Filmmaking Major (B.F.A.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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FILMMAKING MAJOR

Complete 74 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 requirements for 12 semester hours:

    1. Complete 4 courses:

      CMDA 110 Introduction to Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMDA 210 Theorizing Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMDA 310 Investigative Research Methods (3 hours seminar) 3
      CMDA 320 Transmedia Projects (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete the following course a minimum of 8 times: There is no credit associated with this course.

      CMDA 490 Colloquium Series 0
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 requirements for 32 semester hours:

    1. Complete 9 courses:

      FILM 200 Film Making I (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio) 3
      FILM 205 Acting for Filmmakers (3 hours seminar) 3
      FILM 220 Documentary Workshop (4 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 4
      FILM 230 Introduction to Screenwriting (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 260 Film Making II (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio) 3
      FILM 330 Film III: Directing Workshop (4 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 4
      FILM 360 Film Editing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
      FILM 364 Production Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 410 Screenwriting II (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 course from the following:

      ENFL 310 Screenwriting I (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 310 Screenwriting I (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. ELECTED STUDIO COURSES

    Complete 12 semester hours from the following:

    ARPH 200 Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form (6 hours studio) 3
    ARPH 201 Digital Photo and Imaging I (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio) 3
    CMDA 220 Writing for the Media (3 hours lecture) 3
    CMDA 440 Independent Study 1-3
    FILM 222 Production Design I (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    FILM 250 Film Forum (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 255 Film Story Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 261 Theatre - Film Collaborations I (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 321 Writing the Feature Film (3 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
    FILM 322 Writing Television/Web Series (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 323 Adaptation (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 324 Writint for Interactive Media (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 361 Theatre - Film Collaborations II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 3
    FILM 362 Sound Recording and Design (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
    FILM 363 Integrated Media (4 hours lab) 3
    FILM 365 Motion Graphics (3 hours studio) 3
    FILM 366 Principles of Cinematography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
    FILM 367 Production Design II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
    FILM 368 Film Finance, Marketing, and Distribution (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 420 Independent Study in Production Design 3
    FILM 452 Game Development (4 hours studio) 3
    FILM 455 Commercial Directing (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
    FILM 460 Experimental Film/Digital Workshop I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
    FILM 461 Experimental Film/Digital Workshop II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
    FILM 462 Advanced Master Class in Screenwriting (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 463 Advanced Film Workshop: Advanced film Workshop (4 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    FILM 464 Filmmaking Internship (1 hour other) 1-9
  4. FILM HISTORY/CRITICAL STUDIES

    Complete 2 requirement(s) for 12 semester hours:

    1. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      ENFL 208 Introduction to the Film (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 3 courses for 12 semester hours from:

      ENFL 251 Special Topics in Film Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 255 World Film. Starting Spring 2013: Major Film Movements (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 260 Major Film Genres (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 265 Major Film Directors (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 350 Three Directors (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 354 World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 355 World Film After 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 356 The Contemporary Film (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 357 American Film to 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 358 American Film 1945 to the Present (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 360 Film Comedy (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 392 Analysis of Cinematic Movement (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 410 Screenwriting II (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 496 Seminar in Film (3 hours seminar) 3
  5. SENIOR YEAR THESIS FILM

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

    FILM 491 Thesis Project I (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio) 3
    FILM 492 Thesis Project II (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio) 3

Course Descriptions:

ARPH200: Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form (6 hours studio)

The essentials of the photographic process including developing, enlarging, and exhibiting. Trips, films, discussions, lectures, criticism and demonstration. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARPH201: Digital Photo and Imaging I (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio)

The objective of this course is to teach students basic digital photography and imaging tools. The class will learn how to operate a digital camera, flatbed and film scanners, photographic quality inkjet printers as well as Adobe Photoshop skills for basic digital darkroom techniques, image editing and manipulation. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

CMDA110: Introduction to Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the crucial role media play in contemporary society and surveys the technological, social, cultural, economic, and political impact of communication codes, media, and their convergence. Topics include the histories of varied media (print, electronic, digital), media narratives and genres, the interplay between media products/industries and identity, and the evolving significance of emerging technologies. Previous course SPCM 172 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

