Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: Conservatory of Motion Pictures

Robert Bassett, M.A., Dean

Michael Kowalski, M.A., Associate Dean

Dan Leonard, M.F.A., Associate Dean

Barbara Doyle, Ed.M., Chair, Film Division

Janell Shearer, M.J., Chair, Media Arts Division

Professors: Badham, Bassett, Bettman, Cheney, Coolidge, Dill, Jensen, Kroyer, Leonard, Magyar, Paull, Rose, Seydor, Shearer, Slowensky, Taubin, Ufland, Ward;

Associate Professors: Blaustein, Doyle, Ferncase, Gardner, Gulino, Kowalski, Rowe, Swimmer, Weitzner, Wolansky;

Assistant Professors: Arundale, Brown, Carman, Dutcher, Hirsen, Kost, Kriger, Lane, Lee, O'Connor, Pavelin, Rote, Rubin;

Instructor: Walther.

Master of Arts in Film Studies

Integrated Five-Year Undergraduate/MA Program

Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing

Master of Fine Arts in Production Design

Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting

Master of Business Administration/Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing

Juris Doctor/Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing

The graduate programs are housed in the Conservatory of Motion Pictures within the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

The master of arts program in film studies provides students with an in-depth knowledge of film history, film theory and film analysis, and an intense academic and creative research experience.

The master of fine arts program in film production provides students with a specialized course of study that prepares them for production-oriented careers in the film and television arts as directors, editors, cinematographers, or sound designers.

The master of fine arts program in film and television producing provides students with a course of study that prepares them for careers as producers or business and creative executives in the film and television arts.

The master of fine arts program in production design provides students with a course of study that prepares them for careers as production designers, art directors, and set designers in the film and television arts.

The master of fine arts program in screenwriting provides students with a course of study that prepares them for careers as writers in the film and television arts.

The master of business administration/master of fine arts program in film and television producing offered in collaboration with the Argyros School of Business and Economics provides unique training to students who want to develop their skills in business administration with a focus on business practices and careers in the film and television industry in management or executive level positions at production companies, talent agencies, studios, or television networks.

The juris doctor/master of fine arts program in film and television producing offered in collaboration with the School of Law provides unique training to students who want to practice law in the entertainment industry, either as in-house counsel to production companies, talent agencies, film studios or television networks, in law firms that specialize in entertainment law, or who want to be film and television producers or film and television executives in studios or independent production companies.

Admission and Prerequisites

The Conservatory of Motion Pictures welcomes applications for graduate study from students with baccalaureate degrees in any discipline. Admission to the program is based on the following requirements, as outlined in the graduate supplemental application for the Conservatory of Motion Pictures:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admission.
  2. Achievement of the required admission grade point average as specified in the Admission section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants with a grade point average between 2.500 and 2.990, must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a minimum score of 153 on the Verbal section and a minimum score of 4.5 on the Analytical Writing section.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic, professional or personal qualities.
  4. Creative or scholarly portfolio list: A listing of activities that demonstrates the student’s creative or scholarly potential.
  5. Personal statement/Letter of intent: A statement of intent describing why the applicant wants to attend film school.
  6. Creative or scholarly writing assignments: as outlined in the graduate supplemental application for the Conservatory of Motion Pictures.
  7. Interview.

Transfer or Substitution of Course Work

Students who have taken graduate courses in film and television at other accredited universities may petition to transfer up to six credits of course work upon approval of a petition by the chair of the graduate programs. (See the Academic Policies and Procedures section for more information.)

Students who have undergraduate degrees in film or significant, documented prior experience in the film and television arts may petition to replace certain basic requirements with other graduate level FTV courses.

MFA in film production applicants who demonstrate advanced professional experience and/or who have completed a degree in a film major may, in exceptional cases, apply directly to the second year of the program (the beginning of conservatory program).

The Master’s Thesis

The intent of the course work in all programs is to prepare the student for a final thesis project. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 "B" to meet the minimum eligibility requirements to begin work on the thesis project and enroll in thesis credits. Students writing a thesis or producing a thesis project as part of their master’s degree will work closely with a faculty thesis supervisor. Guidelines for successful completion of the thesis process are available from the chair of the graduate programs. Students should observe the printed deadlines for submitting an application for degree conferral graduate form when the thesis project is near completion. (See the Academic Policies and Procedures section for additional guidelines.)

Master’s Degree Time Limit

For the master of fine arts degree in film production, all course work and thesis requirements are designed to be completed within three years of the date of the student’s catalog year entry into the program. For the master of fine arts degree in film and television producing, the master of fine arts degree in production design, and the master of fine arts degree in screenwriting, all course work and thesis requirements are designed to be completed within two years of the date of the student’s catalog year entry into the program. Students may not deviate from their assigned program curriculum (see requirements for the degree) in any semester without the consent of the chair of the graduate programs. An official leave of absence form (available from the Office of the Registrar) must be approved in the event a student is unable to take required classes during any semester while in residence. A detailed explanation of the reasons for needing a leave of absence and a proposed timeline for completion of degree requirements will be required for approval. A leave of absence may not exceed two years.

Persons failing to notify the film school of a leave of absence will be subject to:

  1. Reapplication to the degree program and any new admission guidelines in effect at that time.
  2. Completion of any new or additional course work and thesis requirements in place at the time the student wishes to resume study and/or complete the thesis.

Under no circumstances will a leave of absence be granted or a student be readmitted after seven years from the date of initial enrollment.

All degree requirements, including the thesis project, must be completed within seven years.

Student Code of Conduct

The collaborative nature of the MFA conservatory programs requires cooperation and participation by every student. Students are expected to collaborate and work collegially with their faculty and peers.

Master of Arts in Film Studies

Requirements for the degree

  1. Complete 36 credits at the 500 or 600 level.
  2. Successfully complete the thesis project.
  3. Pass an oral defense of the thesis project.

Recommended two-year plan

first year (18 credits)

fall (9 credits)

FTV 545

Film Theory and Criticism

3

FTV 552

Survey of American Cinema

3

 

elective

3

spring (9 credits)

FTV 553

Survey of World Cinema

3

FTV 594

Film Historiography

3

 

elective

3

first year review

second year (18 credits)

fall (9 credits)

FTV 596A

Film Studies Thesis Workshop I

3

 

elective

3

 

elective

3

spring (9 credits)

FTV 585

Film Reviewing

3

FTV 596B

Film Studies Thesis Workshop II

3

 

elective

3

thesis completion, and oral defense

electives (15 credits)

at least one from each of the following

FTV 542

Seminar in Film Studies: Genre and Auteurs

3

FTV 543

Advanced Topics World Cinema

3

FTV 544

Advanced Topics in Film Studies

3

optional elective

FTV 531

Production Workshop I

3

total credits

 

36

Integrated Five-Year Undergraduate/Master of Arts in Film Studies Program

Dodge College offers a specialized master of arts program for Chapman University undergraduates, which enables students to begin taking MA course work in the fall of the senior year and receive a master's in film studies within one year of finishing their undergraduate studies. The integrated program is open to undergraduate film studies majors, undergraduate majors who fall under the film division of Dodge College and have taken two upper-division film studies classes or an undergraduate in good standing who will be completing a film studies minor by the end of the fall of their senior year. 12 credits of specified graduate classes taken in the senior year may count toward the 48 credits required for the bachelor degree, and may also count toward the MA.

Admission to the program

Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:

  1. Submit an application for admission in the spring of their junior year. (This includes submission of an upper-division paper from a film studies course).
  2. Be enrolled at Chapman University and have completed 75 credits or more of undergraduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.250 or higher.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty (not in film studies).
  4. Complete a personal interview. (This will happen in the second round of application review.)

Admission deadlines

Prospective students are encouraged to submit their application by March 1st for full consideration and first priority.

