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FVM 105 Video Production I

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This introduction to visual storytelling provides students with the opportunity to identify the components and explore the expressive visual elements that compromise narrative motion pictures. Students work in groups and/or pairs structuring and shooting exercises and original projects to be edited in FVM 160 (which must be taken concurrently). With an emphasis on creating emotional connections between character and audience, this course will help students learn techniques to create and illustrate effective and dimensional stories.  Students will also learn the art of collaboration, which is necessary for film production.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121 (with a grade of C or better) or equivalent assessment score.

Co-requisite: FVM 160, 136


FVM 117 Understanding the Actor’s Process

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Explores the actor’s process with an emphasis on developing supportive and effective collaborations with other actors, directors and crew members. Applies techniques and acting theory to production and teaches basic terminology for actors in the screen environment. Introduces improvisation, script and character analysis, rehearsal process and protocol.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121 (with a grade of C or better) or equivalent assessment score.


FVM 118 Screen Actor Improvisation

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This course builds on FVM 117, Understanding the ActorÕs Process, and is designed for students with an interest and aptitude for on-camera performance. The course continues to explore the teachings of Stanislavski as his system relates to creating believable and realistic characters and applying that knowledge to develop roles for the screen.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM160 (grade C or higher) AND successful completion or concurrent enrollment in FVM 136 AND FVM 150 (grade C or higher).


FVM 136 Short Script Analysis

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces short subject script analysis and emphasizes critical thinking in regards to story technique and subtext behind the writers work. Students will identify and demonstrate an understanding of the methods of script analysis and translate knowledge into new context by creating original scenes, characters and scripts for Production I co-requisite course.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121 (with a grade of C or better) or equivalent assessment score.

Co-requisite: FVM 105, 160


FVM 150 Development of Film Expression

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Examines the nature and structure of Film/Video expression, concentrating on the way directors, editors, and cinematographers use visual techniques to serve the narrative. Students watch films in their entirety and then analyze them for their lighting, composition, camera position, movement, lens, depth of field, use of screen space, placement of performers, and editing techniques.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 121 (with a grade of C or better) or equivalent assessment score.


FVM 153 Introduction to Film Production

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces students to the study of motion picture photography as a means of communication as well as the processes and considerations involved in 16mm film production. Covers film stock, laboratory and processing, crew positions and responsibilities, audio, lighting and exposure considerations. Students will apply both the creative and technical aspects of cinematography and demonstrate their artistry and collaborative skill with a final class project.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 136, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) and successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in FVM 117 and FVM 150 (grade C or higher).


FVM 155 Writing the Short Script

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces short script writing where students conceptualize, write, rewrite, and polish their own scripts throughout the course building a portfolio for use in student productions. The course covers several writing techniques including the principles of construction, the role of subtext, creating dynamic characters, and the difference in theory between shorts and features.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 136, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) and successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in FVM 117 and FVM 150 (grade C or higher).


FVM 160 Video Post-Production I

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces the basic concepts and skills of video post-production with an emphasis on non-linear editing. The student will demonstrate comprehension of basic editing techniques to enhance visual storytelling. The student will learn to critically analyze shot construction, motion and composition in storytelling and character development for the films and exercises they shoot in FVM 105 Video Production I.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121 (with a grade of C or better) or equivalent assessment score.

Co-requisite: FVM 105, 136


FVM 164 Digital Editing: Final Cut Pro

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces the basic concepts and skills of non-linear editing using Final Cut Pro. The student will demonstrate comprehension in various editing techniques and apply the acquired knowledge to exercises in the class. The student will analyze other editorÕs works for aesthetic and technical merit and develop an understanding of industry standards and expectations. Capturing, outputting, and software integration are covered.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 136, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) and successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in FVM 117 and FVM 150 (grade C or higher).


FVM 165 Digital Editing: Avid

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces the basic concepts and skills of non-linear editing using Avid Media Composer. The student will gain facility in digitizing, compression, inputting, outputting, and software integration as well as the principles of nonlinear editing. The student will demonstrate comprehension in various editing techniques and apply the acquired knowledge to exercises in the class.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, and FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 181 Topics in Film Studies

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Surveys different genres, cultures, and movements, students will watch films and analyze within historical, social, and aesthetic contexts. Various topics may include Soviet Cinema, The Musical, Film Noir, Silent Cinema, Contemporary Global Cinema, etc.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.