CMDA210: Theorizing Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces major theoretical perspectives and debates in the interdisciplinary fields of communication and media and provides key concepts used in the criticism of different types of media and texts. Theoretical approaches include political economy, semiotics, visual aesthetics, psychoanalysis, effects and reception, feminism, cultural studies, Marxism, and postmodernism which are then applied to a wide range of texts and structures (radio, film, television, music, advertising, news, the Internet, etc). Previous course SPCM 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMDA220: Writing for the Media (3 hours lecture)

This course covers the basic principles of writing for print, electronic, and on line media and provides hands-on writing experience. Students develop an understanding of industry standards of writing by communication and media professionals. They also build their skills in creating a variety of media texts, including news packages, documentary and fiction programs, press releases, speeches, Web pages and blogs, public service announcements and advertisements. Previous course BDCS 140 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMDA310: Investigative Research Methods (3 hours seminar)

The course provides a survey of investigative methods employed in the fields of communication and media. Students are guided through the research design process and develop critical skills in understanding and evaluating media reports of opinion polls and other scientific research. Students design their own projects and practice research methods most appropriate for professionals (interviewing, ethnographic work, focus group and survey research, textual and visual analysis). Previous course SPCM 301 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210.

CMDA320: Transmedia Projects (3 hours lecture)

The course offers students a supervised transmedia project experience. Students develop skills in concept development, research, fieldwork, collaboration, production planning, execution, and management as they work on client-based (corporate, governmental, non-profit) or cause-related projects across varied technological platforms. The course requires substantial work outside of class time. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 310.

CMDA440: Independent Study

Opportunity to obtain credit for independent research projects; students must obtain approval from the division coordinator before registration period for the semester of the independent study; generally not for production projects. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous courses ARFM 450, BDCS 403 and SPCM 403 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101, TVDM 253, CMDA 310 and departmental approval.

CMDA490: Colloquium Series

Students are required to register for and attend the colloquium series each semester. The series provides a forum for students, faculty, and invited guests to share their work and address relevant current issues in news, public policy, government, etc. Meetings take place once a month each semester. 0 sh.

Prerequisites: Open only to Majors/Minors in the School of Communication & Media Arts.

ENFL208: Introduction to the Film (3 hours lecture)

The history and aesthetics of film from its beginning to the present, with special attention to the evolution of technique, influential art movements and national cinemas, pivotal directors and films. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ENFL251: Special Topics in Film Studies (3 hours lecture)

A non-survey course to address specific issues in film studies. The course may be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. Previous course ENFL 490 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENFL255: World Film. Starting Spring 2013: Major Film Movements (3 hours lecture)

Films from the major film producing countries including the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, England, India and Japan. Within that framework, special topics will be defined: a specific period, a particular theme or problem, comparison/contrast of several national cinemas. Starting Spring 2013: This course focuses on films from a specific historical, industrial or cultural context or with shared aesthetic concerns and representational objectives. Within that framework, films will be selected from a variety of film-producing countries including France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria and the United States. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Spring 2013: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENFL260: Major Film Genres (3 hours lecture)

Examples from the major film genres, such as the Western, the crime film, the musical, the horror film, and film noir, with special emphasis on American film and principles of genre criticism. 3 sh.

ENFL265: Major Film Directors (3 hours lecture)

Focusing on the life and work of influential filmmakers, the course addresses such issues as auteur criticism, the nature of successful collaborations (scriptwriting teams, director/cinematographer) and performance theory. Previous course ENFL 250 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENFL310: Screenwriting I (3 hours lecture)

The art and craft of writing for the screen will be both studied and practiced. After studying the fundamentals of effective cinematic story construction and dialogue writing, students will be required to write a half hour film script. Cross listed with Art and Design, FILM 310. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 and FILM 230.

ENFL350: Three Directors (3 hours lecture)

A comparative study of three major film directors. The focus - using an auteurist derived methodology - will be to investigate a common problem or challenge confronted by each of the three directors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL354: World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the major styles, movements and analytical frameworks associated with non-American cinema made before 1945. Course content will reflect the variety of early cinemas around the world, emphasizing their most significant differences and similarities with American silent cinema and classical Hollywood cinema. The course will engage with the work of non-American film inventors and pioneers, silent film styles such as French impressionism, German expressionism and Soviet montage, and important early sound cinemas in Europe, Latin America and Asia. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 250 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260. Starting Summer 2012: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL355: World Film After 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the major styles, movements and analytical frameworks associated with non-American cinema made after 1945. Course content will reflect the variety of world film production after World War II, emphasizing its most significant differences and similarities with American postwar cinema. The course will engage with important non-American film movements such as the French New Wave, New German Cinema and Brazilian Cinema Novo, national film industries with global reach such as Bollywood and Nollywood, and transnational/subnational fllmmaking traditions such as diasporic cinema. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 250 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260. Starting Summer 2012: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL356: The Contemporary Film (3 hours lecture)

