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NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Audio-Visual Communications (3005)

Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 
September 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 
Students will be able to operate a SLR still camera and peripherals, produce finished prints, control lighting, exposure, and composition, select and use correct film, speed and megapixel resolution; Identify and operate computer and peripheral devices; Create and manipulate sound and images with application software, Prepare images for appropriate output, Identify various media options; Operate video camera, camcorder, and peripheral equipment, select, set up and operate sound reinforcement equipment, edit video clips, write script, identify and incorporate sound and special effects, record and mix audio, engineer audio and video, select, case and direct talent, light, direct, and produce the final project; Determine client objectives, Develop creative outline, Present and select media options, create and present storyboard and scripts, develop, present, and evaluate a proposal/project; Apply principles and elements of design, select and design for a specific media, apply principles of animation; Develop and efficiently utilize production schedules and personnel, prepare and manage the production budget and resources, communicate effectively with client and production team, maintain quality control, follow copyright, licensing and broadcast laws; Identify and safely use basic hand tools, follow safety guidelines for personnel and equipment operation, perform preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, install and upgrade computer software, perform hardware upgrades to computer equipment, interpret equipment specifications; Utilize network technology, web browsers, and network tools; Effectively utilize search engines, identify uses of network protocols related to audio-visual transmission, plan and create a web page; Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of digital television, video, and audio. Performance Component: Audio-Visual Editing (34%), Videography (33%), and Engineering and Troubleshooting (33%).
Instruction: 
NOCTI and NBS exams assess an individual's end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Commercial Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Graphic and Interactive Design, Photography, Audio-Video Production, Audio-Video Communications, Scriptwriting, Video Production or Audio Production (5/12) (12/16 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.

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