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Television & Film
Audiovisual Production

Major
3 years - Full Time study
92 credits

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Minor
Along with any BA at LAU
18 credits

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Our B.A. in Television and Film has graduated generations of directors, producers, and designers. The degree offers practical skills and conceptual knowledge and prepares students for work in the various production, creative, and managerial professions in the TV and film industries. This hands-on intensive program requires students to produce and direct TV shows and short films as well as experience the various production roles and tasks. It provides cutting edge facilities and equipment and prepares students to pursue careers as writers, producers, directors, sound designers, and directors of photography. The Minor in Audiovisual Production introduces students from any major to the profession of audio, video and film production and provides basic, intermediate and advanced media production competencies that complement various majors and specialties.

BA in Television & Film

The BA in Television and Film requires 122 credits (including 30 freshman credits), distributed accordingly:

Departmental Core Courses (31 credits):
TVF 221 Art of Film
TVF 222 Introduction to Audio Visual Media
TVF 235 TV Production Principles
JSC 312 Media & Society
TVF 316 Script Writing
TVF 324 History of Film
TVF 328 Filmmaking Principles
JSC 419 Media Law and Ethics
JSC 451 Media Research Methods
TVF 498 Internship
TVF 499 Capstone Project

Departmental Professional Electives (12 credits)
TVF 310 TV and Film Workshop
TVF 317 Editing
TVF 318 Sound for Film
TVF 322 Visual Effects
TVF 421 Documentary Film
TVF 441 Cinematography
TVF 445 Advanced Cinematography
JSC 232 Photojournalism
JSC 332 Broadcast Journalism
PFA 241 Introduction to Acting
PFA 317 Recording and Sound Reinforcement Techniques
PFA 342 Principles of Performing Arts Productions
Departmental General Electives (15 credits)
TVF 488 Topics in TV and Film
PFA 214 Oriental Music Appreciation
PFA 221 Theories of Body in Performance
PFA 222 Art of Dance
PFA 242 Art of Theater
COM 301 Human Communication Theory
COM 312 Communication and Gender
COM 313 Nonverbal Communication
JSC 224 Social Media
JSC 314 Data and Society
JSC 330 Arab and International Media
JSC 480 Global Media Literacy
JSC 481 Global Change, Cooperation & News
JSC 488 Topics in Media Studies

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) courses (31 credits): see details

The below study plans apply to most students depending on their English level when they entered the program and according to the campus in which they started (Beirut/Byblos). Students should each semester check with their advisors about their progress in the program to ensure timely graduation.

Starting at Beirut Campus:
Typical study plan for students starting at ENG 102
Typical study plan for students starting at ENG 101
Typical study plan for students starting at ENG 009
Starting at Byblos Campus:
Typical study plan for students starting at ENG 102
Typical study plan for students starting at ENG 101
Typical study plan for students starting at ENG 009

Minor in Audiovisual Production

The Minor in Audiovisual Production is open to all majors and consists of 18 credits, distributed accordingly:

Core courses (6 credits):
TVF 222 Introduction to Audio Visual Media
TVF 235 TV Production Principles
Departmental Electives (12 credits)
TVF 310 TV and Film Workshop
TVF 317 Editing
TVF 318 Sound for Film
TVF 322 Visual Effects
TVF 421 Documentary Film
TVF 441 Cinematography
TVF 445 Advanced Cinematography
JSC 232 Photojournalism
JSC 332 Broadcast Journalism
JSC 432 Multimedia Feature
JSC 436 Journalism Workshop
PFA 317 Recording and Sound Reinforcement Techniques
PFA 318 Writing Music for Visual Media

Faculty

Sabine El Chamaa

Assistant Professor of Film

Tony Farjallah

Senior Instructor of TV and Film

Sarah Kaskas

Assistant Professor of Film

Joe Prince

Instructor of Film

Liliane Hanbali

Instructor of Film

Omar Moujaes

Instructor of Film

Wafaa Halawi

Instructor of Film

Marc Khalife'

