Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: Sodaro–Pankey Undergraduate School of Media Arts

Robert Bassett, M.A., Dean

Michael Kowalski, M.A., Associate Dean

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Walther.

Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising

Bachelor of Arts in Screenwriting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Producing

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production

Bachelor of Fine Arts in News and Documentary

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screen Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Television Writing and Production

Integrated FiveYear Undergraduate/Master of Arts Film Studies Program

The undergraduate programs are housed in the Sodaro–Pankey School of Media Arts within the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The Sodaro–Pankey School of Media Arts invites students to engage in the study and practice of self–expression through the media arts.

Acceptance into Dodge College programs is by application only. Students wishing to apply should contact Dodge College for supplemental application requirements and materials.

All entering students enroll in a two–course program of study during the first year. FTV 130 Introduction to Visual Storytelling, is an intense, hands–on production course in which students work with exploratory exercises, in assignments crafted to encourage risk–taking and creativity. In FTV 140 Introduction to Film Aesthetics (DA 247, History and Aesthetics of Digital Arts for digital arts majors), students begin the scholarly examination of films both as expressions of culture and models of rhetorical style that can then inform students’ own work. Together these classes form the “gateway” experience for every Dodge College student.

From there, the curriculum continues to encourage creative and intellectual exploration throughout the undergraduate course of study. In every semester students are expected to develop both fluency in expression through the media arts (through courses in the major) and an understanding of the broader cultural context in which they participate (through courses in general education.)

As students proceed into upper–division courses, the degree paths become more distinct. More emphasis is put on the “business of the business,” whether the business is the film industry, film scholarship, public relations, advertising, television or broadcast journalism.

Each of the school’s nine bachelor degrees ends with a specific “capstone” project, to prepare the student with a calling card intended to lead them to meaningful, satisfying work after graduation.

Students pursuing a B.A. or B.F.A. in the Sodaro–Pankey School of Media Arts must maintain at least a 2.000 GPA in the major. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade (except for independent internships) and passed with a "C–" or higher.

Departmental Honors

Students must earn a GPA of 3.700 or higher in major courses to be considered for departmental honors. In addition, students must be recommended by the faculty for outstanding work in the Sodaro–Pankey School of Media Arts.

Class Fees: Technology Fee and Insurance

Some courses in the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts carry a technology fee, which ranges from $75 to $1,000. Money collected through these fees supports the college’s special events and week–night screenings, the equipment necessary for creating film and video productions, the computer labs and software and the production environment generally.

Students in very advanced production courses will also be billed to defray the cost of insurance for equipment, personnel and locations. Details are available in the production handbook.

Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies

The B.A. in Film Studies offers students the opportunity to explore film history, aesthetics, theory and criticism in depth, along with a hands–on introduction to production. This combination of theoretical study with production experience gives students a unique understanding of how film creates meaning.

core requirements (30 credits)

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FTV 140/140L

Introduction to Film Aesthetics/Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

3

FS 244/244L*

History of Film to 1959/History of Film to 1959 Screening Lab

3

FS 245/245L**

History of Film 1960–Present/History of Film 1960– Present Screening Lab

3

TWP 246

History of Television

3

FS 342

Film Genre Studies

3

FS 443

Advanced Topics in World Cinema

3

FS 444

Advanced Topics in Film Studies

3

FS 445*

Film Theory and Criticism

3

FS 485**

Film Reviewing

3

six elective courses (minimum of two upper–division courses)

Electives include all courses offered by the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

18

total credits

 

48

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.A. in Film Studies.

*offered fall semester only

**offered spring semester only

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising

The B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising prepares students to perform creative and strategic work in any type of business, in the entertainment industry or in the non–profit arena as well as for public relations, advertising, marketing or social media agencies. In a media environment dominated by storytelling and engagement, students learn to use the visual tools of film and television as well as print, social media and the Internet to create conversations and pursue organizational objectives. Following course work introducing students to both fields, students may choose their elective courses to pursue a focus in either public relations or advertising.

core requirements (36 credits)

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FTV 140/140L

Introduction to Film Aesthetics/Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

3

COM 210B

Theories of Persuasion for Non–Majors

3

PRA 230

Principles of Advertising

3

PRA 231

Principles of Public Relations

3

PRA 305

Desktop Publishing

3

MKTG 305

Fundamentals of Marketing for Non–Majors

3

PRA 343

Media Relations or

3

PRA 344

Media Strategies

 

PRA 370

Internet Communications

3

PRA 371

Writing for Public Relations or

3

PRA 373

Copy Writing

 

PRA 419

Entertainment Marketing and Promotion

3

PRA 461

Case Studies in Advertising or

3

PRA 470

Public Relations Case Studies

 

senior project (3 credits)

one of the following

PRA 497

Advertising Campaigns

3

PRA 498

Public Relations Campaigns

3

three elective courses (9 credits)

Minimum of one upper–division course, electives include all PRA courses as well as SOC 201 and ENG 215

9

recommended for public relations

SOC 201

Introduction to Research Methods

3

ENG 215

Theory and Practice of Journalism

3

PRA 351

Business Presentations

3

PRA 354

Sports Public Relations

3

PRA 471

Advanced Public Relations Writing

3

recommended for advertising

PRA 273

Student Advertising Agency

3

PRA 351

Business Presentations

3

PRA 420

Producing Commercials

3

PRA 473

Student Advertising Agency

3

total credits

 

48

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising.

Bachelor of Arts in Screenwriting

The B.A. in Screenwriting is an intensive program aimed at helping screenwriters develop their individual creative voices as they explore the intricacies of story structure, character development, writing believable dialogue and understanding film language and genres. Students will learn to write in a variety of forms, including the short film, feature film and episodic television.

core requirements (39 credits)

SW 127*

Screenwriting Intensive

3

SW 128**

Character Analysis for Writers

3

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FTV 140/140L

Introduction to Film Aesthetics/Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

3

FS 244/244L*

History of Film to 1959/History of Film to 1959 Screening Lab

3

FS 245/245L**

History of Film 1960–Present/History of Film 1960– Present Screening Lab

3

SW 257

Storytelling Strategies (enroll in SW 277 the same semester)

3

SW 277*

Feature Screenwriting I

3

SW 287**

Feature Screenwriting II

3

SW 326

Writing the Adaptation

3

TWP 328

Seminar in Television Writing

3

SW 498

Screenwriting Thesis (two semesters)

6

three upperdivision elective courses (9 credits)

Electives include all courses offered by the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

9

total credits

 

48

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.A. in Screenwriting.

*offered fall semester only

**offered spring semester only

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Producing

The B.F.A. in Creative Producing prepares students to find and develop stories for production, particularly in global markets. Students will study the creative disciplines as well as the business disciplines that support production, including financing, marketing and distribution on an international level.

Majors in creative producing must successfully pass CRPR 334 with a grade of "B–" or better. If a student receives a grade lower than "B–" then he or she must repeat the course and additional courses that may be taken concurrently are restricted to 100 and 200–level courses until the successful completion of CRPR 334 with a grade of "B–" or better.

core requirements (51 credits)

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FTV 140/140L

Introduction to Film Aesthetics/Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

3

SW 227

Screenwriting Fundamentals

3

TWP 240

The Business of Television

3

FS 244/244L*

History of Film to 1959/History of Film to 1959 Screening Lab

3

FS 245/245L**

History of Film 1960–Present/History of Film 1960– Present Screening Lab

3

CRPR 317

Creative Producing and Development

3

CRPR 334

Production and Set Management

3

SW 357

Film Script Analysis

3

CRPR 360

Overview of Producing

3

CRPR 419A

Entertainment Marketing and Promotion for Producers

3

CRPR 449**

International Marketing and Distribution

3

CRPR 467

Production Financing

3

FTV 490

Independent Internship

3

CRPR 494**

Senior Project: Creative Development Portfolio

3

CRPR 497*

Creative Producing Senior Thesis Workshop I

3

CRPR 498**

Creative Producing Senior Thesis Workshop II

3

elective course (3 credits)

TWP 262

Prime Time: The Game of Television

3

FS 304

Survey of International Film

3

SW 327

Feature Screenwriting I for Non–Screenwriting Majors

3

FS 342

Film Genre Studies

3

PRA 351

Business Presentations

3

PRA 370

Internet Communications

3

FP 371

Location Filmmaking

3

NWD 389

Cross–Cultural Documentary

3

CRPR 423

Producing for Broadcast

3

CRPR 425

Producing the Independent Film

3

SW 427

Feature Screenwriting II for Non–Screenwriting Majors

3

FS 443

Advanced Topics in World Cinema

3

CRPR 451

Production Rights and Contracts

3

CRPR 477

International Co–Productions

3

total credits

 

54

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in Creative Producing.

*offered fall semester only

**offered spring semester only

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

The B.F.A. in Digital Arts offers students the opportunity to develop the artistic and technical skills to create or enhance a story using the tools of the digital world, particularly as the media continue to evolve with an increased use of computer–animated characters, digital effects and compositing techniques combining motion capture, live action and animation.

core requirements (39 credits)

DA 109

Fundamental Graphics I for Digital Arts

3

DA 120

Introduction to Digital Arts

3

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

DA 202

3D Computer Graphics I

3

DA 206

Mechanics of Motion

3

DA 209

Fundamental Graphics II for Digital Arts

3

DA 247

History and Aesthetics of Digital Arts

3

DA 249

Storytelling in Digital Arts

3

DA 255

Color Theory

3

DA 302

3D Computer Graphics II

3

DA 496

Senior Thesis I: Concept Development

3

DA 497

Senior Thesis II: Pre–Production and Production I

3

DA 498

Senior Thesis III: Production II and Post–Production

3

area of study requirements (18 credits)

Students must complete all the requirements within one of the following areas of study

18

total credits

 

57

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in Digital Arts.

animation area of study (18 credits)

DA 256

Beginning Character Animation

3

DA 356

Intermediate Character Animation

3

DA 385

Character Design

3

DA 402

3D Computer Graphics III

3

DA 456

Advanced Character Animation

3

 

elective

3

visual effects area of study (18 credits)

DA 242

2D Computer Graphics

3

DA 369

Elements of Visual Effects I

3

DA 379

Elements of Visual Effects II

3

DA 392

Advanced Pre–visualizations for Motion Pictures

3

DA 402

3D Computer Graphics III

3

DA 469

Visual Effects Production

3

art direction area of study (18 credits)

DA 242

2D Computer Graphics

3

DA 322

Design Theory

3

DA 339

Digital Illustration

3

DA 355

Production Design for Animation and Visual Effects

3

DA 385

Character Design

3

 

elective

3

electives

ART 132

Visualization–Perspective and Rendering

3

FP 133

Audio Techniques

3

FP 201

Actor–Director Workshop

3

CPSC 230

Computer Science I

3

FP 237

Cinematography I

3

FP 333

Audio Design

3

ART 336

Illustration

3

FP 336

Production Design I

3

CPSC 340

Game Development

3

SW 387

Short Script Workshop

3

FTV 441

Visual Perception and Expression

3

FP 481

Set Decoration

3

FP 486

Costume Design

3

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production

The B.F.A. in Film Production provides professional education in a liberal arts environment, a combination that prepares students to be creative film artists who understand the social, cultural and historic context of film language while developing their skills in one or more areas of production. Prior to their junior year, students must choose cinematography, directing, editing, production design or sound design to pursue for their advanced area of study requirements. However, they are still free to take classes in other disciplines.