Requirements for the degree

  1. Complete 12 credits at the 500 or 600 level during the undergraduate senior year. Complete remaining 24 credits the following year.
  2. Successfully complete the thesis project.
  3. Pass an oral defense of the thesis project.

senior year of undergraduate studies

requirements (12 credits)

FTV 545

Film Theory and Criticism

3

FTV 552

Survey of American Cinema

3

FTV 553

Survey of World Cinema

3

FTV 585

Film Reviewing

3

MA year (24 credits)

requirements (9 credits)

FTV 594

Film Historiography

3

FTV 596A

Film Studies Thesis Workshop I

3

FTV 596B

Film Studies Thesis Workshop II

3

 

thesis completion, and oral defense

 

electives, taken during the MA year

at least one course from each of the following (15 credits)

FTV 542

Seminar in Film Studies: Genre and Auteur

3

FTV 543

Advanced Topics World Cinema

3

FTV 544

Advanced Topics in Film Studies

3

 

 

 

optional electives

FTV 531

Production Workshop I

3

FTV 561

The Structure and Function of a Film Festival

3

total credits

 

36

Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Requirements for the degree

  1. Complete 72 credits at the 500 or 600 level.
  2. Successfully complete a thesis film.
  3. Pass an oral defense of the thesis project.

The following sequence of courses is intended to prepare the student for successful completion of the thesis project. The courses must be taken in the following order, during the semesters indicated. Any deviation must be approved by the film division chair.

first year (27 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 504

Fundamentals of Visual Design and Production

3

FTV 531

Production Workshop I

3

FTV 555

The Short Film Form

3

one of the following specialization workshops (according to discipline interest)

FTV 501

Actor-Director Workshop

3

FTV 515

Fundamentals of Editing (Editors/Sound Designers)

3

FTV 537

Fundamentals of Cinematography I (Cinematographers)

3

spring (15 credits)

FTV 506

Overview of Post Production

3

FTV 527

Fundamentals of Screenwriting

3

FTV 532

Production Workshop II

3

FTV 534

Production and Set Management for Film Production

3

one of the following specialization workshops (according to discipline interest)

FTV 533

Fundamentals of Audio Design (Editors/Sound Designers only)

3

FTV 538

Fundamentals of Directing (Directors only)

3

FTV 578

Fundamentals of Cinematography II (Cinematographers only)

3

second year (21 credits)

fall (9 credits)

FTV 502

Evolution of Narrative Film I

3

FTV 577

Production Workshop III

3

one of the following intermediate workshops

FTV 633

Intermediate Audio Design (Sound Designers only)

3

FTV 640

Intermediate Editing (Editors only)

3

FTV 664

Intermediate Directing (Directors only)

3

FTV 677

Intermediate Cinematography (Cinematographers only)

3

spring (12 credits)

FTV 503

Evolution of Narrative Film II

3

FTV 624

Thesis Film Development (Dir) or FTV Elective (others)

3

FTV 631

Production Workshop IV

3

one of the following advanced specialization workshops

FTV 634

Advanced Audio Design (Sound Designers only)

3

FTV 641

Advanced Editing (Editors only)

3

FTV 665

Advanced Directing (Directors only)

3

FTV 678

Advanced Cinematography (Cinematographers only)

3

third year (24 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 697

Thesis in Film Production

12

spring (12 credits)

FTV 697

Thesis in Film Production

12

total credits

 

72

Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing

Requirements for the degree

  1. Complete 48 credits at the 500 or 600 level.
  2. Successfully complete a two-part thesis project:
    1. Produce advanced level films. (See academic advisor for details.)
    2. Develop an industry-ready project. (See academic advisor for details.)
  3. Pass an oral defense of the thesis project(s).

The following sequence of courses prepares students for successful completion of the thesis project. The courses must be taken in the following order, during the semesters indicated. Any deviation must be approved by the film division chair.

first year (27 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 502

Evolution of Narrative Film I

3

FTV 531

Production Workshop I

3

FTV 534A

Production and Set Management for Producers (Producers only)

3

FTV 560

Overview of Producing (Producers only)

3

spring (12 credits)

FTV 527

Fundamentals of Screenwriting

3

FTV 557

Film Script Analysis

3

FTV 567

Independent Feature Filmmaking

3

FTV 631A

Production Workshop IV for Producers (Producers only)

3

summer (3 credits)

FTV 690

Independent Internship

3

second year (21 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 661

Marketing, Distribution and Exhibition

3

FTV 667

Thesis in Producing I

6

FTV 674

Entertainment Law

3

spring (9 credits)

FTV 562

The Development Process of Film and Television

3

FTV 564

Film and Television Financing

3

FTV 668

Thesis in Producing II

3

total credits

 

48

Master of Fine Arts in Production Design

Requirements for the degree

  1. Complete 57 credits at the 500 or 600 level.
  2. Successfully complete the thesis project.

first year (33 credits)

fall (18 credits)

FTV 502

Evolution of Narrative Film I

3

FTV 504

Fundamentals of Visual Design and Production

3

FTV 536

Fundamentals of Production Design

3

FTV 554

Art and Craft of Set Design I

3

FTV 556

Drawing and Storyboarding Studio

3

FTV 558

Digital Production Design Studio

3

spring (15 credits)

FTV 503

Evolution of Narrative Film II

3

FTV 519

Production Design Workshop II

3

FTV 556

Drawing and Storyboarding Studio

3

FTV 558

Digital Production Design Studio

3

FTV 584

Art and Craft of Set Design II

3

second year (24 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 558

Digital Production Design Studio

3

FTV 581

Set Decoration

3

FTV 609

Production Design Workshop III

3

FTV 654

Art and Craft of Set Design III

3

spring (12 credits)

FTV 558

Digital Production Design Studio

3

FTV 586

Costume Design

3

FTV 619

Production Design Workshop IV

3

FTV 684

Art and Craft of Set Design IV

3

total credits

 

57

Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting

Requirements for the degree

  1. Complete 48 credits at the 500 or 600 level.
  2. Successfully complete a thesis screenplay.

The following sequence of courses prepares students for successful completion of the thesis screenplay. The courses must be taken in the following order, during the semesters indicated. Any deviation must be approved by the film division chair.

first year (27 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 527

Fundamentals of Screenwriting

3

FTV 531

Production Workshop I

3

FTV 555

The Short Film Form

3

FTV 627

Feature Screenwriting I

3

spring (9 credits)

FTV 557

Film Script Analysis

3

FTV 647

Feature Screenwriting II

3

FTV 648

Seminar in Adaptation

3

summer (6 credits)

FTV 587

Short Script Workshop

3

FTV 690

Independent Internship

3

second year (21 credits)

fall (9 credits)

FTV 502

Evolution of Narrative Film I

3

FTV 628

Seminar in Television Writing (Drama)

3

FTV 695

Thesis in Screenwriting

3

spring (12 credits)

FTV 562

The Development Process of Film and Television

3

FTV 630

Seminar In Television Writing (Comedy)

3

FTV 695

Thesis in Screenwriting

3

elective (must be approved by screenwriting advisor or Graduate Chair)

3

total credits

 

48

Master of Business Administration/Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing

In conjunction with the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a joint program leading to both an MBA degree and an MFA in film and television producing degree. Offered to full-time students, the program requires three years of study and acceptance to both the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and the Argyros School of Business and Economics. The MBA/MFA in film and television producing gives students the opportunity to obtain two highly marketable professional degrees designed for individuals seeking a management or executive level position at a production company, talent agency, studio, or television network.

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers an MFA in film and television producing that consists of 48 credits and is completed by full-time students in 4 semesters, while the Argyros School of Business and Economics offers an MBA program that consists of 50 credits and is typically completed by full-time students in 4 semesters. The two programs, combined into the joint degree, require the completion of only 86 credits, a savings of 12 credits, resulting from the cross-application of completed course work in the two schools.

Students must satisfy the minimum requirements for each degree program including course requirements, GPA, residency, and other requirements listed in the Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for the degree

first year (33 credits)

fall (13 credits)

FTV 502

Evolution of Narrative Film I

3

BUS 600

Strategies for Competitive Advantage

1

BUS 601

Economic Analysis for Business

3

BUS 602

Accounting and Financial Analysis

3

BUS 603

Statistics for Business Decisions

3

interterm (2 credits)

BUS 613

Accounting for Management and Control

2

spring (15 credits)

FTV 527

Fundamentals of Screenwriting

3

BUS 604

Organization and Management

3

BUS 605

Marketing Management

3

BUS 607

Financial Management

3

BUS 609

Business Analytics

3

summer (3 credits)

BUS 606

Operations and Technology Management

3

second year (32 credits)

fall (13 credits)

FTV 531

Production Workshop I

3

FTV 534A

Production and Set Management for Producers

3

FTV 560

Overview of Producing

3

BUS 610

Understanding the Global Business Environment

4

spring (16 credits)

FTV 557

Film Script Analysis

3

FTV 567

Independent Feature Filmmaking

3

BUS 612

Strategic Management

4

FTV 631A

Production Workshop IV for Producers

3

 

Business Elective*

3

summer (3 credits)

FTV 690

Independent Internship

3

third year (21 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 661

Marketing, Distribution and Exhibition

3

FTV 667

Thesis in Producing I

6

FTV 674

Entertainment Law

3

spring (9 credits)

FTV 562

The Development Process of Film and Television

3

FTV 564

Film and Television Financing

3

FTV 668

Thesis in Producing II

3

total credits

 

86

*The required 3-credit business elective can be taken any time after the spring semester of the student's first year in the program.

