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 131 Multi-Camera Production 3.0 Credits

This course analyzes current multi-camera production and instructs students in the techniques and practices required to create .

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 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 202 Scene Analysis 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to build upon core concepts introduced during FMTV 100: Visual Storytelling. Our focus will be on advanced analysis of scenes, inspecting how the drama is constructed through blocking, lensing, movement, and mise en scène. Our focus will include cinematic storytelling in both theatrical film and prestige television.

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

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 216 DIT & Workflows 3.0 Credits

In this class students will learn the technical process of DIT (Digital Information Technology), from the pre-production phase thru delivery of the project.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 115 [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 Production 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: SCRP 280 [Min Grade: D] or SCRP 281 [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 Production 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] and (FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] and (FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 251 Non-Fiction Series Production 3.0 Credits

This course gives students instruction and experience in doing non-fiction series in the field. Students will learn the fundamentals of non-fiction series storytelling, while creating a pitch package for a new show concept in groups.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits
Prerequisites: FMTV 250 [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 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 281 Producing for Television 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the art and craft of producing for television and examines every aspect of the producer’s role in the developing, selling, pre-production, production, post-production, delivery, and marketing of a show. Students will also learn the functions of all other jobs involved in a production.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 280 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 282 Research, Sales and Programming 3.0 Credits

Research, sales and programming are the core of the TV industry. Students examine the selling environment; the research process; the meaning of "audience"; metrics; the sales process; market analysis; program pomotion; and broadcast, cable, radio, and interactive media sales. Formats, day parts, scheduling, linkages and promotions are also explored.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 280 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 283 Legal Basics for Filmmakers 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of basic business and legal issues in the film industry, and to develop a working understanding of intellectual property, contracts and other issues which apply to filmmaking, to assist the student in understanding the legal issues related to creative works.

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

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 EAM 130 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 290 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

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 292 Screen Action Choreography 3.0 Credits

In this course, a variety of different types of action scenes ranging from fistfights to car chases will be studied. Through screenings of successful action scenes and shot by shot analysis the student will learn the importance of camera placement and ample coverage. Through the combination of screenings and hands-on action arrangement the student will gain an understanding of what is involved in a successful action sequence and have to skills to execute them.

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

FMTV 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
Prerequisites: FMTV 210 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 311 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, set-up, and operation of the Steadicam with various cameras.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 310 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 310 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 313 Advanced Camera 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
Prerequisites: FMTV 310 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 310 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 315 Advanced Editing 3.0 Credits

This course builds upon the intermediate skills taught in FMVD 237- Intermediate Editing. Students advance towards editing larger scale productions, address challenges to specific types of projects, and explore advanced techniques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 215 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 316 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: FMTV 215 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 319 Post Color Correction 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the aesthetic and technical techniques of color grading using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. Color Grading requires students to grasp the concepts of video scopes, color theory, and the glossary of colorist terms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 210 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 321 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 to 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: FMTV 220 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 322 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: FMTV 220 [Min Grade: D]

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 Production 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] and FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 346 TV Series Production II 3.0 Credits

Continued exploration of production techniques hones FMTV 345 TV Production 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] and FMTV 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMTV 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 350 Documentary Workshop I 3.0 Credits

This course builds on your experience in the introductory-level FMTV 250 Documentary Production course and offers an intermediate-level experience in creating a documentary. You will have 2 terms to do so – a total of six months. The first term focuses on selecting your subject and early stages of production.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 250 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 351 Documentary Workshop II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of FMTV 350, Documentary Workshop. The second term focuses on adjusting course and strategy to evolve in reactionto the subject. Multiple edits will be completed as the story is discovered and shaped.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 250 [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 360 Experimental Production 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

FMTV 385 Show Business 3.0 Credits

Students in Los Angeles as part of the Drexel in LA program will learn about the business aspects of the entertainment industry through lectures and guest speakers drawn from the entertainment industry.

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

FMTV 391 Special Effects Makeup 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

FMTV 395 Junior Project I 3.0 Credits

This is a two-term course for directors to create a short junior level narrative project. Options include 5-8 page narrative films or short-form series. Students must present a one-page treatment to the instructor before admittance into the course as space is limited. The first term is focused on development, writing, and casting.

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 396 Junior Project II 3.0 Credits

This is a two-term course for directors to create a short junior level narrative project. Options include 5-8 page narrative films or short-form series. Students must present a one-page treatment to the instructor before admittance into the course as space is limited. The second term is focused on production, post-production, and festivals.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 395 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 401 Career Prep 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 Senior.

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 I 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. Term one is focused on pitching, development, and organization.

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

FMTV 496 Senior Project II 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. The second term is primarily focused on production, as students schedule and shoot their films.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 495 [Min Grade: D]

FMTV 497 Senior Project III 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. The third section will focus on post-production, as students edit, color, and mix their films.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMTV 496 [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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