CMAT 354-001 ADVANCED AUDIO PRODUCTION An intensive advanced level audio production course. Advances the student's broad audio knowledge and production abilities in creative sound recording/mixing/processing/editing and sound design. Emphasizes audio for media, applied media aesthetics, sound design and creative and artistic approaches to various types of sophisticated audio production including music recording, radio production and audio for other media (video, film, new media). Prerequisite: CMAT 234. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 435-001 DIRECTING FOR THE CAMERA Introducion to processes and skills required to plan, design and direct drama for the television/film medium. Study the formalistic elements of the medium and complete the required projects designed to provide practical experience in planning and then directing material that persuades, informs and entertains audiences. Fundamentals of the language of television/film are stressed: aesthetics and applications. Emphasis on the communication between directors and actors, effective use of the audiovisual language, camera blocking and visual storytelling. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 343. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 446-001 DIGITAL FILMMAKING Explores the art of filmmaking using digital technology. Requires producing a short film from script to the screen. Students write, produce, direct, cast, shoot and edit a short film in a genre of their choice. Film theory and techniques are explored and applied in the production. HD equipment is used for acquisition and finishing. Prerequisite: CMAT 343. Three hours per week with enhancement.
THEA 435-001 ACTING FOR THE CAMERA Examines the formalistic elements of television and fil through collaborative projects with students of directing. Emphasis is placed on detailed communication of character, intentions and conflict. May not take CMAT 435 and THEA 435 simultaneously. Performance Track Prerequisite: THEA 350. Four hours per week.