Emmy-Award Winning Program Offers Courses at VCU

By Eric Blackstock
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — The VCU-TV/HD program at Virginia Commonwealth University will be offering courses to students beginning in the spring semester 2010.

Students will learn to use high-definition film equipment and produce documentary programming. Training obtained through these courses could allow for students to eventually be promoted to paid positions within the VCU-TV/HD program.

“We decided to switch things up a bit and start having students actually take these courses,” VCU-TV/HD senior producer Lisa Figueroa Crawford said. “Then, they would take the courses, move up to an internship and then if they’re lucky, get a producing job.”

The courses will be open to all VCU students, but applicants must submit a résumé and be interviewed beforehand.  An advanced-level course will be offered starting in the fall semester of 2010.

On June 6, 2009, VCU-TV/HD documentaries “Study Abroad: VCUQatar” and “Local Life: Chop Suey” won Emmy awards at the 51st Capital Emmy Awards.

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