These courses focus on the different approaches to the practice of video & new media production: how moving images are conceived, created and make meaning. Directed Studies can be taken in Production and Critical Studies.
Application of one or more production technologies in film media genres and analysis of their aesthetic implications. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 110 or video or filmmaking course from ART, COM, or JOR recommended. May be repeated with permission of director and change of topic.
Internship - (1-6 crs.) Structured academic work in a business, industry, educational, or agency setting under the supervision of a faculty advisor. (Practicum) Pre: permission of faculty advisor. Must have at least 18 credits earned in the Film Media program.
Advanced study and practice of production techniques, technologies and aesthetics through projects, studio supervision and field experience. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor, and either ART 215 or COM 341 or COM 342 or JOR 331 or FLM 351. May be repeated with change of emphasis and permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.
ART204 Digital Art and Design I (3)
Introduction to various digital technologies used in the production of fine art and applied design. Students gain the basic technical skills and theoretical knowledge of digital still imaging, animation and interactivity information design. (Studio 6)
ART215 Video and Filmmaking I (3)
Introduction to basic filmmaking and video techniques and theories of moving images. Emphasis on film and video as artistic media. Required projects and readings. (Studio 6)
ART304 Digital Art and Design II (3)
Continuation of ART204 with an emphasis on the development of professional quality resources, content and output. Assignments cover the fundamental elements of graphic design in the digital environment and the cross influences between fine art, mass media and new media. (Studio 6) May be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor. Pre: ART 204.
ART306 Digital Art and Design III (3)
Continuation of 304 with emphasis on contemporary issues related to art, information technology, and social influence. Students are required to develop Web-based projects. (Studio 6) May be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor. Pre: 304.
ART316 Video and Filmmaking II (3)
Continuation of ART215 with added emphasis on sound. Required projects and reading. (Studio 6) Pre: 215. May be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor.
ART404 Digital Art and Design IV (3)
Independent work in digital art and design under the supervision of instructor. Students present project proposals and are guided in the development of a professional multimedia portfolio. (Studio 6) Pre: 306 and permission of instructor and department chair. May be repeated once with permission of the instructor and department chairperson.
ART417 Video and Filmmaking III (3)
Independent work in video and filmmaking under the supervision of instructor. (Studio 6) Pre: 316 and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor and department chair.
COM341 Documentary Pre-Production (3)
Understanding the documentary form in both its historic and modern context. Basic camera, shooting, and interviewing techniques are studied. Research and writing a documentary proposal required. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relation majors are eligible to enroll in this class. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior standing.
COM342 Documentary Production (3)
Builds on work completed in 341. Field camera operation, lighting, archival materials, writing, directing, producing, and editing a documentary short on a topic researched and pre-produced in 341. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relation majors are eligible to enroll in this class.(Lec. 3) Pre: COM 341and junior standing.
COM445 Television Advertising (3)
Examination of theory and practice in television advertising. Students will acquire and analyze commercials made by professionals and create and produce television advertisements. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relation majors are eligible to enroll in this course. (Lec. 3) Pre: COM 210. Not for graduate credit.
JOR230 Introduction to Radio and Television News (3)
(I or II, 3) Beginning course in the principles and techniques of radio and television news gathering and writing. Stress is placed on copy formats, broadcast style, and basic production techniques. Frequent out-of-class and off-campus assignments. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 220 with a grade of C or better.
JOR331Electronic Newsgathering (3)
(I or II, 3) Skill development in the visual technology of television news. Techniques of single-camera field production are stressed. Introduction to fundamentals of video tape editing; practice in ENG photography and editing. Frequent out-of-class and off-campus assignments. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 230 with a grade of C or better.