Beginning with American film noir and European films which emerged after World War II, the course traces the major films, directors, critical theories and other influences which make up the contemporary film and define a specifically modernist sensibility. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL357: American Film to 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An investigation of the foundations and development of the classical Hollywood style focusing on genres and directors of significance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL358: American Film 1945 to the Present (3 hours lecture)

An investigation of filmmaking in the United States following World War II, focusing on the genres, directors and aesthetic movements of significance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL360: Film Comedy (3 hours lecture)

Film comedies from all periods in relation to comic theory and its application with particular emphasis on American films of the 20's and 30's. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL392: Analysis of Cinematic Movement (3 hours lecture)

In the cinema, movement is created by a variety of strategies; three of the most powerful are the mobility of the camera, the juxtaposition of shots (editing) and aspects of performance. This course will examine the variety of aesthetic dynamics created through camera, editing and performance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL410: Screenwriting II (3 hours lecture)

This course is a continuation of Screenwriting I in which each student will work on a major screenwriting project: two one-half hour episodes, an hour long script or a first draft of a feature film. In developing the project, the individual needs of the student will be addressed. Cross listed with Art and Design, FILM 410. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

ENFL496: Seminar in Film (3 hours seminar)

An advanced course devoted to the intensive study of a specialized topic in cinema studies. Topics will vary. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

FILM200: Film Making I (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio)

Film Making, Beginning I. Basic elements of 16mm film production: script, camera, lighting, sound, and editing. Students will be provided with numerous opportunities to develop and express their own cinematic syntax while obtaining the necessary technical knowledge. Previous course ARFM 200 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

FILM205: Acting for Filmmakers (3 hours seminar)

Introduces the basic skill of acting based on the actor's inner and outer resources; concentrates on the characterization development explored in Stanislavski's Method of Physical Action; introduces theory and technique of creating a role and scoring a role; explores both solo work and scene study, lab work, acting etudes, and performance. Techniques and material will focus on film applications and acting for the camera. No Prerequisites as this is a Learning Community Class to be taught to Filmmaking Majors Freshman or first year. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FILM220: Documentary Workshop (4 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Students will study the forms, styles and techniques of documentary filmmaking (Cinema Verite, Reality TV, Essay Form) and apply this knowledge through the creation of small exercises and a short documentary film. Previous course ARFM220 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM222: Production Design I (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

This course will introduce students to the function, artistry and craft of film production design. Students will initially explore the emotional and psychological effect that the visual environment can convey, in purely sculptural terms (form, texture and color). They will then apply this to the craft of cinematic storytelling. Previous course ARPF 220 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208, FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM230: Introduction to Screenwriting (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the art of screenwriting through short writing exercises; analysis of produced screenplays and films along with the completion of a short screenplay. Students will be expected to develop creative as well as technical aspects of the craft. Previous course ARFM 230 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

FILM250: Film Forum (3 hours lecture)

Filmmakers on filmmaking: a series of lecture/presentations by some of the most influential film and video professionals working in the field today. Guest artists working on the cutting edge of technology and content development will discuss such topics as the role of film and video in contemporary society, the creative process, and the diverse and dynamic approaches to their medium. Previous course ARFM 250 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FILM255: Film Story Analysis (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to explore and deepen the understanding of story structure though the analysis of successful films. Students will learn how essential information is relayed through visual means, how dramatic momentum is built with cause and effect, and what makes a character credible and complex. Students will end the term with an ability to critically examine a film via its screenplay and apply that knowledge to their own work. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 230.

FILM260: Film Making II (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio)

This course will concentrate on skills of camera and sound work in 16mm sync sound. The emphasis of this class will be on mastering solid technical skills with the equipment while working with a crew, so that the students can discover their own creative identity in making short films. Previous course ARFM 210 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200.