Juris Doctor/Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Producing

In conjunction with the School of Law, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a joint program leading to both a JD degree and an MFA in film and television producing degree. Offered to full-time students, the program requires at least four years of study and acceptance to both the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and the School of Law. The JD/MFA in film and television producing gives students the opportunity to obtain two highly marketable professional degrees designed for individuals seeking careers as entertainment attorneys, legal counsel at production companies, agencies, guilds or studios, as producers or as executives in the entertainment industry.

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers an MFA in film and television producing that consists of 48 credits and is completed by full-time students in 4 semesters, while the School of Law offers a JD program that consists of 88 credits and is typically completed by full-time students in 6 semesters. The two programs, combined into the joint degree, require the completion of only 124 credits, a savings of 12 credits, resulting from the cross-application of completed course work in the two schools.

Students must satisfy the minimum requirements for each degree program including course requirements, GPA, residency, and other requirements listed in the Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for the degree

first year (27 credits)

fall (12 credits)

FTV 502

Evolution of Narrative Film I

3

FTV 531

Production Workshop I

3

FTV 534A

Production and Set Management for Producers

3

FTV 560

Overview of Producing

3

spring (12 credits)

FTV 527

Fundamentals of Screenwriting

3

FTV 557

Film Script Analysis

3

FTV 567

Independent Feature Filmmaking

3

FTV 631A

Production Workshop IV for Producers

3

summer (3 credits)

FTV 690

Independent Internship

3

second year (27 credits)

fall (9 credits)

FTV 667

Thesis in Producing I

6

LAW 7538

Entertainment Law

3

spring (12 credits)

FTV 562

The Development Process of Film and Television

3

FTV 564

Film and Television Financing

3

FTV 668

Thesis in Producing II

3

LAW 7600

Entertainment Contracts and Negotiations

3

summer (6 credits)

LAW 7581

Mediation

3

LAW 7653

Externship Entertainment Law

3

third year (37 credits)

fall (15 credits)

LAW 7103

Torts I

3

LAW 7105

Legal Research and Writing I

3

LAW 7107

Contracts I

3

LAW 7122

Property I

3

LAW 7130

Civil Procedure I

3

spring (16 credits)

LAW 7110

Criminal Law

3

LAW 7115

Torts II

3

LAW 7119

Contracts II

3

LAW 7124

Property II

3

LAW 7132

Civil Procedure II

2

LAW 7135

Legal Research and Writing II

2

summer (6 credits)

LAW 7520

Client Interview and Counseling

3

LAW 7653

Externship Entertainment Law

3

fourth year (33 credits)

fall (16 credits)

LAW 7127

Constitutional Law I

3

LAW 7133

Federal Income Tax

3

LAW 7142

Evidence

4

LAW 7145

Corporations

3

LAW 7334

Wills and Trusts

3

spring (17 credits)

LAW 7129

Constitutional Law II

3

LAW 7139

Professional Responsibility

2

LAW 7325

First Amendment Law

3

LAW 7555

Intellectual Property

3

LAW 7830

Negotiating and Drafting Media Industry Transactions

3

LAW 7850

Directed Research

3

total credits

 

124

Course Descriptions - Film and Media Arts

FTV 500 Historical Perspectives in Production Design

This course is a comparative analysis of production design from silent films to the present. It will study well-known production designers past and present. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 501 Actor-Director Workshop

A comprehensive course in understanding the acting process through script analysis, scene study, and acting exercises. Each student will be required to act in various monologues or scenes, both improvisational and scripted. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 502 Evolution of Narrative Film I

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the evolution of film language through the study of the intertwining aspects of film theory, film history, and film practice. Students will focus on close analyses of a series of films representing important points in the development of the narrative cinema from its earliest days to the present. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 503 Evolution of Narrative Film II

This course is a further exploration of the evolution of film language and theory. Students will examine the films of such filmmakers as Orson Welles, Jean Renoir, David Lynch, Peter Greenaway, Chantal Ackerman, and other traditional and alternative filmmakers, to see how they translated their unique visions of the world to the screen. Students shall see how the visual forms these filmmakers developed are a direct creative articulation of the ideas they wish to express through the medium of film. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 504 Fundamentals of Visual Design and Production

Students further their understanding and appreciation of the art and craft of visual design by studying the prime concepts of cinematography, equipment procedures, camera mechanics, interior and exterior lighting, pre-production planning, composition, optics, electricity and safety, exposure, color, production design, sound, and collaboration. Each student will discover and refine his or her own visual aesthetic and develop an understanding of the collaborative nature of filmmaking. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 505 Fundamentals of Story

This course aims to establish storytelling in its various forms as the lingua franca of all disciplines at Dodge College. It will enhance the awareness of storytelling, as well as expand the student’s knowledge of the humanities through the study of music, commercials, dance, poetry, theatre, art, literature, etc. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 506 Overview of Post Production

This course provides a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the motion-picture, post-production process from a creative and technical perspective. We will follow the post-production work flow from the moment the shoot is finished through editing and sound design to the final release print of the film. Along the way, we will look at the technical and practical aspects of each step in the post-production chain, and we will focus on how each step can play a creative role in the storytelling process. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 507 Filmmakers and Actors Workshop

Prerequisites, FTV 531, 532. A group experience in which student filmmakers get an intensive hands-on experience working with each other and with actors in rehearsal and production. The class is a workshop in which faculty mentor students during the making of actual productions. The class takes unique advantage of a concurrent class offered through the Theatre Department. The students from both classes will work on common projects and the interaction of these differing student pools is one of the primary benefits of the class. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

FTV 508 Documentary Pre-Production Thesis I

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. An introduction to writing and developing the documentary film, from initial concept through distribution. The first semester of the documentary capstone, this course will cover writing a proposal, pitching an idea, creating a team, budgeting and fundraising, outreach and distribution, and other key elements of bringing a documentary to life. Emphasis will be on writing and developing a specific idea, production of which can be expanded in subsequent documentary courses. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 509 Production Design Workshop I

Prerequisite, production design major. A workshop wherein students learn about the role of the Production Designer in film. The course also covers an overview of the business of Production Design budgeting and breakdowns. The course includes seminars with guest speakers from the Production Design community and set visits to various studios. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 510 Industry Insiders

Through screenings, interviews, and discussions, this course explores the work of a variety of well-established working artists from the Hollywood film community and explores how these artists incorporate their own beliefs and values into the broader culture by working in an intensely collaborative medium. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 511 Investigative Journalism

Prerequisite, FTV 531. Students will learn reporting techniques and production methods used to investigate and produce stories for longer format broadcast news stories and documentary films. There will be a vital emphasis on the many legal and ethical issues that are central to the practice of investigative journalism. In addition to classroom discussions and screenings, students will work in the field producing, filming, and editing investigative material. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 512 International Documentary Pre-Production

(Same as FTV 312.) Prerequisites, application, interview, consent of instructor. Graduate students selected to participate in this year long, international documentary program will write a research paper on the selected documentary film subject, citing current articles on the topic as well as any previous documentaries. In addition, students will plan all levels of technical prep, logistics and filming typically for summer productions. Requires subsequent enrollment in FTV 575 and 679. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 513 Byte-Sized Television I

Prerequisite, FTV 527, or 531, or consent of instructor. An exploration of the creative and logistic challenges of creating a narrative episodic television series and generating episodes, including writing a pilot concept, series characters, and a pilot script , and producing television pilots. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 514 Producing the News Magazine Television Series

Prerequisite, FTV 531. Students in this class will produce a multi-part series of half hour live-on-tape programs where a host/anchor interviews reporters and screens their long format (4-7 minutes) news packages. Each show will feature 3 reporters and their stories. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 515 Fundamentals of Editing

