This course provides an introduction to creativity through discussion and project-based learning. The course provides overview and practice of creative processes (e.g. ideation, research, empathy, proto-typing, etc), in-depth discussion of the theological foundations for creativity, and practice for developing creative habits. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
DES110-A
Bautista, Stephen J.
01/08/2024 W 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L249
DES110-B
Bautista, Stephen J.
01/08/2024 W 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L249
DES110-E
Bol, Allison M.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus P280
DES110-C
Ward, Nancy G.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L247
DES110-D
Ward, Nancy G.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L247
DES110-E
Ward, Nancy G.
09/03/2024 MW 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU ART2
DES110-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MW 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM The Village at CBU ART2
DES110-D
Ward, Nancy G.
09/03/2024 MW 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU ART2
DES110-B
Dietrich, David D.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
DES110-A
Dietrich, David D.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
DES110-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus
DES110-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus
DES110-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus
DES110-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course offers an introduction to methods and approaches for the study of film. Students will learn film terminology and its effective application in film analysis. Students also will develop, maintain, and improve strategies for close-reading individual shots and sequences, interpreting cinematic narrative and technique, and for negotiating various critical and theoretical paradigms of film study. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM105-A
Berry, Joel P.
01/08/2024 W 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-B
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-B
Welch, Tyler D.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-C
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course studies the development of film history from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up to the present day. As the growth of cinema has been a global phenomenon, we will look at major films, filmmakers, and film movements in the United States and around the world. Pre- or Co- Requisites: ENG 123 and FLM 105. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM150-A
Welch, Tyler D.
01/08/2024 W 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course introduces students to the major areas and concepts of film theory and criticism, from their inception in the early twentieth century to the present. It examines how various film theories, as part of a long-standing tradition of critical reflections on life and the arts in general, evolve and interact with one another and with neighboring discourses, nationally and internationally. Knowledge and skills gained in this class will prepare students for further upper-division film courses, in which film theory and criticism will function as important analytical tools. Prerequisites: FLM 105 and 150. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM250-A
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 W 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Yeager Center B110

 

World Cinema is an advanced course focusing on films made outside of North America and their socio-historical contexts. It looks at cinematic history and practice in diverse nations and introduces students to a range of non-Hollywood film styles and forms, including popular and art cinemas, from across the globe. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM450-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This three-unit senior capstone project serves to assess the subject matter competence of the Film Studies major. During the semester, students will compose a philosophy statement, compile a portfolio of previous work, and complete a capstone paper or film project. The class meets with its instructor one hour per week while completing the tasks of the course. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of the College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM499-A
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B111
FLM499-B
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 M 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM499-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 M 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM TBA

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Film and Screen Media Studies
  • Film Post Production
  • Film Production
  • Screenwriting

Film and Screen Media Studies (21 units)

Core Requirements

With attention to theories about authorship and the auteur, this course surveys the work of one or two major directors. This course may treat a canonical auteur, such as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, or Akira Kurosawa, or may focus upon figures historically marginalized within cinema studies, such Oscar Micheaux, Ida Lupino, or Sam Fuller. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM340-A
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110

Independent Film and Counter-cinema is an advanced course that studies diverse film texts considered "independent" while examining the varied and constantly evolving definition of independent film. In addition, the course investigates counter-cinema-film that actively opposes mainstream cinema, offering alternative discourses-and explores the complex relationship between independent film and counter-cinema. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM420-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This advanced course focuses on diverse texts and theories regarding adaptation and intertextuality as they impact film and other media. The course explores the ways in which texts are adapted from one medium into other media and the ways in which texts intersect and communicate with one another. The complex manner in which adaptation and intertextuality function in our media-saturated, global culture is investigated. Texts that might be examined in this course include films, video games, television shows, novels, comics/graphic novels, operas, and musicals. Course content will vary. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

 

Elective Requirements

Complete nine (9) additional units from the following:

Film as Visual Art is a study of masterworks of cinematic art with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and cultural influences. The class will examine selected International cinematic classics, focusing on the film's director, or 'auteur'. The French idea of "camera as stylo" (pen) will be explored through the film director's use of camera angles, composition, editing and lighting will be explored will be deconstructed, in a manner consistent with traditional forms of visual art. Also under consideration will be the way that these visual elements stand in dynamic/creative tension with the visual culture of their national origin or context. Included in this would be fashion, art, politics and philosophy. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ART385-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab

This course builds on a foundational understanding of creativity's process and purpose. The aim of the course is for students to apply these foundations to the act of completing interdisciplinary creative projects in context. Additional course fee. Prerequisite: DES 110. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-C
Lippire, Kristine
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park C34B
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This introduction to genre studies will survey the development of at least one major film genre, such as the Western, the romantic comedy, the war film, or film noir. Alternatively, several genres may be covered in one semester. Assigned films will be accompanied by readings in relevant critical and literary texts. Contact professor for specific content information. Prerequisite: FLM 105 or 150. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

