Film & Video

Bachelor of Science Degree: 186.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The film and video major offers a balance of technical craft and artistic vision that prepares students to pursue professional careers in the film industry. The program is hands-on with ample production opportunities from the first year of study supported by a strong emphasis in the liberal arts and foundations of design. There is also substantial coursework in screenwriting and film studies.

This highly competitive program, with only sixty-four freshmen accepted annually, features smaller classes that foster student-faculty interaction and mentoring, as well as ample access to excellent equipment. The unique Drexel co-op and Los Angeles Summer Program enhance education by providing students with professional employment experience.

The Film and Video program also offers minors in film studies and production.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact the program director:

Karin Kelly
Film & Video
Department of Cinema and Television
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
kpk23@drexel.edu

For more details, visit the College's Film and Video page.

Degree Requirements 

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
MATH 119Mathematical Foundations for Design4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Arts and humanities electives9.0
English elective3.0
History elective3.0
Natural Science electives8.0
Philosophy elective3.0
Social science electives9.0
Electives24.0
Co-operative education (two terms)0.0
AWCOMAD Requirements
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
PHTO 110Photography3.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
Film and Video Core Courses
FMST 101Film History I: Emergence3.0
FMST 102Film History II: New Waves3.0
FMST 103Film History III: Trends3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
FMVD 200Acting for the Screen3.0
FMVD 202Directing for the Screen3.0
FMVD 210Documentary Video Production3.0
FMVD 215Narrative Video Production3.0
FMVD 218Intermediate Cinematography3.0
FMVD 220Experimental Video Production3.0
FMST 250The Documentary Tradition3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
FMVD 286Producing for Features3.0
FMST 304Film Voice and Style3.0
FMVD 322Production Workshop I3.0
FMVD 323Production Workshop II3.0
FMVD 495Senior Project in Film and Video (3 semesters at 3.0 credits)9.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
SCRP 280 [WI] Writing the Short Film3.0
SCRP 370Screenplay Story Development3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
Three Advanced Production Choice Courses9.0
Includes TVPR-TV Studio 200 level course and any non-required TVPR or FMVD course at 300 level or above. Also includes SCRP courses at 300 level or above. Does not include FMVD 399 or FMVD 490.
Film Studies or Television Studies Course3.0
Select any Film Studies (FMST) or Television Studies (TVST) course not already listed as required.
Total Credits186.0

 

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plans of Study 

Co-op Cycle A  

(See below this plan for Co-op Cycle B)

Term 1Credits
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
FMST 101Film History I: Emergence3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
FMST 102Film History II: New Waves3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
MATH 119Mathematical Foundations for Design4.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
FMVD 218Intermediate Cinematography3.0
FMST 250The Documentary Tradition3.0
FMVD 286Producing for Features3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
FMVD 202Directing for the Screen3.0
PHTO 110Photography3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Natural science elective4.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
FMST 103Film History III: Trends3.0
FMVD 200Acting for the Screen3.0
FMVD 215Narrative Video Production3.0
SCRP 280 [WI] Writing the Short Film3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
FMVD 210Documentary Video Production3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
FMST 304Film Voice and Style3.0
FMVD 220Experimental Video Production3.0
FMVD 322Production Workshop I3.0
SCRP 370Screenplay Story Development3.0
Advanced Production elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
FMVD 323Production Workshop II3.0
Film Studies/Television Studies elective*3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
FMVD 495Senior Project in Film and Video3.0
Advanced Production elective*3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
FMVD 495Senior Project in Film and Video3.0
Advanced Production elective*3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
FMVD 495Senior Project in Film and Video3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 186.0

 

Co-op Cycle B

Term 1Credits
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
FMST 101Film History I: Emergence3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
FMST 102Film History II: New Waves3.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
MATH 119Mathematical Foundations for Design4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
FMST 250The Documentary Tradition3.0
FMVD 215Narrative Video Production3.0
FMVD 286Producing for Features3.0
Arts and humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
FMVD 210Documentary Video Production3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
PHTO 110Photography3.0
SCRP 280 [WI] Writing the Short Film3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
FMST 103Film History III: Trends3.0
FMVD 218Intermediate Cinematography3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
FMVD 200Acting for the Screen3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Social science electives 6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 8
FMST 304Film Voice and Style3.0
FMVD 220Experimental Video Production3.0
FMVD 322Production Workshop I3.0
SCRP 370Screenplay Story Development3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
FMVD 323Production Workshop II3.0
Film Studies/Television Studies elective*3.0
Advanced Production elective*3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
FMVD 495Senior Project in Film and Video3.0
Advanced Production elective*3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
FMVD 495Senior Project in Film and Video3.0
Advanced Production elective*3.0
Arts and humanities elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
FMVD 495Senior Project in Film and Video3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 186.0

*

 See degree requirements.

