TV & Media

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Television & Media

Television & Media Production is a program designed for students who are interested in careers in the visual arts, broadcasting, and media production. This highly hands-on, project-oriented program teaches you a multitude of skills and techniques rivaling many college programs.  If you have an interest or passion for broadcast journalism, television, film, or media production, this is where you belong. Many of our graduates go on to lucrative jobs and careers in this profession.


Christopher Hazel

Chris Hazel is a graduate of Framingham State University, he earned his degree in Communication Arts Degree, in 1993. After several years in the television industry, working as a free-lance video producer and public access production coordinator, Chris turned to a career in education in 2002 becoming a Television Specialist. In 2006, he attended Fitchburg State University where he earned his Masters Degree in Education. He and his wife Jackie reside in Derry, NH, where they are proud parents to her son Joey and his three children Jack, Luke and Paige.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends, boating on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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Television & Media

TV & Media Production can lead students toward a very exciting career pathway in the television industry. Our cutting edge technology gives students the tools to be one step ahead.


2.0 credits, Grade 10-12

Television and Media Production 1 is designed to help you gain an understanding of the writing and technical skills required for quality video production. Emphasis will be on building a foundation through lecture, readings, writing, and video production. Completing this course will be preparing you for the rigorous production work in level 2. You will utilize state-of-the-art television, computer and multimedia equipment to produce quality media productions.

Through interesting and thought-provoking project-based assignments, you will learn the basics of creating clear and concise multi-media presentations. You must be able to work well in a team environment as this class relies heavily on group work. Assignments will range from short films, PSA’s, music videos and news production, and finished projects will air on our local educational channel, SLC-6 and our YouTube channel. Active class participation is mandatory, and you should be prepared to perform daily in front of and behind the camera. Students are expected to assist on some productions of after school sports and school-related events as part of the curriculum.

Prerequisite(s): Application

2.0 credits, Grade 11-12

Television and Media Production 2 is an advanced course that builds upon the skills gained in level 1, and exposes you to advanced concepts in television and multimedia production. You will assume the roles of writer, producer, director, actor, camera person, technical and audio director, and editor while applying organizational production skills to produce a weekly newscast among many other projects throughout the year. Projects are designed to solidify your skills. You will direct live studio productions as well as direct and produce ENG and EFP productions. You will demonstrate effective pre-production, production, and post-production skills using best practices all while reinforcing the fundamentals of digital video and broadcast journalism. You are expected to participate in extracurricular production work and assist Salem’s SLC-6 channel with the videotaping of sports and school events as part of the curriculum. Students completing this course gain the skills and knowledge needed to advance into a college level program or seek gainful employment in a rapidly growing field.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C+ or better in Television & Media I or teacher recommendation