MMFP Multimedia Film and Production

MMFP   2331   Media Production I

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

This introductory course teaches the basic principles and essential tools of visual production through the use of camera, lighting, editing and storyboarding. Students are expected to participate in laboratory activities and will produce a limited number of short form productions.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

MMFP   2335   Introduction to Media Writing

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

This course provides foundational principles and techniques in a variety of applications of multimedia writing.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

Corequisite(s): MMFP   2336.

MMFP   2336   Audio Production and Sound Design

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

Audio Production and Sound Design is a skills based course that introduces students to basic recording techniques, audio editing and sound design for multimedia outlets including radio, television, film and internet. Students are required to write scripts that will be used in production assignments. This course focuses on the role of audio in media storytelling.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   2332.

Corequisite(s): MMFP   2335.

MMFP   3030   Selected Multimedia Topics

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

This course offers various topics in specialized areas of multimedia study.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   2331 or Permission of Instructor and Departmental approval.

MMFP   3234   Directing For Screen

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

Students will learn the techniques for working with actors for screen performance with particular focus on film acting. Auditioning, screen tests, and casting will also be discussed. Students will direct a minimum of three individual scenes for video.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   3331.

MMFP   3331   Media Production II

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

This is a production course that further advances storytelling, including all steps of the production process: planning, management, time line, shot scripting, location lighting, sound, and aesthetic enhancement. Students will work individually and collaboratively in the creation of short and longer form productions.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   2331 and MMFP   2336 or MMJ   3231.

MMFP   3431   Broadcast Performance

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

Broadcast Performance provides a student with techniques to become a more effective oral and visual communicator. Course content includes techniques in analyzing and improving voice, pronunciation, inflection and articulation. Students will also learn announcing techniques that are required in a variety of applications, such as news reporting, commercial delivery, interviewing, sports casting and narration.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COMM   1110 and MMFP   2336 or MMJ   3231.

MMFP   3436   Advanced Audio Production

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

Advanced Audio Production introduces students to advanced recording and audio editing techniques. Students will plan, develop and produce a wide range of audio production types in long-form areas such as news, documentary, or uses of music and special effects to support drama and/or visual sound track activities. Final projects are expected to be of the quality necessary for public airing and submission to competitions.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   2331 and MMFP   2335 and MMFP   2336.

MMFP   3531   Screenwriting for Film and Television

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

Students will demonstrate the ability to develop scripted film and television content utilizing industry standard formatting. Students will further demonstrate the ability to adapt scripted film and television content for diverse audiences. The course work will include written assignments, critiques and revisions leading to the completion of original scripts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   2335.

MMFP   3533   Narrative Film Production

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

Collaborating in small crews of four or five, students produce and edit original short fictional film and television content, based on scripts developed in previous major courses. Students demonstrate the ability to wear multiple technical and aesthetic hats when performing crewmember positions in independent style productions. Course work will investigate the multiple safety and operational functions of crew positions as well as independent alternatives to the Hollywood genre, blockbuster, and large-scale production systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   3331.

MMFP   4090   Multimedia Applications

1-2 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This is a laboratory course in which multimedia majors utilize and refine knowledge attained in previous courses to produce professional-quality audio, video or film productions. Students produce projects and work collaboratively with classmates in meeting deadlines and producing materials that are suitable for distribution via campus broadcast or Web outlets. Students must complete a minimum of two semesters in the course, with the first semester equating to one hour of course credit, and the second semester to two hours -- for a total of three hours of course credit.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   3331.

MMFP   4135   Lighting and Cinematography

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

Through lecture, readings, screenings, discussions, workshops and hands-on projects, this course teaches advanced techniques and styles of lighting and cinematography. Classes explore the language and aesthetics of visual storytelling and ways in which movement, lenses, exposure, lighting setups, camera settings and post production techniques affect the digital image. Over the course of the semester, students will shoot footage with the goal of producing a professional portfolio of work.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   2331 and MMFP   3331.

MMFP   4331   Sports Production

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

Sports Production provides a student with the techniques to produce/direct video productions of live sporting events along with the skills needed to operate the equipment associated with such productions. Course content includes techniques for producing/directing, operations of cameras, audio mixing, graphic replay, and switching equipment for a variety of live sports video coverage.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: MMFP   2331 and MMFP   2336 and MMJ   3231 or MMFP   3331.

MMFP   4335   Documentary Writing and Production

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

Through lecture, readings, screenings, discussions, workshops and hands-on projects, this course focuses on the aesthetic and technical fundamentals of documentary writing and production. Students will engage in theoretical and ethical issues of documentary and gain practical experience by researching, writing, planning and producing an original documentary project.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   2335 and MMFP   3331.

MMFP   4337   Digital Media Post Production

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

Through lecture, readings, screenings discussions, workshops and hands-on projects, this course teaches advanced concepts and techniques in non-linear digital video editing. Over the course of the semester, students will edit a variety of fiction and non-fiction film and video projects and gain practical post production experience including audio sweetening, color correction and special effects. Productions will be suitable for television and Web broadcast.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   3331.

MMFP   4431   Senior Project I

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

This is the first course in an advanced two-semester sequence in which each student works as part of a team in the creation of a radio documentary, corporate training or narrative film, or TV pilot or documentary. This course focuses on production conceptualization, scriptwriting and storyboarding, production management, set and costume design and a creation of a production timeline. In addition, students will submit a portfolio and production reel of their previous work and pass a comprehensive exam that documents their grasp of knowledge and skills they have learned during their four-year program of study.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   3331.

MMFP   4432   Senior Project II

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

This is the second course in an advanced two course sequence in which each student works as part of a team in the completion of an audio documentary, corporate training or narrative film, or TV pilot or documentary. Students will audio record and edit and/or video shoot and edit, create a business and marketing plan, develop a promotional website and premier the work at a public screening.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MMFP   4431.

MMFP   4791   Multimedia Film or Production Internship

3,6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This optional internship is open only to MMC majors who have earned 2.75 total institution GPA. Faculty will place student applicants in approved electronic media facility. This course requires 300 clock hours of approved and supervised site activity during the semester. A maximum of six hours of internship credit may be applied toward the MMC major.

Prerequisite(s): Department approval.

MMFP   4792   Multimedia Film or Production Internship

3,6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This internship course is open to MMC majors who have earned a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Faculty will place student applicants in approved media facilities. Students must complete a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised work during the semester and a research paper to qualify for credit.

Prerequisite(s): 2.75 cumulative GPA and department approval.

MMFP   4891   Directed Multimedia Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students conduct in-depth research and produce a multimedia project, such as a term paper, audio or video production or web content. Students may enroll for one to three hours of credit and may take the course more than once, but not for a credit hour total that exceeds three hours. The course design must be approved by the instructor and the department chair before course registration. This course cannot replace required major courses, but may be utilized as an upper division major elective credit.

Prerequisite(s): 2.75 cumulative GPA and department approval.