FLME 6000 Acting for the Camera
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Two lecture and two lab hours. Acting theory and practice for the performer and director of film and television production.

FLME 6020 Advanced Film Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An in-depth study of the theoretical writing about film, particularly those classical and contemporary paradigms that have illuminated the medium: realism, formalism, structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and feminism.

FLME 6060 Advanced Film Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An in-depth study of the theoretical writing about film, particularly those classical and contemporary paradigms that have illuminated the medium: realism, formalism, structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and feminism.

FLME 6115 Screenwriting for the Short Film
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Dramatic fiction writing for short film and video production. Provides and in-depth dramatic writing course for students intending to make short film and videos in subsequent production courses.

FLME 6125 Community-Based Media Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture and two lab hours. Seminar combines service learning and digital video production to preserve stories of overlooked local communities.

FLME 6135 Digital Cinematography
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

One lecture and three lab hours per week. A comprehensive introduction to Cinematography covering framing and lighting for different film and electronic imaging formats. Out of class collaboration is required. Student must bear all additional costs for productions during the semester.

FLME 6140 Episodic and Serial Television Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

The creative, technical and managerial process of developing serialized entertainment for television as it propagates the Internet, both as audio-visual entertainment and audience response data. Students will learn the development, production, post-production, dissemination and analytic stages of contemporary New Media television practice by working in teams to produce a serial or episodic internet-based TV show. Extensive collaborative production required.

FLME 6145 Digital Editing
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture and two lab hours per week. An intensive exploration of the practice, technique, and aesthetics of editing the motion picture image and sound visual media. Non-linear editing software will be used in the creation of process-oriented exercises and short projects. Students are responsible for the cost of materials required for class projects. Outside class time will be required for collaborative student projects.

FLME 6155 Conceptualization and Expression for Mediamakers
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture and two lab hours per week. Seminar combines film and digital video production to explore a variety of conceptual and expressive strategies and techniques.

FLME 6156 Media Entrepreneurship
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FLME 6155
Description

Students will develop or continue to develop a media concept, business or technology through an intensive semester long curriculum structured as an incubator/accelerator. This class will study the convergence of media producer and media entrepreneur while students create at the intersection of media, business and technology and culminate with a final presentation of the students pitch and prototype to media industry professionals.

FLME 6157 Cross-Media Design
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FLME 6155
Description

Design multimedia stories from the ground up in which movies, video games, web sites, smart phone applications, comic books, and other media are equal partners and all elements of a complete story.

FLME 6158 New Media Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FLME 6155
Description

An exploration of the production visual and audio assets for Internet transmission and interactive media experience, using techniques and forms that best utilize the evolving aesthetics of the digital and interactive media cultures of the moment. New concepts of interactive storytelling in documentary and/or fiction, and for the visualization of characters and their settings will blend cinematic aesthetics with other aesthetic systems.

FLME 6159 Computational Media
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FLME 6155
Description

An introduction to the production of creative components of interactive and digital media derived from code and computation that is at the forefront of new forms of personal and public expression. Popular culture in the form of games, websites, interactive television, interactive animation and digital art use computational media, and will be the genres that students will produce.

FLME 6160 Special Topics
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Graduate faculty and specific tools for this course will change according to the specialized expertise of participating faculty.

FLME 6165 Special Production Topics
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Graduate faculty and specific tools for this course will change according to the specialized expertise of participating faculty.

FLME 6170 American Film History I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Discussion of the structural, aesthetic, and social factors that shaped American film from its inception through the classic studio period.

FLME 6180 International Cinemas
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of a specific major international film industry or movement and its contributions to world cinema. Films will be studied in their immediate cultural and larger historical and critical contexts. May be repeated once if topic varies.

FLME 6210 Critical History of Radio and Television
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

History of television and its origins in radio, focusing on the medium as a technology, an industry, a site of gender and racial representation, a component of American social history, and a cultural forum.

FLME 6220 Media History
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides grounding in the major historical landmarks/movements in international cinema and American broadcasting. Its surveys the primary sociocultural, aesthetic, economic, policy, technological, and industrial forces that shaped film and television in the 20th century.

FLME 6240 Documentary Film
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The history of non-fiction film and production.

FLME 6250 Producing for Television and Film
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Role of the producer in film, broadcasting, and theatre. Refinement of skills in developing program ideas, supervising, and financing productions.

FLME 6260 Adapting Literature to Film
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

A study of how one medium is transformed into another based on a close reading of both. Adaptation theory will be included, as well as a consideration of the interim screenplay and the film production process where possible.

FLME 6280 Topics in Authors and Genres
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of the work of a major media author (Hitchcock, Kubrick, Godard, etc.) or of a media genre (melodrama, Western, situation comedy, etc.), with attention to the theoretical, aesthetic, and social/historical questions raised by the work studies. May be repeated once if topic is different.

FLME 6310 Feature Screenwriting I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Principles of writing the full-length screenplay for feature film. Preparation for and writing of the first half of the screenplay. The second half will be completed in the sequence course, COMM 6320: Feature Screenwriting II.

FLME 6320 Feature Screenwriting II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FLME 6310
Description

Principles of writing the full-length screenplay for feature film, including contest competitions and marketing. Writing and revising the second half of the screenplay begun in COMM 6310: Feature Screenwriting I.

