Courses


BRCO 203 Fund of Television Production 3.00 credits
A practicum dealing with the technical aspects of television production along with creative generation of live, original programs. Students learn the basics of how television signals are created and transported, and then demonstrate proficiency in all crew areas concerned with live productions. In addition, this course provides a much greater sense of media literacy as it applies to mainstream messages in the media today. BRCO 203 will give the students the basic technical competence required for BRCO 303. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: COMM 101 Minimum Grade: D or INMD 101 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 203L
BRCO 203L Fund of TV Production Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 203 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 203
BRCO 204 Fund of Audio Production 3.00 credits
A practicum dealing with the technical aspects of radio management, programming, and production. Emphasis will be placed on the mastering of all operational procedures. This course is a prerequisite for all participants in KAGU, Gonzaga's FM radio station. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 204L
BRCO 204L Fund of Audio Production Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 204 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 204
BRCO 303 Intermed Television Production 3.00 credits
An application of the technical and aesthetic aspects of electronic news gathering and production. The class provides experience as camera operators, videotape editors, writers, and performers. Students are required to achieve a basic level of competency with analog and digital cameras, and become proficient in non-linear editing techniques. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 203 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 303L
BRCO 303L Intermediate TV Production Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 303 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 303
BRCO 307 Writing with Sights & Sounds 3.00 credits
A class designed to develop creative writing skills for the purpose of telling stories with the languages of aural and visual media. Traditional media of radio and television are the foundations, but new forms of Internet communications will be studied. Lab fee.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 203 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 320 Image Communication 3.00 credits
A study of the fundamental elements of image communication and examination of contemporary image expression as found in film, television, and print. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: INMD 101 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 370 Broadcast Journalism 3.00 credits
Planning, reporting, and practice in gathering and covering news for radio and television. As resources allow, depth reporting and documentaries. Lab fee.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 370L
BRCO 370L Broadcast Journalism Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 370 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 370
BRCO 450 Advanced Audio Production 3.00 credits
Organization, preparation, production of audio productions for a variety of media. Study of recording, mixing and editing of audio elements.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 204 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 450L
BRCO 450L Advanced Audio Production Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 450 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 450
BRCO 469 Adv Television Prodn and Prog 3.00 credits
Organization, preparation, and production of student-generated programs for telecast on live television (GUTV, channel 15). Students generate a news magazine show, a talk show, and a comedy show, and are responsible for every aspect of each production. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D and BRCO 370 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 469L
BRCO 469L Adv TV Production & Prog Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 469 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 469
BRCO 470 Broadcast Leadership 3.00 credits
Study the inner workings of various media leadership and management. Students will be exposed to media leadership and management situations which deal with day-to-day decision-making, staffing, departmental structures, human resources, accountability, research and strategic planning.
 
Prerequisite: INMD 101 Minimum Grade: D or (BRCO 204 Minimum Grade: D and BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D)
BRCO 475 Advanced Producing 3.00 credits
Course topic to be determined by the instructor.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 481 TV & Social Justice 3.00 credits
Examines the application of this powerful medium toward improving the human condition. Students study examples of this concept in today's media, then use their own analytical and production skills to improve the condition locally. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 482 Remote Video Production 3.00 credits
Provides advanced experience in scripting, producing, directing, and editing televised field events. Examples include basketball and baseball games, along with theatre productions. Lab fee. May be repeated for a total of not more than nine credits. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 203 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 482L
BRCO 482L Remote Video Production Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 482 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 482
BRCO 483 Adv Non-Linear Editing 3.00 credits
Students are introduced to state-of-the-art digital editing and learn how the technology fits into the industry today.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 484 Seminar in Live Television 3.00 credits
Allows students considering a career in live Television to specialize in roles of anchor, reporter, producer, or director. Lab fee.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 484L
BRCO 484L Seminar Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 484 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 484
BRCO 485 Seminar in Broadcasting 3.00 credits
Students take on more challenging leadership roles in GUTV broadcasts and post-production by assuming the roles of executive producers and directors, and project coordinators. May be repeated for a total of not more than 6 credits. Requires permission of Department Chair. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 486 Applied Radio Production 3.00 credits
Students work with the latest audio production technologies to examine the current state of the radio industry and to participate in creation of radio programming on KAGU.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 204 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: BRCO 486L
BRCO 486L Applied Radio Lab .00 credits
See BRCO 486 for course description.
 
Concurrent: BRCO 486
BRCO 491 Directed Studies .00 - 6.00 credits
May be repeated for a total of not more than 6 credits. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
 
BRCO 492 Independent Studies 1.00 - 3.00 credits
May be repeated for a total of not more than 6 credits. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
 
BRCO 494 Spec Project 1.00 - 6.00 credits
May be repeated for a total of not more than six credits. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 497 Broadcast Internship .00 - 12.00 credits
Application of the Broadcast curriculum in the controlled environment of a commercial or public radio or television facility. Prerequisites: third year standing, completed major 3.00 cumulative GPA, and permission from department chair. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
 
BRCO 499 Capstone .00 credits
Students must register during regular registration for comprehensive.