ARTH 3136. The Art of Film (3-0-3) This course will approach the medium of film as art by examining the basic components and techniques of film: film form, narrative construction, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound. Differing approaches to the history of film style will also be discussed.
COMM 3235. Interactive Media Production (2-2-3) Prerequisites: COMM 2105, 2110, 2136 or 2137. An introduction to digital media production and communication in the context of comprehensive communication campaigns, focusing on the use of design, production, and delivery of multimedia communication in publishing, broadcasting, public relations and advertising.(Course Fee Required)
COMM 3257. Video production I (1-4-3) Prerequisites: COMM 2105, COMM 2110, COMM 2136 or COM 2137. The use of video as an effective form of communication, applying the technical and aesthetic principles of television production in a broad range of media contexts while operating a video camera and editing video using editing software (Final Cut Pro). (Course fee required.)
COMM 4257. Video Production II (1-4-3) Prerequisites: COMM 3257 and COMM 2105, COMM 2110, COMM 2136 or COMM 2137. A course in Documentary Web Video Production that is designed to provide students with a framework for production of various documentary styles. The instruction uses readings, screenings, critical analysis, discussion, equipment and process orientation, and supervised and unsupervised field production and editing. We will work with digital video/audio hardware/software to develop advanced media production skills.
ENGL 3109. Introduction to Screenwriting (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C. A workshop requiring the production and in-class critique of students' original writing for the screen. Selected readings and screenings will facilitate an understanding of film structure, film story analysis, and image-driven storytelling. Writing exercises may include story treatments, beat sheets, character development, silent short-short screenplays, short genre-based screenplays, and season outlines for an original webseries. Students will receive insights into the pitching process, collaborating with a production team, and moving into the film festival circuit.
HIST 3126. History on Film (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Any 1000 or 2000 level HIST course. A study of historical topics presented on film. The topics studied will vary with the professor offering the course. Students will develop the ability to analyze, evaluate, and discuss the elements of film, particularly as those elements are used for constructing representations of history on film. May be taken twice for credit if topic varies.