Prerequisite, film production majors. Provides students with an intensive hands-on experience editing projects electronically. This course will introduce the student to the theory and practice of film-style editing on the computer using a non-linear editing system. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 516 2-D Graphics

An introduction to two-dimensional computer graphics and design fundamentals as they relate to film and digital arts. Using Adobe Photoshop, students will explore pixel-based graphics and their applications in raster-based images. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 518 Motion Capture

Prerequisite, FTV 566. Students will learn to use motion capture to create and manipulate motion in the 3-D environment and create 3-D animations and digital composites for the purposes of visual storytelling. Students will explore the art and technique of creating visual effects for use in film and learn about industry standards. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 519 Production Design Workshop II

Prerequisites, FTV 536, production design major. A workshop that is divided into three 5-week production design projects. Each project will have a different architectural style and will be comprised of ¼' plans and elevations, sketches, and a model of the design. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 521 The Documentary Tradition

A critical and historical analysis of documentary film and video-making through lecture, discussion, and viewing of film and video excerpts. The documentary is examined from artistic, social, ethical, and political perspectives. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 522 Digital Compositing

Prerequisite, FTV 516, or consent of instructor. Digital compositing has stretched the limits of what is possible on screen today. In this course, students will learn to use Adobe After Effects to master the artistic and technical challenges of creating and manipulating motion in the 2-D environment and creating digital composites using green screen footage. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 523 Trans-Cultural Documentary

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. In this course the students will use the trans-cultural (ethnographic) documentary film as a creative medium to critically explore the great diversity of ethnic communities that make up the Southern California social-cultural landscape. Students will collaborate with visiting students from our Singapore campus to research, develop, and produce two short documentaries about aspects of a local community that is different from their own. The course will also critically examine the ethical and representational issues that are related to the production of trans-cultural films. Fee: TBD. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

FTV 524 Advanced Dialogue Writing Workshop

Prerequisite, FTV 527. Incorporating the student's previous knowledge of screenwriting, this course is an intensive study of the art of crafting dialogue. Analysis of procedures and methods used by professional writers to hone their ability to master the intricacies of the language of dialogue and how to effectively render the illusion of realistic speech for the cinema. Fee: $75. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

FTV 525 Art and Craft of Foley and ADR

Prerequisite, FTV 515. This course will introduce students to the necessity of foley and Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR) for a completed motion picture sound track. Methods for producing and recording real-time sound effects and post-production dialogue will be taught using a fully-equipped foley stage as a classroom and work from fellow students and professional filmmakers as raw material. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 527 Fundamentals of Screenwriting

An introduction to the building blocks upon which all film and television writing are based: visualization, dialogue, scenes, sequences, and basic dramatic structure. Students begin with short writing exercises and proceed to longer scenes and sequences. Some sections of this course may be restricted to screenwriting majors only. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 528 History of Television

A study of the history of this transformative medium, with particular emphasis placed on underlying social and cultural factors which influenced its development. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 529 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

FTV 530 Business of Television

An exploration of the business aspects of the television industry including business models and organizational structures of broadcast and cable networks, local TV stations, studios, and independent production companies and how they affect the development of content. An examination of the issues and trends, social, technological, and economic, that affect programming and business operations in the television industry. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 531 Production Workshop I

An introduction to narrative techniques in media production. Each student will write, shoot, and edit several production exercises. While the primary emphasis is on visual storytelling, the student will also learn basic production techniques. Some sections of this course may be restricted to Director majors only. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 532 Production Workshop II

Prerequisite, FTV 531. An intensive study of the meaning of text in storytelling and the techniques of digital video and film production, including pre-production planning, scripting, shooting, directing, and picture and sound editing. Fee: $600. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 533 Fundamentals of Audio Design

Prerequisites, editor and sound designer emphases students only. A course on the art and science of audio recording and re-recording. Students will provide production and post-production audio design and support for advanced film, video, and multimedia projects. Emphasis on proper methods of recording quality field sound, sound effects recording, SMPTE time code systems, signal processing, multiple sound track construction, and mixing. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 534 Production and Set Management for Film Production

Prerequisite, film production majors only. Analysis of procedures and problems in preparing a script for film or television production. Emphasis on the role of the production manager in breaking down scripts, setting up shooting schedules, preparing budgets, and planning post-production, as well as on-set organization, safety and chain of command. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 534A Production and Set Management for Producers

Prerequisite, FTV producing majors only. Analysis of procedures and problems in preparing a script for film or television production. Emphasis on the role of the production manager in breaking down scripts, setting up shooting schedules, preparing budgets, and planning post-production, as well as on-set organization, safety and chain of command. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 534B Production and Set Management for Directors and Cinematographers

Prerequisite, film production major with directing, or cinematography emphasis. Analysis of procedures and problems in preparing a script for film or television production. Emphasis on the role of the production manager in breaking down scripts, setting up shooting schedules, preparing budgets, as well as on-set organization, safety and chain of command. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 534C Production and Set Management for Sound Designers

Prerequisite, film production major with sound design emphasis. This course is designed to give students the fundamental knowledge of how to record production audio on a movie set. $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 534D Production and Set Management For Editors

Prerequisites, FTV 515, film production major with editing emphasis. Analysis of procedures and problems in preparing a script for film or television production. Emphasis on the role of the production manager in breaking down scripts, setting up shooting schedules, preparing budgets, and planning post-production, as well as on-set organization, safety and chain of command. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 535 Documentary Production

Students view and analyze a variety of documentaries for style and content. Working in small production groups, students plan, script, produce, and edit several short documentary productions. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 536 Fundamentals of Production Design

A course in the general principles of art direction and the creation of the visual look of a production. Films will be analyzed from a design perspective: the set, costumes, make-up, cinematography, and other visual elements. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 537 Fundamentals of Cinematography I

Prerequisite, film production major, with cinematography emphasis. A basic lecture/workshop course on the techniques of still and motion picture photography, lighting, and digital videography. The course emphasizes artistic control in the use of lenses, filters, film, lighting, exposure, and composition. Projects focus on control and creative uses of film in a variety of situations. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 538 Fundamentals of Directing

Prerequisites, FTV 531, director emphasis students only. A concentrated study in the means of eliciting convincing performances from actors and blocking for the camera. Work includes script analysis from an acting viewpoint and directing actors brought in from outside the class. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 539 Directing II

Prerequisite, FTV 538. An intensive study in camera blocking taught in a workshop setting for students experienced in the fundamentals of directing for film and television. Emphasis is on teaching students how to heighten the drama of the story through effective placement and movement of the camera. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 540 Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisite, Dodge College major. This course is designed to teach the professional and creative requirements involved in writing sketch comedy. Students will learn to write comedy sketches in a number of different styles including commercial parodies, “in-one” monologues, slice-of-life comedy, character-driven comedy, physical comedy, and political and topical satire as well as learning to construct jokes within the context of a sketch, and as stand-alone elements as part of a comedic monologue. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 541 Visual Perception and Expression

Prerequisite, FTV 531. A detailed study of how viewers respond to visual stimuli and how filmmakers create meaningful images. Figurative devices such as symbolism and thematic motif are examined. Students study examples from films after which they will use video and 16mm film to shoot and edit their own solutions to visual problems. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 542 Seminar in Film Studies: Genre and Auteurs

An extensive study of one film genre and/or auteur with a different genre and/or auteur covered in each course offering. May be repeated for credit. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

Film Noir

An exploration of the films of the 1940s and 1950s known as “black” cinema because of their style and content. An antidote to the optimistic fare of the period, these films typically dealt with unstable heroes and resolutions that defied the convention of the happy ending. Central to the course is the study of the world-view that underlies the attitude, as well as the visual style, of the genre.

The Horror Film

Study of the horror genre from a historical point of view beginning with Thomas Edison’s Frankenstein (1910) and continuing through current horror cycles.

The Musical

Intensive study of the history and aesthetics of the movie musical with emphasis on the development of the genre and the influence of studios, stars, directors, composers, and choreographers.

The Melodrama

A study of the history, uses, and misuses of character-driven drama.

The Science Fiction Film

A study of science fiction from George Melies’ A Trip to the Moon (1902) through contemporary films. Emphasis is placed on certain periods, such as the alien invasion pictures of the 1950s, as well as important sub-genres, such as the robot films and social future histories.