American New Wave

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will learn about one of the two most important eras in the history of film: The American New Wave. Knowledge of The American New Wave is crucial in your development as a filmmaker and is a seminal experience in your film school career. The course explores the origins of the American New Wave or the New Hollywood from approximately the mid-1960s to the late 1970s—a time in which some of the greatest masterpieces of cinema were created. In this course you will have the opportunity to screen and study films that you would never learn of anywhere else. You will examine how this distinctly American film movement changed the face of Hollywood and the future of filmmaking forever. You will learn how this era and its artists directly influenced the filmmakers whom you admire even today.

Action Film

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, we will explore the origins of the American action film, the only film genre that is absolutely, completely American in origin—a genre the world associates directly with Hollywood and a genre we associate closely with ourselves. The action genre was born in the year 1971, and we will study it from its origins to the present day. We will study how this “popular” genre is actually rich in meaning and significance, despite what many laymen and scholars alike may think. We’ll go beyond the mere spectacle of the action genre to examine what makes it work and what makes it distinctive. Anyone interested in working in the genre or even knowing more about this fascinating and important classification of film will gain great insight into the form through this course.

FVM 183 Italian Neo-Realism and French New-Wave Cinema

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
An examination of the Post War movements that revitalized world cinema and moved production out of the studios and into the streets. Students will identify components and analyze methods, concepts and theories. Stresses the work of Rossellini, De Sica, Goddard, Truffaut, and Renais.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.

FVM 184 Landmarks of Cinema

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Students examine and analyze standout films of popular cinema from the last few decades with inquiry into what makes them rise above their peers. Students evaluate the films and research and interpret the work of individual film makers whose work interests them.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.

FVM 185 The Documentary Film

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
An overview of the subject, with an emphasis on the historical development of the documentary film. Classroom visits with local documentary filmmakers, analysis of documentary techniques, finding the story and the challenges of the medium.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.


FVM 186 The Horror Film

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
rovides an overview, history, and examination of the horror genre. Students will analyze films from a variety of perspectives: drama, history, culture, and film aesthetics and techniques. The approach will be by sub-genre, i.e. Vampires, Mad Scientists, Zombies, etc.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.

FVM 187 The Science Fiction Film

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Provides an overview, history, and examination of science fiction movies, the ultimate “what if” films. Students will analyze films from a variety of perspectives: drama, history, culture, and film aesthetics and techniques. The approach will be by sub-genre, i.e. space travel, time travel, etc.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.

FVM 188 The Comedy Film

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Provides an overview, history, and examination of the film comedy genre. Students will analyze films from a variety of perspectives; drama, history, culture and film aesthetics and techniques. Examines both style (Farce, Social Satire, Parody, etc.), and performers (Chaplin, Keaton, Fields, Marx Brothers, etc.), moving chronologically.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.

FVM 200 Video Production II

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Engages students in more advanced productions, helping them to develop and demonstrate a mastery of the many skills necessary to make effective and successful films. Translates knowledge, methods and concepts developed in previous courses, into a creative, problem solving learn-by-doing filmmaking experience.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160, and (FVM 118, FVM 218, and successful completion or concurrency in FVM 155) or (FVM 205, successful completion or concurrency in FVM 153) or (FVM 155 and successful completion or concurrency in FVM 215) or (FVM 164 and successful completion or concurrency in FVM 215) or (FVM 155 and successful completion or concurrency in FVM 202); all grade C or higher.


FVM 202 Film/Video Business

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces students to the basic principles of business and how they apply to the motion picture industry. The course covers a broad assortment of topics including new venture creation, intellectual property, accounting and finance. These topics are then applied to specific events or organizations inside of the industry to build context.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 204 Art Direction

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces the historical and organizational role of the Art Director, script analysis technique, the research and pre-visualization process, and the parameters of the set. Students will explore the emotional content of artistic choices in regards to set, props, wardrobe and makeup. Analysis of character development and the charactersÕ relationship to the space and the physical elements of the set will be explored. Students will learn to apply color and texture to support the story and character on a student production.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 all (grade C or higher).


FVM 205 Camera Techniques

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
The narrative importance of different camera angles, movements, and focal planes are analyzed. Students will examine how video and 16mm film cameras work, and various techniques used in composition and the acquisition of images. Students will demonstrate and apply technique by shooting specific exercises both in and out of class.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 136, FVM 160 and successful completion or concurrent enrollment in FVM 117 and FVM 150 all (grade C or higher).


