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Broadcast Media

Welcome to the Broadcast Media Department!

 

The Broadcast Media Department offers CHS students a variety of electives that fulfill technology requirements for graduation. These courses don’t only offer something new, different and fun, but may even put some students on a path to a career or a college major. A number of former CHS students in the program have gone on to two and four year colleges in the field and some even have careers in the communications industry ranging from radio producers to on-air personalities!

 

Crestwood High School is unique in that it offers not only courses in TV Production and TV Studio, but also in Radio Production and Film Appreciation. In 2008-2009, these courses are taught by Mr. Marfy, a teacher with ten years experience in the CrestwoodSchool District. A graduate of KentStateUniversity with a degree in Telecommunications, Mr. Marfy also has a Master’s of Education degree from KentState and holds a five-year license in the field of Entertainment Marketing from the State of Ohio. Mr. Marfy has worked professionally in both radio and television.


Course Descriptions

 

0128 Broadcast Media 1     1 year                         Grade 9, 10, 11, 12                         1 credit
The focus of this course is on the fundamentals of producing video and audio. Students will learn how to use video editing software and produce a variety of video pieces to be uploaded to the internet such as a music video, stop-motion animation, video slideshow and cell phone ring tones. Students will also learn to use video cameras and studio equipment. As a requirement for this class, students will assist in videotaping and producing programs after and out of school such as sporting events, extra-curricular activities and community events. Students are encouraged to provide their own video camera. Students will also acquire a basic understanding of radio station operations, including ratings and shares, sales, sponsorships, promotions, public service announcements and programming of music. Students will also improve their voice performance technique. Students will produce radio-style programming to be broadcast on Crestwood’s internet radio station. Students will program teacher-approved music, announcements and news to be broadcast in delayed format. Students must understand that all broadcasts are subject to teacher approval.                        Fee: $15.00
 
0129 Studio Production 1    1 year                         Grade 10, 11, 12                               1 credit
Students will apply skills learned in Broadcast Media 1 class as they take responsibility for operating Channel 9, Crestwood’s cable television station and/or the Crestwood radio station. Students will further develop their technical knowledge and skills as they produce on location, school district, city, county, sporting and cultural events created in our broadcast studios. Students may also earn dual credit with Kent State University’s School of Communication. As a requirement for this class, students will assist in videotaping and producing programs after and out of school such as sporting events, extra-curricular activities and community events. Students will also assist Kent State with the production of home sporting events. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Broadcast Media 1 or Instructor permission.                                                                                                     Fee: $15.00
 
0126 Studio Production 2  1 year                         Grade 11, 12                                    1 credit
Students will continue to build on skills learned in Broadcast Media 1 and Studio Production 1 classes as they take continued responsibility for operating Channel 9, Crestwood’s cable television station and/or the Crestwood radio station. Students will further develop their technical knowledge and skills as they produce on location, school district, city, county, sporting and cultural events created in our broadcast studios. Students may also earn dual credit with Kent State University’s School of Communication. As a requirement for this class, students will assist in videotaping and producing programs after and out of school such as sporting events, extra-curricular activities and community events. In addition, students may apply for and participate in off-site “internships” at local TV and radio stations or production facilities as well as the communications programs at KSU or University of Akron. Students will also assist Kent State with the production of home sporting events. Prerequisite: Studio Production 1.                                                                                                         Fee: $15.00
 
0138 Film Appreciation                   1 semester                 Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                    ½ credit
Students will be introduced to the language of film, its history and to the cultural impact the film industry has had on America and the world. Students will have the opportunity to view popular and classic films, from the silent era to today. The course will consist of a weekly or bi-weekly introduction of the genre, viewing, discussion and critical evaluation through essays. The majority of films will not be rated higher than PG-13, however, some more influential films may be rated R, but will not contain nudity or graphic violence. Students wishing to take the class must have a signed parental permission form, available from the instructor.