National Cinema is an advanced course focusing on the most significant films and filmmakers of one country. It looks at cinematic history and practice in the nation being covered and may include a consideration of popular, independent, and/or art film. The course may cover the entire history of cinema in one nation or focus on a particular type of film or cinematic movement in one country. Special attention will be paid to the socio-historical contexts of the films assigned during the course. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing for the screen. The elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema will be studied. Students will learn how to construct screenplays by closely examining produced films, reading film scripts, and writing their own short screenplays. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of the three-act act structure, dramatic action, character arc, the revision process, and an introduction to the business of screenwriting. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished a twenty- to thirty-page screenplay for a short film suitable for production. Prerequisites: ENG 113 and FLM 105. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM301-B
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM301-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course is an intermediate level treatment of the principles of writing for the screen. It expands on the concepts covered in FLM 301 - Basic Screenwriting, deepening the students' knowledge of the elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema while building the students' skills in the development of these elements in their own writing. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished screenplay for a one-hour film. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This survey course offers a unique opportunity to screen and study technically innovative and culturally significant feature films from China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Special attention will be given to the diverse genres in Asian cinema and the dynamic interactions between filmmaking and socio-historical transformation. An East-West comparative approach will be encouraged. Prerequisites: FLM 105 and 150. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course centers on the close reading of both religious and secular filmic texts in order to better understand the ideology that is wrapped within these artifacts of culture. Students will describe and analyze how these cinematic texts communicate both Christian and anti-Christian philosophical and theological arguments, which have the power to shape the horizons of the mind and impact culture. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This is a course centers on the legendary Sundance Film Festival, including attendance of the festival in Park City, Utah, in conjunction with Fuller Seminary's Windrider Forum, which brings together students from Christian universities all over the US for a colloquium on the relationship between Christianity (and spirituality more generally) and cinema. Prerequisite: Film Major or Minor. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM320-B
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center B111

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing the for streaming media. Students will be immersed in what makes for a successful series comedy or drama script: premise, character, story, scene writing, and dialogue. Several past and current series from broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms will be analyzed throughout the semester. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of writing the scripted series and an introduction to the business of scripted series writing and production. By the end of the semester, students will have written a polished pilot episode script suitable for production. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM370-A
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center B110

This course introduces students to an overview of the film industry broadly and examines the evolving structures of development, production, and distribution for a worldwide market. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM390-A
Pickering, Alex G.
09/03/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This is a course in the art of writing a feature-length film script based on a piece of literature or other literary material. Contemporary feature film structure paradigms will be reviewed as the student (individually or in pairs) crafts their own feature-length screenplay from a self-selected literary source. The art of the studio "pitch" used to sell a screenplay also will be reviewed and practiced. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM403-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

Students participate in an internship experience in some aspect of the Hollywood film or television industry. These are nonpaying positions that may be part of an actual Hollywood film or television production, or similar entertainment industry experience with development companies, agencies, producers, etc. Unit value will vary in relation to time commitment and the individual's learning contract. Students will be supervised by a member of the Film Studies faculty. Prerequisites: FLM 250 and Junior status. (1-15 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

An introduction to the production of visual storytelling content. Each student will write, direct, and edit a series of exploratory production exercises. The primary emphasis is on telling a compelling story by employing basic cinematography, lighting, editing, sound and on-camera talent to involve an audience emotionally with the characters on screen. This course is restricted to Film majors and minors only. Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 105. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP170-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab 103

A study of advanced cinematic storytelling principles as they are expressed through editing. This course analyzes examples from important films and other media that demonstrate how rhythm, timing, pace, emotion, sound, and other dramatic aesthetics affect the viewer's perceptions and the success of the sequence. Each student will develop technical skills through weekly editing assignments and the completion of a complex editing project. Students learn skills and techniques of cinematic storytelling via the editing and post production processes. The course emphasizes proficiency using a nonlinear editing system, the history of significant achievement in editing, and the editor's unique role in the post production process. (3 units; Spring

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP180-A
Pickering, Alex G.
01/08/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

This class will approach film production from prep to post from the perspective of the independent film producer. This will include introductory workshops on all the different departments, including technical areas such as grip, electric, and camera. The students will learn how to break down and budget a script, schedule a shoot, create and fill out paper work such as deal memos, call sheets, contracts, location scouting, and holding auditions. Pre-requisite: FLP 170; Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 301. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP306-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

An introduction to the fundamental tools and principles used by cinematographers to create digital or film images generated from the context of the story. Curriculum covers visualization, digital manipulation, sensitometry, filters and lenses, lighting, color, processing procedures, camera systems, special effects, and image control. Prerequisite: FLP 306. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP360-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course explores a range of ideas, methods, and theories of narrative film directing. While helping students understand the director's complex functions in the creative process of directing, the course mainly focuses on the study of and practice in two areas: directing the camera and directing actors. Significant time is devoted to the understanding of acting and working with actors (casting, rehearsal, character development, and performing for the camera). Students will work in groups on a series of focused short projects to build the creative experience step by step. Pre-requisite: FLP 360. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP406-A
Dietrich, David D.
09/03/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

