Communication and Media Arts Major (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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COMMUNICATION & MEDIA ARTS MAJOR

Complete 48 semester hours including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 6 courses for 18 semester hours:

      CMDA 110 Introduction to Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMDA 210 Theorizing Communication and Media Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMDA 220 Writing for the Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMDA 310 Investigative Research Methods (3 hours seminar) 3
      CMDA 320 Transmedia Projects (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMDA 410 Career Management (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 ELECTIVES

    Complete 30 semester hours from the following in consultation with your advisor:

    1. Complete 3 semester hours - 15 semester hours from the following list.

      CMST 130 Public Relations Principles (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 205 Theories in Media Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 215 Media History and Form (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 225 New Media and Participatory Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 233 Public Relations Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 235 Youth Culture and The Popular (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 245 Communication, Media and Gender (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 263 Health and Mass Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 273 Democracy and Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 201 Digital Filmmaking I (4 hours studio) 3
      FILM 220 Documentary Workshop (4 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 4
      FILM 221 Digital Filmmaking II (4 hours studio) 3
      FILM 222 Production Design I (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
      FILM 230 Introduction to Screenwriting (3 hours lecture) 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 280 Film Art: Historical and Contemporary (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 282 The Avant-Garde Cinema (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 101 History and Development of TV and Digital Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 170 Digital Audio Production (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 201 Language of Television (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 220 How to Watch Television (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 221 Developing the Documentary (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 241 News Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 243 Media and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 251 Introduction to the Control Room/Studio (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 4
      TVDM 253 Introduction to Field Production and Editing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 4
      TVDM 260 History of Television Programming (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 270 Sound Design I (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 293 Programming (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete at least 3 courses from the following list.

      CMST 325 Media Criticism (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 335 Globalization, Communication and Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 337 Specialized Writing in Public Relations (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 339 Public Relations Techniques in a Digital Age (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 342 Argumentation and Debate (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 345 Television Production in Communication Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 355 Visual Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 360 E-Health Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 365 Health Communication and the Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 373 Collaborative Problem Solving (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 377 Mediated Organizations (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 310 Screenwriting I (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 320 Directing for Writers (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 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 364 Production Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 368 Film Finance, Marketing, and Distribution (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 315 Political Broadcasting (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 349 Ethics of Mass Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 353 Children's Television (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 355 Craft Workshop (2 hour lab) 1-3
      TVDM 360 Advanced Post-Production Workshop (1.50 hours lecture, 1.50 hours studio) 3
      TVDM 375 Introduction to Multitrack Recording (1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 3
      TVDM 391 International Broadcasting (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following list.

      CMST 405 Persuation and Transmedia Campaigns (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 415 Production Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 425 Seminar in Mediated Communication (3 hours seminar) 3
      CMST 435 Communication and Media Arts Activity (1 hours lecture) 1-3
      FILM 410 Screenwriting II (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 421 Transmedia: New Genres In Documentary (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 441 Multimedia News Production (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 451 Television Production Company (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) 1-3
      TVDM 455 Special Studies in Television and Digital Media (1 hour lecture) 1-3

Course Descriptions:

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.

CMDA410: Career Management (3 hours lecture)

The course prepares students to develop effective strategies for negotiating the challenges of professional life. It focuses on the preparation for the job search, the e-portfolio, interview strategies, and professional networking, as well as on the phases of the career trajectory in varied communication and media fields. Previous course SPCM 478 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 320.

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.

