Moving from the Classroom to the Workplace: A Service-Learning Case Study of a Media Production Capstone Course

  • Mark Giese University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Keywords: Higher Education, Service Learning


This is a case study of how a capstone course, Producing and Directing, evolved into a service-learning course designed to provide graduating students with real-world workplace experience. It will examine issues including course structure, grading issues, course and client logistics, unaddressed skill sets, group work, and workproduct quality issues. It looks at what has worked and what has not worked in an effort illuminate ways to replicate the successes of the course.