Majors in film production may not enroll in most other courses until they successfully pass FTV 130 with a grade of "B–" or better. If a student receives a grade lower than "B–" then he or she must repeat the course and additional courses that may be taken concurrently are restricted to 100 and 200–level courses until the successful completion of FTV 130 with a grade of "B–" or better.

core requirements (42 credits)

FP 115

Editing I

3

DA 120

Introduction to Digital Arts

3

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FP 133

Audio Techniques

3

FTV 140/140L*

Introduction to Film Aesthetics/Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

3

FP 201

Actor–Director Workshop

3

SW 227

Screenwriting Fundamentals

3

FP 237

Cinematography I

3

FP 239

Directing I

3

FS 244/244L*

History of Film to 1959/History of Film to 1959 Screening Lab

3

FS 245/245L**

History of Film 1960–Present/History of Film 1960– Present Screening Lab

3

FP 280

Intermediate Production Workshop

3

CRPR 334

Production and Set Management

3

SW 357

Film Script Analysis

3

three upperdivision elective courses (9 credits)

Electives include all courses offered by the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

9

area of study requirements (15 credits)

Students must complete all the requirements within one of the following areas of study

18

total credits

 

66

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cinematography area of study (15 credits)

requirements (12 credits)

FP 337

Cinematography II

3

FP 437

Cinematography III

3

FP 497A*

Cinematography Senior Thesis Workshop I

3

FP 498A/498L**

Cinematography Senior Thesis Workshop II/Lab Senior Thesis Workshop II

3

one of the following (3 credits)

FP 315

Editing II

3

FP 336

Production Design I

3

directing area of study (15 credits)

requirements

FP 331***

Advanced Production Workshop (with a grade of B– or better)

3

FP 338

Directing II

3

FP 424**

Senior Thesis Development

3

FP 497B*

Directing Senior Thesis Workshop I

3

FP 498B/498L**

Directing Senior Thesis Workshop II/Lab Senior Thesis Workshop II

3

editing area of study (15 credits)

requirements (12 credits)

FP 315

Editing II

3

FP 415

Editing III

3

FP 497C*

Editing Senior Thesis Workshop I

3

FP 498C/498L**

Editing Senior Thesis Workshop II/Lab Senior Thesis Workshop II

3

one of the following (3 credits)

FP 325

Art and Craft of Foley and ADR

3

FP 333

Audio Design

3

FP 382

Music Composition for Filmmakers

3

production design area of study (15 credits)

requirements (12 credits)

FP 336

Production Design I

3

FP 481

Set Decoration

3

FP 497D*

Production Design Senior Thesis Workshop I

3

FP 498D/498L**

Production Design Senior Thesis Workshop II/Lab Senior Thesis Workshop II

3

one of the following (3 credits)

FP 436

Production Design II

3

FP 446

Drawing and Storyboarding

3

FP 458

Digital Production Design

3

FP 486

Costume Design

3

sound design area of study (15 credits)

requirements (12 credits)

FP 325

Art and Craft of Foley and ADR

3

FP 333

Audio Design

3

FP 497E*

Sound Design Senior Thesis Workshop I

3

FP 498E/498L**

Sound Design Senior Thesis Workshop II/Lab Senior Thesis Workshop II

3

one of the following (3 credits)

FP 315

Editing II

3

FP 382

Music Composition for Filmmakers

3

*offered fall semester only

**offered spring semester only

*** see course description for prerequisites

Bachelor of Fine Arts in News and Documentary

The B.F.A. in News and Documentary prepares students to build careers researching and reporting broadcast news and features and/or developing and producing documentary films. Following introductory course work in production techniques as well as studying the historical, aesthetic, business, legal and ethical questions facing those who report on the lives of others, students will engage in writing and producing news and features, live newscasts and other TV productions or documentary works.

core requirements (30 credits)

NWD 103

Broadcast News I

3

TWP 114/114L

Introduction to Television Production: Studio/Introduction to Television Production: Studio Lab

3

FP 115

Editing I

3

NWD 116

Introduction to Television Production: Location

3

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FP 133

Audio Techniques

3

TWP 232

Electronic Cinematography

3

TWP 240

The Business of Television

3

NWD 307

Mass Media Law and Ethics

3

NWD 490

Independent Internship

3

one of the following (3 credits)

TWP 246

History of Television

3

NWD 321

The Documentary Tradition

3

one of the following (3 credits)

NWD 203

Broadcast News II

3

NWD 341

Investigative Journalism

3

one of the following (3 credits)

NWD 309

Advanced Broadcast Newswriting

3

NWD 335

Documentary Production

3

one of the following (3 credits)

TWP 311

Advanced Multi–Camera TV Production

3

NWD 380

Community Voices: Documentary Workshop

3

advanced production sequence (6 credits)

Complete one of the following six–credit news or documentary sequence

6

news sequence

NWD 431

Producing the News Magazine Television Series

3

NWD 432

Producing the Newscast

3

documentary sequence

NWD 496

Documentary Pre–Production, Senior Thesis I

3

NWD 497

Documentary Post–Production, Senior Thesis II

3

three upperdivision elective courses (9 credits)

Electives include all upper–division NWD and TWP courses as well as ENG 410

9

recommended electives for documentary

NWD 323

Transcultural Documentary

3

NWD 345

Wildlife and Environmental Filmmaking

3

NWD 375

International Documentary Pre–Production

3

NWD 376

International Documentary Production

3

NWD 377

International Documentary Post–Production

3

NWD 378

Documentary Editing

3

NWD 389

Cross–Cultural Documentary

3

NWD 416

Expedition Documentary

3

recommended electives for news

TWP 303

Producing Reality Television

3

NWD 341

Investigative Journalism

3

NWD 346

Networking in New York and DC

3

NWD 403

Advanced News Videography

3

NWD 408

Topics in Broadcast Journalism

3

NWD 408A

Anchor and Interview Workshop

3

NWD 408B

Sports Reporting

3

NWD 408C

Film and Entertainment Reporting

3

NWD 409

Advanced Television Reporting

3

ENG 410

Panther Workshop

3

NWD 411

Sports Broadcasting

3

NWD 416

Expedition Documentary

3

total credits

 

57

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in News and Documentary .

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screen Acting

Acceptance to the B.F.A. in Screen Acting is by audition only for those students who demonstrate potential for excellence in acting and a strong interest in acting for the screen. This is a single interdisciplinary degree offered cooperatively through the Chapman University Department of Theatre and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

The B.F.A. in Screen Acting degree is offered to prepare students to work as performers in all recorded media, including film, television and new media in addition to traditional live theatre. Students will be trained in and prepared to meet the current demands of the motion picture and television industries as well as the evolving and expanding opportunities in Internet, portable media and computer–generated digital effects, which require actors to be familiar with green screen and motion capture performance techniques.

In this degree, students will study traditional acting techniques with a strong emphasis on techniques appropriate and specific to working in front of a camera. The curriculum is structured in a traditional sequence from introductory classes in film and acting basics to more advanced out–of–class film production work. Students also study editing, screenwriting, directing for film and film history. Students are provided with professional career training in the senior year, including development of their actor reel. All screen acting students will be required to act in film production students' films or other projects approved by the faculty in addition to auditioning for the Department Theatre stage productions.

Students are admitted to the B.F.A. in Screen Acting by audition for the Department of Theatre at entrance to Chapman. Following the audition, the applicant's file is also reviewed by the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Currently enrolled theatre majors and Dodge film majors may audition in the spring semester of the freshman year. For audition and supplemental application information required, interested students should contact the Department of Theatre secretary.

Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Screen Acting who also choose to complete a second major are advised that doing so may require either additional time to complete both degrees or may incur additional tuition costs due to semesters that may require enrollment in more than 18 credits.

core requirements (69 credits)

TH 100

Introduction to Theatre Technology

3

TH 105

Theatre Practicum (two semesters, ½ credit each)

1

TH 111+

Introduction to Performing Techniques

2

TH 112+

Acting Fundamentals

3

FP 115

Editing I

3

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FTV 140/140L

Introduction to Film Aesthetics/Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

3

TH 170

Creating Theatre: From Page to Stage–The Art of Collaboration

3

TH 218+

Character Building for Performance

3

SW 227

Screenwriting Fundamentals

3

TH 230

Screen Acting I

3

FP 239

Directing I

3

FS 244/244L*

History of Film to 1959/History of Film to 1959 Screening Lab

3

FS 245/245L**

History of Film 1960–Present/History of Film 1960– Present Screening Lab

3

TH 311

Voice Production and Techniques I

3

TH 317

Movement for the Performer

3

TH 330

Screen Acting II

3

SW 348

Actors and Writers Workshop

3

TH 379*

Text Analysis and Scene Study for Performance

3

SCAC 383A*

Screen Acting in Production Workshop

3

SCAC 383B**

Screen Acting in Production Workshop

3

TH 476

The History of Acting in American Film from 1890–1970

3

SCAC 497*

Thesis in Screen Acting Workshop

3

SCAC 498**

Thesis in Screen Acting Workshop

3

+Students must receive a grade of "B" or higher in TH 111, 112 and 218 before they enroll in TH 379.

electives (9 credits)

TH 210

Acting Shakespeare I

3

FTV 310

Industry Insiders

3

FP 315

Editing II

3

TH 315

Acting Styles

3

SW 327

Feature Screenwriting I for Non–Screenwriting Majors

3

FTV 332

Success in Media

3

TH 333

Acting for Television Workshop

3

TH 335

Actors and Filmmakers Workshop

1–3

FTV 352

Entering the Profession

3

TH 388

Directing for the Theatre I

3

TH 410

Acting Shakespeare II

3

TH 411

Voice Production and Techniques II

3

CRPR 419A

Entertainment Marketing and Promotion for Producers

3

Up to two total travel courses (offered by the Department of Theatre or Dodge College) may count towards electives or the following courses with prior approval from the respective department chair.

additional courses

FTV 329/429

Experimental Course or

3

TH 329/429

Experimental Course

 

TH 455

Topics in Theatre

3

FTV 490

Independent Internship (may not exceed six credits) or

½–3

TH 490

Independent Internship (may not exceed six credits)

 

FTV 499

Individual Study (may not exceed three credits) or

3

TH 499

Individual Study (may not exceed three credits)

 

total credits

 

78

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in Screen Acting.

