Filmmaking Major (B.F.A.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

You’ve always been captivated by the moving image – whether on TV, in movies, in cartoons or video games. But now you’re ready to do more than just watch: you want to produce your own work for the screen. The filmmaking program will help you realize your artistic vision through observation, imagination, storytelling, and technique. Courses in screenwriting, directing, editing, cinematography, and production prepare you to produce imaginative, critically appreciated narrative and documentary films.

FILMMAKING MAJOR

Complete 80 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 220 Writing for the Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMDA 320 Transmedia Projects (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete the following course a minimum of 8 times: CMDA 490. There is no credit associated with this course.

      CMDA 490 Colloquium Series 0
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 5 requirements for 38 semester hours:

    1. Complete 8 courses:

      FILM 200 Film Making I (2 hours lecture, 3.73 hours lab) 4
      FILM 205 Acting for Filmmakers (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 230 Introduction to Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 255 Film Story Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 260 Film Making II (2 hours lecture, 3.73 hours lab) 4
      FILM 265 Principles of Cinematography (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 360 Film Editing (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 410 Advanced Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    2. Complete 1 course from the following:

      FILM 277 Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 277 Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 1 course from the following:

      FILM 300 Documentary Workshop (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      TVDM 300 Documentary Production (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. Complete 1 course from the following:

      ENFL 310 Intermediate Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 310 Intermediate Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    5. Complete FILM 430 for 3 hours.

      ENFL 310 Intermediate Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 310 Intermediate Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 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 360 Communication and Media Coop Ed 4-16
    CMDA 440 Independent Study 1-3
    ENFL 251 Special Topics in Film Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 496 Seminar in Film (3 hours seminar) 3
    FILM 222 Production Design I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 250 Film Forum (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 261 Theatre - Film Collaborations I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 262 Filmmaking Workshop (3 hours lecture) 1
    FILM 280 Film Art: Historical and Contemporary (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 282 The Avant-Garde Cinema (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 283 Mythic Structure in Screenwriting (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 321 Writing the Feature Film (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 322 Writing Television/Web Series (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 323 Adaptation (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 324 Writing for Interactive Media (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 361 Theatre - Film Collaborations II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 3
    FILM 363 Integrated Media (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 364 Production Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 365 Motion Graphics (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 367 Production Design II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 368 Producing: Development through Distribution (3 hours lecture) 3
    FILM 420 Independent Study in Production Design 3
    FILM 422 Art Directing Workshop (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 440 Actor/Director Master Class (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 452 Game Development (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 455 Commercial Directing (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 460 Experimental Film/Digital Workshop I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 461 Experimental Film/Digital Workshop II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 462 Advanced Master Class in Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 463 Advanced Film Workshop: Advanced film Workshop (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 464 Filmmaking Internship (1 hour other) 1-9
    TVDM 221 Developing the Documentary (3 hours lecture) 3
    TVDM 377 Sound Analysis and Design (3 hours lecture) 3
    TVDM 421 New Genres in Documentary (3 hours lecture) 3
    TVDM 441 Multimedia News Production (3 hours lecture) 3
    TVDM 477 Sound Design for Film (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. FILM HISTORY/CRITICAL STUDIES

    Complete 3 requirement(s) for 12 semester hours:

    1. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      ENFL 208 Introduction to the Film (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from:

      ENFL 294 World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 295 World Film After 1945 (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
    3. Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from:

      ENFL 251 Special Topics in Film Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 255 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 294 World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 295 World Film After 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 310 Intermediate Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      ENFL 350 Three Directors (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 365 Gender and Sexuality in Film (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 370 Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 392 Analysis of Cinematic Movement (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENFL 410 Advanced Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 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 (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    FILM 492 Thesis Project II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 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; School of Communication and Media majors only.

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 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite; School of Communication and Media majors only.

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 210 and CMDA 220.

CMDA360: Communication and Media Coop Ed

Advanced students complete a supervised employment experience, outside the classroom, that complements their program of study in the fields of communication and media. The experience provides students the opportunity to define their career objectives and enhance professional skills and expertise. An MSU faculty member evaluates student progress and awards credit. Students may not exceed 16 credits through enrollment in multiple co-op courses. Previous course CMDA 460 effective through Winter 2014. 4 - 16 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 260 or TVDM 253 or CMST 280 and School of Communication and Media approval.

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: CMDA 320 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: Major Film Movements (3 hours lecture)

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: 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.

ENFL294: 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. Previous course ENFL 354 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL295: 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. Previous course ENFL 355 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL310: Intermediate Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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.

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.

ENFL365: Gender and Sexuality in Film (3 hours lecture)

An examination of the ways in which gender and sexuality have been represented in one or more of the following modes of filmmaking: silent cinema, Hollywood cinema, independent and experimental cinema, documentary cinema, world cinema. Students will study the formal language of films - genre conventions, narrative treatments, and cinematic elements - in relation to gendered and sexual identities and feminist and queer civil rights struggles. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL370: Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film (3 hours lecture)

An examination of the ways in which issues of class, race and ethnicity have been represented in one or more of the following modes of filmmaking: silent cinema, Hollywood cinema, independent and experimental cinema, documentary cinema, world cinema. Students will study the formal language of films- genre conventions, narrative treatments and cinematic elements-in relation to socio-economic themes, ethnic identities and struggles over civil and human rights. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

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: Advanced Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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, 3.73 hours lab)

This course is an introduction to the basic elements of short digital film production, wherein students immediately begin creating their own narrative films. Students will be provided with numerous opportunities to develop and express their own cinematic syntax while obtaining the necessary technical knowledge with cameras, lighting, sound, and editing concepts. Previous course ARFM 200 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110 or ENFL 208 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

FILM205: Acting for Filmmakers (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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.