CMST130: Public Relations Principles (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the fundamental theories and practices in the field of public relations. Students will learn about the public relations function within organizations, its impact on publics, and its function in society. Topics of this course involve the evolution of the field, the range of roles and responsibilities that public relations practitioners assume in a variety of settings, and the significant issues and trends that have shaped the practice. The course will also address the ethics of public relations practice and how values shape an organization's ability to build successful relationships with its publics. Previous course SPCM 222 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST205: Theories in Media Studies (3 hours lecture)

The course provides an in-depth examination of mass media theories and social effects on a national and global level. Through case studies, research, screenings, and class discussions students develop analytic tools they can use in their role as proactive consumers and potential creators of media products. Previous course SPCM 304 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST215: Media History and Form (3 hours lecture)

The course offers an in depth analysis of a specific medium (e.g. television, radio, film, magazines). It examines this medium's development and cultural impact from both the aesthetic and historical perspectives. Previous course SPCM 104 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST225: New Media and Participatory Culture (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on new media technologies, their relationship with society, and the issues they present, both practical and theoretical, for participation in contemporary culture. This course looks at broad concepts - e.g., mediation, cultural power, representation, and social geography - as they relate to specific objects of inquiry like blogs, mobile devices, technocultures, and virtual reality. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST233: Public Relations Writing (3 hours lecture)

The purpose of this course is to teach students to write with skill, accuracy and clarity, using the tactical communication tools employed by public relations professionals. Students will learn to tailor their writing to the needs of particular media outlets and audiences. Different forms of public relations writing include news releases, feature stories, press releases, fact sheets, media lists, speeches, company backgrounders, media kits, letters, memoranda, company histories, advertising and advertorials, commentary (such as letters to the editor or opinion pieces), newsletters, websites, and brochures. Previous course SPCM 322 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110 and CMST 130.

CMST235: Youth Culture and The Popular (3 hours lecture)

This course explores youth culture and its relation to popular culture. Through an introduction to subcultural theory, this course examines different youth cultures in order to provide students with a space to study the unique role young people play as consumers and producers of media. Emphasis will be placed on the social, economic and political implications associated with these groups and the cultural agents that comprise them. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 235.

CMST245: Communication, Media and Gender (3 hours lecture)

This course offers a critical examination of how communication processes of socialization and media forms produce and circulate shared knowledge, representations, and expectations about gender. Various contemporary relational contexts and media artifacts are used to explore the social construction of gendered identities and power relations and the implications for professional, political, and cultural participation. Previous course SPCM 290 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST263: Health and Mass Media (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the prevalence and nature of mass media messages concerning health. In particular, this course examines the various ways in which health issues are portrayed through entertainment, news media, and advertising. Students will learn about the frequency and nature of health messages in different media formats and the effects these messages have on viewers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210.

CMST273: Democracy and Communication (3 hours lecture)

This course explores conceptual and practical issues of communication in democratic bodies of various sizes and functions, spanning small groups, organizations, and societies. Topics include shared leadership; dialogue; deliberation; cultural pluralism; representational mechanisms; political partisanship and campaigns; lobbying; public policymaking; and journalism. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110; waived for Leadership Development through Civic Engagement minors.

CMST325: Media Criticism (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to media criticism by reviewing a variety of analytical theories and methods. In so doing, it provides a space to critically engage texts in order to explore the strengths and weakness of different schools of media criticism. Students will apply specific critical paradigms to analyze a selection of media artifacts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210 or CMST 215.

CMST335: Globalization, Communication and Media (3 hours lecture)

The course provides an overview of contemporary issues in global communication and media. Students explore emerging communication and information technologies and how they transform cultural identities and communities, global circuits of images and ideologies, and the global flows of politics, advertising, news and entertainment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210.

CMST337: Specialized Writing in Public Relations (3 hours lecture)

The course intends to help students develop the essential skills on how to write for online media and audiences who exhibit considerable differences from traditional media outlets and audiences. Students learn how to segment online audiences, how to address these different sectors, and how to tailor messages to their varying needs. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 220 and CMST 233.

CMST339: Public Relations Techniques in a Digital Age (3 hours lecture)

The course focuses on how public relations practitioners can use social media as well as some visual communication tools to create and maintain relationships with stakeholders. Students will learn the basic skills in using various social media outlets (e.g., twitter, facebook, webinar, open-source database, video casting, pod-casting, digital editing, etc), and how to write in a digital world with multiple voices for a more targeted audience base. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210 and CMST 233.

