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Bachelor of Arts in Cinema-Television

Course Descriptions

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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 210
Storytelling and Scriptwriting
Animation Core, 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. Includes viewing and analysis of narrative examples. Class includes three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening each week.

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 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 250
Studio Production
Cinema-TV Core
3

Educates students about the process of studio production and the various jobs associated with a studio project including, but not limited to, camera operation, sound recording, technical directing, and lighting for a three-camera production.

CTVU 258
Audio Production
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. recording equipment.

CTVU 270
Editing Theory
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.

CTVU 327
Introduction to Production
Cinema-TV Core
3

Provides a survey of 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. Students learn how a film is managed from development to post-production. managed from development to post-production.

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

Provides a study of the aesthetic and technical aspects of lighting in television and film. Students become familiar with various lighting styles and types of equipment as well as with the grip and electrical areas of motion picture production. Recommended for aspiring cinematographers.

CTVU 356
Non-Linear Video Editing
Cinema-TV Core
3

A study of non-linear editing technologies used in the television and video industries. Primarily concerned with the editing process as it affects projects, which regardless of the origination format, will be finished on a videotape format.

Prerequisites: CTVU 270

CTVU 360
Directing and Actors
Cinema-TV Core
3

Students examine the techniques employed in directing actors. Explores a wide range of techniques for proper casting, rehearsal, and on-set directing. Student will learn to elicit nuanced behavior and achieve performances with proper pitch.

CTVU 446
Cinematography
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.

CTVU 480
Production Practicum
Cinema-TV Core
3

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

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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