*offered fall semester only

**offered spring semester only

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Television Writing and Production

The B.F.A. in Television Writing and Production prepares students to engage in narrative storytelling in episodic form, where characters may continue over weeks, months and even years. Following introductory course work in narrative writing strategies and production technique as well as studying the historical, aesthetic and business issues that impact writing and producing work for television, students will write and produce television series concepts and episodes.

core requirements (48 credits)

TWP 114/114L

Introduction to Television Production: Studio/Introduction to Television Production: Studio Lab

3

FP 115

Editing I

3

NWD 116

Introduction to Television Production: Location

3

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

FP 133

Audio Techniques

3

FP 201

Actor–Director Workshop

3

SW 227

Screenwriting Fundamentals

3

TWP 232

Electronic Cinematography

3

TWP 240

The Business of Television

3

TWP 246

History of Television

3

TWP 265

Prime Time: The Game of Television

3

TWP 313

Byte–Sized Television I

3

TWP 320/320L

Narrative Television Workshop/Lab Narrative Television Workshop

3

TWP 328

Seminar in Television Writing

3

CRPR 334

Production and Set Management

3

TWP 413

Byte–Sized Television II

3

capstone (3 credits)

one of the following

TWP 497

Prime Time Production: Writing the Dramatic Series

3

TWP 498/498L

Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series/Lab Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

3

electives (6 credits)

FP 315

Editing II

3

FP 333

Audio Design

3

FP 336

Production Design I

3

FP 337

Cinematography II

3

TWP 303

Producing Reality Television

3

TWP 311

Advanced Multi–Camera TV Production

3

TWP 364

Prime Time Production: Editing the Dramatic Series

3

TWP 397

Prime Time Production: Writing the Dramatic Series

3

TWP 398/398L

Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series/Lab Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

3

TWP 490

Independent Internship

3

total credits

 

57

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.F.A. in Television Writing and Production.

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 master of arts course work in the fall of the senior year and receive a Master of Arts 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's degree and may also count toward the master's degree.

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 1 for full consideration and first priority.

Requirements for the Integrated Five–Year Undergraduate/Master of Arts in Film Studies 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 (12 credits)

requirements

FS 545

Film Theory and Criticism

3

FS 552

Survey of American Cinema

3

FS 553

Survey of World Cinema

3

FS 585**

Film Reviewing

3

master of arts year (24 credits)

requirements (9 credits)

FS 594

Film Historiography

3

FS 697

Film Studies Thesis Workshop I

3

FS 698

Film Studies Thesis Workshop II

3

 

thesis completion and oral defense

 

electives (15 credits)

at least one course from each of the following

FS 542

Seminar in Film Studies: Genre and Auteurs

3

FS 543

Advanced Topics World Cinema

3

FS 544

Advanced Topics in Film Studies

3

optional electives

FP 531

Production Workshop I

3

FTV 561

Structure and Function of a Film Festival (interterm)

3

total credits

 

36

*offered fall semester only

**offered spring semester only

Minors in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

All minors in film and media arts require an application to and approval by Dodge College for admission. A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.

Minor in Advertising

requirements (18 credits)

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

PRA 230

Principles of Advertising

3

PRA 305

Desktop Publishing

3

MKTG 305

Fundamentals of Marketing for Non–Majors

3

PRA 420

Producing Commercials

3

PRA 461

Case Studies in Advertising

3

total credits

 

18

Minor in Broadcast Journalism

requirements (21 credits)

NWD 103

Broadcast News I

3

TWP 114/114L

Introduction to Television Production: Studio/Introduction to Television Production: Studio Lab

3

NWD 203

Broadcast News II

3

ENG 215

Theory and Practice of Journalism

3

NWD 307

Mass Media Law and Ethics

3

NWD 309

Advanced Broadcast Newswriting

3

NWD 432

Producing the Newscast

3

total credits

 

21

Minor in Film Studies

requirements (18 credits)

FTV 140/140L

Introduction to Film Aesthetics/Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

3

FS 244/244L*

History of Film to 1959/History of Film to 1959 Screening Lab

3

FS 245/245L**

History of Film 1960–Present/History of Film 1960– Present Screening Lab

3

FS 342

Film Genre Studies

3

FS 444

Advanced Topics in Film Studies

3

FS 445*

Film Theory and Criticism

3

total credits

 

18

*offered fall semester only

**offered spring semester only

Minor in Public Relations

requirements (18 credits)

COM 210B

Theories of Persuasion for Non–Majors

3

PRA 231

Principles of Public Relations

3

PRA 343

Media Relations

3

PRA 371

Writing for Public Relations

3

PRA 470

Public Relations Case Studies

3

PRA 471

Advanced Public Relations Writing

3

total credits

 

18

Minor in Television

requirements (21 credits)

FTV 130

Introduction to Visual Storytelling

3

SW 227

Screenwriting Fundamentals

3

TWP 240

The Business of Television

3

TWP 246

History of Television

3

TWP 313

Byte–Sized Television I

3

TWP 328

Seminar in Television Writing

3

TWP 413

Byte–Sized Television II

3

total credits

 

21

Course Descriptions – Creative Producing

CRPR 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CRPR 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of CRPR 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CRPR 317 Creative Producing and Development

Prerequisites, FTV 130, CRPR 360, creative producing major. An introduction to the creative process of finding and developing material for film and television. The course will examine evaluating and developing existing literary material; developing news stories/current events and developing fictional material. Students will learn about the role of the producer in working with writers, agents and studio/network executives during the development process. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 334 Production and Set Management

Prerequisites, FTV 130, sophomore standing, and film production, or creative producing, or television and writing production major. Creative producing majors must pass CRPR 334 with a grade of B- or better, or must repeat the course before continuing on with thesis level coursework. 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. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 360 Overview of Producing

Prerequisites, FTV 130, creative producing major, sophomore standing. Presents a comprehensive introduction to producing for contemporary moving image formats. Examines various entertainment companies including large corporations, independent production companies, television companies, computer companies, and startup ventures. Methods of production, marketing, distribution, and exhibition are examined in a variety of platforms including motion pictures, network television, cable, interactive communication, video, pay-per-view, record, and CD-ROM. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 365 Optioning Books for Film and TV

Prerequisite, DCFMA major. 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.

CRPR 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of CRPR 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CRPR 410 Film, Broadcast and New Media Structure

Prerequisite, Singapore creative producing major. An intensive summer program. In addition to lectures on the American Entertainment Industry and interaction with entertainment industry business and creative executives, students will observe the inner workings of film, broadcast, and new media companies. May be repeated for credit. Fee: varies. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

CRPR 419A Entertainment Marketing and Promotion for Producers

Prerequisites, CRPR 317, 360, creative producing 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.

CRPR 423 Producing for Broadcast

Prerequisite, creative producing major. A comprehensive introduction to and exploration of the fundamental creative, technical, and logistical challenges of the craft of producing for television and the internet. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CRPR 425 Producing the Independent Film

Prerequisites, CRPR 317, 334, 360. Designed to help creative producers understand the particular exigencies of independent productions, this course will provide an in-depth case study of an independent film. Students will develop an appreciation for creative alternatives to financing, location selection, production design, publicity, and marketing, including the value of Internet promotions. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 449 International Marketing and Distribution

Prerequisites, CRPR 317, 360, creative producing major. An examination of the role of marketing, distribution and exhibition in the international motion picture and television industries. Students will investigate domestic and major international marketing areas and learn how publicity and advertising campaigns, distribution platforms, distributor-exhibitor relations, distribution deals, release patterns and campaign design/implementation differ from area to area. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 451 Production Rights and Contracts

Prerequisites, CRPR 317, 360. A study of the international legal and ethical issues facing creative producers as they seek to obtain the rights to material and to protect the rights of individuals associated with their productions through contracts, intellectual property, chain of title, and copyright. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CRPR 467 Production Financing

Prerequisites, CRPR 317, 360, creative producing major, senior standing. An overview of the various financing structures used in film and television production. Students will learn about bank financing, studio financing, network financing, IPO's, limited and international co-production partnerships, debt swap financing, negative pickup deals, foreign and domestic presales. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CRPR 477 International Co-Productions

Prerequisite, CRPR 360. Examines the process a producer or production entity undergoes to bring a motion picture project into the international marketplace with the explicit goal of funding the production of the project utilizing multi-source financing from more than one country-possibly in combination with production services and/or resources indigenous to those countries. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CRPR 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CRPR 494 Senior Project: Creative Development Portfolio

Prerequisites, CRPR 317, 360, 497, creative producing major, senior standing. Students will draw upon course work in creative development, production, marketing, and finance, along with their understanding of current international markets, to develop an original creative property and accompanying business plan for a specific global region. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 497 Creative Producing Senior Thesis Workshop I

Prerequisites, CRPR 317, 334 with a B or better, senior standing, creative producing major, consent of instructor. The first semester of an advanced two–semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. Fee: $1,000. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 498 Creative Producing Senior Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisites, CRPR 497 with a B or better, senior standing, creative producing major, consent of instructor. The second semester of an advanced two-semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. The second semester includes completing a professional caliber motion picture project and premiering the completed work in a public screening. Fee: $1,000. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CRPR 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 to enroll. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Digital Arts

DA 109 Fundamental Graphics I for Digital Arts

Prerequisite, digital arts major. An introduction to the fundamentals of graphic imagery, including shapes, forms, structure, composition, value, tone, light and shadow specifically as they apply to the world of digital arts. Students are taught to observe, analyze, and understand and apply these essential components of imagery in preparation for work in animation, character development and production design. Fee: $100. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 120 Introduction to Digital Arts

Prerequisite, digital arts, or film production major. Some sections may be open to non-majors. An introduction to the world of digital imagery, visual effects and animation, focusing on their history, current status, and effect on film, television, and other media and on the issues that relate to the digitalization of our culture such as intellectual property, personal privacy, and related ethical questions. Students will create projects which combine the elements of story with computer generated visual effects. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

DA 202 3D Computer Graphics I

Prerequisite, digital arts major, or game development programming minor. Some sections may be open to non-majors. A basic overview of the tools available in Autodesk's Maya software package for the creation of 3D digital animation. Topics covered include modeling, character rigging, animation, shading, lighting, rendering and tracking. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

DA 206 Mechanics of Motion

Prerequisites, DA 109, and digital arts major, or game development programming minor. Using traditional methods, students will be introduced to the fundamental mechanics of motion, including paths of action, forces, timing, patterns, anticipation, action and counteraction, balance, weight, squash and stretch, primary and secondary action, and overlap. Fee: $100. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 209 Fundamental Graphics II for Digital Arts

Prerequisites, DA 109, digital arts major. Building on the storytelling skills and techniques of Fundamental Graphics for Digital Arts I, students will learn the essential principles of communication through graphic imagery, including anatomy of the figure, gesture, expression, staging, posing, composition, and the illusion of motion. Fee: $100. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 229 Experimental Course

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

DA 242 2D Computer Graphics

Prerequisite, digital arts major, or game development programming minor. Students are taught the techniques and use of tools for producing art work, both still and moving, and learn the basic concepts of applied 2D graphics and how to apply these concepts in the production of 2D animation within the digital realm. They will also learn techniques that will later be used in 3D Graphics courses. Some sections of this course may be restricted to consent of instructor. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 247 History and Aesthetics of Digital Arts

Prerequisite, Dodge College major. A historical survey of animated film and alternative media including 3D cinema, interactive media, immersive media, special effects cinema, and other non-traditional forms that augment and transcend photographic motion pictures. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 249 Storytelling in Digital Arts

Prerequisite, digital arts major, or game development programming minor. An introduction to the principles of story and how stories are created, refined, and presented in the digital arts industry. Students learn about plot, structure, characters, setting, conflict, and resolution, as well as how to tell stories through beat outlines, treatments, scripts, storyboards, and story reels as used in the world of digital arts. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 255 Color Theory

Prerequisites, DA 109, digital arts major. Using traditional mediums such as paint, collage, and pastels students will learn the fundamental principles of color, how color is used to set the mood and elicit emotional response, and the science and psychology of color is applied to design, particularly as it is used in digital design and film production. Fee: $100. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 256 Beginning Character Animation

Prerequisites, DA 206, digital arts major. An introduction to the tools available in Autodesk's Maya software package for the creation of 3D digital animation. Topics covered include modeling, animation, shading, lighting, character rigging and rendering. 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.

