About the Media Production Program


The Media Production program at Lawson State encompasses the study of video production and production management, as well as critical studies of film/video.

Students learn the art of shooting and editing video, as well as scriptwriting and production planning and also explore many other areas of the production field.

Media Production students gain knowledge and skills needed for educational advancement and careers in broadcast news, television production, narrative and documentary production, Internet content production, audio production, music video production and numerous other areas of the vast media production field. The Media Production program at Lawson State offers a script to screen exploration of the media production field, meaning that students explore every aspect of the production process, from brainstorming and scriptwriting, to DVD authoring and file formatting for web delivery. The department offers state of the art equipment for student use, including tape and file-based high definition video production and a Macintosh-based nonlinear video-editing lab featuring Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and AVID Medial Composer editing software. All Lawson State Media Production students receive hands-on instruction and departmental video equipment is available for student checkout. A short certificate in Media Production (formerly Radio & TV Production) can be earned in approximately one year. 

If you have any questions about the program do not hesitate to contact Instructor Rachel Morgan at rmorgan@lawsonstate.edu or by phone at 205-929-2121. We look forward to hearing from you!


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About the Telecommunication & Film and Journalism Areas of Concentration

Lawson State Community College also offers students the option to pursue either Telecommunication & Film or Journalism areas of concentration. These areas of concentration are intended for students who are interested in furthering their education and/or pursuing a career in the field of Mass Communications.

The Telecommunication & Film option is geared towards students who have an interest in the field of media production and hope to pursue a career as a film, television, audio or Internet Producer, Director, Video Editor, Camera Operator, Scriptwriter or a similar production-based career. The Journalism option is intended for students who have an interest in pursuing a career as a print or Internet Journalist or Photojournalist or who plan to continue their studies in the area of public relations and/or advertising.

Students who pursue the Telecommunication & Film or Journalism areas of concentration generally complete their studies in approximately 2 years and acquire an Associates Degree. The Telecommunication & Film and Journalism areas of concentration follow the STARS guide and include numerous general studies courses (such as English and History 101). The courses in these areas of concentration will transfer to Alabama 4-year universities and colleges. The courses unique to the Telecommunication & Film and Journalism areas of concentration are Intro To Mass Communications, Writing for the Mass Media and Introduction To Digital Photography.

If you have any questions about Telecommunications & Film or Journalism at Lawson State do not hesitate to contact Instructor Rachel Morgan at rmorgan@lawsonstate.edu or by phone at 205-929-2121. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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