Hands-on learning is a hallmark of an education at Bates, and students in the college’s Broadcasting/Video Production program had a jolly good time at a recent event.

The 35th Holiday Food and Gift Festival came to the Tacoma Dome in October, and the students were invited to hone their video and production skills during the four-day event.

“It’s an amazing experience for these students because it provides valuable real world experience in their chosen field,” said instructor Ken Witkoe.

Students participated in all aspects of live video production, from directing cooking demos and camera work to lighting and post-production. “Not only do they learn important troubleshooting skills, but they also learn the importance of communication and working with a client,” said Witkoe.

Each year, broadcasting students impress staff and vendors at the event with their professionalism. This collaboration between Bates and the local business community is just one example of how the college provides real world education that our students can build upon.

To learn more about the Broadcasting/Video Production program, go to www.bates.ctc.edu/broadcasting or call 253.680.7605.

Submitted by Greg Karas, student blogger.