Fundamentals of Television News Production Microcredential

Degree Type
Micro Credentials

The Microcredential in Fundamentals of Television Production is designed for students to develop the foundational skills of field-video and studio television production for news reporting. These skills include pre-production, field and studio camera operation, sound recording, using switchers and prompters, graphics and advanced non-linear editing. Students will also gain an understanding of live/live-to-tape studio production workflows and responsible journalism practices. This Microcredential consists of two sequential courses: AS3247 Introduction to Video and TV, followed by AS4870 Advanced TV: Studio Production. Students successfully completing the requirements of the Microcredential will be able to collaboratively produce news segments in the field and in the studio.


Students are required to take 8 credits by completing two video courses with a grade of B or higher at Old Westbury. (Note: Both of the courses in the Microcredential have pre-requisites that are not part of the Microcredential.)

  • AS3247 Introduction to Video and TV 4 cr.

  • AS4870 Advanced TV: Studio Production 4 cr.

Skills and Competencies to be Gained

Students who complete these courses at the stipulated level will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use portable video cameras, tripods, microphones, portable lighting equipment, and non-linear editing systems to create original video projects.

  • Use TV studio equipment, including TV cameras, audio boards, lighting boards/grids, switchers, and field production equipment such as HD cameras and microphones to produce broadcast-quality videos.

  • Use advanced post-production techniques to edit videos.

  • Employ responsible journalism practices to create television content that is socially engaged and reflects the diversity of the SUNY Old Westbury community.

  • Pre-produce video projects and television segments using the methods of brainstorming, researching, reaching out to potential interview subjects and pre-interviewing;

  • Write engaging television scripts and interview questions.

  • Tell a story using words and images.

  • Create polished video projects and television shows ready for public screening.

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