FLME 6361 Sound Design
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FLME 6155
Description

The expressive aesthetics of motion picture sound, its technology and methods of production will provide students the foundations for creating soundtracks for their own films in progress, or for films already completed. Extensive lab time is required. Students must be able to work collaboratively to produce studio and field recordings.

FLME 6365 Experimental Media Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

An advanced production course that explores highly-personal avant-garde and experimental media making by any means necessary, including but not limited to: experimental documentary and fiction, found footage/cameraless filmmaking, new media, web video, mobile media, video art, installation, etc.

FLME 6370 Visual Effects for Film
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course will explore concepts of visual effects for film, television and games. These concepts will be applied to practical exercises where student will learn to manipulate media through compositing and 2-D animation.

FLME 6375 Music Video Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This advanced course explores the history and developing aesthetics of music video through hands-on production exercises and projects. Participants learn about, analyze, and discuss the variety of modes in which musicians promote themselves, express their worldviews, and tell stories through the music video medium.

FLME 6385 Critical Visual Culture Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines some of the major strands in Critical Theory that have contributed to institute the interdisciplinary field of Visual Culture Studies and the various theories of the image emerging from this field.

FLME 6430 Media Industries
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the historical, technological, economic, political, and social forces shaping the media industries and explores the range of established and emerging theoretical and methodological approaches employed in media industry analysis. 3.0 credit hours.

FLME 6840 Computer Graphics Imaging
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

(Same as CSC 6840.) Study the theories, techniques and tools for creating 3D graphics content. Topics include 3D modeling, camera, lighting, materials, texture mapping, physics based modeling, basic animation, and rendering techniques (such as tracing and radiosity).

FLME 6841 Computer Animation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FLME 6840
Description

(Same as CSC 6841.) 3D computer animation including classical animation techniques, cel animation, key framing, storyboarding, physically-based modeling, character animation, lighting, camera placement and motion, motion blur, compositing, and other relevant topics.

FLME 6910 Special Project
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Supervised experience in individual projects developed out of the student’s professional or vocational interests and responsibilities.

FLME 6915 Special Production Project
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Supervised experience in individual projects developed out of the student’s professional or vocational interests and responsibilities. There is a fee associated with this course that must be paid on enrollment in the course.

FLME 6940 Television Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Course traces development of television studies. Also looks at recent work in the field as a means of assessing the changing nature of television and of television studies as an area of inquiry. Readings explore range of industrial, sociocultural, textual and audience analyses, approaches and issues.

FLME 6960 American Film History II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

History of American Film from the post-classical period to the present. Discussion of the semiotics, aesthetics, economics, and politics of Hollywood and independent cinema.

FLME 6970 Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Eligibility criteria may be obtained from the School of Film, Media and Theater Internship Coordinator
Description

Professional field experience with an organization in the student’s area of concentration. Only M.A. students in Communication may enroll.

FLME 6990 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 20.0
Description
FLME 6995 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 20.0
Description

There is a fee associated with this course which must be paid upon enrollment.

FLME 8035 Doctoral Colloquium in Communication Pedagogy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Techniques and approaches to pedagogy in the communication field. Includes a supervised teaching presentation before members of the graduate faculty and graduate students.

FLME 8111 Doctoral Proseminar
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Introduction to the academic processes, the requirements of the doctoral prospectus and dissertation, and professional opportunities and expectations of the communication discipline.

FLME 8112 Doctoral Writing Workshop
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Seminar focused on preparing advanced communication research for publication.

FLME 8160 Style and Narrative Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Methods of qualitative analysis for studying the style and narration of film, television, and/or new media texts. An emphasis on close readings of the formal properties of texts. May be repeated once if content varies.

FLME 8385 Critical Visual Culture Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines some of the major strands in Critical Theory that have contributed to institute the interdisciplinary field of Visual Culture Studies and the various theories of the image emerging from this field.

FLME 8420 Media Historiography
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of theoretical and methodological approaches to researching media history.

FLME 8430 Media Industries
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the historical, technological, economic, political, and social forces shaping the media industries and explores the range of established and emerging theoretical and methodological approaches employed in media industry analysis.

FLME 8640 Television Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Course traces development of television studies. Also looks at recent work in the field as a means of assessing the changing nature of television and of television studies as an area of inquiry. Readings explore range of industrial, sociocultural, textual and audience analyses, approaches and issues.

FLME 8680 Media Reception Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of qualitative theories and methodological approaches for researching media reception by audiences.

FLME 8690 Media and Cultural Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of the relationship between culture and power. Readings include both founding theoretical texts (the Marxist tradition, the Frankfurt School, the Birmingham School) and current applied scholarship. The class addresses a range of popular media, including film, television, music, new media, and others. Multiple, intersecting structures of power are interrogated, including class, gender, and race.

FLME 8780 Directed Research in Communication
Credit Hours 1.0 - 20.0
Description
FLME 8900 Internship
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Eligibility criteria may be obtained from the School of Film, Media and Theater Internship Coordinator
Description

Professional field experience with an organization in the student’s area of concentration. Only Ph.D. students may enroll.

FLME 8980 Special Topics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description
FLME 9999 Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 20.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description