DA 290 Independent Internship

Offers students an opportunity to earn credit and learn professional skills “on the job” by working for a studio, network, or production company, etc. A minimum of 40 hours of work for each credit is required. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

DA 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

DA 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of DA 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

DA 302 3D Computer Graphics II

Prerequisites, DA 202, and digital arts major, or game development programming minor. This course begins a detailed overview of the production process used in creating digital character animation. Using the Autodesk Maya software package, students will create an animated project from initial design to final character animation. Areas covered by this class include character modeling, advanced character rigging, character animation techniques, facial animation and soundtrack synchronization. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 322 Design Theory

Prerequisites, DA 255, digital arts major. Using various mediums students will explore the fundamental principles of design that have been used as storytelling devices since the Renaissance to elicit emotional and aesthetic responses from the audience, including proportion, scale, size, form, texture, balance, rhythm, repetition, radiation, gradation, emphasis, accents, unity, and variety. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 329 Experimental Course

Experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if course content is different. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1-3 credits.

DA 339 Digital Illustration

Prerequisites, DA 109, 120, 209, digital arts major. Students learn the art and technique of matte painting for motion pictures in the digital environment using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn visual effects secrets used at such leading-edge studios as Industrial Light + Magic. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 354 Storyboarding and Story Reels

Prerequisites, DA 249, digital arts major. An advanced course in telling stories using the visual mediums of storyboards and story reels. Students will visualize original stories, existing scripts, and visual effects sequences. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

DA 355 Production Design for Animation and Visual Effects

Prerequisites, DA 322, digital arts major. An exploration of how the creation of environments situates characters and becomes a key element in the storytelling process. Going beyond the elements of production design, students working in animation and visual effects create every element of various on-screen environments using both traditional illustration and computer-generated techniques to create context and meaning. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

DA 356 Intermediate Character Animation

Prerequisites, DA 256, digital arts major. Building on basic skills and knowledge of 3D production pipeline, this course begins a detailed overview of the production process used in creating digital character animation. Using the Autodesk Maya software package, students will create an animated project from initial design to final character animation. Areas covered by this class include character modeling, advanced character rigging and animation techniques, facial animation, and soundtrack synchronization. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 369 Elements of Visual Effects I

Prerequisites, DA 120, and Dodge College major, or minor. Some sections may be open to non-majors. This course aims to develop in students the foundation skills of the tools and techniques that are used in the visual effects industry, specializing in the creation of 2D/3D computer animated elements for digital visual effects, utilizing state-of-the-art software. Both 2D and 3D tracking of live action and CGI elements will be covered and how these techniques are applied to visual effects production tasks. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 379 Elements of Visual Effects II

Prerequisite, DA 369. This course aims to develop in students more advanced skills of compositing with an emphasis on production and post-production. Students will learn the process of using mattes generated by both 3D applications and live-action plates along with the details and techniques of combining and layering solutions all VFX artists need to know, including particle effects, digital character creation and compositing of both live-action and CG elements. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 385 Character Design

Prerequisites, DA 209, digital arts major. Students will learn the complex art of creating a thinking, feeling, living animated character for the screen through character designs based on an analysis of the character's personality, role in the story, and internal and external traits. They will learn to create characters that are technically capable of being manipulated for expressive movement as well as designing for style and designing a character as a member of a cast. Fee: $100. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 392 Advanced Pre-visualizations for Motion Pictures

Prerequisite, DA 302. Students will use advanced CG tools to create preliminary 3D CG representations of environments, visual effects, and motion picture sequences that are visually and technically representative of final production imagery. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of DA 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: varies. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

DA 402 3D Computer Graphics III

Prerequisites, DA 302, digital arts major. A continuation of the digital animation production process begun in DA 302. Students will complete an animated project using the Autodesk Maya software package. Advanced shading, lighting, rendering and compositing techniques will be covered. Students will also be introduced to topics such as dynamics, particles, compositing and scripting. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 429 Experimental Course

(Same as DA 229.)

DA 456 Advanced Character Animation

Prerequisites, DA 356, digital arts major. This course offers an advanced level of study of the principles of 3-D modeling and animation to prepare students to succeed in the animation or gaming or in the film industry. Students will complete an animated project using the Autodesk Maya software package. Advanced shading, lighting, rendering, and compositing techniques will be covered. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 469 Visual Effects Production

Prerequisites, DA 369, digital arts major. This course will focus on the production pipeline of 2D/3D animated content for visual effects using industry-standard software to help develop a style of expressing visual ideas and an understanding of the broader interaction with the entire visual effects production process. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 490 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.) ½–6 credits.

DA 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

DA 496 Senior Thesis I: Concept Development

Prerequisites, digital arts major, consent of instructor. Senior Thesis is a three-semester series of courses in which the student will visualize, prepare and execute the project and materials that will be his or her graduation showcase. In this first course, students will explore and develop the theme for the Senior Thesis project. They will determine the content, refine the story, establish production design, create the story reel and prepare a detailed production plan. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 497 Senior Thesis II: Pre-Production and Production I

Prerequisites, DA 496, digital arts major. The second semester in a three-semester capstone series in digital media production. Each student, drawing upon the knowledge and skills developed over the course of the major as well as topics covered in this course, will produce a short film or comparable project worthy of this culminating experience. From script development to final screening, every major aspect of digital media production will be covered. Must be completed before proceeding to DA 498. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

DA 498 Senior Thesis III: Production II and Post-Production

Prerequisites, DA 497, digital arts major. The final semester in a three-semester capstone series in digital media production. Each student, drawing upon the knowledge and skills developed over the course of the major as well as topics covered in this course, will produce a short film or comparable project worthy of this culminating experience. From script development to final screening, every major aspect of digital media production will be covered. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

DA 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Film and Media Arts

FTV 105 Art of Story

In a format of weekly lectures before all new Dodge College students, 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, theater, art, literature, etc. Open to non-majors. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 130 Introduction to Visual Storytelling

Prerequisite, DCFMA major, or advertising, or television minor. Film production majors must pass FTV 130 with a grade of B- or better, or must repeat the course before continuing on with the coursework in the major. An introduction to dramatic narrative production. Each student will write, shoot and edit a series of exploratory exercises with the goal of creating compelling characters and telling emotionally-engaging stories through basic cinematography, lighting, editing, and sound. Some sections of this course may be restricted to continuing students and/or majors only in the course schedule. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 140 Introduction to Film Aesthetics

Corequisite, FTV 140L. An exploration of the essential elements of film through lecture, discussion, and viewing of a wide variety of films and film excerpts. Class discussions focus on analyzing the ways in which cinematography, mise en scene, editing, sound, and other aspects of film combine to make it a unique and meaningful form of art, entertainment, and instruction. Open to non-majors. Some sections of this course may be restricted to majors/minors only in the class schedule. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 140L Introduction to Film Aesthetics Lab

Corequisite, FTV 140. Lab component of Intro to Film Aesthetics. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

FTV 229 Experimental Course

(Same as FTV 429.) 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 290 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. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

FTV 292 Seminar Internship

Class meetings focus on career counseling, resume workshops, practice interviewing, and networking. Outside of class students learn on the job through a variety of on–site internships at studios, agencies, and production companies. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of FTV 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

FTV 310 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. Visiting artists attend classes and screen films that represent their work. Students interview guests with questions concerning style, technique, and the impact of their work in the industry with a focus toward illuminating the relationship of professional filmmaking to student film production. Open to non-majors. May be repeated twice for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 329 Experimental Course

Fee: varies. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

FTV 332 Success in Media

Prerequisite, DCFMA major. 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. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 352 Entering the Profession

Prerequisite, DCFMA major. 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 picture 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 spring semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 353 Film Capitals of the World

Travel course in which students first study then experience a cities in order to immerse themselves in the cities’ filmmaking business and history as well as the cities' many incarnations as settings and sometimes as characters in films. Class meetings before and after the trip will prepare students for and allow them to reflect on their experiences in the two cities. May be repeated for credit if a different topic. Fee: TBD. (Offered interterm) 3 credits.

FTV 361 Structure and Function of a Film Festival

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. This course examines the way film festivals operate in conjunction with the global film industry including the historical development of international film festivals and their programming, marketing, and exhibition practices. This is a travel class: students participate in festival events including jury procedures, screenings, workshops, and seminars with filmmakers. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 361I Structure of an International Film Festival

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. This course is three week intensive travel course to study international film preservation at Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival in Bologna, Italy, one of the world’s key venues for exhibiting recent film restorations from leading archives, (including the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive, the Cinematheque Francais, Sony-Columbia, Cineteca di Bologna, the British Film Institute, the National Film Center of Tokyo, Filmoteka Narodowa – Polish Film Archive, to only name a few). Students will discover important rediscovered and restored international films that paint a more nuanced understanding of film history from a global perspective. To begin, we meet at the Dodge College prior to our trip for intensive lectures on the history of film archives, preservation, and restoration, and their impact on film historiography as well as their place in contemporary international film festivals. The second week of the class is a ten-day trip at the film festival in Bologna, the historic medieval city that is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region and home to one of Italy’s most respected cinematheques, Cineteca di Bologna, as well as Europe’s oldest University, the University of Bologna, founded in 1088. Each day, students will see historically important films from an array of international cinemas, restored to pristine condition screened in a theater with an attentive audience. The festival concludes each evening with a centerpiece film restoration with special guests in the Piazza Maggiore, Bologna’s largest public square. In recent years, students had the opportunity to gain insights from international filmmakers such as Agnes Varda and Alexander Payne as well as film historians such as David Bordwell and Kevin Brownlow, archivists Grover Crisp and Nicola Mazzanti and significant cultural organizations like the Criterion Collection, L’Immagine Ritrovata, the Chaplin Foundation of Switzerland, and the British Film Institute. Afterwards we will consider the films’ restoration principles and the theories/practices employed by the archivists on the project. What are the cultural, historical, and political issues involved when restoring a film—this differs on a case-by-case basis. Students will also study the role of film festivals in regard to film restoration, important auteurs in international cinema, and the practice of writing global film history. Film screenings supplemented by daily lectures and discussions, readings, and attendance of panel discussions/symposiums. Finally we will have a course wrap up final meeting week 3, after the festival, before departure. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 366 First Shorts/First Features

This class will examine the early work of directors and explore the transition to their first feature film by analyzing the level of each director's craft in their early work to determine what they did right creatively, why they were noticed, and how their first feature was made. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 377 Agents and Managers

This class will provide an in-depth look at agenting and managing. Throughout the semester, students will learn about the similarities and differences between agents and managers today in the industry, as well as learn about their roles of the past and how those roles have changed throughout the years. Students will also learn about how agents and managers select their clients and how clients select their representation. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 391 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 present and screen recent work and respond to students questions and critiques. Open to non-majors. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FTV 393 Cross Cultural Filmmaking

Prerequisite, FTV 130. 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 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of FTV 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FTV 400 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 429 Experimental Course

(Same as FTV 229.)

