Course Descriptions

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2001 Introduction to Screen Arts* (3): Study of film, television and video.

3001 Special Topics in Screen Arts** (3):  May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics relevant to the study of screen arts.

3010 Art of Cinematography (3) In-depth study of history, concepts, and methods of film and video cinematography; formal instruction and practice in filmmaking techniques such as framing, camera movement, depth of field, and other key ideas as they relate to the creation of film narrative, aesthetic communication, and rhetoric.

3011 Art of Editing (3): In-depth study of the history, concepts, and skills involved in film and video editing techniques; formal instruction and practice in non-linear editing along with concepts such as montage, continuity editing, and narrative.

3012 Film Directing (3): In-depth study of and practice in various elements, techniques, and disciplines for directing film and video. Development of such skills as on-screen storytelling; manipulating performance, mood, and emotion; logistical, technical, and artistic problem-solving; managing time and people.

3014 Film Producing (3): An in-depth, intensive examination of film producing as related to the business and managerial side of contemporary video and cinema production.

3030 Internship in Screen Arts (3) Prereq.: Permission of department; permission of instructor. Normally open to only juniors and seniors. Internship at Screen Arts related agency, organization, or network, and research project and discussion with faculty mentor.

3502 Special Topics in Italian Cinema (3): May be taken for 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Also offered as ITAL 3502.In-depth study of various aspects of Italian cinema from different periods.

3503 Special Topics in Asian Cinema (3): May be taken for 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. In-depth study of various aspects of Asian cinema.

4001 Advanced Topics in Screen Arts** (3): May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Advanced topics relevant to the study of screen arts.

4012 Advanced Film Directing (3) Prereq.: Credit in SCRN 3010, SCRN 3012, SCRN 3014 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Students will each make a single, semester-long ambitious short film (narrative or documentary) applying all the steps in a director’s journey from idea to finished film.

4014 Advanced Film Producing (3) Prereq.: SCRN 3010, SCRN 3012, SCRN 3014 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Advanced study and practice in the business and managerial side of film-making.

4015 Advanced Film Practices (3) Prereq.: Credit in SCRN 3010, SCRN 3011, SCRN 3012, SCRN 3014 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Students will select different specialties/departments on a film crew and create film scenes to increase their knowledge of and skills within the chosen specialty.

 


*Required, SCRN Minor/BALA Degree

**Required, SCRN BALA Degree