FILM222: Production Design I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different, and with departmental permission. 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: ENFL 208.

FILM260: Film Making II (2 hours lecture, 3.73 hours lab)

This course will concentrate on skills of camera and sound work. 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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 and FILM 230.

FILM261: Theatre - Film Collaborations I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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.

FILM262: Filmmaking Workshop (3 hours lecture)

A unique and intense workshop following a specific topic, skill, and/or aesthetic that is prevalent or as new standards emerge within the Film industry. Topics range from camera instruction (F65, RED, Panavision) to specific instruction on certain vocations such as Assistant Camera, Location Scouting, Production Management in the field, and Assistant Director skills. It might also include Directing Actors, Screenwriting, and Directing for narrative television series. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 260.

FILM265: Principles of Cinematography (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Exercises in the use of camera equipment and practice in composition, perspective, interpretive lighting and camera movement. Previous course FILM 366 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM277: Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (3 hours lecture)

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 FILM 362 effective through Spring 2014. 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.

FILM283: Mythic Structure in Screenwriting (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to explore and deepen the understanding of story structure. It will introduce students to the alphabet of myth, the ancient and ever modem language of storytelling, and help them create cinematic stories that are both universal and timely. We will analyze films that update and revise old myths (such as Black Orpheus, Dogma, Days of Heaven, My Own Private Idaho, Pan's Labyrinth), identifying character archetypes, story patterns and visual symbols (universal as well as unique to a specific culture) that add to these films' universal appeal. We will examine how three key definitions of myth (historical, cultural, personal) can be used in - and challenged by - the films and the film genres. The assignments will include readings, screenings, and writing exercises along with the discussions. By the end of the term, students will complete a short script based on the exercises. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

FILM300: Documentary Workshop (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 FILM 220 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 and; FILM 200 or FILM 201. School of Communication and Media (SCMD) majors only.

FILM310: Intermediate Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 English, ENFL 310. Previous course ARFM 310 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 and FILM 230.

FILM321: Writing the Feature Film (3 hours lecture)

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: Writing 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.

FILM360: Film Editing (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 200 or FILM 201.

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.

FILM363: Integrated Media (1 hour lecture, 3 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 or TVDM 253.

FILM365: Motion Graphics (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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.

FILM367: Production Design II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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: Producing: Development through Distribution (3 hours lecture)

This course follows a producer's role from the selection of material through its development, preproduction, production and post-production to the delivery of the completed work. How to arrive at a compelling storyline, hiring above and below-the-line personnel, budgets and schedules. Supervising the production. Students choose a project they want to produce, "pitch it to the class," and then write a professional proposal for it. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

FILM410: Advanced Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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.

FILM422: Art Directing Workshop (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Students will learn the fundamentals of art direction through the use of workshops and exercises designed to enhance an understanding of how to translate desired moods, messages, concepts, and underdeveloped ideas into imagery. Students will scrutinize scripts in conjunction with a director and arrive at a visual plan for a film, which adheres to the budgetary constraints of the production. Previous course ARPF 420 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 222.

FILM440: Actor/Director Master Class (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Study with Master Director and/or Actor developing interdisciplinary skills in Film and/or Multimedia that focus on the relationship and collaboration between actors and directors. Incorporating the history of performance, filmmaking, and new approaches using the latest technologies of digital and film - audio visual formats. The artist-in-residence will direct and critique the student's work and/or create a work with the students in a group. Previous course ARPF 441 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM452: Game Development (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 310 or ENFL 310.

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

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 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM460: Experimental Film/Digital Workshop I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 310 or ENFL 310.

FILM461: Experimental Film/Digital Workshop II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 or ENFL 410.

FILM463: Advanced Film Workshop: Advanced film Workshop (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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 310 or ENFL 310.

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

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 430; majors only.

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

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.

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.

TVDM277: Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (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 TVDM 170 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110 and departmental approval.

TVDM300: Documentary Production (3 hours lecture)

Production class with an emphasis on producing and directing non-fiction documentary programming, including sports and news formats. Open to student in SCMA. Previous course TVDM 259 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 253 and departmental approval.

TVDM377: Sound Analysis and Design (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 TVDM 270 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 277 and departmental approval.

TVDM421: 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: TVDM 300 or FILM 300.

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: CMDA 320 or departmental approval.

TVDM477: Sound Design for Film (3 hours lecture)

A continuation of Sound Analysis and Design. This class continues to explore the aesthetics and techniques of sound design utilizing nonlinear digital recording techniques. Students will focus on signal processing techniques and creating original sound effects, Foley work, and dialog replacement. Students complete an original sound design for a film, television, or video game project, working with the producer/director to fulfill the artistic vision of the piece. Previous course TVDM 370 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 377.