Many of the courses in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media are hands-on courses that make use of specific supplies and materials, such as computer hardware, software, and media production equipment. The University facilities provide much of these supplies and materials for students to use. However, just as students must provide their own textbooks, some courses require students to provide specific supplies and materials.
General Course Materials
You can access required course materials listed for each course by visting the Schedule of Courses and clicking on the section number of the course.
In general, students must provide:
- Required textbooks used in a course
- Note taking materials (paper) and writing utensils
- Storage media such as video tapes, audio tapes, DVDs, or other storage devices
- Printing of any required assignments
The typical costs per course for materials generally falls in the $100 to $200 range.
Specific Course Materials
TC 242 The Digital Image
Access to a digital camera and basic tripod, and a flash drive to transport photographs are required for this course, as well as around $50 for required printing.
Here is are a few features your camera needs to provide in order to complete course assignments as required:
Manual (M) setting
- shutter control
- depth of field control
- white balance control
- Ability to shoot basic video
A Recommendation Camera is:
- Canon PowerShot SX120 IS (or camera with same features in another brand)
Video Production Courses (TC340, TC341, TC342, TC442)
It is recommended (not required) that you have a fairly sizeable (at least 100 GB) external, portable hard drive for digital non-linear video editing in the video production courses.