FILM 1010 Film Aesthetics and Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to the cinematic techniques and themes utilized by film directors from around the world. Lectures, screenings, and discussions.

FILM 2600 Radio/TV New Media History
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An overview of the history of radio, television and new entertainment media in the cultural contexts in which they emerged and have evolved into the 21st century. Discusses the local, national, and international media environments that influenced broadcasting media forms and charts aesthetic, audience, production, regulatory, industrial and technological developments and the social meanings and debates provoked by programming.

FILM 2700 History of the Motion Pictures
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Historical and critical survey of the evolution of motion pictures as an art form and as a distinctive medium of communication. Lectures, screenings, and discussions.

FILM 2800 Film 2800 Introduction to Media Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Hours: 3.0 An overview of how industrial, regulatory, economic, and cultural forces interact in the production, distribution and reception of media texts. Considers the ideological and institutional structures that impact our experience of cultural forms.

FILM 2900 The Language of Film Through Production
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to time-based media production and analysis. Media production activities, lecture, screening and discussion. 3.0 credit hours.

FILM 3000 Lighting Design for Theatre, Film, and Television
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

(Same as JOUR 3000 and THEA 3000.) Principles, processes, and aesthetics of lighting design for the theatre, film, and television. Lectures, discussions, and design practica aid students in the development of a lighting plot. Production crew work required.

FILM 3115 Screenwriting & Visualization for the Short Film/video
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval.
Students will develop fiction scripts and/or non-fiction/documentary proposal documents for short film/video projects. Narrative and rhetorical strategies will be explored through characterization, structure, conflict and dialog/voice-over. Course provides an in-depth experience for students intending to make a short film or video in subsequent production courses from the script or proposal developed in the course.

FILM 3155 Digital Cinematography
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

A comprehensive introduction to cinematography. The course covers 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.

FILM 3300 Dramatic Writing for Stage and Screen
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. (Same as THEA 3300.) Basic principles of generating creative concepts, writing in dialogue form, dramatic structure, characterization, and using page formats for both play and screenplay. Students will write short pieces in both forms.

FILM 4000 Acting and Directing
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Acting and Directing for the Camera. An in-depth exploration of approaches to performance for the actor and director of film and television production. Extensive out of class collaboration is required.

FILM 4120 Production I
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Two lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Introduction to film-style, digital video production with an emphasis on story development, basic editing technique and dynamic camerawork as a means to develop directorial vision. Students will produce short fiction, non-fiction and experimental projects. (Special authorization required. See degree requirements).

FILM 4125 Community-Based Media Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120 with grade of C or higher
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval.
Two lecture and two lab hours. Seminar combines service learning and advanced digital video production to preserve stories of overlooked local communities. (Special authorization required. See degree requirements).

FILM 4130 Production II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120 with grade of C or higher
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval.
Two lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Advanced course in film-style, digital video and/or film production with additional focus on advanced story development, directing, lighting and sound. Students will pre-produce, produce and/or post-produce fiction, non-fiction and/or experimental projects. (Special authorization required. See degree requirements).

FILM 4135 Modes of Film and Digital Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120 with grade of C or higher
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. In-depth investigation into various modes and methods of film and digital production, including fiction, documentary, experimental, personal narrative, web video, interactive media, directing, cinematography, post-production, and sound design. May be repeated once if topic varies.

FILM 4140 Serial TV Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120
Description

Only students who have met the Film major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment.
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.

FILM 4145 Digital Editing Prerequisite: Film 4120
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Only students who have met the Film major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment.
An exploration of editing media through the manipulation of images and sound.

FILM 4150 Documentary Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120 with grade of B or higher
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval.
Two lecture and two lab hours. Advanced documentary digital video production with a focus on a variety of formal approaches to non-fiction filmmaking. (Film majors only: special authorization required. See degree requirements).

FILM 4155 Producing Emerging Media
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120 with a grade of B or higher
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. Two lecture and two laboratory hours. Students analyze and produce new media and then create a series of new and emerging media products. Students learn to use new forms of distribution and master promotional tools to build an audience for their work. Film majors only.

FILM 4156 Media Entrepreneurship
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120
Description

Only students who have met the Film major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment.
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 student’s pitch and prototype to media industry professionals.

FILM 4157 Cross-Media Design Prerequisite: Film 4120
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Only students who have met the Film major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment.
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.

FILM 4158 New Media Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film major eligibility requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Requirements All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment
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.