The Screwball Comedy

A study of the dialogue comedies, made primarily during the 1930s and 1940s, known as “screwball comedy.” Cultural and cinematic antecedents will be explored, along with more recent films which refer to and emulate the form.

The War Film

A study of the history and thematic development of war films, placing them in their historical and cultural context.

The Western

A study of the oldest and most enduring of Hollywood genres. This course explores the mythology of the genre as well as its historical origins: how the mythology is expressed in conflicts set in the American West, and how the structure of the Western has evolved from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to the present, reflecting contemporary cultural concerns.

Women and Genre

This course examines film genres and genre theory within the framework of gender. It explores the patterns and themes of the major Hollywood film genres and their relationship to issues of representation of women. It includes an investigation of the lines of inquiry of contemporary feminist theory.

FTV 543 Advanced Topics World Cinema

A concentrated study of movements within American and international cinema. Films are studied within their historical and cultural context. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

Asian Cinema

Survey of Asian film with emphasis on film as a reflection of culture. The cinema of India, China, and Japan, the countries with the largest film industries, will be featured. Representative films from smaller nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, and Burma will also be included.

British Film

This course will cover the major areas of British Film, including: “British Heritage” films, British Cinema of the 1990s; plus influential directors, including Hitchcock's British films, Powell and Pressburger, Thorold Dickinson, David Lean, Mike Leigh, and Peter Greenaway.

French and German Films

Examination of the French and German film industries throughout film history. Discussions will focus on major movements within each country, as well as the ways in which France and Germany have interconnected histories.

Mexican Film

An historical survey of Mexican cinema with an emphasis on film as a reflection of culture. The course will examine films produced in Mexico and films made by Mexicans in the United States.

FTV 544 Advanced Topics in Film Studies

An in-depth study of a particular topic in film history or criticism. May be repeated for credit in a different topic. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

Independent American Cinema

This course examines independent film movements across the history of North American cinema, but with an emphasis on the “independent revival” from the 1980’s onwards. In addition, students will also examine the process by which independent films and filmmakers get promoted and develop a reputation. Students therefore study the process of reputation building - on how an independent filmmaker’s reputation emerges, changes, and declines.

African-American Cinema

A critical, historical analysis of African-American filmmaking through lecture, discussion, and viewing of films and excerpts. Feature films are examined from artistic, social, moral, and political perspectives.

Animation Aesthetics

An examination of the aesthetics of animation. The course will cover an international array of animation created throughout history using a broad range of techniques.

Films of the 1960s

Examination of the cinema of the 1960s such as British “kitchen-sink” social realism and American “counterculture” cinema.

Gay and Lesbian Cinema

Explores an alternative history of film, setting out to decode the rules and parameters of a gay cinema. Focuses on gay cinema as an historical and theoretical category for analysis.

Hollywood Censorship

A study of censorship in America and its effects on film and television. Representative works will be viewed, and the histories behind specific landmark cases will be studied.

Women in Film and Television

A survey of the on–and off-screen roles women have played in film and television, and an examination of how these roles have changed to reflect the changing status of women in society.

FTV 544I The History and Aesthetics of Stereoscopic Cinema

This course will explore the history and aesthetics of stereoscopic 3-D cinema through readings, screenings, lectures, classroom discussions and written assignments. Though stereoscopic imagery can be found in a variety of media, including photography, comic books, theme parks and video games, this course engages specifically with stereoscopic cinema within the tradition of the Hollywood narrative feature film. The course follows a largely chronological trajectory from the pre-cinema era before 1895 to the digital present, tracing the technological, industrial and aesthetic issues that have shaped the production, exhibition and reception of stereoscopic cinema at various points along the way. In many ways, the history of stereoscopic cinema represents a parallel, shadow history to mainstream cinema, one that can help throw the embedded assumptions and naturalized practices of monocular film culture into relief, as it were. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 545 Film Theory and Criticism

Prerequisite, film studies major. This course analyzes film through classical theories developed by such formalists as Sergei Eisenstein and Rudolf Arnheim, and realists such as Andre Brazin and Siegfried Kracauer. It also explores modern film theories informed by structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, narratology, et.al. in order to help students gain an understanding of individual films, widespread filmmaking practices, important film movements, and the cultural impact of cinema. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 546 Television and New Media Culture

A study of new media and underlying social and cultural factors which influenced the development of new media and television. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 547 Art and Business of Web Video

Prerequisites, FTV 531, Dodge College major. Web video is exploding, and it’s the fastest, easiest way to break into the entertainment industry. This course introduces students to a new generation of filmmakers who are earning six and seven-figure incomes, studio deals, A-list Hollywood agents, book and record deals and more, because they have mastered the art and business of Web video. Learn what works for the Web: the genres, the monetization and the distribution models. Explore the secrets of YouTube’s top hit-makers. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 548 Actors and Writers Workshop

Prerequisite, FTV 527. This active workshop class brings actors and writers together to find the hidden truths of written scenes and performance, through readings, discussion, and improvisation. Writers will act in this class, and actors will have a chance to write, as the course explores the essential connection between what artist do. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1½–3 credits.

FTV 549 Advanced Workshop in Writing for Genre

Prerequisites, FTV 527, consent of instructor. Designed to introduce students to the exciting variety of narrative strategies organic to specific film genres. Students discuss, criticize, and evaluate the techniques of commercial, feature screenwriting in order to produce the first act of a publishable work. Students work and write within their chosen genre and form, and the guidelines of various genres and forms are examined. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 550 Narrative Television Workshop and Lab

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FTV 550L. Narrative Television Workshop provides an intensive directing experience working with a company of actors in various genres of studio television production. The course will provide instruction in developing a vocabulary for clear communication between television directors and actors and in managing the time and technical challenges that can hinder obtaining a quality performance in staging and shooting dramatic and comedy segments. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 550L Lab Narrative Television Workshop

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FTV 550. Lab component of FTV 550. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

FTV 552 Survey of American Cinema

This course presents a survey of canonical American films, the classics that define and shape American film history. Ranging from the silent classics to today's high concept blockbusters and independent films, this course will study the aesthetic innovations of these films, the important personnel who worked on them, highlight their political and social significance, and will examine the deal-making process that went on behind the scenes. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 553 Survey of World Cinema

This course will analyze the essential classics of world cinema. European cinema (especially French, German, Italian, Swedish, Hungarian, and Russian), Chinese, Japanese, Hong Kong, and Middle Eastern cinema will be analyzed within historical, social, and aesthetic contexts. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 554 Art and Craft of Set Design I

A workshop in which students will develop a basic understanding of the principles of set design while designing sets and building models of those sets based on screenplays selected by the faculty. The emphasis will be on the development of design techniques that complement the narrative of the screenplay and the characters within. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 555 The Short Film Form

An immersion class into the world of short films. Short films screened and analyzed will include: classic shorts that launched directorial careers, short films that were expanded into classic features, great short films from America and Europe, award winning film school shorts, and segments from feature films consisting of several short films. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 556 Drawing and Storyboarding Studio

A workshop in which students develop freehand sketching and storyboarding skills, using the designs that they develop in the production Workshop sequence. The medium chosen is at the students discretion, whether it be pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, or acrylics. Some sections of this course may be restricted to production design majors. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 557 Film Script Analysis

Feature films are analyzed with emphasis on principles of screen storytelling and character development. Some sections of this course may be restricted to screenwriters only in the class schedule. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 558 Digital Production Design Studio

A workshop covering computer system operations, digital design, digital graphics and illustration, computer assisted drafting, 3D animation, Vector Works, compositing, and print and presentation. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 559 Pro Tools Certification

Prerequisite, FTV 533. This course is designed to give students immersive, hands-on training in Avid Pro Tools, the industry-standard software for recording, editing, and mixing professional sound. It will cover all basic features of the application as well as advanced functions such as Elastic Audio, MIDI and virtual instruments, and a full spectrum of editing tools and techniques. The course prepares students for the examinations required for “Pro Tools Certified User” status from Avid, which are administered within the course. Chapman does not award Pro Tools certification. Fee: $300. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

FTV 560 Overview of Producing

Prerequisite, producing major. Examines the process of producing film and television programming for various entertainment companies, including large corporations studies, independent production companies, television companies, computer companies, and startup ventures. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 561 Structure and Function of a Film Festival