FTV 441 Visual Perception and Expression

Prerequisites, FTV 130, 140. A detailed study of how viewers respond to visual stimuli and how filmmakers create meaningful images. Figurative devices such as symbolism and thematic motif will be examined. Students will 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 490 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.) ½–6 credits.

FTV 492 Seminar Internship

Prerequisite, DCFMA major. Class meetings focus on career counseling, resume workshops, practice interviewing, and networking. Outside of class students learn on the job through a variety of on-site internships at studios, agencies, and production companies. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FTV 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 to enroll. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

Please note:

A course designated with an "S" following the number (e.g. FTV 334S) in the course schedule indicates that it is a course offered in Singapore.

Course Descriptions – Film Production

FP 115 Editing I

Prerequisites, FTV 130, and film production, or screen acting, or news and documentary, or television and writing production major. Students study the basic principles and aesthetics of editing film, video, and digital media, with practical experience through the completion of short editing projects. Some sections may be restricted to film production majors only. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 133 Audio Techniques

Prerequisites, FTV 130, DCFMA major. An introductory course on the art and science of audio recording, including studio and field recording, digital editing, equipment operation, mixing, and the theories and techniques that support quality sound production. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 201 Actor-Director Workshop

Prerequisites, FTV 130, and digital arts, or film production, or television and writing production major. A comprehensive course in understanding the acting process through script analysis, scene study, and acting exercises. Some sections may be restricted to film production majors only. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 237 Cinematography I

Prerequisites, FTV 130, and digital arts, or film production major. A study of motion picture photography as a means of communication. Includes lecture and practical application on camera operation, lenses, filters, film, videotape, exposure, composition, formats, location and studio techniques, and laboratory procedures. Some section may be restricted to film production majors only. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 239 Directing I

Prerequisites, FTV 130, and film production, or screen acting major. A concentrated study in the means of eliciting convincing performances from actors. Work includes script analysis from an acting viewpoint and directing actors brought in from outside the class. Some sections may be restricted to film production majors only. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 271 Location Filmmaking

Prerequisite, FTV 130, DCFMA major. A group experience in which students participate in the production of a department–sponsored film project. Class members are organized into production crews. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

FP 280 Intermediate Production Workshop

Prerequisites, FTV 130, FP 133, film production major. An exploration of dramatic narrative production focusing on story, performance, and subtext through the development, preparation, production, and post-production of an emotionally-engaging short film of limited scope. Students serve as writers, directors, editors and sound designers on their productions and crew on their classmates' productions. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FP 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of FP 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

FP 315 Editing II

Prerequisites, FP 115, 133, FTV 130. A study of advanced storytelling principles as they are expressed through editing. The course analyzes examples from important films that demonstrate how timing, pacing, sound, and other dramatic aesthetics affect the viewer's perceptions and the success of the sequence. Each student will further develop technical skills through the completion of a complex editing project. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 325 Art and Craft of Foley and ADR

Prerequisites, FTV 130, FP 133. This course is designed to 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 every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 331 Advanced Production Workshop

Prerequisites, CRPR 334, film production major, junior standing, consent of instructor. An advanced course in which each student will be responsible for producing and directing a complex narrative film. Enrollment contingent upon approval of a project proposal. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 333 Audio Design

Prerequisite, FP 133. An advanced course in the art and science of post–production. Students will provide post–production audio design and support for advanced film and video. Proper methods of studio recording, sound effects recording, SMPTE time code systems, signal processing, multiple soundtrack construction, and mixing using a digital workstation are emphasized. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 336 Production Design I

Prerequisite, FTV 130. This course examines the general principles of art direction and the creation of the visual look of a production. Students design the set, costumes, make-up, the cinematographic look, and other visual elements for a specific film. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 337 Cinematography II

Prerequisites, FP 237, film production major. A study of video and motion picture photography as a means of aesthetic expression and communication. Includes lecture and practical application on camera operation, lenses, filters, film, videotape, exposure, composition, formats, location and studio techniques, and laboratory procedures. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FP 338 Directing II

Prerequisites, FP 201, 239, film production major, junior standing. An intensive study in camera blocking taught in a workshop setting for students experienced in the fundamentals of directing for film and television. Each student is required to shoot and edit two five–minute scenes of their choosing, using Hi–8 cameras and digital editing equipment. Emphasis is on teaching students how to heighten the drama of the story through effective placement and movement of the camera. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 359 Pro Tools Certification

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. 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.

FP 371 Location Filmmaking

Prerequisites, FTV 130, DCFMA major. A group experience in which students participate in the production of a department–sponsored film project. Class members are organized into production crews. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

FP 376 Cinematography for Commercials

Prerequisite, FP 237. 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.

FP 382 Music Composition for Filmmakers

Prerequisite, DCFMA major. 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 as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 386 Pro Tools Certification II

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. 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.

FP 388 Digital Intermediate Workflow

Prerequisite, FP 115. An 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. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of FP 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

FP 415 Editing III

Prerequisite, FP 315, 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.

FP 424 Senior Thesis Development

Prerequisites, SW 128, or FP 331, or CRPR 334, junior standing, and creative producing, or film production, or screenwriting major. The goal of this intensive workshop is to help students develop the best senior thesis screenplays possible - screenplays which will enable them to produce outstanding films, demonstrating their unique creative voices and their professional excellence. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FP 436 Production Design II

Prerequisite, FP 336. This course offers the opportunity for advanced work in art direction. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 437 Cinematography III

Prerequisites, FP 237, 337. 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 as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 446 Drawing and Storyboarding

Prerequisite, DCFMA major. The course focuses on traditional skills of drawing perspective sketches in the development of visual media. Topics include use of line, tone, and color in the development of 1 and 2 point perspectives. Storyboarding techniques are also presented along with related exercises. Students should leave this class with the ability to quickly sketch not only what they see but what they imagine. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 458 Digital Production Design

Prerequisite, FP 336. A workshop that immerses the student into computer graphics software and digital design techniques that are used by production designers on professional motion pictures. Emphasis is also placed on digital pre-visualization and advanced art department graphics, including signage and motion presentations. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FP 468 Avid Certification Prep

Prerequisites, FP 115, 315, consent of instructor. 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. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 481 Set Decoration

Prerequisite, FP 336. This course is an introduction to Set Decoration. The decorating process will be studied the course will explore how it relates to the dramatic text and the film production as a whole. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 486 Costume Design

Prerequisite, FP 336. 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 as needed.) 3 credits.

FP 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FP 497A Cinematography Senior Thesis Workshop I

Prerequisites, CRPR 334 with a B or better, FP 237, 337, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. The first semester of an advanced two–semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. Fee: $1,000. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FP 497B Directing Senior Thesis Workshop I

Prerequisites, CRPR 334 with a B or better, FP 331 with a B- or better, FP 338, 424, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. The first semester of an advanced two–semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. Fee: $1,000. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FP 497C Editing Senior Thesis Workshop I

Prerequisites, CRPR 334 with a B or better, FP 315, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. The first semester of an advanced two–semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. Fee: $1,000. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FP 497D Production Design Senior Thesis Workshop I

Prerequisites, CRPR 334 with a B or better, FP 336, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. The first semester of an advanced two–semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. Fee: $1,000. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FP 497E Sound Design Senior Thesis Workshop I

Prerequisites, CRPR 334 with a B or better, FP 333, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. The first semester of an advanced two–semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. Fee: $1,000. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FP 498A Cinematography Senior Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisites, FP 497A with a B or better, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FP 498L. The second semester of an advanced two-semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. The second semester includes completing a professional caliber motion picture project and premiering the completed work in a public screening. Fee: $1,000. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FP 498B Directing Senior Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisites, FP 497B with a B or better, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FP 498L. The second semester of an advanced two-semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. The second semester includes completing a professional caliber motion picture project and premiering the completed work in a public screening. Fee: $1,000. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FP 498C Editing Senior Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisites, FP 497C with a B or better, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FP 498L. The second semester of an advanced two-semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. The second semester includes completing a professional caliber motion picture project and premiering the completed work in a public screening. Fee: $1,000. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FP 498D Production Design Senior Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisites, FP 497D with a B or better, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FP 498L. The second semester of an advanced two-semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. The second semester includes completing a professional caliber motion picture project and premiering the completed work in a public screening. Fee: $1,000. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FP 498E Sound Design Senior Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisites, FP 497E with a B or better, senior standing, film production major, consent of instructor. Corequisite, FP 498L. The second semester of an advanced two-semester course in which each student performs in a key creative crew position in the completion of a finished motion picture project. The second semester includes completing a professional caliber motion picture project and premiering the completed work in a public screening. Fee: $1,000. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FP 498L Lab Senior Thesis Workshop II

Prerequisites, senior standing, film production major. Corequisite, FP 498A, or 498B, or 498C, or 498D, or 498E. Lab component of Senior Thesis Workshop II. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

FP 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 to enroll. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Film Studies

FS 244 History of Film to 1959

Corequisite, FS 244L. The history of film as an art form, industry, and cultural phenomenon, from the postwar Neorealist movement to the state of contemporary art and practice. Open to non-majors. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

FS 244L History of Film to 1959 Screening Lab

Corequisite, FS 244. Lab component of History of Film to 1959. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

FS 245 History of Film 1960 - Present

Prerequisite, FS 244. Corequisite, FS 245L. The history of film as an art form, industry, and cultural phenomenon, from post war film movements to the present. Open to non-majors. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FS 245L History of Film 1960 - Present Screening Lab

Prerequisite, FS 244. Corequisite, FS 245. This lab is a component of History of Film 1960 - Present. Films that are studied in FS 245 are screened in advance of the corresponding class session so that students are prepared for critical discussion. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

FS 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FS 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of FS 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: varies. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

FS 304 Survey of International Film

Students will be introduced to the classics of international 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 as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 306 Evolution of Narrative Film II

Prerequisite, film production, or screenwriting major. This course is a further exploration of the evolution of film language and theory. Students will examine the films of such filmmakers and Orson Wells, Jean Renoir, David Lynch, Peter Greenway, Chantal Ackerman, and other traditional and alternative filmakers, to see how they translated their unique visions of the world to the screen. Students shall see how the visual forms of 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.

