Barth Cox

Objective

Faculty position for teaching and research in the field of film and video production and mass communications.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2004 - Present

Dept. Chair/Asst. Professor

Tusculum College

CLASSES TAUGHT 2004-2009

ENGL 231. INTRODUCTION TO FILM: Students will be introduced to the techniques and aesthetics of film and an overview of film history. The course covers genre issues; compares studio, foreign, and independent films; looks at aspects of film composition; and examines significant works by auteurs such as Alfred Hitchcock.4 credit hour. (SUMMER 2006)

MASS 101.MASS MEDIA PRACTICUM: A one-credit mass media activity course provides students with experience in some area of radio or television production, including pre-production, production or post production.Students will complete a minimum of 40 hours of work, which may include on-air or on-camera talent, DJ’s, news production teams, camera operation, audio technicians, editors, directors, producers and other technical support.1 credit hour. (FALL2006, SPRING 2007, FALL 2007, SPRING 2008, FALL 2008, SPRING 2009)

MASS 201.CAREER OPTIONS IN MASS MEDIA: The purpose of this course is to provide students admitted into the Mass Media program with an early exposure to the various career choices in radio and television and allowing them to develop educational and career goals.Students will learn how to manage their portfolios, plan their internships, and create the different academic experiences and performances in mass media and the liberal arts that will facilitate entry into the work force, or entry into a post-baccalaureate education or both.1 credit hour. (FALL2006, SPRING 2007, FALL 2007, FALL 2008)

MASS 210. BASIC VIDEO PRODUCTION:An introduction to video production techniques including scripting, storyboarding, use of camera, lighting, editing and producing. 4 credit hours. (FALL 2004, SUMMER 2005, FALL 2005, SUMMER 2006, FALL 2006)

MASS 210.INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PRODUCTION. (course revision) This course will introduce the student to The elements and procedures necessary in all types of media productions, including film, video and audio production. Students will learn the production method of scripting, visualizing, producing and editing through hands-on experience. By preparing audio and video projects, students will learn how to create their projects utilizing production equipment such as cameras, microphones, computers, lights, etc. Students will critically examine composition techniques and aesthetics in their own work, and that of their peers and professionals. Students must have a video camera with external microphone plugs and fire wire export capabilities. 4 credit hours. ( FALL 2007, FALL 2008)

MASS 221. INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA: A study of the history and consequences of mass media’s shrinking world, how mass media affects each of us individually and why we as citizens need to become better informed and better prepared to deal with such issues as media imperialism and electronic colonialism in the emerging new world order. 4 credit hours. (SUMMER 2005. FALL 2006, SPRING 2007, SPRING 2008, FALL 2008, SPRING 2009)

MASS 241. BROADCAST NEWS: Students will focus on the writing, editing and presentation of news and feature stories. 4 credit hours. (FALL 2004, FALL 2005, FALL 2006, SPRING 2008, SPRING 2009)

MASS 251. RADIO OPERATIONS I:Hands-on experience in broadcasting. Students will go

“on the air” and learn how to operate broadcast equipment, process radio logs, read spots, and produce musical radio shows. Emphasis will be placed on preparation, delivery, pronunciation and creativity. 4 credit hours.(FALL 2006, FALL 2008)

MASS 281. VIDEO POST PRODUCTION: An introduction to linear and non-linear editing, including character generation, special effects and video transitioning. 4 credit hours. (FALL 2004, FALL 2005, SUMMER 2006, FALL 2006, FALL 2007, FALL 2007, FALL 2008)

MASS 303. MEDIA AND SOCIETY: This course examines the concepts and principles of contemporary media in an effort to analyze the causal interrelationship between mass media and our society. 4 credit hours. (SPRING 2005, SPRING 2006, SPRING 2007)

MASS 309. BROADCAST ANNOUNCING: This course is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of radio and television announcing. The overall purpose of this course is to facilitate the student’s effective communication skills, including articulation, pronunciation, voice projection,posture, and studio performance in various radio and television announcing situations. Students will use analysis to improve their voices and performances. Emphasis will be placed on real and laboratory experiences within which students learn specific broadcast announcing techniques such as news anchoring and reporting, commercial announcing, interviewing, and sports play-by-play. 4 credit hours. (FALL 2008)