Introduction to analog and digital audio recording and ProTools recording software. Topics covered will include microphone techniques, signal flow, recording consoles, sound capture and basic sound editing. Recording of vocal and instruments will be covered. Practicum hours required. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS386-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS386-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

This course provides a foundation for the student actor and designer in the materials, tools, and application techniques of stage and film makeup. Students will develop skills in brush and sponge application techniques, the design of old age and character specific facial alterations, historical makeup effects and three-dimensional appliances. Students will develop an appreciation of relative viewing distance in the level of subtlety of makeup effects for theatre versus film. Each student will assemble a makeup kit that will be used to prepare projects in class and for productions. Additional lab fee. (2 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE113-A
Lyons, Lee A
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Adams Business Park B10D

 

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Film and Screen Media Studies
  • Film Post Production
  • Film Production
  • Screenwriting

Film Post Production (36 units)

Core Requirements

This course builds on a foundational understanding of creativity's process and purpose. The aim of the course is for students to apply these foundations to the act of completing interdisciplinary creative projects in context. Additional course fee. Prerequisite: DES 110. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-C
Lippire, Kristine
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park C34B
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing for the screen. The elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema will be studied. Students will learn how to construct screenplays by closely examining produced films, reading film scripts, and writing their own short screenplays. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of the three-act act structure, dramatic action, character arc, the revision process, and an introduction to the business of screenwriting. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished a twenty- to thirty-page screenplay for a short film suitable for production. Prerequisites: ENG 113 and FLM 105. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM301-B
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM301-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

An introduction to the production of visual storytelling content. Each student will write, direct, and edit a series of exploratory production exercises. The primary emphasis is on telling a compelling story by employing basic cinematography, lighting, editing, sound and on-camera talent to involve an audience emotionally with the characters on screen. This course is restricted to Film majors and minors only. Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 105. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP170-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab 103

A study of advanced cinematic storytelling principles as they are expressed through editing. This course analyzes examples from important films and other media that demonstrate how rhythm, timing, pace, emotion, sound, and other dramatic aesthetics affect the viewer's perceptions and the success of the sequence. Each student will develop technical skills through weekly editing assignments and the completion of a complex editing project. Students learn skills and techniques of cinematic storytelling via the editing and post production processes. The course emphasizes proficiency using a nonlinear editing system, the history of significant achievement in editing, and the editor's unique role in the post production process. (3 units; Spring

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP180-A
Pickering, Alex G.
01/08/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course builds a foundation for advanced 3D environmental modeling, photorealistic rendering, stylistic shading, and effects processes. Students will build upon fundamental techniques to create professional quality imagery and motion with industry standard software such as Cinema 4D and Element 3D. Working is a typical design studio pipeline, students will work with NURBS modeling and mesh editing for hard surface and organic objects; texture mapping, special effects including effectors, dynamics, and multiple emitters; optimization techniques; and a variety of compositing methods to create both artistic works and commercial products. Prerequisite: EGR 121, FLP 170, or DES 102. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
GDM351-A
Biermann, Brett C
09/03/2024 T 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM Adams Business Park B8
GDM351-A
Biermann, Brett C
01/13/2025 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Adams Business Park

This course teaches students the primary skills and processes used in the visual effects (VFX) industry. Students will learn basic compositing and how to integrate computer graphics and 3D components with live action in a methodology that simulates standard VFX production pipelines. Prerequisite: EGR 121 or FLP 170 or GDM 215. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
GDM352-A
Biermann, Brett C
09/03/2024 T 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Adams Business Park B8

Introduction to audio post-production and editing for visual media. Methods for sound synchronization, dialogue recording, editing and mixing, and sound effects will be covered. Students will produce short projects applying course content to short films and advertisements. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS377-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS377-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/13/2025 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Introduction to analog and digital audio recording and ProTools recording software. Topics covered will include microphone techniques, signal flow, recording consoles, sound capture and basic sound editing. Recording of vocal and instruments will be covered. Practicum hours required. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS386-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS386-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Integration of audio and studio technology in post-production. Topics include dialogue replacement, sound effects design and editing, Foley, surround sound mixing and music score production. Practicum hours required. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS487-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS487-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

 

Film Studies Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) additional units from the following:

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This introduction to genre studies will survey the development of at least one major film genre, such as the Western, the romantic comedy, the war film, or film noir. Alternatively, several genres may be covered in one semester. Assigned films will be accompanied by readings in relevant critical and literary texts. Contact professor for specific content information. Prerequisite: FLM 105 or 150. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