FS 342 Film Genre Studies

An intensive study of one film genre, with a different genre covered in each course offering. Open to non-majors. May be repeated in a different genre. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FS 342A Film Noir

An exploration of the crime films of the 1940s and 1950s, called “black” by French critics because of their violent, nihilistic content, and distinctive style of extreme–angled, deep–focus cinematography and shadowy low-key lighting. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342B The Horror Film

Beginning with Thomas Edison’s Frankenstein (1910), this course examines such influential movements as German Expressionism, the Val Lewton horror films of the 1940s, sci–fi hybrids of the 1950s, the ‘slasher’ horror of the 1970s, and the recent wave of Asian horror films and their Hollywood remakes. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342C The Musical

Intensive study of the history and aesthetics of the movie musical form its stage roots and cinematic birth coinciding with the coming of sound film through the waning of the genre's popularity during the decline of the Hollywood studio system and the many attempts since then to revive the form. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342D The Science Fiction Film

A study of cinematic science fiction from George Melies’ A Trip to the Moon (1902) through contemporary films such as The Matrix. Emphasis is placed on certain developments, such as the alien invasion pictures of the 1950s and the dystopian cycle exemplified by Blade Runner. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342E Screwball Comedy

This classic film genre of the 1930s and ‘40s is examined in terms of its reflection of certain cultural changes such as the emergence of the independent ‘New Woman,’ the rising divorce rate, and the notion of equality of the sexes. Emphasis is placed on key directors within the form: Leo McCarey, Frank Capra, Preston Sturges. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342F The Animated Film

From Winsor McCay’s Gertie the Dinosaur (1906) through Disney, Pixar, and the rise of anime, this course examines the history and development of one of the most popular and groundbreaking of contemporary genres. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342G The Western

Provides an overview of the oldest and most enduring of Hollywood genres exploring the mythology of the genre as well as its historical origins, with an emphasis on the impact of such classic film directors as John Ford, and Anthony Mann, and on the many waves of “revisionist” westerns in the past forty years. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342H The Melodrama

An examination of a misunderstood form with radical roots in the theater of the French Revolution and the basis for much of Hollywood’s output from D.W. Griffith through Million Dollar Baby and Brokeback Mountain. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 342J The Gangster Film

A study of the history and impact of this most American of film genres, which was “ripped from the headlines” of newspaper accounts of the violent exploits of Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Bonnie and Clyde. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of FS 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

FS 443 Advanced Topics in World Cinema

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors, and minors have enrollment priority. A concentrated study of the cinema of one nation or region. Films are studied within their historical and cultural context. Open to non-majors. May be repeated for credit in a different topic. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FS 443A Asian Cinema

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. A 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. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 443B British Films

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors will have enrollment priority. This course will cover the major areas of British Film, including: 'British Heritage' films, British Cinema of the 1990s, plus influential directors. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 443C French Cinema

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors will have enrollment priority. An examination of the French film industry and its most influential movements, from "poetic realism" to the "New Wave" and the "cinéma du look." (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 443D Mexican Film

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors will have enrollment priority. A 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. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 443E German Cinema

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors will have enrollment priority. An examination of the German film industry and its most influential movements, from "Weimar Cinema" to the "New German Cinema" and beyond. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 443F Italian Cinema: Politics, Art, and Industry

(Same as ITAL 341.) Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. This course is a survey of the history of Italian cinema. We will study how cinema has embodied Italian collective consciousness and identity and how it has evolved artistically at different moments in the 20th century. Particular attention will be given to Italian cinema's relationship with other national cinemas and Hollywood. We will read about and screen some of the most representational and influential films by directors such as Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, Pasolini, Leone, Bertolucci and others. Among the topics discussed are: the birth of Italian cinema, silent cinema, cinema during Fascism, the aesthetic and ethical heritage of Neorealism, auteur cinema, collaboration practices, existential and abstract cinema, comedy Italian style, the advent of TV and the new genres of the 60s and 70s, and recent trends. Taught in English. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444 Advanced Topics in Film Studies

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. DCFMA film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. An in–depth study of a particular aspect of film history and aesthetics. May be repeated for credit in a different topic. Open to non-majors. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FS 444A Films by and about African-Americans

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. A critical, historical analysis of African–American filmmaking through lecture, discussion, and viewing of films and film excerpts. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444B New Hollywood Cinema

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. Focuses on the rise of the New Hollywood, covering the influence of European directors on the 'movie brats,' the emergence of the contemporary blockbuster, the role of advertising and film reviews in promoting films, the significance of box office figures, and the economics of packaging and deal–making. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444C Gay and Lesbian Cinema

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. Explores an alternative history of film setting out to decode the rules and parameters of a "gay cinema" and focusing on "gay cinema" as a historical and theoretical category for analysis. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444D Hollywood Auteurs

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors will have enrollment priority. This course investigates the cultural, industrial, and social factors that provided the genesis of Hollywood self-industry censorship during what has been coined its “Pre-Code” era. We begin in the 1920s by studying the formation of the Motion Picture Producers and Directors Association (MPPDA), to the Studio Relations Committee’s monitoring of early sound films in the early 1930s, until the strict enforcement of the film industry’s “Production Code” in 1934, and then analyze its effects/aftermath. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444E Independent American Cinema

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. Examines independent film movements in North American cinema with an emphasis on the 'independent revival' from the 1980s onwards. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444F Women in Film

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. 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. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444G Films about the Holocaust

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. Traces the history of the Holocaust on film focusing on the cinematic art's contribution to our understanding of the greatest tragedy of the 20th century. The course will cover both non–fiction and fiction films and will attempt to survey all styles of filmmaking as they pertain to the Holocaust. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444H Film Censorship

Prerequisites, FTV 140, and FS 244, or 245. Dodge College film studies majors and minors will have enrollment priority. This course investigates the cultural, industrial, and social factors that provided the genesis of Hollywood self-industry censorship during what has been coined its “Pre-Code” era. We begin in the 1920s by studying the formation of the Motion Picture Producers and Directors Association (MPPDA), to the Studio Relations Committee’s monitoring of early sound films in the early 1930s, until the strict enforcement of the film industry’s “Production Code” in 1934, and then analyze its effects/aftermath. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

FS 444I The History and Aesthetics of Stereoscopic Cinema

Prerequisite, DCFMA major. 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.

FS 445 Film Theory and Criticism

Prerequisites, FTV 140, FS 244, 245, and film studies major, or minor. 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.

FS 485 Film Reviewing

Prerequisites, FTV 140, FS 244, 245, 445. Film studies majors and minors have enrollment priority. This course presents a detailed history of film reviewing and examines the contributions of significant critics such as Manny Farber, Andrew Sarris and Pauline Kael. In addition, the course will encourage students to engage in the practice of film reviewing by teaching the strategies professional critics follow when writing about film. Open to non-majors. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

FS 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FS 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 to enroll. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Film and Television Producing

FTP 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FTP 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – News and Documentary

NWD 103 Broadcast News I

Prerequisite, television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or broadcast journalism minor. Students are trained in gathering information and translating that information into news stories for broadcast. Students learn to write in news style and format. The course also covers the essentials of news videography and editing. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 116 Introduction to Television Production: Location

Prerequisite, television writing and production, or news and documentary major. Some sections may be open to non-majors. An exploration of the fundamental creative, technical and logistical challenges of shooting television productions on a practical location. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 203 Broadcast News II

Prerequisites, NWD 103, and television writing and production, or news or documentary major, or broadcast journalism minor. Working in one or two-person teams under deadline pressure, students will report, photograph, write, and edit packages for television news. During the course of the semester, students will be assigned to cover a variety of news stories including spot news, political news, business news, and light features. Students will be assigned a beat to cover. Some of the stories will air on a weekly news show on local cable. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 229 Experimental Course

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

NWD 290 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. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

NWD 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of NWD 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee varies. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

NWD 307 Mass Media Law and Ethics

Students explore legal rights and restrictions for broadcast journalists, the California Shield Law, and a reporter's right to protect sources and laws governing libel and privacy. In the area of ethics students engage in issues including accuracy, objectivity, exploitation, sensationalism, staging, and taste. Open to non-majors. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 309 Advanced Broadcast Newswriting

Prerequisites, NWD 103, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or broadcast journalism minor. This intensive writing course examines basic strategies and techniques for reporting and writing news stories in various journalistic forms with a particular emphasis on broadcast media. Student multimedia projects may be published on Orange County Register websites. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 321 The Documentary Tradition

Prerequisite, television writing and production, or news and documentary major. Some sections may be open to non-majors. 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 spring semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 323 Transcultural Documentary

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 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: $300. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

NWD 329 Experimental Course

Experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab or production fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if course content is different. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1-3 credits.

NWD 335 Documentary Production

Prerequisites, NWD 116, or FTV 130, and DCFMA major. 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. Some sections of this course may be restricted to news and documentary majors only. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 341 Investigative Journalism

Prerequisites, NWD 116, and news and documentary, or television writing and production major. 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 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.

NWD 345 Wildlife and Environmental Filmmaking

Prerequisites, NWD 116, and news and documentary, or television writing and production major. 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.

NWD 346 Networking in New York and DC

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students observe and learn from top news and media professionals at CBS, CBS Sports, NBC, NBC Sports, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg and more. Students produce a documentary composed of individual stories on the places and people they encounter in New York and Washington, DC. Fee: TBD. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

NWD 347 Producing the Celebrity Interview

Prerequisite, television writing and production, or news and documentary major. A study of the evolution of the celebrity talk television interview program from its early days to the present. Included in the examination of talk TV will be topics such as standards and practices (censorship) vs. free speech, image vs. reality, acceptable on-air subject matter and behavior, attributes and experience of the interviewer/host, the role of the star guest, what was and what remains “off limits,” as well as important techniques necessary to become a professional talk TV host/interviewers and/or producer-writer. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 375 International Documentary Pre-Production

Prerequisites, application, interview, consent of instructor. Undergraduate students selected to participate in this year-long, international documentary program will research documentary film subjects, and plan all levels of technical prep, logistics and filming typically for summer productions. Requires subsequent enrollment in NWD 376, and 377. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 376 International Documentary Production

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 traveling abroad to shoot a documentary. Shooting will take place on-location overseas. Requires subsequent enrollment in NWD 377. Fee: TBD. (Offered summer.) 3 credits.

NWD 377 International Documentary Post-Production

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The final course in a three-term sequence (NWD 375, 376, 377) 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.

