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Course ID:FILM 2000. 6 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to On-Set Film Production
Course
Description:
This course, offered in collaboration with the Georgia Film Academy, provides students with basic production techniques and skills, studio production practices, and professional preparation for working in the commercial film and television industries.
Athena Title:On Set Film Production
Nontraditional Format:Course may be taught off-site at Georgia Film Academy.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 2010. 6 hours.
Course Title:Set Construction and Scenic Painting
Course
Description:
Equips students with skills and knowledge of set construction for the film and television industries. Students participate in class projects, including mood boards, drafting, reading blueprints, architectural models, set etiquette and safety, use of power tools, carpentry, and scenic paint. Students work on and complete a collaborative final project.
Athena Title:Set Construction
Prerequisite:FILM 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 2020. 6 hours.
Course Title:Electric and Lighting
Course
Description:
Equips students with the knowledge and skills of electrical distribution and set lighting on a motion picture or television set. The course prepares for their entry and advancement in the industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready to work in film and media as entry-level set lighting technicians.
Athena Title:Electric and Lighting
Prerequisite:FILM 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 2030. 6 hours.
Course Title:Grip and Rigging
Course
Description:
Introduces students to the latest equipment and techniques for on-set grip positions. Students learn proper rigging techniques, from clamps and stands to setting up tracks for camera movements and dolly shots. Studio policies, crew communication, equipment storage and care, labor rules, safety, and etiquette are also covered.
Athena Title:Grip and Rigging
Prerequisite:FILM 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 2040. 6 hours.
Course Title:Post-Production: Avid Editing for Film and TV
Course
Description:
This editing course equips students with unique skills in digital imaging, editorial process, and storytelling for both motion picture and nonlinear productions. Upon completion, students will earn Avid Media Composer User Certification, which qualifies them for a career in post-production for film and television.
Athena Title:Editing for Film and TV
Prerequisite:FILM 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 2050. 6 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Special Effects Makeup
Course
Description:
Provides students with entry-level skills and industry-standard knowledge of practical Special Effects (SFX) Makeup for major film and television productions. Students participate in hands-on class projects, including the professional use of casting materials, makeup, sculpting, airbrushing, and safe practices.
Athena Title:Special Effects Makeup
Prerequisite:FILM 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 2120. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Cinema
Course
Description:
Film aesthetics and film as an art form, including critical viewing of selected films in laboratory, and papers on topics in film and audience values.
Athena Title:Introduction to Cinema
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(AFAM) 2130. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Directors of Color
Course
Description:
Cultural history of the most important ethnic film makers in the American cinema from the 1920's to the present, with emphasis on stories and styles of the films, as well as on the underlying economic and social contexts.
Athena Title:American Directors of Color
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4250/6250. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:History of Cinema I (1895-1945)
Course
Description:
The development of the international cinema and film practice from 1895 to 1945, with emphasis on cinema as a narrative, artistic, technological, and industrial medium.
Athena Title:History of Cinema I
Prerequisite:FILM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4260/6260. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:History of Cinema II (1945-1990)
Course
Description:
The historical study of international cinema and film practice from the World War II era to 1990, with emphasis on cinema's global narrative, artistic, technological, and industrial developments in the post-WWII and pre-digital era.
Athena Title:History of Cinema II
Prerequisite:FILM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4270/6270. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:History of Cinema III (1990-Present)
Course
Description:
The history of international film from 1990 to the present, with emphasis on cinema’s global narrative, artistic, technological, and industrial developments, including the implications of digital production and exhibition in Hollywood and beyond.
Athena Title:History of Cinema III
Prerequisite:FILM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4600/6600. 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Women and Film
Course
Description:
A survey of feminist film criticism and theory, as well as the valuable contributions of key women directors.
Athena Title:WOMEN & FILM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 4600/6600
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4620/6620. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Genre Cinema
Course
Description:
An in-depth analytical survey of one or multiple historically significant film genres.
Athena Title:Genre Cinema
Prerequisite:FILM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(LACS) 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Latin American Film and Media
Course
Description:
A historical survey of cinema and related audio(visual) media, including radio, television, and digital media, in Latin America. The course traces the role played by cinema and media in nation-building in Latin American countries as well as the relationship between film aesthetics, politics, and globalization.
Athena Title:Lat Am Film/Med
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FILM 4640I, LACS 4640I or FILM 6640I, LACS 6640I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(LACS) 4640I/6640I. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Latin American Film and Media
Course
Description:
A historical survey of cinema and related audio(visual) media, including radio, television, and digital media, in Latin America. The course traces the role played by cinema and media in nation-building in Latin American countries as well as the relationship between film aesthetics, politics, and globalization.
