Course Syllabus



Course Description:  Students in the Advanced course are independent workers, self-motivated, and committed to their studies of TV/Video production. Students have worked individually and in groups throughout the semester. Students in this course have demonstrated their skills and commitment to TV/Video and understand the expected guidelines in the class. Students are expected to produce broadcast-quality work.

Grades will be based on the following criteria:   

  • Quality: The quality of your work and the effort you put into each assignment.
  • Conduct: Student are expected to follow all rules in the class such as using appropriate language in videos, asking permission to film others, care of equipment such as not having food/drinks near ANY equipment or computers and cooperation and respect for classmates. Conduct in class, along with what you film, should be consistent with Wellesley’s core values. Violation of any of the above rules may result in the removal from this class.
  • Effort: If you are respectful, follow rules, ask questions and attempt to be creative and complete your projects, you will do well.
  • Morning Announcements/Community Service: Students will be expected to assist once with the morning announcements recording or film a sporting or school event. The morning announcements are filmed on Thursdays at 7:45 AM. If the student is in 11th or 12th grade, they can volunteer to be anchors or do the weather report for the announcements. If they are 9th or 10th graders, the student can assist behind the scenes.

Equipment use: Any equipment used in class should be used with care and computer directions MUST be followed. This includes not changing the desktop or items on the desktop, not touching or deleting other students’ projects. Computers are for editing and not games or YouTube videos that are unrelated to the class. Students should follow the school’s acceptable use policy. Not following these directions or misusing the equipment will prevent future use and may result in removal from the class.