NWD 378 Documentary Editing

Prerequisites, FP 115, and film production, or television writing and production, or news and documentary major. 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 as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 380 Community Voices: Documentary Workshop

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. 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 develop partnerships with local organizations as they prepare to launch post-production of a documentary film 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: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 389 Cross–Cultural Documentary

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. This course is designed to give students a practical and theoretical understanding of how the documentary film can be used as a creative medium to explore and represent foreign cultures. The course will travel to another country where the students will have the unique opportunity to produce a short documentary about an aspect of a rich and diverse foreign culture. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of NWD 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee varies. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

NWD 403 Advanced News Videography

Prerequisites, NWD 103, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. This course offers an intense workshop in advanced news photography and editing. The course will include advanced composition, shooting for the edit room, building sequences, working without a reporter, shooting the anonymous interview, video essay, undercover photography and advanced lighting. Students will have the opportunity to view the work of NPPA award-winning photographers. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 408 Topics in Broadcast Journalism

Prerequisites, NWD 103, 203, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. An intensive study of one topic in the field of broadcast journalism. May be repeated for credit if different topic. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 408A Anchor and Interview Workshop

Prerequisites, NWD 103, 203, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. An intensive study of one topic in the field of broadcast journalism. Anchor and Interview Workshop students develop skills in news anchoring, hosting, and interviewing. They write and produce their own mini-newscasts and interview shows. The class views and discusses the work of professionals around the country. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 408B Sports Reporting

Prerequisites, NWD 103, 203, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. Students are provided theoretical knowledge and practical experience in sports reporting. Through lectures, demonstrations, analysis of local talent, and practical experience students learn how to find stories, report, write, and field produce in this field. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 408C Film and Entertainment Reporting

Prerequisites, NWD 103, 203, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. Film and Entertainment Reporting students concentrate on arts reporting with an emphasis on film, film criticism, and music. The course explores the work of current arts reporters locally and around the country. Students produce field reports, photographing events such as film shoots and recording sessions. Students also arrange and conduct interviews with actors, directors, producers, and musicians. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 409 Advanced Television Reporting

Prerequisites, NWD 103, 203, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or broadcast journalism minor. This class assists the advanced broadcast journalism student in producing stories appropriate for a resume tape. Students will learn how to seek out and develop investigative story ideas, secure sources, obtain and interpret documents, and learn the essentials of producing these kinds of stories. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 411 Sports Broadcasting

Prerequisites, TWP 114, and NWD 103, or FTV 130, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or broadcast journalism, or television minor. Students learn the basics of play-by-play, sports reporting and anchoring skills. Students also gain exposure and access to broadcast or industry professionals, who are working at the highest levels in their fields. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 414 Producing the News, Talk or Sports TV Pilot

Prerequisites, TWP 114, and NWD 103, or FTV 130, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. During the four-week interterm course students create a concept for a TV show, build a set and produce a half-hour pilot. Eligible formats include talk, news magazine and sports shows. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

NWD 416 Expedition Documentary

Prerequisites, NWD 116, or 335, and 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. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

NWD 429 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. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½-3 credits.

NWD 431 Producing the News Magazine Television Series

Prerequisites, TWP 311, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. 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 magazine packages. Each show will feature 3 reporters and their stories. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 432 Producing the Newscast

Prerequisites, NWD 103, TWP 114, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or broadcast journalism minor. A culminating experience for news majors. Students produce a weekly half-hour newscast for Chapman's Emmy-nominated weekly newscast, Chapman News. Newscast is broadcast locally and online at www.chapmannews.tv. May be repeated for credit, with consent of instructor. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 459 Documentary Marketing and Distribution

Prerequisites, NWD 321, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. 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.

NWD 490 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. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

NWD 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

NWD 496 Documentary Pre-Production, Senior Thesis I

Prerequisites, NWD 116, 335, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. 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, developing and producing a specific idea, Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 497 Documentary Post-Production, Senior Thesis II

Prerequisites, NWD 496, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. 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 NWD 496 Documentary Pre-Production. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

NWD 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 to enroll. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Public Relations and Advertising

PRA 229 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. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½-3 credits.

PRA 230 Principles of Advertising

Prerequisite, public relations and advertising major, or advertising minor. Some sections may be open to non-majors. A study of the foundation elements of advertising—media, creative, research—and how they interact with basic marketing and communication principles in the development and management of advertising campaigns. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 231 Principles of Public Relations

Prerequisite, public relations and advertising major, or public relations minor. Some sections may be open to non-majors. Examination of the social, psychological, economic, and political foundations of public relations; and the integration of the behavioral sciences, management, and communication theories into a profession. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 271 Storytelling for Business

Prerequisite, public relations and advertising major. In our media-saturated society, storytelling is an increasingly important tool to capture attention and inspire audiences. This course explores the principles of successful storytelling as applied to the business objectives of public relations and advertising. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PRA 272 Student Public Relations Firm

Prerequisites, PRA 231, consent of instructor. An introduction to the experience of working with a public relations firm by developing campaign strategies and communication materials for various clients. In this course, students will prepare PR campaigns for clients or compete in public relations competitions, such as the annual national PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PRA 273 Student Advertising Agency

Prerequisites, PRA 230, or 231, and consent of instructor. This class provides an introduction to the culture and operations of an advertising agency. Students conceptualize, develop, and create a sales presentation of a real advertising campaign for a real client, typically as part of the National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Students make a formal pitch for the business from the client, competing with other universities for the privilege of implementing their campaign. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 290 Independent Internship

Offers students an opportunity to earn credit and learn professional skills “on the job” by working for an agency, a studio, media or production company, newsroom, etc. A minimum of 40 hours of work for each credit is required. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

PRA 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

PRA 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of PRA 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PRA 300 Publishing on the iPad

Prerequisite, FTV 130, or consent of instructor. As traditional publishing continues to migrate online, this course provides students with experience in writing and designing magazine-style publications specifically formatted for the iPad. Students will research and write news and feature articles and develop photo, video and graphic resources as needed to create and publish mini-magazines on a variety of topics. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PRA 305 Desktop Publishing

Prerequisite, public relations and advertising major, or advertising minor. Some sections may be open to non-majors. An introduction to desktop publishing, using the latest Adobe InDesign software to design a variety of materials related to public relations and advertising for print and the Internet. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 316 Special Events Planning

An in-depth study of special event planning processes and techniques and how special events fit into the overall strategies and integrated marketing plans for organizations. Emphasis is on creating, organizing, identifying sponsors, marketing and implementing large scale community, corporate and non-profit events. Classes may work on producing the annual Dodge College Cecil Awards. Some sections may require instructor approval. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PRA 329 Experimental Course

Experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if course content is different. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1-3 credits.

PRA 343 Media Relations

Prerequisites, PRA 231, 371, and public relations and advertising major, or public relations minor. Working effectively with the news media is a cornerstone of public relations. This class will enable students to critically examine how to develop newsworthy story ideas and media tools appropriate for print, broadcast, and social media. Key elements include practice “pitch” or media contact sessions. Students will also learn how to manage media scrutiny in a crisis. Some sections may be restricted to public relations and advertising majors only. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 344 Media Strategies

Prerequisites, PRA 230, public relations and advertising major. An intensive experience in the development of a media plan, building on research in consumer demographics and an understanding of the interaction of various media channels in effectively reaching today's fragmented audiences. An examination of the media world and the strategies and methodologies practiced by global advertising agencies, including media planning and buying for television, radio, magazine, newspaper, outdoor, and interactive media. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 351 Business Presentations

Prerequisite, public relations and advertising, or creative producing major. Some sections may be open to non-majors. Presentation skills are vital to success in public relations, advertising and related fields. In this class, students will learn proven, effective techniques to becoming a dynamic presenter and receive personalized coaching each week. A practical, hands-on approach to organizing, creating and delivering memorable oral and visual presentations. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 354 Sports Public Relations

Prerequisites, PRA 231, public relations and advertising major. This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the role of public relations in professional and college sports, including how to properly communicate with and handle the sports media. Heavy emphasis will be placed on writing for sports and using its unique terminology. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 370 Internet Communications

Prerequisites, PRA 230, 231, and public relations and advertising, or creative producing major. An overview of the ways in which online communications tools have transformed the practice of public relations and advertising from using primarily mass media channels to a focus on a market sample of one. Hands on use of social media tools. Study and practice of Web site strategies in managing relationships with key target audiences in support of organizational goals and objectives. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 371 Writing for Public Relations

Prerequisites, ENG 103, or 215, or consent of instructor, and public relations and advertising major, or public relations minor. A comprehensive introduction to the various forms of public relations writing such as news and feature releases. Beginning with basic writing and organizational principles, the course introduces the student to persuasive writing designed to meet specific communication objectives. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 373 Copy Writing

Prerequisites, PRA 230, public relations and advertising major. A comprehensive introduction to the art and craft of copy writing, with emphases given to creative strategy, advertising's ethical dimension, and various formats for print and electronic media. Copy writing assignments offer students hands-on experience, building skills to prepare them for the creative challenges of the advertising or related marketing communications industries in the information age. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 395 Entertainment Public Relations

Prerequisites, PRA 231, 371, public relations and advertising major. This course will provide an overview of PR tactics used in the entertainment industry. The course will focus on PR initiatives used to publicize television programming, cable/satellite providers, independent feature films, foreign films, Oscar campaigns and other entertainment entities and productions. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PRA 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of PRA 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PRA 419 Entertainment Marketing and Promotion

Prerequisites, MKTG 304, or 305, and PRA 230, 231, 305, public relations and advertising 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 industry through the development of motion picture marketing plans, including positioning statements, media and promotional plans, and synergistic activities. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 420 Producing Commercials

Prerequisites, FTV 130, and digital arts, or film production, or public relations and advertising, or television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or advertising minor. Advertising theory, audience research, and strategic message development come together in producing commercials. The course explores the effective use of visual storytelling in the production of television commercials. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 429 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. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½-3 credits.