MASS 310. VIDEO FIELD PRODUCTION: A continuation of Basic Video Production (MASS 210) with additional emphasis on writing, directing, producing, and on-camera presentation while on location, and the processing of these elements in post-production. 4 credit hours. (SPRING 2005, SPRING 2006)

MASS 312. CULTURAL HISTORY OF BROADCASTING.This course will use a chronological structure to critically examine the symbiotic interplay between culture and mass media technology. This course will provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation of the historical development of broadcasting in the United States in socio-cultural, political and economic contexts.4 credit hours. (SPRING 2009)

MASS 329. RADIO PRODUCTION: Practical experience in radio production techniques utilizing major formats currently in demand by commercial and noncommercial radio stations. Productions will include spots, taped interviews, and programming techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the writing and broadcasting of material that is both informative and entertaining.4 credit hours. (FALL 2006)

MASS 329. DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION AND POSTPRODUCTION. (course revision) This course will explore the tools and techniques of digital audio production through hands on experience. Upon completion of this course, students will gain experience in the use of audio equipment and digital audio software in the development and production of materials for broadcast. The course will cover field recording and microphone techniques, sound editing and signal effects processing, and multi-track mixing and sequencing.Students must have a video camera with external microphone plugs and fire wire export capabilities or another device to record sound.4 credit hours. (SUMMER 2008, FALL 2008)

MASS 333.VIDEO FIELD PRODUCTION (Non-Narrative):This field production course focuses on creating non-narrative video from a previously non-scripted format to completion. The course will develop the students’ abilities in the aesthetic, practical and interpersonal aspects of creating effective field productions. The focus will be on theory and practice of location lighting, interviewing talent, production management, and the collaborative process. The course consists of a group experience in which students participate in the production of a department-sponsored video program.4 credit hours. (SPRING 2007, SPRING 2009)

MASS 335. FILM AND VIDEO FIELD PRODUCTION (Narrative):This field production course focuses on creating narrative fiction and non-fiction from script to screen. The course will develop students’ abilities in the aesthetic, practical and interpersonal aspects of creating effective field productions. The focus will be on theory and practice of location lighting, directing actors, production management, and the collaborative process. The course consists of a group experience in which students participate in the production of a department-sponsored video program. Students must have a video camera with external microphone plugs and fire wire export capabilities.4 credit hours. (SPRING 2008)

MASS 341. VIDEO STUDIO PRODUCTION:An introduction to the in-studio production process that includes technical direction, camera operations, studio management, sound, lighting, audio and on-camera announcing. 4 credit hours. (FALL 2004, FALL 2005, FALL 2006, FALL 2008)

MASS 343. FILM AND VIDEO PRE-PRODUCTION AND PLANING: This course presents an overview of the art and business of producing a video project. Students will undertake all preproduction phases for a video project and will complete a pre-production plan for a single original video. 4 credit hours. (SPRING 2008)

MASS 350: SPECIAL TOPICS (Advanced Screenwriting): (SUMMER 2006)

MASS 350: SPECIAL TOPICS (Performance and Acting for the Camera):. (SPRING 2007, SPRING 2009)

The purpose of this course is to offer students opportunities to engage in advanced study related to other course offerings. The topics examined in this course will be flexible to the interest of the students and faculty. The course instructor chose the topics which may include various areas of video or radio production, sports broadcasting or a theoretical area of mass media research.This course will emphasis advanced readings and research, and intensive study.This course may be taken for credit multiple times on different topics, but will be accepted twice towards credit in the major.4 credit hours.

MASS 351. BROADCAST PROGRAMING AND MANAGEMENT: This course provides an understanding of the organization and administration of broadcast stations with attention to management decision-making in operations, personnel, content, promotion, finances, and governmental regulations. Students will develop communication and leadership skills while learning how media businesses operate in a complex social, political, and multicultural environment. This course goes beyond the traditional management courses, focusing on those issues that are unique to the broadcasting media.4 credit hours. (SPRING 2007, SPRING 2009)