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Examines the structure, function, marketing, and exhibition of film festivals. This is a travel class where students participate in festival events including jury procedures, screenings, workshops, and seminars with filmmakers. Fee based on travel and accommodation expenses. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 562 The Development Process of Film and Television

Prerequisite, producing, or screenwriting major. An introduction to the process of developing material for motion pictures and television. Topics examined include developing existing literary material; developing news stories/current events; and developing fictional material for numerous venues including feature films, movies of the week, television shows, and cable films. Other topics examined will be the role of the producer in working with writers, agents, and studio/network executives during the development process. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 563 Prime Time: The Game of Television

PRIME TIME is a role-playing simulation of the business of television which explores the aesthetic, sociological, economic, demographic, and technological trends that impact prime time television programming decisions – what gets on the air and what stays on the air. As members of the prime time community (network executives, producers, and advertisers) students define what constitutes success, as they face trade-offs between commercial viability, artistic merit, advertiser demands, and public pressure. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 564 Film and Television Financing

Prerequisite, producing major. An overview of the different financing structures utilized in motion picture and television production. Topics covered include bank financing, studio financing, network financing, IPO's, limited partnerships, debt swap financing, negative pickup deals, and presales. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 565 Optioning Books for Film and TV

This course is designed to help students gain insight into the industry, through working with experienced professionals in finding, optioning, pitching and selling screenplay ideas and existing screenplays. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 566 Introduction to 3-D Animation

An introduction to the tools available in Autodesk's Maya software package for the creation of 3D digital animation. This course emphasizes an understanding of the software as well as the fundamental concepts of the Disney Principles of Animation. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 567 Independent Feature Filmmaking

Prerequisite, producing major. A case study of independent filmmaking. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 568 Avid Certification Prep

Prerequisites, FTV 515, consent of instructor, restricted to third year MFA students. This course has been created to teach the core skills for editing using Avid Media Composer 5.5 and to introduce the fundamental concepts and workflow of editing. It is designed for novice and intermediate users using Avid official training curriculum. Class consists of both lecture and lab time and each student will be given the opportunity to take the Avid Media Composer Certified User exam. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 569 Producing for Television

An introduction to the key business and management issues involved in producing contemporary television. This course examines programming, marketing, and distribution trends in broadcast, cable, and satellite networks. Topics covered include the domestic and international market, financing issues, coproductions, movies of the week, series, public television, and special event programming. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 570 Entertainment Marketing and Promotion for Producers

Prerequisites, FTV 560, and film and television producing, or joint major. An overview of the entertainment marketplace, focusing on the capabilities of the major studios. This course offers an application of advertising, marketing, and public relations principles to the motion picture and television industries through the development of motion picture marketing plans, including positioning statements, media and promotional plans, and synergistic activities. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 571 Graduate Location Filmmaking

A group experience in which students participate in the production of a school-sponsored film project. Class members are organized into production crews and assigned specific crew positions. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

FTV 572 Prime Time Production: Writing the Dramatic Series

Prerequisite, FTV 527, or consent of instructor. Building on the student's previous narrative writing experience, this course provides an intensive study of writing and producing a pilot for a single-camera series. Students will study the narrative and dramatic requirements of developing a storyline and characters in the episodic form. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 573 Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, FTV 531, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FTV 573L. Using the script generated in Prime Time Production: Writing the Dramatic Series, this course provides an intensive production experience mirroring the real world rigors of producing a single camera dramatic pilot. Students will learn about and take on the various roles necessary for shooting a series pilot. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

FTV 573L Lab Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, FTV 531, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FTV 573. Lab component of Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series. (Offered interterm.) 0 credits.

FTV 574 Prime Time Production: Editing the Dramatic Series

Prerequisite, FTV 515, or consent of instructor. Editing for episodic television requires an understanding of series tone and the relationships of key characters. This course offers students the opportunity to edit a prime time television series using the footage generated in Prime time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 575 International Documentary Production

(Same as FTV 375.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. This course is part of a year-long experience that will provide students with an opportunity to use the documentary form as a means of examining important social and historic issues, particularly those related to human rights and justice. Students will select and study a topic prior to travelling abroad to shoot a documentary. Shooting will take place on-location overseas. Requires subsequent enrollment in FTV 679. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

FTV 576 Cinematography for Commercials

Prerequisite, FTV 537. This course will teach students the fundamental theories and aesthetic practices of shooting 30 second commercials. Students will learn the role of the creative concept in advertising with the goal of understanding what makes good advertising and how filmmaking compliments the advertising message. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 577 Production Workshop III

Prerequisites, FTV 531, 532, production major. The first of a two-part course in which students are responsible for producing, directing, and editing a complex sync sound narrative production. Enrollment contingent upon approval of project proposal. Fee: $600. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 578 Fundamentals of Cinematography II

Prerequisites, FTV 537, film production cinematography emphases majors only. This is a lecture class on cinematography with in depth analysis of student's work as presented in production classes. It will include in-class workshops. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 579 Documentary Editing

Covers traditions and forms of editing a variety of nonfiction formats, including: instructional, cinema verite, and experimental documentary. An examination of techniques and concepts behind editing each type of nonfiction film, from how to construct a scene to how to construct a film. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 580 Community Voices: Documentary Workshop

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, and film production, or film and television producing, or MBA/film and television producing, or production design, or screenwriting major. Hands on training in social issue documentary film production. Working as part of a team, students will partner with a philanthropic non-profit organization based in Orange County to produce a short documentary to be used in conjunction with the organization's outreach efforts. Students will learn the fundamentals of documentary pre-production, production, and post-production, as well as the core concepts behind social issue documentary filmmaking. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 581 Set Decoration

This course is an introduction to set decoration. We will study the decorating process and explore how it relates to the dramatic text and the film production as a whole. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 582 Music Composition for Filmmakers

A course designed to give film majors a foundation in both the musical concepts and technology necessary to compose original music to accompany picture. Compositional activity is supplemented by discussion and analysis of film scoring trends and techniques, stressing the role that music plays in any filmmaker’s creative process. Prior musical training or the ability to play an instrument is not essential. Fee $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 584 Art and Craft of Set Design II

Prerequisites, FTV 554, production design major. A workshop in which students will get a comprehensive understanding of the set design process while designing sets and building models from existing screenplays selected by the faculty. The emphasis will be on developing a strong approach to film design that will compliment the narrative of the screenplay and the characters within. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 585 Film Reviewing

Readings and discussion of contemporary theory related to film and television. Introduces students to a range of theoretical issues affecting current thought on the production and spectatorship of film and television. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 586 Costume Design

This course is an introduction to the art of costume design. We will study the design process and how it relates to the dramatic text and the film production as a whole. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 587 Short Script Workshop

Prerequisite, FTV 527. An intensive workshop in writing short screenplays. Students will write in a variety of styles and complete a number of short scripts. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

FTV 588 Digital Intermediate Workflow

Exploration of current technologies employed in film and television post-production as it applies to the digital intermediate process. This advanced course analyzes various workflows used in the creation of film and tape masters as well as file based systems. Students will gain practical experience in conforming and color grading. (Offered interterm or summer.) 3 credits.

FTV 589 Cross-Cultural Documentary

This course is designed to give students a practical and theoretical understanding of how the cross-cultural (ethnographic) documentary film can be used as a creative medium to explore and document a foreign culture. Throughout the course of the semester the students will research and produce a short cross-cultural documentary about an aspect of a local culture that is different from their own. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 590 Internship

(Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

FTV 591 Entertainment Arts Forum

A lecture series which explores the scope, direction, and influence of the entertainment arts. Visiting film and television directors, writers, producers, actors, and executives will present and screen recent work and respond to students’ questions and critiques. Individual forum sessions may include panel discussions of current trends and issues, such as opportunities for women and minorities in entertainment, the impact of violence on television, censorship vs. First Amendment freedom, and other relevant topics. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 593 Cross-Cultural Filmmaking

Prerequisite, FTV 531. This travel exchange course is designed to give Chapman students the opportunity to work collaboratively with a group of students from a foreign film school on two school-sponsored short narrative film projects. One of the films will be produced at Chapman while the other will be produced in the foreign host country. The students will use this collaborative cross-cultural filmmaking experience as a means to explore and gain an understanding of the people, culture, and society of a foreign country. Fee: varies. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

FTV 594 Film Historiography

A course designed to teach the use of graduate research tools and local archives to reinforce the skills that students must possess for the critical and research writings and complex projects required for the master's degree. Students become familiar with significant journals in film history and criticism, local archives, and other important resources. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 595 Wildlife and Environmental Filmmaking

