Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > UW Bothell Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Kristin Louise Gustafson
BISMCS 343
Bothell Campus

Media Production Workshop

Provides hands-on experience in communicative practice and the production of media. Combines production and theory.

Class description

As a Media and Communication Studies Workshop, BISMCS 343 provides UWB students the experiential learning (production) and conceptual framework (theory) necessary for nonfiction media writing. Students in this course will work independently and with one another to create communication intended to inform and educate a public audience. We will replicate journalism practices of reporting and writing, editing and peer-critique, and news organization strategies. Students will take initiative as they design and pursue these practices and engage with media practitioners. By the end of the quarter, students will be able to demonstrate their nonfiction media writing practices, do original and rigorous out-of-classroom reporting, create a multimedia presentation about a nonfiction media writing practice or practitioner, identify and address media audiences, and engage thoughtfully with nonfiction media writing.

Student learning goals

Demonstrate nonfiction media writing practices

Do original and rigorous out-of-classroom reporting

Create a multimedia presentation about a nonfiction media writing practice or practitioner

Identify and address media audiences

Engage thoughtfully with nonfiction media writing

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kristin Louise Gustafson
Date: 11/15/2013