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HPU Assistant Professor Of Media Attends Faculty Fellowship in Hollywood

Posted on December 3, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2010 – Dr. Jim Trammell, assistant professor of electronic media in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, recently returned from a weeklong Faculty Foundation Fellowship with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ? the organization that gives out Emmys.

Trammell, who was one of 20 faculty members nationwide to be selected for the program, explains the seminar allows communication faculty to learn about contemporary trends, issues and production concerns in Hollywood from television industry insiders.

“We spent the week meeting television producers, directors and executives to discuss issues that would pertain to teaching television production to college students,” Trammell says. “Among the people I met and talked with were the creators and executive producers for ‘Mad Men,’ ?Weeds,’ ‘Spin City’ and the ‘Big C.’ I also talked with directors for ‘Modern Family,’ the digital effects creators for ‘Heroes,’ camera operators for ‘Dexter,’ and also saw the sets for ‘Conan’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory.'”

Trammell says the faculty members then take this experience and insight back to the classroom.

“For me, this has been helpful as we produce our sports, news and variety shows at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication,” Trammell says. “Talking with professional directions and producers currently working in Hollywood has given me some good ideas and techniques that we?ll be implementing in our future production classes.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu. 

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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