MASS 401. SENIOR MASS MEDIA SEMINAR: The culminating course for Mass Media students, this seminar offers students a final opportunity for specialized study while working toward finishing their course of study.This course will help students to organize and completing their portfolio, while exploring options for further study or employment in their chosen field of concentration.Students will prepare professional presentations and solicit reviews of their portfolios for presentations.Students must have senior status and be finished with all classes at and below the 300 level before scheduling this course.1 credit hour.(SPRING 2006, SPRING 2007, SPRING 2008, SPRING 2009)

MASS 403. MEDIA ETHICS AND LAW: A study of ethical and legal media issues; the first amendment, freedom of information, libel and slander law, invasion of privacy, etc. 4 credit hours. (SPRING 2005, SPRING 2006)

MASS 423. MASS MEDIA LAW: This course presents an analysis of the key constitutional, legal and policy influences on mass media. The course introduces students to First Amendment doctrines and issues concerning freedom of expression, including libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, shielding of sources, freedom of the press, copyright and government regulation.This course explains the applications of the law to the work of all mass media professionals. A component of Media Ethics will also be included in this class. 4 credit hours.(SPRING 2007, SPRING 2008)

MASS 431. ADVANCED BROADCAST NEWS PRODUCTION: This course begins where MASS 241 Broadcast News finishes.The course continues the focus on writing for broadcast news but emphasizes field reporting, field production, and producing and anchoring a daily newscast. Students will be required to run the student news desk and produce a daily broadcast news show to complete the course. In addition, this course will allow students to critically analyze broadcast material and understand the unique role of broadcast news in society. Students must have a video camera with external microphone plugs and fire wireexport capabilities. 4 credit hours.(FALL2007)

MASS 432. ADVANCED FILM AND VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION AND MOTION GRAPHICS: This course is a continuation of MASS 281, Video Post-Production. This course teaches students advanced post-production techniques and addresses new technologies and procedures used in professional environments. Students will develop a command of several methods of producing 2D and 3D graphics specifically designed for video using Adobe AfterEffects. Students will create original editing projects using techniques learned in class. Studio work required in addition to class time. Students must have a 100-gigabyte or higher external hard drive. 4 credit hours.(FALL2007)

MASS 433. ADVANCED FIELD PRODUCTION: This field production course focuses on leadership and advanced critical analysis in the creation of a narrative or non-narrative video. This course will further develop the students’ abilities in the aesthetic, practical and interpersonal aspects of creating effective field productions. Students will be assigned a leadership or lead creative position (i.e. producer, director, director of photography, lead editor, production manager, etc.) for the production of a department-sponsored video program. This course will emphasize production management and the collaborative process of field production. Students must have a video camera with external microphone plugs and fire wire export capabilities.4 credit hours.(SPRING2008, SPRING 2009)

MASS 434. ADVANCED STUDIO PRODUCTION: This studio production course focuses on leadership and advanced critical analysis in the creation of a narrative or nonnarrative video. This course will further develop the students’ abilities in the aesthetic, practical and interpersonal aspects of creating effective studio productions. Students will be assigned a leadership or lead creative position (i.e. producer, director,director of photography, lead editor, production manager, etc.) for the production of a department-sponsored video program.This course will emphasize production management and the collaborative process of studio production. Students must have a video camera with external microphone plugs and fire wire export capabilities. 4 credit hours.(FALL2008)

MASS 441. SENIOR VIDEO PROJECT: Students will originate, script, direct, and edit a television project designed to demonstrate their acquired knowledge and skills of the discipline, their creative abilities, and their technical expertise in state-of-the-art editing. Project subject and format are at the discretion of the instructor and the student and can include broadcast news, sports broadcasting or narrative/non-narrative production styles. Public exhibition and a production thesis are requirements for completion of this course. 4 credit hours. (SPRING 2005, SPRING 2006, SPRING 2007)

MASS 441. SENIOR FILM AND BROADCASTING PROJECT (course revision): Students will originate, script, direct, and edit a mass media project designed to demonstrate their acquired knowledge and skills of the discipline, their creative abilities, and their technical expertise in state-of-the-art editing. Project subject and format are at the discretion of the instructor and the student and may include broadcast news, sports broadcasting, or narrative/non-narrative production styles. Public exhibition, a production thesis, and defense of project are requirements for completion of this course. 4 credit hours. (SPRING 2008)