Prerequisite, FTV 531. This documentary production course covers techniques and methods for producing and editing films in the environmental and wildlife genre. In addition to classroom discussions, technical demos and screenings, students will work in the field producing, filming, and editing material in the areas of wildlife and the environment. Production will include several weekend filming trips to Southern California locations. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 596A Film Studies Thesis Workshop I

Prerequisite, completed 12 credits in film studies courses in Dodge College, the subject must be approved prior to enrollment in this course. This is the first course in a year-long thesis project in film studies. In this class, students prepare and write a thesis, based on individual study, research, and development of a topic in film studies. P/NP. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 596B Film Studies Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisite, FTV 596A. This is the second course in a year-long thesis project in film studies. In this class, students continue to write a thesis, based on individual study, research, and development of a topic in film studies. P/NP. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 600 Cycle Project Screenplay Development

Prerequisites, FTV 527, 531,532, 555, and film production with directing emphasis, or screenwriting major. In this class, second year directors collaborate with second year screenwriters to develop a short Cycle project screenplay. The directors and screenwriters are closely mentored by the instructor, and narrative and character work is emphasized. The resulting projects are prepped and shot during the Fall semester Production Workshop III class. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 603 Producing Reality Television

Prerequisite, FTV 531.This course will serve students wishing to hone skills and pursue careers in producing reality television programming. Students will learn various techniques and methods for creating broadcast quality reality-style programs across the format’s many genres. There will also be an emphasis on the legal and ethical issues that are central to the genre. In addition to classroom discussions and screenings, students will work in the field producing, filming and editing reality programming. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 609 Production Design Workshop III

Prerequisites, FTV 519, 536, production design major. Working as Production Designers, students fulfill all pre-production and production responsibilities on a collaborative thesis production a professionally executed short film or digital video project. In addition to the thesis, each student will complete all final presentation drawings, models, and sketches. The workshop also entails the complete design of a feature film script utilizing drawings, models, and sketches. Film script to be approved by the faculty. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 612 Documentary Post-Production Thesis II

Prerequisites, consent of instructor. This second semester of the documentary capstone is a hands-on, practical experience in intensive post-production covering all aspects of post-production as they apply to documentaries: narrative construction, use of voice-over, picture, and sound editing. Students will complete projects from FTV 508 Documentary Pre-Production Thesis I. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 613 Byte-Sized Television II

Prerequisite, FTV 527, or 531, or consent of instructor. Building on the series pilots created in FTV 513, students will learn about the collaborative writing process as practiced in the creation of narrative episodic television series. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 616 Expedition Documentary

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. This course will provide students with an opportunity to undertake a physically challenging expedition, and to document the experience via a personal documentary film. Expedition locations are TBD, and may include domestic or international destinations. Fee: varies depending on location of travel. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

FTV 619 Production Design Workshop IV

Prerequisites, FTV 519, 536, 609, production design major. A continuation of the fall workshop in which students fulfill all pre-production and production responsibilities on a collaborative thesis production a professionally executed short film or digital video project. In addition to the thesis, each student will complete all final presentation drawings, models, and sketches. The workshop also entails the complete design of a feature film script utilizing drawings, models, and sketches. Film script to be approved by the faculty. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 624 Thesis Film Development

Prerequisites, FTV 527, 577, director emphasis students only. An intensive workshop designed to help students develop the best possible thesis screenplays. The screenplays developed in this class are intended to help students produce outstanding thesis films which demonstrate their unique, creative voices and their professional excellence. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 627 Feature Screenwriting I

Corequisite, FTV 527. An initial study of the problems and possibilities presented by the feature length screenplay. Students pitch and write outlines for feature stories, develop a treatment, then complete the first act of a feature screenplay based on the treatment. Viable projects can be completed in FTV 647. Some sections of this course may be restricted to screenwriting majors only. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 628 Seminar in Television Writing (Drama)

Prerequisite, FTV 527. This course builds on the topics covered in screenwriting fundamentals courses by focusing on the dramatic episodic television format. After an introduction and overview of the one hour episodic TV format, students will select a current prime time series, develop a story for an episode, and write a teleplay. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 629 Experimental Course

Experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. May be repeated for credit if course content is different. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

FTV 630 Seminar in Television Writing (Comedy)

Prerequisite, FTV 527. This course builds on the topics covered in screenwriting fundamentals courses by focusing on the episodic situation comedy television format. After an introduction and overview of the half-hour episodic TV format, students will select a current prime time series, develop a story for an episode, and write a teleplay. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 631 Production Workshop IV

Prerequisite, FTV 577. The second of a two-part course in which students complete advanced productions as preparation for the final thesis film. Enrollment contingent upon approval of project proposal. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 631A Production Workshop IV for Producers

Prerequisites, FTV 534A, producing major. The second of a two-part course in which students in the producing discipline, complete and supervise advanced productions as preparation for the final thesis film. Enrollment contingent upon approval of project proposal. Fee: $600. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 632 Success in Media

This class will bring together many of the most successful entrepreneurs from the world of media and entertainment, as well as outside that world, to discuss their thoughts on success and what they did to achieve it. The list of guests will be a veritable Who's Who of Show Business and allied fields, who have gone on to equally successful careers outside of show business. This will be a frank and informative experience that will allow students to hear directly from these leaders. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 633 Intermediate Audio Design

Prerequisite, FTV 533. This is the first of a two-part course that is designed to give the student an in-depth technical, theoretical, and practical understanding of the audio post-production process for the narrative, moving image form. Through work as a sound designer on advanced level projects, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional audio design techniques to effectively tell a story. (Sound design specialists only.) Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 634 Advanced Audio Design

Prerequisites, FTV 633, sound designer emphasis students only. This is the second of a two-part course that is designed to give the student an in-depth technical, theoretical, and practical understanding of the audio post-production process for the narrative, moving image form. Through work as a sound designer on advanced level projects, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional audio design techniques to effectively tell a story. (Sound design specialists only.) Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 636 Production Design II

Prerequisite, FTV 536. This course offers the opportunity for advanced work in art direction. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 637 Cinematography II

Prerequisite, FTV 537. An advanced study of motion picture lighting and photography as a means of aesthetic expression and communication. Building on the basics covered in Cinematography Workshop I, this course is designed to give students the experience and understanding to master lighting, composition, exposure, lenses, and filters. Primary focus is on developing an understanding of the processes of cinematography fundamental to creating meaning in film. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 638 Master Class in Directing

Prerequisite, FTV 538, or consent of instructor. An advanced study in communicating with actors and blocking the camera taught through class exercises for students already experienced in the fundamentals of directing for film and television. Students work to perfect their ability to analyze a script for the purpose of directing actors. Through the study of advanced directing techniques, they develop their ability to communicate that analysis to an actor in order to elicit the best possible performance. Equal class time will be devoted to helping students add to their fundamental understanding of how effective camera blocking heightens the drama of the story they are telling. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 640 Intermediate Editing

Prerequisites, FTV 515, editing emphasis students only. This is the first of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of editing in the narrative, moving image form. Through work as an editor on advanced level projects, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional editing and sound design techniques to effectively tell a story. (Editing specialists only.) Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 641 Advanced Editing

Prerequisites, FTV 640, editing emphasis students only. This is the second of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of editing in the narrative, moving image form. Through work as an editor on advanced level projects, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional editing and sound design techniques to effectively tell a story. (Editing specialists only.) Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 646 Seminar in Pitching

In this course, students will learn how to reduce the complexities often contained in a feature-length screenplay in order to create a concise, effective sales pitch - an essential skill in working in the entertainment marketplace. This intensive workshop in the art and technique of selling story ideas will provide students with both practical and conceptual training in oral communication skills, as well as developing the written presentation tools that are the lifeblood of writers and producers in the entertainment industry. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 647 Feature Screenwriting II

Prerequisites, FTV 527, 627. The second part of a two-part sequence in which students complete the feature screenplay developed in FTV 627 and execute a rewrite. Some sections of this course may be restricted to screenwriting majors only. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 648 Seminar in Adaptation