 

 

Co-Op/Career Opportunities

Opportunities

Students who study film and video can move on to careers as film or video directors, producers, video or film editors, directors of photography (film), camerawork, as well as grips and special effects coordinators.

Co-Op Experiences

Some past co-op employers of film and video students include:

  • USA Network, New York
  • Comcast, Philadelphia
  • Bad Robot, Los Angeles
  • ICM, Los Angeles
  • Focus Features, New York
  • Law & Order, New York
  • NFL Films, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
  • Tribecca Film Center, New York
  • National Geographic Television, Washington DC
  • NBC, New York
  • Paramount Studios, Los Angeles
  • MTV, New York

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Facilities

Film and video facilities include a shooting studio with a green screen, large and small screening rooms, a fully equipped television studio; two digital editing facilities; specially outfitted multimedia rooms for all HD courses; digital video cameras; 16mm film cameras, and lighting and audio equipment.

Additionally, the college operates DUTV, a cable television station reaching over 350,000 households.

Courses

FMVD 110 Basic Shooting and Lighting 3.0 Credits

An introduction to the basics of shooting 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

FMVD 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

FMVD 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

FMVD 200 Acting for the Screen 3.0 Credits

This course examines the issues and techniques specific to acting for the camera. Through weekly workshops students address the limitations and relationships actors face in performing for the camera. The class explores various acting styles and schools of thought and involves extensive scene study and performance in a video setting.

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

FMVD 202 Directing for the Screen 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of the role of a director in film and television. 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

FMVD 206 Audio Production and Post 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the creation and manipulation, of digital audio files. It is geared towards the Digital Media student, with respect to applying soundtrack elements to their images. Topics will include recording dialog, location sound recording, sound effects design, music editing, and multi-track mixing.

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

FMVD 207 Location Sound Recording 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on training students to record quality sound for films in any location.

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

FMVD 210 Documentary Video Production 3.0 Credits

Builds on the knowledge of cinematic language and basic production technique learned in FMVD 105. 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
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 215 Narrative Video Production 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build upon the basic skills learned in Shooting and Lighting, Sound & Editing and to develop an understanding of additional production and post-production technologies. 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
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 218 Intermediate Cinematography 3.0 Credits

This course provides advanced focus in cinematic concepts and techniques and their their use in electronic filmmaking.

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

FMVD 220 Experimental Video Production 3.0 Credits

This course explores experimental theses and techniques in video. 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: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 235 Intermediate Lighting 3.0 Credits

Emphasizes learning to model figures and shape scenery with light for film and video production. Covers methods of creating mood and atmosphere through light appropriate to the story of a particular film or video.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 105 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 237 Intermediate Editing 3.0 Credits

This course will give a basic overview of film & video editing history & aesthetics as well as advanced Final Cut Pro (FCP) techniques.

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

FMVD 242 Film Production Design 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to instruct in the techniques and methods of designing a set for film and television.

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

FMVD 286 Producing for Features 3.0 Credits

Producing will cover all aspects associated with producing a feature film in both the Hollywood and Independent arenas.

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

FMVD 291 Film and Video Internship 0.5-3.0 Credits

The student does a non-paying internship in the field of film and video for academic credit, working a minimum of 100 hours in a 10-week term for 3 credits. The student provides an initial informational sheet on the internship and submits a final paper on the experience. May be repeated for credit. The first time the course may be taken for 3 credits. After that, the course may be repeated, but for 1 credit each time. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD.

FMVD 295 Hollywood 101 3.0 Credits

This course will present an overview of how the business of Hollywood is really done. We'll examine the role of producers, agents, managers, entertainment attorneys, publicists, and studio and network executives.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM or major is FMVD or major is SCRP.

FMVD 305 Special Effects Make-up 3.0 Credits

Introduction to the materials and techniques used in the creation of a character or special effects make-up for film and video. Through demonstrations and hands-on projects, students learn the basics of cosmetic application and more specialized techniques.

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

FMVD 307 Cutting Trailers 3.0 Credits

View, analyze and produce theotrical trailers and promos, as well as study the marketing methods that drive these productions. The history of trailers will also be studied.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 310 Camera Operators Workshop 3.0 Credits

A hands-on introduction to the role of the camera operator in filmmaking.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD.
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 315 Audio Post Production 3.0 Credits

Sound Post-Production is a workshop that allows students to thoroughly focus on the audio portion of editing. In this course, the individual components of sound design are presented and students in order to understand how all the components work together to form a solid soundtrack.