Athena Title:Lat Am Film/Med
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FILM 4640, LACS 4640 or FILM 6640, LACS 6640
Nontraditional Format:Students enrolled in the I-suffix version of the course will complete a list of primary and secondary readings in Spanish, which total at least 25 percent of the number of total readings assigned, in lieu of the English-language material assigned for those class meetings. These students will also write their term papers (7-9 pages) in Spanish and meet once a month with the instructor and their fellow I-suffix classmates for a required fifty-minute discussion section in Spanish, to be scheduled outside of class/lab hours by agreement with the instructor.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4650/6650. 3 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:French Film History
Course
Description:
History of major films, directors, and movements in French cinema from 1895 to present.
Athena Title:French Film History
Prerequisite:FILM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4660/6660. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Animation
Course
Description:
History of major techniques, films, directors, and movements in motion picture animation from 1895 to present. Emphasis on narrative and representational strategies.
Athena Title:History of Animation
Prerequisite:FILM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4670/6670. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Film Technology and Style
Course
Description:
History of major technological inventions in cinema and the results on narrative film style.
Athena Title:Film Technology and Style
Prerequisite:FILM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4680/6680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to DV Production
Course
Description:
Essential filmmaking techniques, the basic digital video (DV) production process and procedures. A basic technical foundation in DV cinematography, sound, and editing. Student will learn basic crew responsibilities and how to collaborate as a team and be prepared for more advanced production courses.
Athena Title:Intro to DV Product
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 5640/7640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directing for the Cinema
Course
Description:
An advanced course in digital video production, with emphasis on visual storytelling techniques. Students will build on all the skills necessary to take an idea to the screen, from the initial script breakdown to advanced post-production techniques.
Athena Title:Directing for the Cinema
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in one
Prerequisite:FILM 4680/6680 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 5700/7700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Film/Media
Course
Description:
Under the supervision and approval of an advisor, students perform the duties of an internship within film, television, animation, and media. Students report to work as required by their employers, maintain a record of duties, and write a final paper summarizing their experiences and responsibilities.
Athena Title:Internship in Film/Media
Nontraditional Format:Students arrange an appropriate work schedule with their on- site supervisor.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 5900/7900. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Film Theory
Course
Description:
An introduction to 100 years of film theory and criticism. Students are introduced to key concepts and major figures from Classical Film Theory (Eisenstein, Arnheim, Bazin) through Structuralism, Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Cognitive Studies.
Athena Title:Film Theory
Prerequisite:FILM 4250/6250 or FILM 4260/6260
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Proseminar in Film and TV Writing and Production
Course
Description:
A thorough overview of practical production practices, plus critical and cultural contexts for screenwriting, directing, and producing in film and television today. Students research and report on exemplary writing, directing, and producing test cases, including analysis of creative decisions, labor laws, and studio practices.
Athena Title:Proseminar Film and TV Writing
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 6045. 4 hours.
Course Title:Post Production I
Course
Description:
Development and practice of editing theory and style and the planning and sequence of efficient post-production workflow. An analysis of the evolution of editing aesthetics in the planning and visualization of moving pictures in preproduction, production, and postproduction.
Athena Title:Post Production I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 6280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Audio Production
Course
Description:
Development and practice of sound recording, sound design, and audio production techniques. Creative editing, sound layering, multi-track mixing of dialogue, music, and sound effects to achieve sonic styling for entertainment media.
Athena Title:Audio Production
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 7045. 3 hours.
Course Title:Post Production II
Course
Description:
This course builds upon the principles learned in Post Production I. Organizing, planning, designing, and refining visual effects and color correction for entertainment media.
Athena Title:Post Production II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 7400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Film and Television Practicum
Course
Description:
Students work closely with a faculty mentor and classmates to propose and produce a professional trailer or commercial for potential films or television pilots. Students pitch their idea to the instructor and class; complete a budget and production plan; arrange crew, location, and equipment requirements; shoot, edit, and add soundtracks. The trailers and commercials may be team projects or individual productions.
Athena Title:Film and Television Practicum
Nontraditional Format:Practicum.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 7800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Film Production
Course
Description:
Digital video production, with emphasis on directorial creativity and professional-level post-production techniques. Students participate in personal and/or small group projects from the proposed idea through scripting, pre-production, production, editing, and sound mixing for a completed short film project, demonstrating knowledge and skills in these areas.
Athena Title:Advanced Film Production
Prerequisite:FILM 5640/7640 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Film History
Course
Description:
Study of major issues in cinema history (movements, national cinemas, directors, eras, or technologies).
Athena Title:Seminar in Film History
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 8400. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Film Theory and Criticism
Course
Description:
Study of major topics in cinema theory and criticism. Narrative, gender, authorship, psychoanalysis, ideology, spectatorship, structural vs. poststructural, and/or cognitive.
Athena Title:Seminar Film Theory and Crit
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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