FILM261: Theatre - Film Collaborations I (3 hours lecture)

This course will emphasize the exploration, formal experimentation, materiality, process, and exhibition context of theatre projects that include film and video. Screenings of experimental works along with theoretical readings will reflect the specific interests of students. Coursework will include two short projects along with a final project and written journal. Previous course ARPF 261 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM310: Screenwriting I (3 hours lecture)

The art and craft of writing for the screen will be both studied and practiced. After studying the fundamentals of effecive cinematic story construction and dialogue writing, students will be required to write a half hour film script. Cross listed with English, ENFL 310. Previous course ARFM 310 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 and FLIM 230.

FILM321: Writing the Feature Film (3 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

This course is an intensive seminar in screenwriting in the genre of original narrative films that are feature length. Screenwriters will develop material and shape into a strong narrative with an emphasis on dramatic structure, visual language and character development. Students will complete a treatment or step outline at the start of class. Through the use of readings, writing exercises, screening and workshops students will develop and learn the skills necessary to complete a part of a full-length feature screenplay. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM322: Writing Television/Web Series (3 hours lecture)

Students will explore the craft of writing serialized television or web programming. The course will delve into the varied genres of a series and the diverse writing styles and approaches required. In addition to studying existing successful programs, the course will clarify the necessary skills needed for writing the various genres of serialized entertainment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM323: Adaptation (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide an introduction to a specific approach to the art of choosing and adapting source material. Students will develop source material from books, magazines, or other sources and adapt it into a screenplay or series for TV or the Web. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM324: Writint for Interactive Media (3 hours lecture)

This course will introduce students to the specific requirements necessary to write and create satisfying interactive media including video games, point of sale, and video installations. Students will learn about the complex worlds that are the province of gaming, how to create them along with the unique stories involved. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM330: Film III: Directing Workshop (4 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

This course will allow students to focus on the process of directing actors. A special emphasis will be placed on communicating with actors to extract dynamic performances while also focusing on planning coverage, blocking, the importance of sets, props and costumes, camera movement, visualizing subtext, and editorial choices. Previous course ARFM 300 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 230, FILM 260 and ENFL 208.

FILM360: Film Editing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

Principles and techniques of film editing: artistic and esthetic concepts; practice with standard editing equipment. Previous course ARFM 360 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 260.

FILM361: Theatre - Film Collaborations II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

Continuation of FILM 261. This course will emphasize the exploration, formal experimentation, materiality, process, and exhibition context of theatre projects that include film and video. Screenings of experimental works along with theoretical readings will reflect the specific interests of students. Coursework will include a group project and/or a large individual project, short essays, and written journal. Previous course ARPF 361 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 261.

FILM362: Sound Recording and Design (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

An introduction to the art of Sound Recording and Design through demonstration and lectures on theory and practice as well as exercises recording sound, mixing, and designing soundscapes for film. Students will be expected to develop creatively as well as learn the technical aspects of the craft. Previous course ARFM 240 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM363: Integrated Media (4 hours lab)

Students will explore and produce works incorporating art, science and technology in order to enable them to apply new technologies and integrate multiple media and disciplines into new forms of expression. In this laboratory setting students will utilize video, sound, music, robotics, gaming and computer graphics. Previous course ARFV 320 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM364: Production Management (3 hours lecture)

An introductory course to Professional Production Management that provides the student with the information and practice or managing the making of a feature film or long form television show. Students will examine the structure of the crew and the collaborative responsibilities of crew members, the legal issues of permits, insurance, rights, clearances and permissions; Screen Actors Guild requirements, the management of the production including scheduling, budgeting, transportation, and the production's responsibilities to cast and crew. Each student will be required to prepare a production book for his or her shoot.by the end of the class that will include a final marked script, script breakdown pages, shooting schedule, budget, cast, crew and location lists. Previous course ARFM 462 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM365: Motion Graphics (3 hours studio)

An Introduction to Motion Graphics through lectures, project demos, and assigned projects and exercises. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects as a primary tool for creating motion graphics, and will be encouraged to learn this software in depth. Opportunities to work on an advanced level will be provided through independent and group-projects. Projects will stress different applications of motion graphics in film and television, from creative / experimental art pieces to deadline-oriented, client driven graphics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM366: Principles of Cinematography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

Exercises in the use of camera equipment and practice in composition, perspective, interpretive lighting and camera movement. Previous course ARFM 363 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 260.