FVM 206 Film/Video Lighting

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Lighting design and aesthetics in interior, exterior, location and studio settings. Students will examine and analyze photographic and motion picture lighting and plan, design and implement their re-creation. Students will then demonstrate and apply technique by shooting specific exercises both in and out of class.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 207 Directing Workshop

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This class is a workshop focusing on the directing process, specifically: interpretation of the script, working with actors, rehearsal, blocking for camera, preparation for shooting, camera motivation and dynamics. Our focus will be on directing actors, playable direction, script analysis, scene breakdown and rehearsal, actor preparation, improvisation as a tool and shot selection.

Prerequisites: Successful Completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 155, FVM 160, and (FVM 200 or FVM 220) all (grade C or higher).


FVM 208 Sound for Film/Video

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This introduction to sound for film and video provides instruction on acquisition of audio on location and post-production methods. Students will apply the techniques and tools discussed in class to practical exercises and group environments. Students will analyze sound information to prepare projects for the post-production process and learn to synthesize the acquired results with the visual elements of the story to enhance the emotional impact of a piece. Students will be introduced to sweetening techniques, musical compositions and Foley.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 209 Production Management

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This course teaches students how to plan, schedule, and budget for a feature length film or television pilot using Scheduling and Budgeting software. Students will use critical thinking to arrange and divide the script and learn how to predict, calculate, and estimate for insurance requirements, unions and guilds, and basic accounting to complete a professional industry budget and schedule ready for production.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 211 Studio Recording for Voice

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Instructs the student in preparation and performance of song and dialogue for the screen. This course includes instruction on preparation and performance on camera and in the studio including studio protocol, microphone techniques, ADR and voicing animated characters. Students will explore sound and its effect on emotion and character and apply acquired techniques to support the story as defined visually.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 212 Contemporary Global Cinema

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Students will explore some of the major themes and currents in filmmaking from around the globe during the past 40 years including differences between local traditions and transnational industrial and artistic practices, forces of globalization on a culture and its films, and historical and cultural context of the production and reception of individual films. Students will explore the concepts of global cinema, first, second, and third cinema, third-world cinema, and counter cinema.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 121 and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 all (grade C or higher).


FVM 213 Cinematography

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Cinematography elucidates the integration of lighting, camera movement, visual aesthetics and actor blocking necessary for narrative development and character revelation in the translation of script to screen. This course focuses on how entire scenes may captured in a single dynamic camera movement (“sequence shot”) that enhances the dramatic presentation of narrative flow and character arc through exploration of the three dimensional set of the scene and its interpretation to the two dimensional space of the screen.

Prerequisites: Successful Completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 153, FVM 160, FVM 200, FVM 205, FVM 206 and successful completion or concurrent enrollment in FVM 220, all (grade C or higher).


FVM 215 Post-Production II

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Instructs students in editing techniques using footage shot in FVT 200 Production II and from assigned footage. Students will explore various exercises to learn control and comprehension of digital editing and storytelling and to apply these techniques to the completion of a final edit for Production II. Students will continue to use and gain mastery over non-linear editing systems including an introduction to audio post-production, music creation and placement and color correction. Students will learn to evaluate footage and edit pieces with strong character development and strong narrative structure.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 and (FVM 220 or successful completion or concurrent enrollment in FVM 200) (all grade C or higher).


FVM 216 Producing the Independent Film

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces students to the basic principles of producing the independent feature film. Students will further develop their feature film premise by creating a business plan which includes marketing, financing, and distribution as well as measuring, analyzing and assessing the industry, box office, markets and risk factors. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to present their project to prospective investors.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 217 Acting for the Screen

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This advanced, third-level acting course is designed for students who want to learn professional skills. Course will provide the students with enhanced acting abilities to develop multiple skills regarding the creation of dramatic characters. Students will learn set protocol, film technology and logistics.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 218 Actor Movement and Action

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This first level is an introduction to skills that will bring basic movement awareness. This course is designed to expand concepts of movement specifically for film acting by developing a metaphoric language to apply to characterization and enhance the studentÕs general physical ability, observational skills, and confidence when acting.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.