CMST342: Argumentation and Debate (3 hours lecture)

Principles of argumentation; characteristics of propositions, definitions of terms, logical organization, evidence, research and oral reason, structure of debates; practice in argumentation and debate of current significant issues. Previous course SPCM 342 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210.

CMST345: Television Production in Communication Studies (3 hours lecture)

Hands-on experience in MSU's television studio with focus on production elements including camera operation, directing, and creativity through production of commercials, talk shows and variety shows. Previous course SPCM 334 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 310 or CMST 215.

CMST355: Visual Communication (3 hours lecture)

A course designed for students to experience the area of visual communication through computer desktop publishing. Students are responsible for designing, editing, and producing various printed material. Previous course SPCM 413 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 320.

CMST360: E-Health Communication (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the ways in which new media technology is used to discuss and improve one's health. Students will learn the dominant theories and models used to explain how and why users access health information online, how new media is used to facilitate communication among patients and doctors, the value of virtual support networks, and the way in which new media platforms contributes to increased health literacy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 220 and CMST 263.

CMST365: Health Communication and the Arts (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the application of the arts (music, painting, installations, dance, theatre, etc.) to communication strategies aimed at meeting specific outcomes in health care, public health campaigns, and public awareness of health issues. Topics include: the use of artistic expression by communities characterized by medical conditions, the relevance of the arts in health care institutions, and the adaptation of the arts to therapeutic strategies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210 and CMST 263.

CMST373: Collaborative Problem Solving (3 hours lecture)

This course explores theories and techniques that bolster team-based creativity and decision making. As contemporary organizations increasingly move from individualized, top-down problem-solving processes to team-managed approaches, they require new communication competencies in order to innovate. Such competencies include the convening of stakeholders; shared leadership; integrative fact-finding; tactics for creativity; deliberative discussion; consensus-building; and collaborative report preparation/presentation 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210 and CMDA 220.

CMST377: Mediated Organizations (3 hours lecture)

New communication technologies are ubiquitous in organizational life, with functions ranging from mere supplementation of organizational processes to the enabling of organizations that exist primarily or solely through digitally mediated interaction. This course explores various media that may be used in conventional and so-called "virtual" organizations, spanning synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication. Special attention is devoted to techniques for facilitating mediated meetings. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210.

CMST405: Persuation and Transmedia Campaigns (3 hours lecture)

The course explores theories of persuasion and propaganda and provides targeted study of the design of various campaigns (political, health, advertising, cause-related) and hands-on training for successful campaign execution. Previous course SPCM 438 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 320.

CMST415: Production Culture (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the cultural practices and belief systems of production workers in the media industry. It examines "above-the-line" labor, such as producers and directors, as well as "below-the-line" labor, such as gaffers and grips, in order to asses the role these communities' interpretive frameworks and self-analysis play in the production of media. To do this, students will consider industrial reflexivity and critical practice using integrated cultural-industrial analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 320.

CMST425: Seminar in Mediated Communication (3 hours seminar)

This advanced seminar explores emerging communication technologies and their social, cultural, and political implications. The course examines the history and evolution of communication technologies and how they transform our identity, homes, workplaces, communities, and playspaces. Emphasis is placed on current issues and case studies drawn from the world of business, government, and entertainment. Previous course SPCM 404 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 320.

CMST435: Communication and Media Arts Activity (1 hours lecture)

Supervised communication and media arts activity focused on specific topics of relevance. May be repeated without limit. Previous course SPCM 435 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 320.

FILM201: Digital Filmmaking I (4 hours studio)

Basic elements of digital film production will be explored from script, camera, lighting, sound, and post -production. Students will work in groups and individually on narrative and experimental filmed exercises in order to explore the power of-the visual moving picture. Previous course ARFV 220 effective through Spring 2012. 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.