Instructor of Film

Assad Fouladkar

Instructor of Film

Nasser Chour

Lecturer of Film

Facilities & Equipment

SFA Lab 1102

Located in the first floor of the Safadi Fine Arts building, the SFA Lab 1102 caters to the audio and video post-production needs of TV/Film students. It is used both during class and outside class hours. Renovated in 2016, the facility includes 21 PCs with the latest audio/video editing software, such as Adobe cc 2017, Avid Media Composer, and Black Magic Da Vinci. Contact: Farid Boustani, fbustani@lau.edu.lb

TV Studio (Nicol GO18 – Beirut)

Built in 2011, the Nicol GO18 studio is a TV studio with a master control room. It has high end studio cameras with autocue systems and with pedestals. The master control room has a state of the art HD/SD broadcast switcher. Also, the location has a meeting/dressing room along with two editing facilities. Contact: Farid Boustani, fbustani@lau.edu.lb

SFA Studio (Safadi Fine Arts Basement – Beirut)

The SFA studio includes 3 smart classrooms, a screening room that accommodates 30 students, 2 isolated audio recording studios, 7 editing facilities (PC) and 2 MAC editing suites. It has 2 storage areas. Contact: Farid Boustani, fbustani@lau.edu.lb

Independent TV studio

An independent TV studio is also available. This facility is equipped with 3 studio cameras and a portable switcher to simulate real life TV production. Contact: Farid Boustani,  fbustani@lau.edu.lb

Science 103 studio (Byblos Campus)

Science 103 studio is used as a classroom for production classes. Contact: Sami Fayad, sfayad@lau.edu.lb

Science 102 studio (Byblos Campus)

The Science 102 studio includes a studio room (3 cameras with pedestals) where live programs are produced and the video control room for live television directing. The studio is equipped with autocue system. It also has an editing room that has 4 non-linear editing stations and one isolated sound room with nonlinear editing station. Contact: Sami Fayad,  sfayad@lau.edu.lb

About the Television Film Program

Mission Statement
The Bachelor of Arts degree in TV and Film offers a liberal arts curriculum that prepares students to become creative, skilled, knowledgeable, and ethical communicators ready for careers in both traditional and emerging media, with particular focus on the Arab region. The degree offers students the skills and technical know-how to write, produce, direct and edit for television and film in a wide range of cultural contexts and enables them to be life-long learners, scholars, and critical thinkers who possess innovative and resilient capacities to adapt, succeed, and lead in an ever-changing and diverse global environment.

Program Objectives
Graduates shall be able to:
PO1: Exhibit an appreciation of the creative, artistic, and theoretical aspects of television and film, and an understanding of the cultural, economic, and political contexts that affect media production processes in the Arab region and globally.
PO2: Exhibit technical and skill-based competence with a wide range of convergent communication technologies of the 21st century
PO3: Demonstrate the required research and analytical skills that enable them to pursue future scholarly work and graduate studies>
PO4: Create innovative, ethical, and civically engaged content to communicate with diverse audiences in an increasingly multicultural and global environment.

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
SLO1: Apply effective communication, collaboration and team-building methods
SLO2: Analyze and discuss key concepts and theories in television and film.
SLO3: Comprehend the historical, formal, and artistic development of international motion picture production and Arab film and television.
SLO4: Demonstrate an understanding of the functions and roles of a production environment.
SLO5: Adapt to trends and technological developments in the field.
SLO6: Conduct research using quantitative and qualitative methods of scientific inquiry.
SLO7: Produce artistic and original work that reflects a variety of voices, ideas, and traditions through team work.
SLO8" Apply legal and ethical international standards in producing content.

Student Projects

Mother Nature
Jorden Shoer
Television and Film

Every Drop Counts
Joanna Abdallah
Television and Film

Mulberry Swing
Hasan Salame
Television and Film

Music Video
Mohammad Hissi
Television and Film