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TVPRO Additional Info

Additional Information for TV Pro Program

Costs

Leeward in-state resident tuition is among the most affordable in the U.S. Textbooks can run as high as $480 for this program. Personal earphones, tools, supplies, and recording media may also be required for additional costs of approximately $450.

Student Qualifications & Admissions

There are no additional entry requirements other than normal University of Hawaii Community College admissions requirements; essentially a high school diploma or equivalent. This program is consistently in very high demand, and admits only 20 students, thus ensuring small class size.

Students must be able to lift and hold up to 25 pounds (a professional camcorder) on their shoulder, and must be in reasonably good health. For lighting, climbing a ladder will be required. Teamwork as well as individual efforts are keys to success. Students are held to professional standards of behavior and performance common in the industry. Attendance and being on time are essential for success. Emotional stability is required, as TV production is a stressful and time-sensitive occupation. Most tests and performance exams are timed when appropriate to the subject matter. A good background in physical sciences, basic math, literature, drama, reading, writing, art, photography, keyboarding, computers, and business would be helpful, but are not required. The program assumes students have no prior TV production experience.

Facilities & Staff

Leeward’s Educational Media Center offers broadcast quality equipment, including "Final Cut Pro" and "Avid" digital nonlinear editing bays, digital graphics, digital camcorders, and two production studios.

Each instructional staff member has at least ten years or more of professional "real world" TV experience.

For more information: Contact the Program Advisor or Program Counselor. An advising appointment is required prior to registration into the program.

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