National Cinema is an advanced course focusing on the most significant films and filmmakers of one country. It looks at cinematic history and practice in the nation being covered and may include a consideration of popular, independent, and/or art film. The course may cover the entire history of cinema in one nation or focus on a particular type of film or cinematic movement in one country. Special attention will be paid to the socio-historical contexts of the films assigned during the course. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This survey course offers a unique opportunity to screen and study technically innovative and culturally significant feature films from China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Special attention will be given to the diverse genres in Asian cinema and the dynamic interactions between filmmaking and socio-historical transformation. An East-West comparative approach will be encouraged. Prerequisites: FLM 105 and 150. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course centers on the close reading of both religious and secular filmic texts in order to better understand the ideology that is wrapped within these artifacts of culture. Students will describe and analyze how these cinematic texts communicate both Christian and anti-Christian philosophical and theological arguments, which have the power to shape the horizons of the mind and impact culture. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This is a course centers on the legendary Sundance Film Festival, including attendance of the festival in Park City, Utah, in conjunction with Fuller Seminary's Windrider Forum, which brings together students from Christian universities all over the US for a colloquium on the relationship between Christianity (and spirituality more generally) and cinema. Prerequisite: Film Major or Minor. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM320-B
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center B111

With attention to theories about authorship and the auteur, this course surveys the work of one or two major directors. This course may treat a canonical auteur, such as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, or Akira Kurosawa, or may focus upon figures historically marginalized within cinema studies, such Oscar Micheaux, Ida Lupino, or Sam Fuller. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM340-A
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110

This course introduces students to an overview of the film industry broadly and examines the evolving structures of development, production, and distribution for a worldwide market. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM390-A
Pickering, Alex G.
09/03/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

Independent Film and Counter-cinema is an advanced course that studies diverse film texts considered "independent" while examining the varied and constantly evolving definition of independent film. In addition, the course investigates counter-cinema-film that actively opposes mainstream cinema, offering alternative discourses-and explores the complex relationship between independent film and counter-cinema. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM420-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This advanced course focuses on diverse texts and theories regarding adaptation and intertextuality as they impact film and other media. The course explores the ways in which texts are adapted from one medium into other media and the ways in which texts intersect and communicate with one another. The complex manner in which adaptation and intertextuality function in our media-saturated, global culture is investigated. Texts that might be examined in this course include films, video games, television shows, novels, comics/graphic novels, operas, and musicals. Course content will vary. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

 

Film Production Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) additional units from the following: 

Film as Visual Art is a study of masterworks of cinematic art with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and cultural influences. The class will examine selected International cinematic classics, focusing on the film's director, or 'auteur'. The French idea of "camera as stylo" (pen) will be explored through the film director's use of camera angles, composition, editing and lighting will be explored will be deconstructed, in a manner consistent with traditional forms of visual art. Also under consideration will be the way that these visual elements stand in dynamic/creative tension with the visual culture of their national origin or context. Included in this would be fashion, art, politics and philosophy. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ART385-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab

Students participate in an internship experience in some aspect of the Hollywood film or television industry. These are nonpaying positions that may be part of an actual Hollywood film or television production, or similar entertainment industry experience with development companies, agencies, producers, etc. Unit value will vary in relation to time commitment and the individual's learning contract. Students will be supervised by a member of the Film Studies faculty. Prerequisites: FLM 250 and Junior status. (1-15 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This class will approach film production from prep to post from the perspective of the independent film producer. This will include introductory workshops on all the different departments, including technical areas such as grip, electric, and camera. The students will learn how to break down and budget a script, schedule a shoot, create and fill out paper work such as deal memos, call sheets, contracts, location scouting, and holding auditions. Pre-requisite: FLP 170; Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 301. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP306-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

An introduction to the fundamental tools and principles used by cinematographers to create digital or film images generated from the context of the story. Curriculum covers visualization, digital manipulation, sensitometry, filters and lenses, lighting, color, processing procedures, camera systems, special effects, and image control. Prerequisite: FLP 306. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP360-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Film Lab 103

With the ubiquity of mobile devices and the mainstream adoption of wearables, there is an additive digital layer of structured data viewable in mixed reality environments such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). This course provides students with an overview of the history and evolution of these technologies, their convergence, and how to build basic mixed reality applications for such domains as the arts, design visualization, architecture, fashion, and other artistic and commercial use cases. Students will use industry standard programs such as Unity 3D and Snapchat Lens. Prerequisite: GDM 351. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
GDM354-A
Biermann, Brett C
01/08/2024 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Adams Business Park B8
GDM354-A
Biermann, Brett C
01/13/2025 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Adams Business Park B8

This course will examine film music, primarily American, from its origins in the "silent" film era, through the Golden Age of Hollywood, to the present day. An emphasis will be placed upon the study of individual composers and their contributions to the genre. In the belief that "music is a mirror of the society that created it," historical trends of the 20th and 21st century will also be examined. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS309-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
01/13/2025 - TBA