FILM 4159 Computational Media
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film major eligibility requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Requirements All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment.
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.

FILM 4165 Special Production Topics
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. 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. May be repeated once if topic varies.

FILM 4170 American Film History I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

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

FILM 4180 International Cinemas
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
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.

FILM 4185 Global Media and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Critically examines the ideological, cultural, economic, social, political and industrial dimension of media globalization, drawing on examples from diverse geographical and cultural locations, and reviews the main theoretical debates shaping contemporary conversations about globalization, media and culture. 3.0 credit hours.
Global Perspectives Course.

FILM 4190 US Independent Film History
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

An examination of the industrial, socio-cultural and formal-aesthetic characteristics of independently produced, distributed and/or exhibited American films. This course also addresses the validity and usefulness of the “independent” label within the present media context.

FILM 4200 Television Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Examination of contemporary television’s formal-aesthetic traits as well as its shifting position as a cultural, social, political and industrial force. Exploration of how television is being transformed as it converges with other digital technologies.

FILM 4210 Critical History of Radio and Television
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
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.

FILM 4240 Documentary Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval.
The history of non-fiction film and production.

FILM 4250 Producing for Television and Film
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Role of the producer in television and film. Refinement of skills in developing program ideas, supervising production, and financing projects.

FILM 4260 Adapting Literature to Film
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
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.

FILM 4280 Authors and Genres
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Study of genre theory as applied to specific genres such as western, melodrama, comedy, and detective film. May be repeated once if topic varies.

FILM 4310 Feature Screenwriting I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
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, FILM 4320: Feature Screenwriting II.

FILM 4320 Feature Screenwriting II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FILM 4310 with grade of C or higher
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. 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 FILM 4310: Feature Screenwriting I.

FILM 4361 Sound Design
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120; only students who have met the Film major eligibility requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Requirements All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment.
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.

FILM 4365 Experimental Media Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120; only students who have met the Film major eligibility requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Requirements All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment
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.

FILM 4370 Visual Effects for Film
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
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.

FILM 4375 Music Video Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites FILM 4120; only students who have met the Film major eligibility requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Requirements All 3000-4000 level Film/Video courses require students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to FILM Area F courses prior to enrollment.
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.

FILM 4650 Media Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Theoretical writing about television and other media from a cultural studies perspective. Critical Thinking Through Writing Course.

FILM 4750 Film Theory and Criticism-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Film form and techniques; theoretical and critical writing about film; screenings. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all film majors.

FILM 4760 African Americans in Film
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

(Same as AAS 4900.) Mainstream Hollywood representation of African-Americans and the alternative film portrayals by African-American producers.

FILM 4765 Gender in Film and Television
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Examines representations of gender in film and media from a variety of analytical perspectives as a way to understand social relations and cultural practices.

FILM 4770 Race and Representation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

Race as theory and method of representation across media and cultural spheres. Emphasis on close analysis of formal and social construction of racial meanings in national and international contexts. May be repeated once if content varies.

FILM 4780 Special Topics
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. May be repeated once if topic varies.

FILM 4800 Media Industries
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. Technological, economic, historical, political, and social forces that shape the film, television, and media industries.

FILM 4810 Media and Popular Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

(For Film majors only.)(Same as JOUR 4810.)
Examination of mediated popular culture forms from a variety of analytical perspectives as a way to understand social structures and everyday practices. Emphasis on dominant cultural and subcultural readings of artifacts produced by the media.

FILM 4840 Computer Graphic Imaging
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

(Same as CSC 4840 and GRD 4840.) 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).

FILM 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Readings and research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FILM 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites FILM 4870 with grade of C or higher, good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project.
This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FILM 4890 Special Projects
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 9.0
Prerequisites Nine hours major credit and consent of instructor
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. Individually designed project in the area of film utilizing on-campus and/or field resources. May be repeated for a maximum of nine hours.

FILM 4910 Senior Seminar in Film-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Senior class standing
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. An in-depth examination of the relationship between media authors and audiences, resulting in a significant research/creative project. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all film majors.

FILM 4915 Special Production Project
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. 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.

FILM 4960 American Film History II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description

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

FILM 4980 Internship
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites eligibility criteria may be obtained from Department of Communication Internship Coordinator
Description

Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval.
Representative field experiences in film and video. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FILM 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.

FILM 4999 Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 4.0
Prerequisites Only students who have met the Film and Video Major Eligibility Requirements may enroll in this course without department approval
Description