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Bachelor of Arts in Cinema-Television

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ANIM 121
2-D Design Methods
Animation Core, Cinema-TV Core
3

Concept and creation of two-dimensional imagery. Practice in basic principles of design, color and visual organization in traditional, digital and lens-based media. Explores the context of imagery in the larger culture and the future of art and design.

Prerequisites: ANIM 120

ANIM 310
The Business of Animation
Animation Core, Cinema-TV Core
3

Explores the roles of the various people and positions involved in the production of animation. Pitching, budgeting, and business plans are studied. Each student submits a budget and business plan for a project. Students also present a pitch for their final project.

Prerequisites: ANIM 112, ANIM 203, ANIM 213, ANIM 218

COMM 310
Narrative Concept and Development
Communication Core, Cinema-TV Core
3

The creative process from the identification of big ideas and narrative concepts through the crafting of compelling storylines with the subsequent development of production scripts.

CTVU 101
Introduction to Aesthetics of Film and Television
Cinema-TV Core
3

Concepts of film aesthetics and analysis; exposure to classical Hollywood, documentary and European art cinema. Emphasis on describing and analyzing film style.

CTVU 102
Cinema-Television Equipment Workshop
Animation Core, Cinema-TV Core
1

Required for those who plan to check out equipment for media projects. In an intensive time frame video cameras, grip/electric, sound basics, set operations, laptop proficiency, and the film cameras are studied.

CTVU 102
Cinema-Television Equipment Workshop
Cinema-TV Core
1

Required for those who plan to check out equipment for media projects. In an intensive time frame video cameras, grip/electric, sound basics, set operations, laptop proficiency, and the film cameras are studied.

CTVU 105
Survey of History of Film and Television
Cinema-TV Core
3

Development of cinema as a communication medium and art form. Attention given to contributions of various national cinemas and international film trends.

CTVU 229
Fundamentals of Production
Cinema-TV Core
3

Introduces basic principles of film production, including camera operation (focus, exposure, depth-of-field, and lenses), composition, sequencing, screen direction, camera moves, and basic lighting. The class will include skills exercises and story-centric projects.

Prerequisites: CTVU 101 and CTVU 105

CTVU 250
Fundamentals of Broadcast Television
Cinema-TV Core
3

Various tools and positions involved in live television studio production through both lecture and hands-on experiences.

Prerequisites: CTVU 101, CTVU 105, CTVU 256.

CTVU 256
Fundamentals of Post-Production
Cinema-TV Core
3

Non-linear editing process focusing on CODECs, tools and techniques as they relate to the post production process and workflow.

Prerequisites: CTVU 101, CTVU 102, CTVU 105.

CTVU 310
Screenwriting
Cinema-TV Core
3

Study of the way meaning is structured and perceived in the screen image of both film and video; introduction to basic narrative and screenwriting techniques. Class includes three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening each week.

Prerequisites: COMM 310 and CTVU 229.

CTVU 330
Producing and Directing Broadcast Television
Cinema-TV Core
3

Television program development; creation of a show concept from research and development to proposal. Emphasis is placed on the role of the television producer and director, will include network, cable and web distribution overviews. Survey of the different strategies related to news, comedy, talk, reality and day- and nighttime drama.

Prerequisites: CTVU 229 and CTVU 250.

CTVU 345
Lighting Aesthetics and Design for Cinema-Television
Cinema-TV Core
3

Provides a study of the aesthetic and technical aspects of lighting and exposure in television and film. Students become familiar with how to communicate story via mood, depth, and focal point.

Prerequisites: ANIM 200, CTVU 229, and CTVU 256.

CTVU 346
Camera Operations for Film and Video
Cinema-TV Core
3

Students explore the techniques used in photography for cinema, television and other media. Students focus on aesthetics and styles while gaining hands-on experience with cinematography equipment.

Prerequisites: CTVU 345.

CTVU 352
Broadcast Television Technical Production
Cinema-TV Core
3

Processes of studio production relating to specified television genre shows, such as Situation Comedy, News, Interview and Soap Opera formats.

Prerequisites: CTVU 229 and CTVU 250.

CTVU 380
Broadcast Television Production Practicum
Cinema-TV Core
3

Laboratory course covers operating cameras, creating graphics, technical operations, controlling audio and floor-managing live productions. Develops production work from CTVU 330 and CTVU 352.

Prerequisites: CTVU 330 or CTVU 352.

CTVU 427
Film Producing
Cinema-TV Core
3

Explores the organizational core of production crew, including the unit production manager, the first and second assistant directors, the production office coordinator, and the production auditor. Learn how a film is managed from development to post-production.

Prerequisites: ANIM 310 and CTVU 229.

CTVU 458
Sound Design
Cinema-TV Core
3

Provides the student with an understanding of the techniques and practices of sound recording for location, TV studio, ADR and Foley in the film and television industries, including double and single system techniques, as well as sound recording equipment.

Prerequisites: CTVU 345 and CTVU 346.

CTVU 460
Directing
Cinema-TV Core
3

Students examine the techniques employed in directing in workshop environment. Explores working relationship between script, actor, camera, and director.

Prerequisites: CTVU 345 and CTVU 346.

CTVU 470
Editing
Cinema-TV Core
3

Theory and practice of editing and post-production for both film and video. Aesthetics of narrative and documentary editing stressed for both picture and sound.

Prerequisites: ANIM 200, CTVU 256, and CTVU 345.

CTVU 475
Special Topics
Cinema-TV Core
3

Intensive examination of a selected area of study in the field of cinema-television. Topics vary and are announced in advance. This course may be repeated for credit. Lecture, seminar, and/or team study.

CTVU 480
Production Practicum
Cinema-TV Core
1

Students work on the crew of any Cinema-Television MA, MFA or Regent endowed project, gaining hands-on production experience. Repeatable for credit.

CTVU 495
Internship
Cinema-TV Core
1 to 6

Approved internship in the fields of either cinema-television or animation, depending on the student's concentration. This guided learning experience is a culminating experience in which the student applies the principles and skills learned, demonstrating competency under the guidance of a specialist in the field of cinema, television or animation.

CTVU 496
Senior Project
Cinema-TV Core
3

Student directed project in cinema-television. Students write, produce, direct, and edit a project, demonstrating proficiency in theses areas.

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