Course builds upon Audio Recording and Studio Techniques II, exploring advanced studio recording and editing. Topics covered will include signal routing, DAW, digital signal processors, and recording of larger ensembles and diverse instruments. Practicum hours required. Prerequisite: MUS 386. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS387-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS387-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS387-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS387-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

This course provides a foundation for the student actor and designer in the materials, tools, and application techniques of stage and film makeup. Students will develop skills in brush and sponge application techniques, the design of old age and character specific facial alterations, historical makeup effects and three-dimensional appliances. Students will develop an appreciation of relative viewing distance in the level of subtlety of makeup effects for theatre versus film. Each student will assemble a makeup kit that will be used to prepare projects in class and for productions. Additional lab fee. (2 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE113-A
Lyons, Lee A
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Adams Business Park B10D

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Film and Screen Media Studies
  • Film Post Production
  • Film Production
  • Screenwriting

Film Production (36 units)

Core Requirements

This course builds on a foundational understanding of creativity's process and purpose. The aim of the course is for students to apply these foundations to the act of completing interdisciplinary creative projects in context. Additional course fee. Prerequisite: DES 110. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-C
Lippire, Kristine
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park C34B
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing for the screen. The elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema will be studied. Students will learn how to construct screenplays by closely examining produced films, reading film scripts, and writing their own short screenplays. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of the three-act act structure, dramatic action, character arc, the revision process, and an introduction to the business of screenwriting. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished a twenty- to thirty-page screenplay for a short film suitable for production. Prerequisites: ENG 113 and FLM 105. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM301-B
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM301-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course introduces students to an overview of the film industry broadly and examines the evolving structures of development, production, and distribution for a worldwide market. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM390-A
Pickering, Alex G.
09/03/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

An introduction to the production of visual storytelling content. Each student will write, direct, and edit a series of exploratory production exercises. The primary emphasis is on telling a compelling story by employing basic cinematography, lighting, editing, sound and on-camera talent to involve an audience emotionally with the characters on screen. This course is restricted to Film majors and minors only. Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 105. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP170-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab 103

A study of advanced cinematic storytelling principles as they are expressed through editing. This course analyzes examples from important films and other media that demonstrate how rhythm, timing, pace, emotion, sound, and other dramatic aesthetics affect the viewer's perceptions and the success of the sequence. Each student will develop technical skills through weekly editing assignments and the completion of a complex editing project. Students learn skills and techniques of cinematic storytelling via the editing and post production processes. The course emphasizes proficiency using a nonlinear editing system, the history of significant achievement in editing, and the editor's unique role in the post production process. (3 units; Spring

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP180-A
Pickering, Alex G.
01/08/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

This class will approach film production from prep to post from the perspective of the independent film producer. This will include introductory workshops on all the different departments, including technical areas such as grip, electric, and camera. The students will learn how to break down and budget a script, schedule a shoot, create and fill out paper work such as deal memos, call sheets, contracts, location scouting, and holding auditions. Pre-requisite: FLP 170; Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 301. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP306-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110

An introduction to the fundamental tools and principles used by cinematographers to create digital or film images generated from the context of the story. Curriculum covers visualization, digital manipulation, sensitometry, filters and lenses, lighting, color, processing procedures, camera systems, special effects, and image control. Prerequisite: FLP 306. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP360-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course explores a range of ideas, methods, and theories of narrative film directing. While helping students understand the director's complex functions in the creative process of directing, the course mainly focuses on the study of and practice in two areas: directing the camera and directing actors. Significant time is devoted to the understanding of acting and working with actors (casting, rehearsal, character development, and performing for the camera). Students will work in groups on a series of focused short projects to build the creative experience step by step. Pre-requisite: FLP 360. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLP406-A
Dietrich, David D.
09/03/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

Introduction to analog and digital audio recording and ProTools recording software. Topics covered will include microphone techniques, signal flow, recording consoles, sound capture and basic sound editing. Recording of vocal and instruments will be covered. Practicum hours required. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS386-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS386-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138
Film Studies Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) additional units from the following:

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This introduction to genre studies will survey the development of at least one major film genre, such as the Western, the romantic comedy, the war film, or film noir. Alternatively, several genres may be covered in one semester. Assigned films will be accompanied by readings in relevant critical and literary texts. Contact professor for specific content information. Prerequisite: FLM 105 or 150. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

National Cinema is an advanced course focusing on the most significant films and filmmakers of one country. It looks at cinematic history and practice in the nation being covered and may include a consideration of popular, independent, and/or art film. The course may cover the entire history of cinema in one nation or focus on a particular type of film or cinematic movement in one country. Special attention will be paid to the socio-historical contexts of the films assigned during the course. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This survey course offers a unique opportunity to screen and study technically innovative and culturally significant feature films from China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Special attention will be given to the diverse genres in Asian cinema and the dynamic interactions between filmmaking and socio-historical transformation. An East-West comparative approach will be encouraged. Prerequisites: FLM 105 and 150. (3 units; As offered)

