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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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

Television Production - Teacher Test (5186)



NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2015 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: demonstrate safe handling of lighting instruments; apply fundamentals of ladder safety and fire safety principles; identify appropriate personal safety principles; define target audience, including demographics and ratings; create or prepare production schedule/timeline; identify various budget/financial issues; discuss concept development; outline various script formats, including storyboarding; determine technical requirements and site survey/location scout; identify and describe various communication delivery methods; select crew and cast talent for appropriate production requirements; design and construct sets and lighting; prepare graphics appropriate to production; execute various lighting designs; direct and produce a studio production and a remote production; collect, set up, and maintain props, set dressings, and scenery; select appropriate music for production; perform on-camera production skills; identify and select appropriate make-up and costumes; identify parts of cameras, accessories, and camera support systems; perform camera movements; properly adjust cameras (i.e., exposure, white balance); use appropriate lens operation and framing; identify various live transmission methods and maintain various recording and file management systems; determine microphone selection and application; operate various audio devices in a recording environment; describe proper editing techniques; apply editing aesthetics (i.e., transitions, pacing of shots, background music selection); manage various file formats; import, capture, and export media appropriately; describe digital video signals; describe procedures for preparing production for distribution; apply motion graphics and video compositing (including CG, chromakey); evaluate the finished product with the client/audience; identify and describe essential computer hardware for editing; define various career paths in the video production/broadcasting field; explain copyrights, contracts, ethics, and industry legalities; cooperate professionally with clients, coworkers and supervisors; and discuss business aspects of the video/broadcasting field. Performance Component:  Create and Script Video (31%), Shot Composition (41%), and Edit Shots with the Interview (28%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Television Production or Communications (9/15) (12/16 revalidation).