PRA 461 Case Studies in Advertising

Prerequisites, MKTG 304, or 305, and PRA 230, and public relations and advertising major, or advertising minor. An intensive study of the applications of advertising theory and principles to specific advertising cases in business and non-profit organizations. Research, discussion, and written situation analysis to determine if case studies were successful. Particular attention given to target market analysis, message strategies, and media objectives. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 470 Public Relations Case Studies

Prerequisites, PRA 231, and public relations and advertising major, or public relations minor. An intensive study of the application of public relations theory and principles to the problems of business, non-profit, and special interest organizations. In this course, students will learn to evaluate cases related to crisis public relations, community relations, international public relations and other disciplines. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 471 Advanced Public Relations Writing

Prerequisites, PRA 371, public relations and advertising major. Building on the skills and forms studied in PRA 371, the student creates a complete press kit and develops the skills necessary for such public relations tasks as writing public relations, editorial advertising, and broadcast copy. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 472 Student Public Relations Firm

Prerequisites, PRA 231, 371, consent of instructor. An introduction to the experience of working with a public relations firm by developing campaign strategies and communication materials for various clients. In this course, students will prepare PR campaigns for clients or compete in public relations competitions, such as the annual national PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PRA 473 Student Advertising Agency

Prerequisites, PRA 230, or 231, and consent of instructor. This class provides an introduction to the culture and operations of an advertising agency. Students conceptualize, develop, and create a sales presentation of a real advertising campaign for a real client, typically as part of the National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Students make a formal pitch for the business from the client, competing with other universities for the privilege of implementing their campaign. May be repeated once for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 490 Independent Internship

Offers students an opportunity to earn credit and learn professional skills “on the job” by working for an agency, a studio, media or production company, newsroom, etc. A minimum of 40 hours of work for each credit is required. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

PRA 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

PRA 497 Advertising Campaigns

Prerequisites, MKTG 304, or 305, and PRA 230, public relations and advertising major. This is the capstone course for students studying advertising. Study and practice in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective advertising campaigns. An examination of advertising strategy as it fits into the overall marketing plan, development and testing of creative concepts, and the design of advertising campaigns using multiple media channels. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 498 Public Relations Campaigns

Prerequisites, PRA 231, 371, public relations and advertising major. This is the capstone course for students studying public relations. Study and practice in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective programs of communication. Emphasis will be on using a wide variety of communication techniques in support of organizational goals and objectives. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PRA 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Screen Acting

SCAC 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

SCAC 383A Screen Acting in Production Workshop

Prerequisites, TH 218, junior standing, screen acting major. Workshop-style course in which each student takes roles in film and television projects. Students are prepared for their individual out-of-class acting experiences via in-class exercises and lessons including auditioning, script analysis and breakdown, character building, rehearsal techniques, and on-set performance. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

SCAC 383B Screen Acting in Production Workshop

Prerequisites, SCAC 383A, TH 418, junior standing. Workshop-style course in which each student takes roles in film and television projects. Students are prepared for their individual out-of-class acting experiences via in-class exercises and lessons including auditioning, script analysis and breakdown, character building, rehearsal techniques, and on-set performance. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

SCAC 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

SCAC 497 Thesis in Screen Acting Workshop

Prerequisites, SCAC 383A, 383B, senior standing, consent of instructor. Workshop-style course in which each student takes major roles in advanced film projects. Students are mentored through their individual out-of-class acting experiences, including auditioning, script analysis and breakdown, character building, rehearsal techniques, and on-set performance. Fee: $75.00 (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

SCAC 498 Thesis in Screen Acting Workshop

Prerequisites, SCAC 497, senior standing, consent of instructor. Workshop-style course in which each student takes major roles in advanced film projects. Students are mentored through their individual out-of-class acting experiences, including auditioning, script analysis and breakdown, character building, rehearsal techniques, and on-set performance. Fee: $250. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Screenwriting

SW 127 Screenwriting Intensive

Prerequisite, screenwriting major. Corequisite, FTV 130. An intensive immersion in the building blocks of cinematic writing: character, visualization, dialogue, scenes and basic dramatic structure. Students begin with character and scene writing exercises and proceed to the development of several short scripts. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

SW 128 Character Analysis for Writers

Prerequisites, SW 127, screenwriting major. Screenwriting students will explore the methods actors use to analyze and create compelling, truthful, and authentic characters. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

SW 227 Screenwriting Fundamentals

Prerequisite, creative producing, or film production, or screen acting, or television and writing production major, or television minor. A workshop 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 writing exercises and proceed to the development of several short scripts. Some sections may be restricted to film production majors only. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

SW 257 Storytelling Strategies

Prerequisite, screenwriting major, sophomore standing only. Feature films are analyzed with emphasis on principles of screen storytelling and character development, with emphasis on the various narrative strategies available to screenwriters. May include short film, television and reality TV study components. May be repeated for credit. $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

SW 277 Feature Screenwriting I

Prerequisites, SW 127, 128, screenwriting major, sophomore standing only. An initial study of the problems and possibilities presented by the feature length screenplay. Students will write three or more ideas for feature stories, develop one of these into a treatment, then complete the first act, or thirty pages, of a feature screenplay based on the treatment. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

SW 287 Feature Screenwriting II

Prerequisites, SW 277, screenwriting major. The second of a two-part sequence, this course guides students to complete the feature screenplay developed in SW 277. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

SW 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

SW 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of SW 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: varies. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

SW 324 Advanced Dialogue Writing Workshop

Prerequisite, SW 128, or 227. Students discuss, criticize, and evaluate screenplays and plays in order to understand and improve their ability to write dialogue. Students work within their chosen genre and form, and the guidelines of various genres and forms are examined. Lecture and writing workshop combined. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SW 326 Writing the Adaptation

Prerequisites, SW 128, or 227. A practical workshop in adapting to the big screen material from other media, such as novels, short stories, magazine articles and biographical materials, as well as histories, nonfiction and memoirs. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

SW 327 Feature Screenwriting I for Non-Screenwriting Majors

Prerequisites, SW 227, DCFMA major other than screenwriting. An initial study of the problems and possibilities presented by the feature length screenplay. Students will write three or more ideas for feature stories, develop one of these into a treatment, then complete the first act, or thirty pages, of a feature screenplay based on the treatment. Viable projects can be completed in SW 427. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

SW 340 Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites, SW 127, or 227, and consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

SW 348 Actors and Writers Workshop

Prerequisite, SW 128, or 227. 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.) 3 credits.

SW 349 Advanced Workshop in Writing for Genre

Prerequisites, SW 277, or 327, and 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.

SW 357 Film Script Analysis

Prerequisite for screenwriting major, SW 127, 128, or prerequisite for other students, FTV 130, SW 227. 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. Some sections may be restricted to screenwriting, creative producing, or screen acting majors. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

SW 358 The Short Film Form

Prerequisite, SW 128, or 227. 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 as needed.) 3 credits.

SW 387 Short Script Workshop

Prerequisites, SW 128, or 227, and creative producing, or film production, or film studies, or screen acting, or screenwriting major, or film studies minor. An intensive workshop in writing short screenplays. Students are encouraged to work in a variety of styles, and have the opportunities for rewrites and collaboration. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SW 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of SW 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

SW 427 Feature Screenwriting II for Non-Screenwriting Majors

Prerequisites, SW 227, 327, DCFMA major other than screenwriting. The second of a two-part sequence, this course guides students to complete the feature screenplay developed in SW 327 and execute a rewrite. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

SW 480 Screenwriting Master Class

Prerequisite, SW 128, or 227, or 527 An intensive workshop taught by a professional screenwriter. This course covers the sharing of professional tips regarding dialogue, characterization, structure, and story. The goal is to make the student's finished screenplay more commercially viable. Fee: $75. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SW 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

SW 498 Screenwriting Thesis

Prerequisites, SW 287, or 427, screenwriting major, senior standing. An advanced practicum in the development of a feature length screenplay. Students write, rewrite, present, and polish an original feature film screenplay. TV scriptwriting is also available as an option. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credits. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

SW 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 to enroll. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Television Writing and Production

TWP 114 Introduction to Television Production: Studio

Prerequisite, television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or broadcast journalism minor. Corequisite, TWP 114L. Some sections may be open to non-majors. An introduction to the skills used in television production. Using a lecture/lab format, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the medium and provides the student with hands-on experience in television studio techniques. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 114L Introduction to Television Production: Studio Lab

Prerequisite, television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or broadcast journalism minor. Corequisite, TWP 114. Some sections may be open to non-majors. Lab component of Introduction to Television Production: Studio. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

TWP 229 Experimental Course

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

TWP 232 Electronic Cinematography

Prerequisite, television writing and production, or news and documentary major. An introduction to digital and electronic cinematography, including basic and advanced camera functions, post-production issues and handling of digital images. Emphasis will be on hands-on application and creative use of the concepts of composition, lighting and camera movement as forms of expressing and emphasizing dramatic content. Students will shoot, edit and analyze their own material. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 240 The Business of Television

Prerequisite, creative producing, or television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or television minor. Some sections may be open to non-majors. 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.

TWP 246 History of Television

Prerequisite, film studies, or television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or television minor. 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.

TWP 265 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. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 290 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. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

TWP 291 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

TWP 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of TWP 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee varies. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

TWP 303 Producing Reality Television

(Same as TWP 503.) Prerequisites, NWD 116, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. 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 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 as needed.) 3 credits.

TWP 311 Advanced Multi-Camera TV Production

Prerequisites, TWP 114, NWD 116, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. Using multi-camera TV production, students will plan and produce a series of live-on-tape studio or remote productions. Content may vary from semester to semester including talk/variety shows, music performances and live sports events. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 313 Byte-Sized Television I

Prerequisites, FTV 130, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major, or television minor. Using the short-form web series model, students will explore the creative and logistic challenges of creating a pilot for a narrative episodic television series. Students will present a pilot concept and series characters, write a pilot script, and participate in producing a pilot episode. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 320 Narrative Television Workshop

Prerequisites, TWP 114, FP 201, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. Corequisite, TWP 320L. 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 and laboratory 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.

TWP 320L Lab Narrative Television Workshop

Prerequisites, TWP 114, FP 201, and television writing and production, or news and documentary major. Corequisite, TWP 320. Lab component of Narrative Television Workshop. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

TWP 328 Seminar in Television Writing

Prerequisites, SW 127, or 227, and screenwriting major, or television writing and production major, or news and documentary major, or television minor. A study of the techniques for writing half-hour comedies and one-hour dramatic scripts for television. May be repeated for credit, with consent of instructor. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 329 Experimental Course

Experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if course content is different. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1-3 credits.

TWP 364 Prime Time Production: Editing the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, FP 115, FTV 130. 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 pilot using the footage generated in Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

TWP 374 Art and Business of Web Video

Prerequisites, DCFMA major, or minor. Some sections may be open to non-majors. 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.

TWP 397 Prime Time Production: Writing the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, SW 127, or 227, and television writing and production, or news and documentary, or screenwriting major. 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 spring semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 398 Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, FTV 130, consent of instructor. Corequisite, TWP 398L. 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.

TWP 398L Lab Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, FTV 130, consent of instructor. Corequisite, TWP 398. Lab component of Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series. (Offered interterm.) 0 credits.

TWP 399 Individual Study

Prerequisites, junior standing, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Students may only count 6 credits of individual study credit towards any degree in Dodge College. This includes any combination of TWP 299, 399, or 499. May be repeated for credits. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

TWP 413 Byte-Sized Television II

Prerequisites, FTV 130, and SW 127, or 227. Building on the series pilot created in TWP 313, students will write and produce three additional episodes of a short-form TV series designed for the Internet. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $300. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 429 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.

TWP 490 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.) ½–6 credits.

TWP 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, faculty-mentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

TWP 497 Prime Time Production: Writing the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, SW 127, or 227, and television writing and production, or news and documentary, or screenwriting major. Building on the student's previous narrative writing experience, this capstone 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. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

TWP 498 Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, FTV 130, consent of instructor. Corequisite, TWP 498L. Using the script generated in Prime Time Production: Writing the Dramatic Series, this capstone 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. Fee: $300. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits.

TWP 498L Lab Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series

Prerequisites, FTV 130, consent of instructor. Corequisite, TWP 498. Lab component of the capstone course Prime Time Production: Shooting the Dramatic Series. (Offered interterm.) 0 credits.

TWP 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Individual research and projects. Designed to meet specific interests which are not provided for by regular curriculum offerings. May be repeated for credit. Fee: varies. (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.