FVM 220 16MM/HD Production

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Students pitch scripts to class and instructor for selection as 16mm projects, then crew and produce them. Emphasis will be placed on studentÕs ability to tell a compelling story visually, including familiarity with the continuity style of the contemporary movie and a heightened awareness of composition and traditional three-dimensional design, while remaining open to and aware of more avant-garde and experimental forms and approaches.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of (FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160), and (FVM 118, or FVM 155, or FVM 164), or (FVM 153, FVM 205 and successful completion or concurrent enrollment in FVM 206) (all grade C or higher).


FVM 222 Writing the Web Series

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Provides an in-depth study of content creation for web series. Evaluate what makes a successful web series from narrative, production, business and marketing perspectives. Students will apply the principles learned from their evaluations to create content for existing and original web series.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 122 (grade C or higher).

FVM 228 Actor Movement & Action II

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This class continues the studentÕs training of physical-based acting techniques. Through the innovative techniques learned in Movement I, students are challenged weekly to expand previous trainings of performance and expression. Introduction of basic stunt work will be illustrated and choreography will also be trained. Techniques that will be used include: Mudra Space Awareness, Five Element Acting, and meisner-based exercises.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160, FVM 218 (grade C or higher).


FVM 229 Production Preparation

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Presents a rigorous overview in development and pre-production for Production III projects. Students will analyze, rewrite and polish short scripts in development for production as well as formulate, plan and prepare by scheduling, budgeting, and casting their projects in preparation for production.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 122 and (FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 155, FVM 160, FVM 250) and (FVM 200 or FVM 220, or FVM 251) and (FVM 207 or FVM 252 or successful completion or concurrent enrollment in FVM 209) (all grade C or higher).


FVM 232 Writing the TV Pilot

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Provides an introduction into television writing. Students will explore all facets of creating original content for the broadcast medium. Emphasis will be on writing and workshopping a television pilot and the ancillary materials required to create and to market it.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 122 (grade C or higher).

FVM 236 Creative Producing

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This course introduces the role of the creative producer contrasting historical and contemporary roles. Students will assess, analyze, and compare scripts at the conceptual level in story development to plan, predict, estimate, and design a script from conception through pre-production, production and post-production on a student film project. Students will also begin development on a feature film project by evaluating ideas from magazines, newspapers, novels, short stories, and screenplays. Emphasis will be on the creative process of story development and pre-production as it relates to the craft of producing.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 155, FVM 160, (grade C or higher).


FVM 242 Writing the TV Spec Script

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Explore how to write teleplays for existing TV shows as a stepping stone toward gaining employment as a professional television writer. Designed as an in-depth study of “spec” television writing, students emulate industry practices by working in a “writer’s room” to develop and write teleplays for current TV shows that demonstrate the student’s abilities to work within the unique demands of television production.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 122 (grade C or higher).

FVM 248 Post-Production Sound

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
The Post-Production Sound course continues instruction on the theories and technical aspects of editing, mixing, mastering, and audio synchronization to video and film. Students will evaluate footage acquired on location and work with digital audio workstations to fix problems and create “clean” dialogue and location sounds. The student will be introduced to Automatic Dialogue Replacement and recording audio for video sync. Students will continue to learn to synthesize audio elements (dialogue, music and effects) with the visual elements of the story to enhance the emotional impact of a piece. Students will also continue to explore audio sweetening techniques, musical compositions and Foley.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160, and FVM 208 (grade C or higher).


FVM 251 Feature Script Analysis

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This course is designed to familiarize students with advanced feature screenplay analysis by applying, combining, and integrating story knowledge in the form of written evaluation of material (script coverage). Students will read, analyze, and compare several writersÕ works from major production companies, studios, and agencies in development and critically evaluate and assess material in order to recommend or pass on the project for future production.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 122 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores and successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


FVM 252 Writing the Independent Film

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Designed toward writing low-budget, independent feature-length screenplays, this screenwriting course focuses on turning production liabilities into creative opportunities through the innovative use of non-traditional, character-driven narratives. Students will research, conceptualize, outline, write and workshop a complete first draft of a feature-length screenplay.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 122, and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 155, FVM 160, FVM 251 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.


FVM 262 Writing the Hollywood Feature

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Geared specifically toward writing feature-length screenplays for the spec market, this intensive screenwriting course focuses on genre-based, high-concept Hollywood narratives. Students will conceptualize, outline, and write a complete first draft of a feature-length spec screenplay in a hands-on, workshop environment designed for individuals seeking careers as professional screenwriters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 122, and FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 155, FVM 160, FVM 251 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.

FVM 264 Digital Effects

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces Digital Effects software and methods for creating digital effects in the post-production environment. Students will achieve mastery in simple animation and understand the principles of animation as defined historically. Students will analyze style and emotional aesthetic and learn to support story by synthesizing video elements with effects. The coursework covers compositing, alpha channels, 2D and 3D effects.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 and MGD 111 (grade C or higher).


FVM 267 Editing Aesthetics

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Seeks to uncover the building blocks, personal decisions, and practices that make up the craft of editing. Introduces contemporary applications of rhythm, pace, structure, and general rules of thumb for cutting and examines the historical development of the craft. Students analyze the storytelling techniques of master editors in a variety of genres to help them in the discovery of their own editorial voice.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160, FVM 164, FVM 165 (grade C or higher).


FVM 268 Feature Rewrites Workshop

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces students to the rewriting process for feature film screenplays. Students will workshop and rewrite first draft screenplays created in FVM 252 or FVM 262 to professional standards. Emphasis is on the rewriting process to revise, edit and refine scripts based on peer review and instructor feedback.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 155, FVM 160, FVM 250, FVM 251, and (FVM 252 or FVM 262), and ENG 122 (all grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores for ENG 122.


FVM 269 Screenwriter’s Workshop

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Designed as a capstone course for the Screenwriting Program, this class prepares students for the transition from student-learners to working professionals. Students will complete final polishes on scripts rewritten in FVM 268, prepare a submission plan for screenwriting contests and production companies, write query letters and submit their screenplays to contests and producers. In addition, students will explore the business of professional screenwriting.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 155, FVM 160, FVM 250, FVM 251, and (FVM 252 or FVM 262), and ENG 122 (all grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores for ENG 122.


FVM 270 Film/Video Production III

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Students take their developed scripts and pre production work from FVM 229 Production III Preparation, and realize their production during the course of this class. Students polish the screenplay, finish casting, art direction, location scouting, shot listing, location surveys, planning for post, rehearsing, developing acting and directorial charts and realizing performances. Directing, Producing, Cinematography, Post, and Acting students collaborate on creating films and videos that showcase the highest quality of professional production and storytelling values in their finished project. Students complete an assembly edit, schedule and execute any pickups within the course.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of (FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160) and (FVM 200, FVM 205, FVM 206, FVM 220 and successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in FVM 213) or [(FVM 200 or FVM 220) and successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in FVM 229 and (FVM 207 or FVM 209)] (all grade C or higher).


FVM 271 Post-Production III

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
This course is a companion course to the Production III class and will continue to instruct students in advanced techniques in Final Cut Pro and on the integration of third party software applications. Students will directly apply the techniques from this class to the edit of their Production III project. Students will complete polished and professional edits including sophisticated use of sound, titles, and music in the realization of character, narrative, and thematic goals.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of (FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160), and [(FVM 207, FVM 229, FVM 270) or (FVM 165, FMV 208, FVM 248, FVM 264)] (ALL grade C or higher).


FVM 273 Professional Documentary Production

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
The Professional Documentary Production class allows students to propose, research, write and shoot their own original documentary projects, or to engage in the work with non-profit clients in a professional documentary production program that can lead to federal scholarships upon the completion of 300 hours of work.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).


MGD 111 Adobe Photoshop I

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Concentrates on the high-end capabilities of a raster photo-editing software as an illustration, design, and photo retouching tool. Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics, and videos.

Prerequisites: Film Video Media courses: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, and FVM 160 (grade C or higher).

Prerequisites: Art and New Media courses: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores.


MGD 119 Maya I

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Introduces students to Maya, a high-end character animation tool. Emphasis is on building models of various types. Students learn setting up and animating scenes for render in movie format.

Prerequisites: Film Video: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160 (grade C or higher).
No prerequisites for Art and New Media courses.


MGD 219 Maya II

3 Credit hours, 60 Contact hours
Explores in-depth Maya animation techniques. Also, the student will be exposed to rigging characters for animation.

Prerequisite: Film Video Media courses: Successful completion of FVM 105, FVM 117, FVM 136, FVM 150, FVM 160, and MGD 119 (grade C or higher).

Prerequisite: Art and New Media courses: Successful completion of MGD 119 (grade C or higher).