FILM221: Digital Filmmaking II (4 hours studio)

This more advanced course will build on students' basic knowledge of camera, lighting, sound recording and post-production in order to direct and produce a short film shot digitally. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the technical requirements digital production as well as narrative storytelling. Previous course ARFV 230 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 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.

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.

FILM280: Film Art: Historical and Contemporary (3 hours lecture)

The development of the motion picture as an art form from its earliest stages to the present; the technical, social, economic, cultural, and esthetic factors taught as a comparative study to approaches in contemporary cinema. Previous course ARFM 280 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FILM282: The Avant-Garde Cinema (3 hours lecture)

The avant-garde cinema from its 1920-30 European surrealist roots through the 1940's American school to present-day experimental, structural and personal films. Previous course ARFM 480 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

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.

FILM320: Directing for Writers (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

This class will develop the screenwriter's vocabulary of film language and the production crafts that comprise filmmaking, with an emphasis on directing in order to enhance visual writing skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 201: and FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TVDM101: History and Development of TV and Digital Media (3 hours lecture)

A survey of the history, organization and current structure of radio, television and hybrid technologies; societal and cultural influences of electronic broadcast media; introduction to practical and theoretical concepts of studio production. Previous course BDCS 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Broadcasting majors only.

TVDM170: Digital Audio Production (3 hours lecture)

A fundamental workshop exploring the properties of sound as both a separate creative medium and as a supplemental tool for the visual image; studio and location recording, editing and mixing. Previous course BDCS 150 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101 and departmental approval.

TVDM201: Language of Television (3 hours lecture)

An inquiry into how video and televisuals work and what they communicate. The intent of the course is twofold: to help students understand how moving pictures themselves convey meaning and what kind of meanings these are, and how the commercial television industry predominantly offers a particular, limited version of the medium's possibilities in its news, information, and entertainment programming. This includes a component wherein students further their learning of these lessons through the creation of their own simple productions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Previous course BDCS 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

TVDM220: How to Watch Television (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes television in the ways and to the extent to which it needs to be understood by its audience. The aim is for students to critically evaluate the role and impact of television in their lives as well as in our culture. This is achieved by an approach that combines media theory and criticism with media education. Previous course BDCS 220 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

TVDM221: Developing the Documentary (3 hours lecture)

Students will be introduced to the impact of technological advances on the history and evolution of the documentary art form. Emphasis on how to research and develop long form documentaries for a variety of outlets (PBS, HBO, MTV, National Geographic, ESPN, and theatrical). Students will be asked to develop an idea of their choice from the initial research stage to the development of funding proposals, budget, and innovative outreach campaign. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110 and CMDA 220.

TVDM241: News Writing (3 hours lecture)

Students will study the writing, reporting and producing skills required to create outstanding news programs. Students will participate in intensive writing to develop these skills. This class will review examples of top professional news production from major national and local news outlets. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 220.

TVDM243: Media and Culture (3 hours lecture)

The ways in which the broadcast media affect mass culture and consequently the values and mores of society; includes the history of mass culture and the mechanisms by which diverse forces of society (i.e., minority cultures, political trends or technological innovations) affect mass culture. Previous course BDCS 282 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101.

TVDM251: Introduction to the Control Room/Studio (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

A workshop presenting the fundamentals of studio television production; opportunity to demonstrate creative potential through short studio productions; emphasis upon the idea, and principles of camera blocking. Previous course BDCS 251 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101, TVDM 170, CMDA 220 and departmental approval.

TVDM253: Introduction to Field Production and Editing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

An intermediate workshop introducing students to EFP (electronic field production) and the non-linear post-production techniques in the editing facilities of the DuMont Television Center; continued emphasis upon program concept. Previous course BDCS 252 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101, CMDA 220 and departmental approval.

TVDM260: History of Television Programming (3 hours lecture)

An examination of the history of television programming in the United States. Students view original programs that constitute some of the key moments in television history and assess their significance based on aesthetic, content-oriented, technological, sociological, and political-economic points of view. Previous course BDCS 260 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101.