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This course centers on the close reading of both religious and secular filmic texts in order to better understand the ideology that is wrapped within these artifacts of culture. Students will describe and analyze how these cinematic texts communicate both Christian and anti-Christian philosophical and theological arguments, which have the power to shape the horizons of the mind and impact culture. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This is a course centers on the legendary Sundance Film Festival, including attendance of the festival in Park City, Utah, in conjunction with Fuller Seminary's Windrider Forum, which brings together students from Christian universities all over the US for a colloquium on the relationship between Christianity (and spirituality more generally) and cinema. Prerequisite: Film Major or Minor. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM320-B
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center B111

With attention to theories about authorship and the auteur, this course surveys the work of one or two major directors. This course may treat a canonical auteur, such as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, or Akira Kurosawa, or may focus upon figures historically marginalized within cinema studies, such Oscar Micheaux, Ida Lupino, or Sam Fuller. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM340-A
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

Independent Film and Counter-cinema is an advanced course that studies diverse film texts considered "independent" while examining the varied and constantly evolving definition of independent film. In addition, the course investigates counter-cinema-film that actively opposes mainstream cinema, offering alternative discourses-and explores the complex relationship between independent film and counter-cinema. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM420-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This advanced course focuses on diverse texts and theories regarding adaptation and intertextuality as they impact film and other media. The course explores the ways in which texts are adapted from one medium into other media and the ways in which texts intersect and communicate with one another. The complex manner in which adaptation and intertextuality function in our media-saturated, global culture is investigated. Texts that might be examined in this course include films, video games, television shows, novels, comics/graphic novels, operas, and musicals. Course content will vary. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

 

Film Production Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) additional units from the following:

Film as Visual Art is a study of masterworks of cinematic art with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and cultural influences. The class will examine selected International cinematic classics, focusing on the film's director, or 'auteur'. The French idea of "camera as stylo" (pen) will be explored through the film director's use of camera angles, composition, editing and lighting will be explored will be deconstructed, in a manner consistent with traditional forms of visual art. Also under consideration will be the way that these visual elements stand in dynamic/creative tension with the visual culture of their national origin or context. Included in this would be fashion, art, politics and philosophy. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ART385-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab

This course is an intermediate level treatment of the principles of writing for the screen. It expands on the concepts covered in FLM 301 - Basic Screenwriting, deepening the students' knowledge of the elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema while building the students' skills in the development of these elements in their own writing. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished screenplay for a one-hour film. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing the for streaming media. Students will be immersed in what makes for a successful series comedy or drama script: premise, character, story, scene writing, and dialogue. Several past and current series from broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms will be analyzed throughout the semester. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of writing the scripted series and an introduction to the business of scripted series writing and production. By the end of the semester, students will have written a polished pilot episode script suitable for production. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM370-A
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center B110

This is a course in the art of writing a feature-length film script based on a piece of literature or other literary material. Contemporary feature film structure paradigms will be reviewed as the student (individually or in pairs) crafts their own feature-length screenplay from a self-selected literary source. The art of the studio "pitch" used to sell a screenplay also will be reviewed and practiced. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM403-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

Students participate in an internship experience in some aspect of the Hollywood film or television industry. These are nonpaying positions that may be part of an actual Hollywood film or television production, or similar entertainment industry experience with development companies, agencies, producers, etc. Unit value will vary in relation to time commitment and the individual's learning contract. Students will be supervised by a member of the Film Studies faculty. Prerequisites: FLM 250 and Junior status. (1-15 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course teaches students the primary skills and processes used in the visual effects (VFX) industry. Students will learn basic compositing and how to integrate computer graphics and 3D components with live action in a methodology that simulates standard VFX production pipelines. Prerequisite: EGR 121 or FLP 170 or GDM 215. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
GDM352-A
Biermann, Brett C
09/03/2024 T 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Adams Business Park B8

This course will examine film music, primarily American, from its origins in the "silent" film era, through the Golden Age of Hollywood, to the present day. An emphasis will be placed upon the study of individual composers and their contributions to the genre. In the belief that "music is a mirror of the society that created it," historical trends of the 20th and 21st century will also be examined. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS309-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
01/13/2025 - TBA

Introduction to audio post-production and editing for visual media. Methods for sound synchronization, dialogue recording, editing and mixing, and sound effects will be covered. Students will produce short projects applying course content to short films and advertisements. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS377-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS377-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/13/2025 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Integration of audio and studio technology in post-production. Topics include dialogue replacement, sound effects design and editing, Foley, surround sound mixing and music score production. Practicum hours required. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS487-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS487-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

