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c FACILITIES The MU Communication Department has state-of-the-art facilities, which include high-definition video cameras and two fully loaded video workstations capable of editing in HD and producing special effects that would have only been a dream just a few years ago. We can also create 5.1 surround sound and author both Blu-Ray and DVD finished projects. We can play these in our own theatre space or even publish them online. We also have a remote facility capable of shooting multi-camera projects anywhere we need to go. Our 20 seat computer lab features all the software necessary to publish websites, create and edit graphics, and produce 3-D images that can be viewed in the university’s virtual reality lab! Our radio facilities are expanding and include on-location equipment as well as a comfortable broadcasting facility. All facilities are open to our students whenever they are needed and we also provide services to other departments on campus.

Engage. Enrich. Empower. CONTACT INFORMATION PAUL JOSEPH Associate Professor of Mass Communications Department Chair Methodist University Communication Department 5400 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311-1498 Tel: 910.630.7052 E–Mail: pjoseph@methodist.edu methodist.edu facebook.com/ourMUworld Methodist University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability for otherwise qualified persons in the administration of its admissions, educational policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletics, employment, or any other university-sponsored or advertised program.

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INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO

Have you ever dreamed of making a movie? The potential of independent film production is expanding. The equipment is less expensive, and things that used to take costly machines and labs can now be done with a laptop and a little skill. That’s where we come in. There is a thriving independent film community in North Carolina and Films are being made here every year. This may be your chance to make that dream a reality! The MU Communication Department has state of the art facilities that can create high definition movies with 5.1 surround sound. Our faculty have professional experience in video production and have made independent films. Students have virtually unlimited access to equipment and are free to choose their projects. We also sponsor film festivals and other activities that encourage student excellence. This is your opportunity to truly express yourself in the art of cinema. Paul J. Joseph specializes in independent film production. He has worked in the video field for several years and has produced industrial video, broadcast video, and video drama. He has also taught video and film production in New England, Europe, and in North Carolina.

TELEVISION The field of television and video production has been expanding for many years and will continue to do so. With more and more ways of receiving television of various kinds, the need for video professionals can only expand. Jobs are available in TV networks, cable TV, On Demand TV services, and a host of others. Video professionals can also find work in corporate communication, advertising, public relations, sports, and many other industries. Jobs in television can involve camera work, audio, engineering, graphics, and more. This is a great time to study television at MU! We have recently seen some critical changes in our program, including a new regular television broadcast called Monarch Moments. Television students learn to produce on deadlines and work well in teams. TV products include both single and multiple camera setups and our facilities feature state of the art audio and lighting equipment. Our students have also participated in numerous live productions of concerts, plays, and other events. Students learn to direct, operate cameras, and manage audio. RADIO BROADCASTING Radio continues to be a complex and changing industry, but it is all about personalities, words, ideas, and music. We have come to know familiar voices on the radio that tell us what’s happening in our world. We choose our taste in music and form our opinions about politics often because of men and women with microphones. You could be one of these people. Whether you study radio specifically or

simply enjoy working on our radio station, you can take it as far as you want to. We also have an active sports radio program. Do you have the voice and personality to influence others? Find out! Radio is moving rapidly from its traditional ‘on-air’ broadcasting to satellite transmission and cyberspace. MU’s radio and media management program teaches students to manage professional media while creating real content for our online campus radio station. We offer students the supervision to learn new skills in producing real content for music, talk, sports and news shows while allowing the freedom to grow and learn independently. Our program encourages students to express themselves, learn and teach, while acquiring valuable programming and management skills whatever their careers. JOURNALISM Mass communication plays an increasingly important role in informing and influencing our society. Information is essential for our nation and culture, and you could be a part of shaping the next generation of journalists and keeping the public informed. As new media emerge, so do opportunities for those armed with the appropriate skills. We emphasize not only the core skills of writing, speaking, and camera work, but also the new technologies and techniques that are redefining how journalism works. We cover the history and principles of mass media and journalism, as well as media law, ethics and theory, but we also emphasize the practical side. We provide numerous opportunities in student media. Methodist University

offers a student-run newspaper, an online radio station, a weekly television show and Internet opportunities. We also offer internships with professional media organizations. Our primary journalism instructor Dan Trigoboff is a lawyer who spent more than 25 years as a writer and editor in newspapers, magazines, radio, Internet and television, and is currently studying digital media. STUDENT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS Our ultimate goal in the MU Communication Department is to create new media professionals. To this end, we encourage student leadership of productions and foster the best possible projects where students can and do excel. Monarch Moments is a regular television broadcast featured on local access cable, but also through our website and Youtube channel. Student producers schedule shoots, gather news, and edit each episode. These include multicamera and single camera shoots where students can gain experience both in front of and behind the camera. Most importantly, their work is shown and becomes a part of the MU community. Our journalism students also contribute to the MU student newspaper as well as our online magazine aMUzine. We also have numerous opportunities to broadcast radio and do everything from music-based programming to sports announcing.

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