TVDM270: Sound Design I (3 hours lecture)

This production-oriented class will explore the aesthetics and techniques of sound design for radio, television, and film. Students will analyze professional sound designs in these media and create their own using both analog and digital technology. Previous course BDCS 250 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 170 and departmental approval.

TVDM293: Programming (3 hours lecture)

A structural and critical examination of broadcast and cable television programming, including program production/acquisition, scheduling, and evaluation. An overview of programming strategies and techniques, sources, genres, regulation, issues and trends. Previous course BDCS 293 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101.

TVDM315: Political Broadcasting (3 hours lecture)

A survey of the history of political broadcasting beginning with radio and concentrating on television; analysis of the relationship between broadcasting and the political process, to include campaigning for office, the election and how broadcasting helps or hinders the art of governing. Previous course BDCS 315 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101 and CMDA 220.

TVDM349: Ethics of Mass Communication (3 hours lecture)

A survey and analysis of major legal and ethical issues in broadcasting and mass communication. Previous course BDCS 395 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101 and CMDA 220.

TVDM353: Children's Television (3 hours lecture)

Current children's productions and examination of research on their affect/effectiveness; work on class productions designed for children. Previous course BDCS 353 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101 and CMDA 220.

TVDM355: Craft Workshop (2 hour lab)

Designated students work closely under the supervision of studio operations personnel/technicians to concentrate on the maintenance and operation of the DuMont Television Center facility. Opportunity for students to work intensively with advanced production hardware. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits. Previous course BDCS 351 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 253 and departmental approval.

TVDM360: Advanced Post-Production Workshop (1.50 hours lecture, 1.50 hours studio)

A hands-on workshop designed to maximize student's abilities to understand the ethical choices and importance of editing as a storytelling tool when creating programming for digital media. Previous course BDCS 352 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 253 and departmental approval.

TVDM375: Introduction to Multitrack Recording (1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

This production course will introduce students to the concepts and production techniques used in multitrack recording. The class will explore the impact these techniques have had on music and sound design for television and film, as well as their creative use in a studio environment. Students will complete several recording projects as part of the course requirements. Previous course BDCS 340 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 170, TVDM 270 and departmental approval.

TVDM391: International Broadcasting (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore the history and development of broadcasting systems other than our own. Major broadcasting systems include England, Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia (and former Soviet Union satellites), France and Italy. The course will trace the effects of various political systems on the system of broadcasting, dealing with such issues as accessibility, privacy and freedom of speech. Students will examine the reasons for the demise of Radio Free Europe and other international broadcast services. The course will also address the effects of changing technologies on international communication (i.e., satellites, fiber optics, HDTV). Previous course BDCS 391 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101 amd CMDA 220.

TVDM421: Transmedia: New Genres In Documentary (3 hours lecture)

Students create transmedia documentary projects for distribution using the Internet, social media and mobile devices as exhibition platforms. This includes exposure to television news programs, web sites radio and print. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110, CMDA 220 and CMDA 310.

TVDM441: Multimedia News Production (3 hours lecture)

Practical training in gathering, writing and producing of news story packages for incorporation into a studio news show and other interactive platforms. Demonstration and application of ENG (electronic news gathering) techniques related to production. Class may be repeated for 1 credit. Previous course BDCS 440 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 253, CMDA 310 and departmental approval.

TVDM451: Television Production Company (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab)

Senior level broadcast laboratory in which students function in some key role in a production unit which produces professional television production for distribution on- and off-campus. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Previous course BDCS 480 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 251, TVDM 357 and departmental approval.

TVDM455: Special Studies in Television and Digital Media (1 hour lecture)

Various topics offered depending upon program needs and available professional part-time faculty. Usually deals with some professional aspects of the broadcast field or special study of the broadcast media. May be repeated for a maximum of 24.0 credits. Previous course BDCS 470 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101, CMDA 220 and CMDA 310.