JOUR 450
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; JOMC 160 and JOUR 202.
BRDC 370 is a news track course, and it is a prereq for BRDC 472.
Clear and correct writing principles. Journalistic research techniques. Use of new tools and technologies to create broadcast news content for KRNU radio and other broadcast outlets.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 472, JOUR 446, THEA 481
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BRDC 375 requires a weekly radio sportscast shift.
Broadcast sports reporting. Play-by-play sports reporting.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BRDC 369 or parallel.
Intensive exploration of television and related visual communications technologies in the corporate and organizational environment. Formulation, production and applications of informational and motivational video communications in corporate and non-profit operations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 391
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 391 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Theory of visualization for television. Practical application of directing techniques. Programs analyzed in relation to translation of facts, ideas, emotions and attitudes through television. Program production experience in the studios of the university station, KUON-TV.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 454/854
Prereqs:
Senior standing and major in broadcasting.
Organizational and management procedures as they relate to the telecommunications media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 455/855
Prereqs:
Senior standing and major in broadcasting.
Radio and television program philosophies and formats with emphasis on regulations, responsibilities, economics and audience measurement procedures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Development of cable telecommunications systems and relevant regulatory aspects of cable development. Current and future projections of cable systems management systems-satellites, teletext, interactive, access channels, importation, origination, pay cable.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing in broadcasting.
Preparation of instructional television programs. Historical development of television as an instructional medium, learning and communication theory relevant to proper applications of televised instruction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 462/862
Prereqs:
BRDC 462 is the capstone course in the production track.
Produce multiple long-form, edited television programs to be distributed to a mass audience. Directing a weekly, live, thirty-minute television studio newscast. Advanced operation of studio equipment, graphics software and non-linear editing equipment. Prepare demo materials for a professional portfolio.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Senior standing in broadcasting or international studies.
Development of programming patterns and controls as well as cultural consideration of national and international systems of broadcasting.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission of department head.
Open to non-majors.
The telephone industry, voice and data communication and networking systems. Explores the development and structure of telecommunications, issues, services, applications, technology and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BRDC 469/869 is a continuation of BRDC 359 and 369.
Production of single and double system sound films. Production of videotapes for television.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 472/872
Prereqs:
BRDC 472 is a capstone course in the news track.
Produce multiple live weekly newscasts with anchors (news, sports, entertainment, social media) to be distributed to a mass audience.  Advanced reporting skills, knowledge of graphics software and non-linear editing equipment.  Prepare demo materials for a professional portfolio.
This course is a prerequisite for: BRDC 473
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lab 10, Lecture 8
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
BRDC 473/873
Prereqs:
Senior standing in broadcasting; BRDC 472.
Depth reporting and advanced production techniques necessary for the preparation of a broadcast documentary program.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
Techniques of planning, preparing and writing radio, television and motion picture scripts including announcements, interviews, talk programs, features, editorials, investigative reports and dramatic adaptations.
This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BRDC 491/891
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. BRDC 491 may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Permission
Independent study; topic and assignments to be arranged between a student and supervising faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per semester: 9
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Course may be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different. Topic varies each term.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom