ARCH1450 – Understanding Design
COMM1113 – Business and Professional Speaking
Designed to assist students in developing advanced public speaking and presentational skills for professional and leadership positions. Covers fundamentals such as audience, speech objectives and structure, and effective delivery. Emphasizes the production and successful interaction with electronic and traditional supportive media. Offers students an opportunity to develop their presentational skills in a variety of settings and realistic business tasks.
COMM1511 – Oral Interpretation of Literature
Mon, Wed, Thurs – 10:30-11:35am
Engages students in the discovery of varied and culturally diverse texts in the literary genres of poetry, prose, and drama. Students focus on analyzing an author’s meaning and communicating that meaning to an audience through interpretive performance. Engages students in the discovery of varied and culturally diverse texts in the literary genres of poetry, prose, and drama. Students focus on analyzing an author’s meaning and communicating that meaning to an audience through interpretive performance.
COMM2312 – Voice and Articulation
Mon, Thurs – 11:45am-1:25pm
Provides training in developing clear and articulate speech. Topics include the physiology of the vocal mechanism, voice projection and variety, articulation and pronunciation, and appropriate speech. Trains students through lectures, drills, and exercises. Prereq. COMM 1112. Provides training in developing clear and articulate speech. Topics include the physiology of the vocal mechanism, voice projection and variety, articulation and pronunciation, and appropriate speech. Trains students through lectures, drills, and exercises. Prereq. COMM 1112.
COMM2402 – Presentation, Style and Professional Communication
Mon, Wed, Thurs – 9:15-10:20am
Develops students’ understanding and skills in presentation beyond public speaking. The integration of display technologies to accompany talks and presentations is expanded in this course. Comprises further conceptual and applied work on matching institutional objectives to presentation and presentation goals. Prereq. COMM 1112.
COMM2450 – Audio Production
Introduces the principles and practices of audio production. Emphasizes the role of preproduction in the development of various audio formats. Features hands-on production in a variety of settings. Topics include writing and adapting scripts, program design, field- and studio-based recording techniques, and postproduction procedures. Offers students an opportunity to produce material such as public service announcements (PSAs), radio advertisements, feature stories, and radio dramas. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
COMM3550 – Television Field Production
Offers advanced training in video production techniques, emphasizing remote location shooting. Includes location scouting, production budgets, writing techniques, equipment location, postproduction editing, and content analysis. Offers the opportunity to work in teams to produce and direct television using remote video equipment. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
COMM4912 – Games for change
Monday and Thursday, 11:45-1:25
This course provides students with a sound introduction to the psychological and behavioral theories of entertainment media with the goal of implementing these theories to the future design and evaluation of games for change. It focuses more on the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of video games than on pure technical aspects. It will be organized around a collection of selected readings and real-world games and discussions. The final project will be based on reflective thinking, critical evaluation, and creative application.
COMM4940 – Special Topics: Photoshop & Aftereffects for Television and Film
Tuesday – 4:30-8pm
This course delves into special effects techniques for television, movie production and web. The class will explore historical, technical, and theoretical aspects of special effects. Students will learn a myriad of fx via various applications such as Photoshop, Media Composer, After Effects, and others. Topics covered will include compositing, matte painting, multiplane animation, three dimensional lighting, particle emitters, chroma keying, motion graphics and video tracking. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
COMM4940 – Business of Entertainment
Mon, Wed, Thurs – 1:35-2:40pm
“The Business of Entertainment,” focuses on the business side of the entertainment industry, including global content distribution, entertainment law, product marketing and publicity, among other topics. This course also features an impressive list of media industry artists as guest speakers, including: Joshua Astracha (co-producer of Gosford Park), Christine Vachon (producer, Boys Don’t Cry), John Sloss (deal maker behind Napoleon Dynamite and Supersize Me), and Erik Korsh (TV producer who has developed programs for CBS, MTV, ABC Family, VH-1, and Lifetime). Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
Guest Lecturers to include:
Leslie Marshall (syndicated talk show host, frequent guest on Fox News)
Christine Vachon (Sundance Film Festival winner)
Ellis Henican (Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for Newsday)
John Sloss (Academy Award winning producer and co-founder of Film Buff)
Joshua Astrachan (Academy Award winning producer who works with Robert Altman)
MUSC1141 – Wired for Sound
Monday and Thursday, 11:45-1:25
Since the dawn of time, music has been influenced by the technological innovations of its history. Starting in the early 20th century, electricity, and later, electronics, became a key motivating force in music both in composing and performing, and later even in listening. This course will explore the use of electronics in music of various styles and genres from a historical perspective, beginning in the early 20th century and moving to the present, and will examine the methods and means of electronic sound production. It will also cover the social and cultural conditions under which electric sound was able to evolve.
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MUSC2210 – Songwriting
Tuesday, Friday – 8 to 9:40am
Taught by Emmy Award-winning songwriter Prof. Brad Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers an opportunity to learn to construct songs with forward motion and memorable “hooks.”Topics include time-proven song forms, melody writing, harmonic tools, lyric writing, collaboration, and production techniques. Emphasizes the craft of writing songs for use in film and television.