Fall 2020 Offerings

  • This intensive introductory course covers the foundations of digital film producing and provides students an overview of the entire production process. Focusing on collaborative content creation, this fast-paced learning experience consist of lectures, practical labs, and hands-on film production.

    SFTV Mjrs/Freshmen Only

    Meetings: See PROWL for course days and times

     

     

     

     

  • In this introductory class, students will learn the basic principles and application of digital film production. The focus of the course will be on visual storytelling through cinematic language consisting of a series of lectures and workshops on the foundations of visual storytelling with supplementary technical labs. Three films are required.

    PROD Mjrs Only

    Meetings: See PROWL for days and times

  • Training in the technical aspects of beginning film production: camera, sound, and lighting.

    Corequisite: PROD 200.

    Meetings: TBA

  • An introduction to the aesthetic and practical problems of communications in the multi-camera television studio.

    PROD/SCWR Mjrs Only / Corequisite: PROD 200

    Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:10pm - 7:00pm OR Mondays and Wednesdays 7:20pm - 10:00pm

  • Practicum in the production of films from initial concept through post-production. Lectures on professional production procedures are linked to personal experience on an actual film project. Project maximum length, 8 minutes.

     

    Prerequisites: PROD 200, PROD 250, PROD 365, and PROD 379; RECA 250; SCWR 327 Corequisites: PROD 366 and RECA 367. Majors only.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 9:00am - 11:50am OR Mondays, 4:10pm - 7:00pm, OR Tuesdays, 4:10pm - 7:00pm

     

  • This course surveys the theory and practice of writing for the documentary and other forms of non-fiction media in television and film.

    PROD Majors Only Prerequisites: PROD 200 and SCWR 120.

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 3:50pm

  • Meetings: TBA

  • An introduction to 16 mm motion picture cameras, film stocks, lighting, and grip equipment. Location and studio procedures for both sync and non-sync situations.

     

    Majors only.  Prerequisite: PROD 200.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 8:00am - 12:50pm OR 1:00pm - 4:50pm

     

  • Post-production theory and practice as applied to film.

    Majors only. Prerequisite: PROD 200.

    Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:10pm - 7:00pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:50pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:10pm - 7:00pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 11:50am

     

  • Survey of pre-production preparation for directors, including script analysis, casting, visualization, and working with actors.

     

    Majors only. Prerequisite: PROD 200.

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:30pm OR Thursdays 9:00am - 12:30pm OR Mondays, 1:00pm - 4:50pm OR Thursdays, 1:00pm - 5:15pm

     

  • PROD Jrs/Srs Only

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:00pm

  • Preparation of the shooting script, casting, scheduling, budgeting, art design, pre-visualization, and other preparation prior to principal photography. Practical experience in motion picture production on a paraprofessional level including writing, directing, and editing a film. Sync sound project, maximum length: 15 minutes.

    Majors only, Seniors only. Prerequisites: PROD 300 or PROD 350; RECA 367.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:00pm OR Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:50pm

     

  • Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:00pm

  • The course is an intensive investigation in one or more areas of production based upon a mentorship, interviews, practical experience in production, and a final research paper and presentation. It is an alternative form for the student to gain in-depth knowledge of the professional practices within the entertainment industry. Students must provide a professional copy of all senior thesis-level projects to the School of Film and Television in partial fulfillment of degree requirements. (Fulfills thesis requirement in lieu of PROD 400 or PROD 450.)

     

    Seniors only. Majors only. Prerequisites: PROD 300 or PROD 350 and RECA 367.

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 3:50pm OR Wednesdays, 4:10pm - 7:00pm

     

  • This course will balance the technical and the aesthetic, focusing on advanced editing techniques and conceptual approaches to structure and method. Lectures, discussions, screening film clips, class and group critiques, and projects will take place throughout the semester.

     

    Majors only. Seniors only.  Prerequisites: PROD 300 or PROD 350; RECA 367.

    Meetings:Wednesdays, 7:20pm - 10:00pm

     

  • Cinematography III: Practicum for Cinematographers

    Majors only. Seniors only. Prerequisites: PROD 300 or PROD 350; RECA 367.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 9:00am - 11:50pm

  • This course provides a supportive and open workshop environment in which advanced level Film and TV students explore two of the film’s director’s most essential tasks–script analysis and directing actors.

    Majors only. Seniors only. Prerequisites: PROD 300 or PROD 350; RECA 367.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:20pm

  • SFTV Mjrs Only

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm

     

  • Meetings: Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • PROD Jrs/Srs Only

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:20pm

  • SFTV Mjrs Only

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:10pm

  • Introduction to the aesthetic and practical problems of communicating visually through motion pictures. Involves group projects.

    Corequisites: PROD 565, PROD 566; SCWR 501. Consent of Chair Required

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:50pm (multiple sections)

     

  • Practicum in production of fictional student projects from initial concept through post-production. Advanced production and post-production theory and practice as applied to film and television. Involves individual and/or group projects.

     

    Majors only.  PROD 500, PROD 566; SCWR 501.

     

    Meetings: See PROWL for days and times

     

  • Post-production theory and practice as applied to film and television.

    Majors only. Corequisites: PROD 500, PROD 565; SCWR 501. Consent of Chair Required

    Meetings: See PROWL for Days and Times

     

     

     

  • Meetings: Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Further practical experience in fiction and non-fiction production and post-production, including the producing, directing, and editing of a film or documentary project.

    Prerequisites: PROD 530 or SCWR 530PROD 550

    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Pre-production and production of a major fiction or documentary project.

    Prerequisites: PROD 600 with a minimum grade of B-; PROD 626 or SCWR 620.

    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Further studies in the theory, aesthetics, and techniques of editing for film and/or television.

    Prerequisite: PROD 550

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 7:20pm - 10:10pm

  • Further studies in the techniques of camera and lighting for film and video.

    Graduate majors only. Prerequisites: PROD 550 and PROD 565,

    Meetings: Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:50am

  • Directorial analysis of and practical experience in the special problems of directing actors for the camera. Can emphasize film, TV, or the different problems involved in each medium.

     Prerequisite: PROD 550

    Meetings: Tuesdays 7:20pm -10:10pm

  • PROD Mjrs Only

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Meeting: Sunday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • Seminar/workshop course in special advanced techniques in production and post-production topics

    PROD Majors Only

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:20pm

  • Seminar/workshop course in special advanced techniques in production and post-production topics.

    SFTV Grads Only

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:20pm - 10:00pm