TCM-243: Media Performance

Liberal Arts
Communication & Media
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Media Performance
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC.
Catalog Course Description

Offers study and practice in the skills required for successful communication from behind microphones and in front of cameras, with special attention on announcing, interviewing, and acting.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Voice development
  2. Analysis of Industry jobs and standards
  3. Radio Commercials & PSAs
  4. Character voice creation
  5. Doubles and Tags
  6. Radio News
  7. TV Commercials & PSAs
  8. Ensemble: TV Show--news magazine, interview or other
  9. TV or Film Scene
  10. The Business of Media Performance: Rules and Ethics
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Evaluate and apply the core aspects of vocal and visual performance that affect and advance the development of vocals skills, in the context of microphone and camera recording

  • Analyze industry jobs and trends through a variety of industry-offered media scripts as talent

  • Prepare and perform a variety of radio scripts, such as commercials, PSA's, tags, doubles and news

  • Prepare and perform a variety of teleprompter and memorized television scripts, such as commercials, PSAs, news, interview and dramatic

  • Reconstruct a film/TV scene through performance and explain your choice of interpretation

  • Identify and evaluate ethical and moral implications of the media performance business on individuals and society

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Comprehensive Mid-term and Final exam on the pertinent theoretical and critical knowledge.
  • Critiques both verbal and written of each individual and group performance as they take place with emphasis on student self-analysis as well as instructor critique and grading to industry standard.
  • Overall review of portfolio of audio and video work performed.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2022
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Winter 2022