RTVB 1329

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description: Writing scripts for film and electronic media. Emphasizes format and style for commercials, public service announcements, promos, news, and documentaries.
    2. Any required prerequisites: Student should take Audio Production One in same semester
  2. Student Learning Outcomes:  Write commercials and public service announcements; and produce documentary and/or narrative scripts for long-form productions.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement 1 : Attendance
    2. Major Requirement 2 : Participation
  4.  Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book:  Writing for Television, Radio, and New Media. Hilliard, 10th Ed. 978—1-4390-8271-3
    2. Other : Flash drive with 2GB capacity
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates
    1. Academic Integrity: Refer to the WTC Catalog, available both in hard copy and online; assigned papers are put through an integrity-comparison test to detect plagiarism.
    2. ADA Statement:  Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any student who has a physical, emotional, or learning disability can apply for accommodations through the Counseling Center. Individual programs are designed to give students with disabilities equal access to all phases of college life
    3. Special Assistance : If, as a result of a disability, a student needs special assistance to participate in a class, the counselor is to be notified immediately so that the prescribed process can be initiate
    4. Affirmative Action: Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    5. Drop/Withdrawal
    6. Exam Schedule
  6. Course Organization and Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started
Hand out Syllabus, Intro to Writing
Recording Equipment Training / Read Chapter 1

Week 2

Read Chapter 2 pp 34 – 49 / Execute Exercise on p 51, # 2

Week 3

Let’s write PSA’s!

Week 4

More equipment review
Read Chapter 3 and 4

Week 5

Discuss material / Exercise #2  p 127

Week 6

Split into groups and write play into script form.

Week 7

Read Chapter 5 and execute exercise #1 and #8 on pp 191 and 192

Week 8

Continue Play work and any assigned PSA’s

Week 9

Radio features / Read Chapter 6 / Choose Subject / work in groups / Use Hand Recorders for interviews

Week 10

Radio documentary and features continued

Week 11

Holiday greetings from class or any students or faculty.

Week 12

Special speaker / Field Trip TBA

Week 13


Week 14

Finish all projects and Play / Begin Play Recording

Week 15

Record Play for Broadcast

Week 16

Finalize and Turn in play.



Last Modified: August 19, 2015