This course provides a foundation for the student actor and designer in the materials, tools, and application techniques of stage and film makeup. Students will develop skills in brush and sponge application techniques, the design of old age and character specific facial alterations, historical makeup effects and three-dimensional appliances. Students will develop an appreciation of relative viewing distance in the level of subtlety of makeup effects for theatre versus film. Each student will assemble a makeup kit that will be used to prepare projects in class and for productions. Additional lab fee. (2 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE113-A
Lyons, Lee A
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Adams Business Park B10D

 

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Film and Screen Media Studies
  • Film Post Production
  • Film Production
  • Screenwriting

Screenwriting (30 units)

Core Requirements

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing for the screen. The elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema will be studied. Students will learn how to construct screenplays by closely examining produced films, reading film scripts, and writing their own short screenplays. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of the three-act act structure, dramatic action, character arc, the revision process, and an introduction to the business of screenwriting. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished a twenty- to thirty-page screenplay for a short film suitable for production. Prerequisites: ENG 113 and FLM 105. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM301-B
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM301-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course is an intermediate level treatment of the principles of writing for the screen. It expands on the concepts covered in FLM 301 - Basic Screenwriting, deepening the students' knowledge of the elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema while building the students' skills in the development of these elements in their own writing. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished screenplay for a one-hour film. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing the for streaming media. Students will be immersed in what makes for a successful series comedy or drama script: premise, character, story, scene writing, and dialogue. Several past and current series from broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms will be analyzed throughout the semester. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of writing the scripted series and an introduction to the business of scripted series writing and production. By the end of the semester, students will have written a polished pilot episode script suitable for production. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM370-A
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center B110

This is a course in the art of writing a feature-length film script based on a piece of literature or other literary material. Contemporary feature film structure paradigms will be reviewed as the student (individually or in pairs) crafts their own feature-length screenplay from a self-selected literary source. The art of the studio "pitch" used to sell a screenplay also will be reviewed and practiced. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM403-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

This advanced course focuses on diverse texts and theories regarding adaptation and intertextuality as they impact film and other media. The course explores the ways in which texts are adapted from one medium into other media and the ways in which texts intersect and communicate with one another. The complex manner in which adaptation and intertextuality function in our media-saturated, global culture is investigated. Texts that might be examined in this course include films, video games, television shows, novels, comics/graphic novels, operas, and musicals. Course content will vary. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

 

Complete one of the following courses:

An introductory study of literary terminology and the major genres of American, British, European, and multicultural literature. Focuses on critical reading and intelligent appreciation of literature and of the ways of writing about literature. Pre- or Co- Requisite: ENG 100, 101, 123, or 123E. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG201-B
Isaacs, David E.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 104
ENG201-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36A1
ENG201-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 192
ENG201-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
ENG201-B
Schneider, Thomas R.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

This course introduces the creative writer to the literary genres of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama and to the writing workshop. Students will analyze examples in each genre and apply elements of form, technique, and meaning. The course is designed to help students develop a writing voice and practice each of the major genres. Pre- or Co- Requisite: ENG 100, 101, 123, or 123E. (3 units; Fall/Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG273-A
Fullman, Joshua Scott
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 166
ENG273-B
Tronti, Jennifer
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 190
ENG273-B
Fullman, Joshua Scott
09/03/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 166
ENG273-A
Bartels Ray, Gretchen C.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG273-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG273-B
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

 

 Elective Requirements

Complete nine (9) additional units from the following:

Film as Visual Art is a study of masterworks of cinematic art with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and cultural influences. The class will examine selected International cinematic classics, focusing on the film's director, or 'auteur'. The French idea of "camera as stylo" (pen) will be explored through the film director's use of camera angles, composition, editing and lighting will be explored will be deconstructed, in a manner consistent with traditional forms of visual art. Also under consideration will be the way that these visual elements stand in dynamic/creative tension with the visual culture of their national origin or context. Included in this would be fashion, art, politics and philosophy. (3 units; As offered)

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ART385-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab

This course builds on a foundational understanding of creativity's process and purpose. The aim of the course is for students to apply these foundations to the act of completing interdisciplinary creative projects in context. Additional course fee. Prerequisite: DES 110. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B26
DES310-C
Lippire, Kristine
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park C34B
DES310-A
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-B
Kern, Christopher Paul
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B25
DES310-C
Biermann, Brett C
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B8

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

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National Cinema is an advanced course focusing on the most significant films and filmmakers of one country. It looks at cinematic history and practice in the nation being covered and may include a consideration of popular, independent, and/or art film. The course may cover the entire history of cinema in one nation or focus on a particular type of film or cinematic movement in one country. Special attention will be paid to the socio-historical contexts of the films assigned during the course. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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This survey course offers a unique opportunity to screen and study technically innovative and culturally significant feature films from China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Special attention will be given to the diverse genres in Asian cinema and the dynamic interactions between filmmaking and socio-historical transformation. An East-West comparative approach will be encouraged. Prerequisites: FLM 105 and 150. (3 units; As offered)