Prerequisite, FTV 527. This course is intended to teach students to adapt material from other literary media to the big screen. The process of transforming novels, short stories, stage plays, magazine articles, and biographical materials, as well as histories, nonfiction essays and memoirs into compelling cinematic stories will be examined. Students will be challenged to identify the essence of existing source material and contribute their own creations to construct cohesive film narrative. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 650 Intermediate Production Design

Prerequisite, FTV 536. The first of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of production design for the narrative, moving image form. Through practical work as a production designer on advanced level projects during the course of the semester, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional design techniques to effectively tell a story. (Production design specialists only.) Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 651 Advanced Production Design

Prerequisite, FTV 650. The second of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of production design for the narrative, moving image form. Through practical work as a production designer on advanced level projects during the course of the semester, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional design techniques to effectively tell a story. (Production design specialists only.) Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 652 Entering the Profession

This series of classes will provide an overview of the contemporary motion picture and television professions in order to aid in the transition into the entertainment business. In particular, the course will offer current information and insights into the workings of the established and independent motion pictures profession, as well as the world of creating and producing television shows. The course will present first-hand information, sometimes with the aid of guest speakers who are career professionals, on specific job issues and strategies, including but not limited to directing and producing a first film and gaining representation. It will also examine strategies for developing, selling and running TV shows, and paths to launching a career in television. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 654 Art and Craft of Set Design III

Prerequisites, FTV 554, 584. The first part of an advanced workshop in which students will design sets and build models of those sets based on material from existing screenplays selected by the faculty. The emphasis will be based on developing a strong approach to film design that will compliment the narrative of the screenplay and the characters within. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 659 Documentary Marketing and Distribution

Surveys outreach and community engagement methods for documentary film, including: partnering with organizations, community screening campaigns, accessing the educational market, conference placements, international outreach and distribution, and production of various forms of new media projects, such as social networks, to disseminate a documentary film. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 660 Editing III

Prerequisite, FTV 515, or consent of instructor. Provides students with an intensive hands-on experience editing under the supervision of a visiting master of the craft. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 661 Marketing, Distribution and Exhibition

Prerequisite, producing major. An examination of the role of marketing, distribution, and exhibition in the motion picture and television industry. Topics covered include domestic and international marketing campaigns, publicity and advertising, different platforms of distribution, distributor-exhibitor relations, distribution deals, release patterns, and campaign design/implementation. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 662 Prime Time: The Game of Television

PRIME TIME is a role-playing simulation of the business of television which explores the aesthetic, sociological, economic, demographic, and technological trends that impact prime time television programming decisions: what gets on the air and what stays on the air. As members of the prime time community (network executives, producers, and advertisers) students define what constitutes success, as they face trade-offs between commercial viability, artistic merit, advertiser demands, and public pressure. Open to non-majors. Graduate students will write a research paper on a particular TV show. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 664 Intermediate Directing

Prerequisites, FTV 538, directing emphasis students only. The first of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of directing the narrative, moving image form. Through practical work as a director on an advanced level project, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional directing techniques in working with actors and blocking the camera to effectively tell a story. (Directing specialists only.) (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 665 Advanced Directing

Prerequisites, FTV 538, 664, film production directing emphasis majors only. The second of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of directing the narrative, moving image form. Through practical work as a director on an advanced level project, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional directing techniques in working with actors and blocking the camera to effectively tell a story. (Directing specialists only.) (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 667 Thesis in Producing I

Prerequisites, FTV 531, 534A, 560, 631, producing major, consent of instructor. Students must have consent of producing program coordinator, completed a minimum 30 credits, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.000 (B) to meet minimum eligibility requirements to enroll in the thesis. Part I will demonstrate a student's mastery of all aspects of producing a film project, from story development and pre-production to production and post-production. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered fall semester.) 6 credits.

FTV 668 Thesis in Producing II

Prerequisites, FTV 667, producing major, consent of instructor. Students must have consent of producing program coordinator, completed a minimum 30 credits, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.000 (B) to meet minimum eligibility requirements to enroll in the thesis. Part II will demonstrate a student's mastery of rights acquisition, story development, pitching, budgeting, packaging, marketing, distribution, and exhibition of motion pictures and television. P/NP. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 674 Entertainment Law

Prerequisite, producing major. An in-depth examination of the legal and ethical issues involved in entertainment law. Topics covered include right of privacy, right of publicity, literary option and literary purchase contracts, life story rights agreements, intellectual property, copyright, chain of title, writer/director/actor employment agreements, merchandising agreements, distribution agreements, exhibition agreements, union agreements, music licensing, principles of negotiation, defamation, Hollywood creative accounting, etc. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 677 Intermediate Cinematography

Prerequisites, FTV 504, 537, 578, cinematography emphasis students only. This is the first of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of cinematography for the narrative, moving image form. Through practical work as a cinematographer on advanced level projects, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional cinematography techniques to effectively tell a story. (Cinematography specialists only.) Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 678 Advanced Cinematography

Prerequisites, FTV 504, 537, 578, 677, cinematography emphasis students only. This is the second of a two-part course which provides the student with advanced training in the theory and practice of cinematography for the narrative, moving image form. Through practical work as a cinematographer on advanced level projects, the student will focus on the appropriate uses of both conventional and unconventional cinematography techniques to effectively tell a story. (Cinematography specialists only.) Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 679 International Documentary Post-Production

Prerequisites, consent of instructor. The final course in a three-term sequence (FTV 512, 575, 679) provides a hands-on, practical experience in intensive post-production of documentary film projects covering all aspects of post-production as they apply to documentaries: narrative construction, use of voice-over, picture, and sound editing. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 680 Screenwriting Master Class

Prerequisites, FTV 527, 627, or consent of instructor. An intensive workshop taught by a professional screenwriter. Assignments may include rewriting according to instructor comments. This course offers the sharing of professional tips regarding dialogue, characterization, structure, and story. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 684 Art and Craft of Set Design IV

Prerequisites, FTV 554, 584, 654. The second part of an advanced workshop in which students will design sets and build models of those sets based on material from existing screenplays selected by the faculty. The emphasis will be based on developing a strong approach to film design that will compliment the narrative of the screenplay and the characters within. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 686 Advanced Pro Tools

Prerequisite, FTV 533. This course is designed to give students a conceptual and practical understanding of the specific techniques for working with the Pro Tools audio software in a professional post audio for film environment. Areas covered in the course include: “Using video in Pro Tools”, “Recording Dialog in Pro Tools”, “Dialog Editing Techniques”, “Organizing Sessions in Pro Tools”, “Synchronization Concepts”, and “Mixing to Picture”. At the end of the course, the students will have the option of taking the Pro Tools Post Operator Certification exam. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 687 Cinematography Master Class

Prerequisites, FTV 537, 637. An advanced course in motion picture photography for students who wish to learn the duties of director of photography, lighting director, gaffer, and electrician. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 690 Independent Internship

Offers students an opportunity to earn credit and learn professional skills on the job by working for a studio, network, production company, newsroom, etc. A minimum of 40 hours of work for each credit is required. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

FTV 692 Seminar Internship

Like the Independent Internship (see FTV 690), the Seminar Internship offers students the chance to work on the job. The seminar also includes career counseling, resume workshops, practice interviewing, and discussion of how to secure an entry-level job. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

FTV 694 Thesis in New Media

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 (B) to meet minimum eligibility requirements to enroll in the thesis/project option. The new media thesis is meant to be the culminating experience for a graduate student in film and television. It will involve the creation of a major project in film, multimedia, or television, which will be carried out over two semesters. Students must have their written project proposal approved by the Graduate Committee before enrolling in the first semester of this course. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

FTV 695 Thesis in Screenwriting

Prerequisites, FTV 527, 627, 647, screenwriting major, consent of instructor, approval of thesis proposal by the Conservatory's Graduate Committee. This class is designed for students to write or re-write, present, and polish an original feature film script. The course provides extensive individual work with the instructor, class readings, and development of a strategy for marketing the student's script. P/NP. May be repeated twice for credit. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 697 Thesis in Film Production

Prerequisite, FTV 631. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 (B) to meet minimum eligibility requirements to enroll in the thesis/project option. The production thesis is meant to be the culminating experience for a graduate student in film production. It will involve creation of a major production which will be carried out over two semesters. Students must have a written project proposal approved by their Graduate Committee before enrolling in the first semester of this course. (See school for thesis guidelines.) P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 699 Directed Study

Individual research and projects. Designed to meet specific concerns which are not provided by regular curriculum offerings. P/NP. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.