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

FMVD 317 Directing the Score 3.0 Credits

This course will provide the filmmaker student with the communication tools to direct a film score composer.

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

FMVD 320 Steadicam Workshop 3.0 Credits

A hands-on introduction to the use of the Steadicam as a creative production tool. The course will cover basic theory of operation and setup of the Steadicam with various cameras.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 230 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 322 Production Workshop I 3.0 Credits

The first of a two-course sequence in which students produce a film or video project.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 210 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 215 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 323 Production Workshop II 3.0 Credits

The second of a two-course sequence in which students produce a film or video project.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 322 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 325 Stop Motion Animation 3.0 Credits

This course will explore the technique and expressive possibilities of traditional Stop Motion Animation. Students will learn to shoot objects or models one frame at a time to create the illusion of movement and life.

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

FMVD 327 Advanced Lighting 3.0 Credits

This course expands upon lighting techniques taught in FMVD 235, Basic Lighting.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 235 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 328 New Technologies in Film 3.0 Credits

This is a hands-on course that instructs in the use of emerging technologies in the film industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD or major is TELE.
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 332 Advanced Film 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to further broaden the skills developed in Basic Filmmaking. Students shoot synch-sound, 16 mm films and have the option of working in color. A fine cut of the final project is due at the end of the term.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 230 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 335 The 16mm Film Project 3.0 Credits

This course will further broaden the skills developed in FMVD 332 - Advanced Film Production and provide students the opportunity to complete a short 16mm film to the fine cut stage by the end of the term.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 332 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 341 Creating Credits and Opticals 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to present a "real world" introduction to creating open and close title sequences for film and television.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 344 Music Video Production 3.0 Credits

This course will study the history of Music Videos. Students will then develop and produce videos for artists represented by MAD DRAGON RECORDS.

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

FMVD 365 Special Topics in Production 3.0 Credits

Focuses on a particular aspect of film and video production, such as cinematography, directing, or editing. The course may be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 105 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 399 Independent Project in Film and Video 0.5-12.0 Credits

Students plan and produce a project in the area of film and video with faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

FMVD 400 Advanced Directing 3.0 Credits

This hands-on class explores the communication between actors and directors in the film industry. In a workshop setting, using professional actors, students work on scenes rotating as directors.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 202 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 415 Advanced Editing 3.0 Credits

This course builds upon the basic skills taught in Editing, FMVD 115. Students advance towards editing larger scale productions, focusing on aesthetics as well as challenges to specific types of projects, advanced techniques and software.

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

FMVD 420 Advanced Audio Post-Production 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of the techniques and practices of the sound designer, sound editor, dialogue editor, sound effects editor, music editor, and re-recording mixer for film and television.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 315 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 430 Advanced Cinematography 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with exposure to the principles of advanced cinematography and videography both in theory and practical experiences.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 230 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 465 Special Topics in Film and Video 3.0 Credits

Covers special topics in the area of film and video. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 105 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 490 Directed Studies in Film and Video 0.5-12.0 Credits

Students undertake specified studies in the field of film and video with faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

FMVD 495 Senior Project in Film and Video 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 video.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: FMVD 323 [Min Grade: D]

Cinema and Television Faculty

Jocelyn Motter, MFA (American Film Institute). Assistant Teaching Professor. Editing.
Glen Muschio, PhD (Temple University). Associate Professor. Digital media, society, communication.
Lise Raven, MFA (New York University). Assistant Professor. Filmmaker.
Philip W. Salas, BS (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Utilization of advanced set top box data to measure fragmented viewing behavior. Impact of new television distribution technologies on traditional broadcasters and multichannel program providers.
David A. Schwartz, BA (Rider University). Associate Teaching Professor. Steadicam operator; cameraman.
Andrew Susskind, BA (Harvard University) Program Director of TV Production & Media Management. Associate Teaching Professor. Independent television producer and director.
Albert S. Tedesco, MA (University of Pennsylvania) Director of the Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management. Associate Teaching Professor. Impact of digital media on broadcast television; broadcasters' response to the challenge of new media; management of publicly and privately held communications companies.
Jervis Thompson, BS (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Digital media, interactive multimedia.
Christine Vachon Visiting Professor. Independent film production.
Gregory S. Wolmart, MFA (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Cinema studies; film history.
Jichen Zhu, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Developing humanistic and interpretive framework of computational technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), and constructing AI-based cultural artifacts; interactive storytelling, games and software studies.

Interdepartmental Faculty

Lawrence Epstein, MBA (Cornell University) Interim Department Head, Arts & Entertainment Enterprise. Associate Teaching Professor.
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