FILM367: Production Design II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

This more advanced production design course will enable students to explore the collaborative process between the director, cinematographer and the production designer in creating the visual metaphors of a script. Students will learn the artistic expression of production design along with the practical considerations of budget, time and crew constraints. Previous course ARPF 320 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 222.

FILM368: Film Finance, Marketing, and Distribution (3 hours lecture)

An overview of the financing, marketing, and distribution of feature films, shorts, and television projects. Students will learn financing procedures involved in production, contractual arrangements, legal obligations, and the skills that will help them prepare budgets for production as well as for marketing, film festivals, and distribution. Previous course ARFM 463 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FILM410: Screenwriting II (3 hours lecture)

This is a more advanced course in which students will work on a major screen writing project of their choosing. Students will have the option to develop and write a senior thesis film, serialized narratives or longer dramas. Particular attention will be paid to honing dramatic structure, visual language and character development. Cross listed with Art and Design, ENFL 410. Previous course ARFM 410 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM420: Independent Study in Production Design

Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. Previous course ARPF 450 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 367.

FILM452: Game Development (4 hours studio)

Students will learn Flash software, web animation authoring tools and will develop the skills necessary to create web-based multimedia using sound, graphics, animation and interactive components. Students will plan and create final projects such as an informational or instructional tutorial, a dynamic simulation or a multimedia game. Previous course ARFV 420 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 320 or FILM 330.

FILM455: Commercial Directing (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Filmmaking students will learn the process creating commercials, public service announcements as well as political spots. Students will gain an understanding into the agency and client relationship as well as the importance of the director's reel. Previous course ARFV 421 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 320 or FILM 330.

FILM460: Experimental Film/Digital Workshop I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

This course will emphasize the exploration, formal experimentation, materiality, process, and exhibition context of video exhibitions. Screenings of experimental works along with theoretical readings will reflect the specific interests of students. Coursework will include three short projects along with a final project and written journal. Previous course ARFV 431 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 320 or FILM 330.

FILM461: Experimental Film/Digital Workshop II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

Continuation of FILM460. Screenings of experimental works along with theoretical readings will reflect the specific interests of students. Coursework will include two short projects along with a final project and written journal. Previous course ARPF 461 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 460.

FILM462: Advanced Master Class in Screenwriting (3 hours lecture)

This course is for the most advanced students who have completed a feature length screenplay and are ready to go to the next level. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals who will visit the classroom and hear readings and pitches of student's work. These professionals will include screenwriters, producers, directors, executives and agents who will work with students to perfect their material and prepare it for the marketplace. Students would be selected and given permission to take this class as per the merit of their work. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 410 and permission of Director of Screenwriting program or departmental approval.

FILM463: Advanced Film Workshop: Advanced film Workshop (4 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

A topical class that provides students unique opportunities to produce individual and/or group work thematically related to a theme or topic chosen by the Instructor. This studio course is completely project based giving students real world experience. Topics and themes will change. Can be repeated up to 12 Credits, and taken independently as a mentorship. Previous course ARFM 400 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM464: Filmmaking Internship (1 hour other)

Advanced students fulfill a portion of their Filmmaking Concentration requirements working for a professional film, television, or media company and gaining field experience. This experience should enable the student to gain working knowledge of the film/video industry under the supervision of a mentor in the field and a faculty member at the college. Previous course ARFM 464 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 9 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 260.

FILM491: Thesis Project I (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio)

This course is an intensive seminar designed to prepare students to complete a final thesis film by the end of Spring semester. It will include development (determining content and scope of project), pre-production (planning and shoot scheduling and budgeting), and some production. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding and development of a style of one's own appropriate to the content of the thesis project as presented in class. Through the use of readings, professional guest, screenings and critique, students will be expected to have completed a camera ready script and visual mood book for their final thesis film by the end of the Fall semester. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 320 or FILM 330.

FILM492: Thesis Project II (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio)

This course concentrates on the production aspect of the thesis film. The main emphasis of this class will be on shooting and editing the final work. Time will be spent in detailed critique of dailies, rough cut and fine cut. Students will prepare their work for final presentation to the class, the faculty, in the senior show, and for their portfolios. The goal of the class will be to strengthen the work through critique and analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 491.