MASS 442. SENIOR RADIO PROJECT: Students will originate, script, direct, and edit a radio project designed to demonstrate their acquired knowledge and skills of the discipline, their creative abilities, and their technical expertise in state-of-the-art editing.Project subject and format are at the discretion of the instructor and the student and can include broadcast news, sports broadcasting or narrative/non-narrative production styles. Public exhibition and a production thesis are requirements for completion of this course. 4 credit hours. (SPRING 2007, FALL 2008)

MASS 451. FILM AND BROADCASTING INTERNSHIP:The internship in mass media provides advanced students on-the-job experience in a work-study environment. Students may elect to work on or off campus in standard audio or video production, broadcast news, sports broadcasting, or another area of the film/video/ television/ radio industries. This program will require a contractual agreement between the student, the organization, and the Internship Coordinator for the Film and Broadcasting Program.The student will be guided and evaluated by the on-site supervisor and major professor.4 credit hours. (SPRING 2008, SPRING 2009)

OREN 105. TUSCULUM EXPERIENCES: An interactive course designed to assist students in the academic and social transitions associated with life at Tusculum College. This course emphasizes the skills and resources essential for students’ academic success, and personal growth, and serves as an introduction to the Tusculum College community. Throughout the course, students will engage in community-building exercises, and build interpersonal skills. They will be encouraged to use reflection to identify personal strengths and weaknesses, and identify educational and career goals. A community service project is integral to the course.1 credit hours. (FALL 2005, SPRING 2006)

CURRICULUM CHANGES

October 2007

  • Changed the name of the department from Mass Media to Film and Broadcasting
  • Created the “Career-Options” curriculum to allow students to model their individual curriculum against their career goals
  • Added a number of new course to the curriculum,
  • Created two 400- level leadership course to be taught concurrently with MASS 333,335 and 341
  • Created a Broadcast Writing Course
  • Created an introduction course that covered media production and implemented as the prerequisite for all advanced course

April 2006

  • Created and implemented a new curriculum
  • Added a new concentration in Broadcast News
  • Added a number of new course to the curriculum,
  • Created 400- level Post Production and Motion Graphics course
  • Created separate narrative and non-narrative field productions courses
  • Separated media law and media ethics into two course with individual numbers

Committees and Appointments:

2008-2009

  • Department Chair of Film and Broadcasting
  • Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Search Committee for Instructional Technologist
  • Search Committee Chair for Assistant Professor of Film and Broadcasting
  • Faculty Advisor for Film and Broadcasting Club
  • Faculty Advisor for College Democrats Club

2007-2008

  • Department Chair of Mass Media
  • Search Committee Chair for Assistant Professor of Film and Broadcasting
  • Faculty Advisor for Mass Media Club
  • Faculty Advisor for College Democrats Club

2006-2007

  • Department Chair of Mass Media
  • Search Committee Chair for Assistant Professor of Film and Broadcasting
  • Search Committee for Computer Technican
  • Search Committee for Staff Counselor
  • Faculty Advisor for Mass Media Club
  • Faculty Advisor for College Democrats Club

2005-2006

  • Department Chair of Mass Media
  • Search Committee Chair for Assistant Professor of Film and Broadcasting
  • Faculty Advisor for Mass Media Club

2005-2006

  • Search Committee Chair for Assistant Professor of Graphic Arts
  • Faculty Advisor for Mass Media Club
Jan 1998 - Dec 2000

Graduate Assistant

University of New Orleans

CLASSES TAUGHT 1998-2000

DRCM 1600. Introduction to Mass Communications: History and development, structure, roles, and functions of mass media in society. Standards for evaluating mass media.Teacher of Record, 3 credit hours.

DRCM 2550. Introduction to Television Techniques.Fundamentals of television programming and production. Scripting, camera, and directing techniques are stressed. Short video tapes are produced and analyzed by the class. Teacher of Record, 3 credit hours.

DRCM 4090. UNO Video: Teaching Assistant, 3 credit hours.

DRCM 4560. Advanced Television Production: Advanced problems in television production with special consideration to the work of the television producer-director. Attention will be paid to the types of TV informational programs including news programs, documentaries, broadcast magazines, interviews, press conferences, talk shows, and instructional programs. Teaching Assistant, 3 credit hours.