Film & TV Production

Courses

FMTV 100 Visual Storytelling 3.0 Credits

This course explores a variety of techniques and principles used to tell stories visually. We will begin by asking, “What is a story and how might we differentiate a story told in images and sounds from one told in writing?” We will then investigate how techniques of cinematography, editing, and mise-en-scène contribute to the exposition of a story and to the articulations of its meaning.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMTV 110 Basic Cinematography 3.0 Credits

An introduction to the basics of photography and lighting for film and video production through demonstrations, lectures, screenings and hands-on use of digital video and still cameras and lighting equipment.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMTV 115 Basic Editing 3.0 Credits

Theoretical and practical principles of editing using a computer-controlled and post-production system utilizing sync sound film and video material. This class is a hands-on workshop. Screenings of excerpts from feature and short films are used to demonstrate editorial concepts.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMTV 120 Basic Sound 3.0 Credits

A thorough analysis of sound theory and practical applications to give students the tools to understand how sound can be successfully recorded, edited, sweetened and re-recorded (mixed) for film and video.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMTV 130 Basic TV Studio 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on developing operational skills for all studio production facilities including camera operations and composition, microphones and audio mixers, basic lighting, teleprompter, video switcher and graphics playback.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMTV 185 TV Industry 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to provide an overview of the organizational structures and business models utilized by current television content and distribution companies. In addition to looking at the basic structure of an organization, the course will also examine the often delicate, unusual and sometimes combative inter-relationship of company divisions, competitors, advertisers and audiences. We will profile the top media companies and the industry leaders/entrepreneurs that have shaped the medium thus far and into the future. Each class will begin with a discussion of current industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMTV 200 Voice & Style 3.0 Credits

This is a workshop course designed to help students develop their individual voices and styles as storytellers through in-class exercises and studying the work of other filmmakers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 201 Portfolio Prep 1.0 Credit

Students will organize and reflect on materials in preparation for their Year II portfolio crits.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Sophomore.

FMTV 210 Intermediate Cinematography 3.0 Credits

This course provides advanced focus in cinematic concepts and techniques and their use in filmmaking. We will study and understand the qualities of light and how it affects images, and strengthen our knowledge of lens physics. We will learn to choose the appropriate lens for any given shot. We will learn how to use a light meter and other tools to correctly expose shots. Assigned projects will provide opportunities to harness all this technical knowledge in the service of creativity.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 211 Intermediate Lighting 3.0 Credits

This course emphasizes learning to model figures and shape scenery with light for film and video production. We will cover methods of creating mood and atmosphere through light appropriate to the story of a particular film or program.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 215 Intermediate Editing 3.0 Credits

This course will build upon Adobe Premiere and Avid editing principles taught in FMTV 115, with increased emphasis on editing aesthetics.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 220 Intermediate Sound 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build upon the audio production recording skills achieved in FMTV 120: Basic Sound. Students will learn how to operate advanced industry standard field recorders and mix sound for multiple set microphones, including wireless microphones, and will become adept at troubleshooting potential film production audio issues.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 230 Intermediate TV Studio 3.0 Credits

This course is an Introduction to directing live and taped multi-camera television productions in a studio setting. The emphasis will be on developing solid, basic directing technique that will be built upon in subsequent additional courses. Additionally, the basics of producing live TV programming will be discussed.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 130 [Min Grade: D] or TVPR 100 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 240 Narrative Film 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build upon the skills learned in Basic Cinematography (FMTV 110), Basic Sound (FMTV 120), and Basic Editing (FMTV 115) introducing additional production and post methodologies. Increased emphasis is placed upon the ability of the student to use the resources of the medium in a professional manner.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 270 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 202 [Min Grade: D]) and SCRP 280 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 245 Microbudget Film 3.0 Credits

This course examines alternative production models that free filmmakers to take creative risk and work outside of traditional structures. Course includes screenings, workshops, and the making of a short film.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 240 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 215 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 250 Documentary Film 3.0 Credits

Builds on the knowledge of cinematic language and basic production technique learned in FMTV 110. Students become familiar with documentary shooting and editing strategies and produce final documentary projects.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 260 Experimental Film 3.0 Credits