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This course centers on the close reading of both religious and secular filmic texts in order to better understand the ideology that is wrapped within these artifacts of culture. Students will describe and analyze how these cinematic texts communicate both Christian and anti-Christian philosophical and theological arguments, which have the power to shape the horizons of the mind and impact culture. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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This is a course centers on the legendary Sundance Film Festival, including attendance of the festival in Park City, Utah, in conjunction with Fuller Seminary's Windrider Forum, which brings together students from Christian universities all over the US for a colloquium on the relationship between Christianity (and spirituality more generally) and cinema. Prerequisite: Film Major or Minor. (3 units; Spring)

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FLM320-B
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center B111

With attention to theories about authorship and the auteur, this course surveys the work of one or two major directors. This course may treat a canonical auteur, such as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, or Akira Kurosawa, or may focus upon figures historically marginalized within cinema studies, such Oscar Micheaux, Ida Lupino, or Sam Fuller. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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FLM340-A
Croteau, Melissa
01/08/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course introduces students to an overview of the film industry broadly and examines the evolving structures of development, production, and distribution for a worldwide market. (3 units; Fall)

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FLM390-A
Pickering, Alex G.
09/03/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110

This course focuses on a different subject in the field of cinema studies each time it is offered. Designed to reflect both our rapidly changing culture and the technologically progressive nature of the film industry, this course is devoted to a critical examination of film with regard to, for example, time period, genre, theme, etc. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; As offered)

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Independent Film and Counter-cinema is an advanced course that studies diverse film texts considered "independent" while examining the varied and constantly evolving definition of independent film. In addition, the course investigates counter-cinema-film that actively opposes mainstream cinema, offering alternative discourses-and explores the complex relationship between independent film and counter-cinema. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Fall, even years)

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FLM420-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yeager Center B110

Students participate in an internship experience in some aspect of the Hollywood film or television industry. These are nonpaying positions that may be part of an actual Hollywood film or television production, or similar entertainment industry experience with development companies, agencies, producers, etc. Unit value will vary in relation to time commitment and the individual's learning contract. Students will be supervised by a member of the Film Studies faculty. Prerequisites: FLM 250 and Junior status. (1-15 units; As offered)

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An introduction to the production of visual storytelling content. Each student will write, direct, and edit a series of exploratory production exercises. The primary emphasis is on telling a compelling story by employing basic cinematography, lighting, editing, sound and on-camera talent to involve an audience emotionally with the characters on screen. This course is restricted to Film majors and minors only. Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 105. (3 units; Spring)

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FLP170-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab 103

A study of advanced cinematic storytelling principles as they are expressed through editing. This course analyzes examples from important films and other media that demonstrate how rhythm, timing, pace, emotion, sound, and other dramatic aesthetics affect the viewer's perceptions and the success of the sequence. Each student will develop technical skills through weekly editing assignments and the completion of a complex editing project. Students learn skills and techniques of cinematic storytelling via the editing and post production processes. The course emphasizes proficiency using a nonlinear editing system, the history of significant achievement in editing, and the editor's unique role in the post production process. (3 units; Spring

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FLP180-A
Pickering, Alex G.
01/08/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

This class will approach film production from prep to post from the perspective of the independent film producer. This will include introductory workshops on all the different departments, including technical areas such as grip, electric, and camera. The students will learn how to break down and budget a script, schedule a shoot, create and fill out paper work such as deal memos, call sheets, contracts, location scouting, and holding auditions. Pre-requisite: FLP 170; Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLM 301. (3 units; Fall)

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FLP306-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

An introduction to the fundamental tools and principles used by cinematographers to create digital or film images generated from the context of the story. Curriculum covers visualization, digital manipulation, sensitometry, filters and lenses, lighting, color, processing procedures, camera systems, special effects, and image control. Prerequisite: FLP 306. (3 units; Spring)

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FLP360-A
Eaton, Michael A.
01/08/2024 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course explores a range of ideas, methods, and theories of narrative film directing. While helping students understand the director's complex functions in the creative process of directing, the course mainly focuses on the study of and practice in two areas: directing the camera and directing actors. Significant time is devoted to the understanding of acting and working with actors (casting, rehearsal, character development, and performing for the camera). Students will work in groups on a series of focused short projects to build the creative experience step by step. Pre-requisite: FLP 360. (3 units; Fall)

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FLP406-A
Dietrich, David D.
09/03/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course provides a foundation for the student actor and designer in the materials, tools, and application techniques of stage and film makeup. Students will develop skills in brush and sponge application techniques, the design of old age and character specific facial alterations, historical makeup effects and three-dimensional appliances. Students will develop an appreciation of relative viewing distance in the level of subtlety of makeup effects for theatre versus film. Each student will assemble a makeup kit that will be used to prepare projects in class and for productions. Additional lab fee. (2 units; Fall)

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THE113-A
Lyons, Lee A
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Adams Business Park B10D