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PN1990 - 1992.95 Broadcasting (Radio, Television, Web)
PN1993 - 1999 Motion pictures
PN4784 (Television & video journalism)
T 385 (Guides for applications like Photoshop and Illustrator)
TK 5105.88 (Internet and web technologies)
TR Photography (including Cinematography and Motion Pictures)

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