This course explores experimental theses and techniques in film. Self-discovery, working through a process, and developing varied strategies are part of each student's journey that culminates in a finished experimental film.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 265 Commercials and Promos 3.0 Credits

Students analyze and produce a wide variety of commercials and promos. Fundamental concepts of brand marketing are presented and utilized in the production of student’s own script-to-screen commercials and promos. This history of commercials, both in the United States and worldwide, is also studied.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 270 Basic Directing 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of the role of a film director. Students focus on the development of comprehensive skills for directing technical personnel, exposure to directing styles, communicating with actors and cinematic choices.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 275 Intermediate Directing 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in producing, interpreting, staging, directing, shooting, and live-cutting scenes in a studio. Students will experience the challenges of managing a cast and crew while simultaneously dealing with the kind of time, resource, and creative challenges that exist in the professional world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 270 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 202 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 230 [Min Grade: D] or TVPR 200 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 280 Basic Producing 3.0 Credits

This course covers essential aspects of producing including script breakdowns, budgeting, scheduling, running a production, and guiding a film through post.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

FMTV 285 Media Law and Ethics 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the areas of the law, current legal issues and practical legal understandings relevant to the media industry as viewed through the day-to-day professional experience of the senior media executive and/or any individual working the industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 185 [Min Grade: D] or TVIE 180 [Min Grade: D]) and EAM 130 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 291 Film & TV Internship 0.5-3.0 Credits

Students work part-time for local companies to gain professional experience.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMTV 340 Production Workshop 3.0 Credits

The Workshop is designed to provide advanced students with the skills, time and manpower necessary to successfully complete a larger fictional project. It offers students the experience of working with a group of people to create a collaborative vision.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 240 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 215 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 345 TV Series I 3.0 Credits

Students start with scripts for multiple episodes written in SCRP 353. They do all pre-production including casting, location scouting, budgeting, scheduling, and production design. They then shoot every page of script, getting all the coverage needed to produce finished episodes for DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 346 TV Series II 3.0 Credits

Continued exploration of production techniques hones FMTV 345 TV Series I. Students start with scripts for multiple episodes written in SCRP 353. They do all pre-production including casting, location scouting, budgeting, scheduling, and production design. They then shoot every page of script, getting all the coverage needed to produce finished episodes for DUTV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: (FMTV 110 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D]) and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D])

FMTV 355 DNews 3.0 Credits

This course teaches the basics of producing and writing news segments for magazine shows on broadcast and cable, and provides opportunities to hone those skills by realizing, developing, writing and producing multiple stories for DNEWS.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits

FMTV 401 Creative Careers 3.0 Credits

The course is a mix of lecture, guest visits, and presentation of work. All students work on a common foundation of assets that can be shared with potential employers or collaborators. Emphasis is on taking concrete steps toward post-grad careers as active filmmakers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: FMTV 340 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 322 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 415 TV Series Editing 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to emulate as closely as possible the experience of editing a prime-time network television series.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits
Prerequisites: FMTV 215 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 495 Senior Project 3.0 Credits

The student plans and produces a long-term project during the senior year with faculty supervision. The project is expected to integrate the academic and practical knowledge the student has acquired in the area of film and TV.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: FMTV 340 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 322 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV I199 Independent Study in Film & TV 0.5-6.0 Credits

This course permits students to independently produce a project outside of coursework.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMTV I299 Independent Study in Film & TV 0.5-6.0 Credits

This course permits students to independently produce a project outside of coursework.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMTV I399 Independent Study in Film & TV 0.5-6.0 Credits

This course permits students to independently produce a project outside of coursework.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMTV I499 Independent Study in Film & TV 0.5-6.0 Credits

This course permits students to independently produce a project outside of coursework.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMTV T180 Special Topics in Film & TV 0.5-3.0 Credits

An in-depth exploration of subjects not currently covered in the required curriculum.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMTV T280 Special Topics in Film & TV 0.5-3.0 Credits

An in-depth exploration of subjects not currently covered in the required curriculum.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMTV T380 Special Topics in Film & TV 0.5-3.0 Credits

An in-depth exploration of subjects not currently covered in the required curriculum.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMTV T480 Special Topics in Film & TV 0.5-3.0 Credits

An in-depth exploration of subjects not currently covered in the required curriculum.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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