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Film Production Curriculum

OUR CLASSES

Required:

TH 1353. Film Production Practices.

This course provides an introduction to the art and practice of filmmaking. Students analyze the components of a film and examines the tools of filmmaking, including the camera, script, sound equipment, and editing software.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Filmmakers History of Film*

TH 3358. Screenwriting.

This course offers a comprehensive study of the art and craft of writing screenplays. During a semester of intensive writing, readings, script analysis, and critiques, writers complete assignments in storytelling, character, structure, and script development. Each writer completes a full-lenth screenplay as the capstone project for the semester.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

 

TH 3359. Advanced Screenwriting.

This course focuses on the development of full-length screenplays. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis. Prerequisite: TH 3358 with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.

Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

 

TH 4342. Film Editing.

Film Editing will introduce students to the theory and application of film editing practices beginning with an in-depth study of several software applications. The students will learn the craft of editing utilizing workflows across multiple formats: fiction, documentary and commercial.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

 

TH 4368. Cinematography.

This course will introduce the student filmmaker to intermediate and advanced concepts in camera, lighting and image delivery across multiple platforms: motion picture, television and the web. Utilizing the latest tools in digital videography, the student will learn to apply story analysis to their on-set decision making. Prerequisite: TH 3353 with grade of "C" or better; Overall GPA 2.5.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TH 5363. Directing for Film.

An in-depth examination of directing theories and procedures for film with practical filming and editing exercises. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TH 4343. Film Producing.

Film Producing introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities that contribute to the successful production of narrative films across multiple formats: short, feature, commercial, documentary and web. Utilizing industry-standard software tools, the student will work through stages of development, budgeting, scheduling and on set production. Prerequisite: TH 3353.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TH 4340. Business of Film.

This course focuses on how film projects are put together, from development to production, with an emphasis on job opportunities that are available in the film industry. Where applicable, working professionals are brought in as guest lecturers to provide a hands-on perspective of working in the film industry.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TH 3375. Production Design for Film.

This course covers the structure and operation of an art department on a film production, as well as the fundamentals and application of production design for film and TV. Prerequisite: TH 3353.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TH 4373. Advanced Film Directing.

An in-depth examination of narrative filmmaking that includes screenplay analysis, storyboarding, scheduling the shoot, directorial techniques, staging actors, camera placement, filming on location, and editing. Prerequisite: TH 4363 with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Film Directors Workshop*


Some Film Electives

TH 4304. Web Series Creation.
This course focuses on the techniques of creating a web series, with an emphasis on script writing and development. It also includes fundamental knowledge of film production and web publication, including marketing and identifying a target audience.
3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TH 4305. Advanced Web Series Creation.


This course is a continuation of the Web Series Creation course and specifically focuses on production of a web series. Students will write, direct, and produce their own web series for publication on the internet. Prerequisite: TH 4304 with a grade of "D" or better.
3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Film Directors Analysis*

Intro to VFX and Compositing*