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CINEM 201
Introduction to Cinema History (5)

This survey course examines cinema history from pre-motion picture influences to modern day advances. Covers the historical, cultural and artistic impact of film and filmmaking. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

CINEM 202
The Language of Cinema (5)

Introductory course in cinema theory and analysis with a focus on the techniques and elements of cinematic language; including narrative structure, mise-en-scene, cinematography, lighting, editing, sound and production design. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission.

CINEM 295
Special Topics In Cinema (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in cinema.

CINEM 297
Individual Project In Cinema (1)

Individual project in a specific area of cinema. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation o f students' educational and work experience.

CINEM 298
Individual Project In Cinema (2)

Individual project in a specific area of cinema. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

CINEM 299
Individual Project In Cinema (3)

Individual project in a specific area of cinema. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

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DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theatre (5)

Students explore dramatic traditions by reading and analyzing plays from ancient to contemporary times. Student option grading.

DRMA 144
Acting 1 (5)

An introduction to the craft of acting. Students learn theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen, observe and practice empathy. Open to all levels of experience. Student option grading.

DRMA 145
Acting 2 (5)

A continued practice to the craft of acting. Students learn the theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals, and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen and observe, and practice empathy. Student option grading.

DRMA 146
Acting 3 (5)

A continued practice to the craft of acting. Students learn the theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals, and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen and observe, and practice empathy. Student option grading.

DRMA 155
Acting for Television and Film (3)

Dramatic and commercial acting for work in film, television and commercials. Learn auditioning styles, acting technique and the marketing skills needed for a successful screen acting career. Student option grading.

DRMA 156
Acting, Writing, Directing for The Camera I (5)

A fast-paced introduction to film and video production. Discussion of films in terms of cinematic styles, acting and screenplay structure along with exercises in acting, directing, writing and filming of original productions. Student option grading.

DRMA 157
Acting, Writing, Directing for The Camera 2 (5)

A continued fast-paced introduction to film and video production. Discussion of films in terms of cinematic styles, acting and screenplay structure along with exercises in acting, directing, writing and filming of original productions. Student option grading.

DRMA 171
Circus Performance: Balance and Motion (3)

Expand dramatic and kinesthetic abilities. Learn juggling, rope walking, other circus skills. Practice theories of balance, motion. Develop historical, international perspectives on performance art. Create dramatic performance as final project. Excellent training for actors and athletes. Dual listed as PE 171.

DRMA 207
Theatrical Production (1)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and/or marketing. Student option grading.

DRMA 208
Theatrical Production (2)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and marketing. Student option grading.

DRMA 209
Theatrical Production (3)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and/or marketing. Student option grading.

DRMA 224
Theater Career Planning and Auditioning (2)

Study of possible career opportunities in theater and film productions and the process of selection and application to programs and schools through interviews, resumes.

DRMA 225
Improvisational Theater (2)

A study of individual and ensemble techniques, the course is concerned with developing the ability to respond creatively and improvisationally to a variety of situations. Student option grading.

DRMA 226
Children's Theater Production (5)

A collaborative, student-driven course in which members write, design, and perform an original theatrical production for children and adults.

DRMA 234
Experimental Theater: Faculty Directed (1-5)

Students explore historical and contemporary non-traditional and experimental theater through the performance of faculty-directed new play scripts.

DRMA 235
Experimental Theater: Student Directed (1-5)

Student-directed and/or written plays and faculty-directed short plays or advanced acting scenes, faculty-directed reader's theater and advanced acting scenes.

DRMA 244
Stage Technology (5)

Students examine the fundamental theories, principles, and history of the techniques and equipment used for stage scenery, sound, and lighting. Student option grading.

DRMA 245
Beginning Stage Lighting (5)

Immersion in the theories, drafting techniques, and equipment used for stage lighting. Includes instruction in light pilot design and USITT drafting standards. Student option grading.

DRMA 246
Scenic Stage Design I (1-5)

Practicum in the theories, techniques and practices used in scenic design and in creating stage settings.

DRMA 255
Directing (5)

Theory and practice in directing for stage productions. Attention given to all aspects from selection to actual production. Student option grading.

DRMA 291
Special Topics In Drama (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Drama. Student option grading.

DRMA 292
Special Topics In Drama (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in drama. Student option grading.

DRMA 293
Special Topics In Drama (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in drama. Student option grading.

DRMA 295
Special Topics In Drama (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in drama. Student option grading.

DRMA 297
Individual Project In Drama (1)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

DRMA 298
Individual Project In Drama (2)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

DRMA 299
Individual Project In Drama (3)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

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FILM 210
Producing and Marketing for Independent Film (5)

The study of independent film producing. Includes marketing, the fundamentals of pre-production, budgeting, fundraising techniques, contracts, hiring, working with crew and unions, leadership techniques, branding, and networking. Student option grading.

FILM 255
Basic Video Production (3)

Intensive introduction to the practical applications of single camera video production techniques. Students work towards basic proficiencies on video camera, lighting, and audio equipment. Student option grading.

FILM 256
Video Production I (5)

Survey of the principles, theories and techniques of digital filmmaking production and visual storytelling with a focus on single-camera production. Includes an introduction to the production process, storyboarding, lighting, sound capture, and local filmmaking resources. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Prerequisite: CINEM 201, CINEM 202, or FILM 255, each with a 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Student option grading.

FILM 257
Video Production II (5)

This advanced video production course focuses more intensely on group collaboration, multi-camera digital filmmaking skills, and working with clients in a video production environment. Prior video production experience required. Prerequisite: FILM 255 or FILM 256 with a 2.0 or better or instructor's permission. Prior video production experience required. Student option grading.

FILM 258
Cinematography and Sound Recording (5)

An advanced film course focusing on cinematography, lighting and sound. There is an emphasis on directing, grip and gaffing techniques, the aesthetics of camera work and dual-system sound recording. Prerequisite: FILM 255 or FILM 256 or FILM 257 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM 265
Editing I (5)

Intro to video editing and the post-production process. Explores the historical and artistic development of editing, prevailing theoretical models, current/emerging technology, and techniques. Investigates post-production software (Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere, depending on quarter). Open to all levels. Course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Completion of MAC OS proficiency test or completion/concurrent enrollment in VCT 124 required or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM 266
Editing I:Final Cut Studio (5)

Introduction to video editing and post-production. Explores the historical and artistic development of editing, prevailing theoretical models, current and emerging technology and techniques. Investigates the post-production spectrum using Final Cut Studio. Prerequisite: VCT 124 and VCT 125 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM 269
Editing II (5)

This course focuses on advanced video editing skills using leading non-linear editing systems. Third course in the editing and post-production sequence. Prerequisite: FILM 265, VCT 268 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

FILM 285
Screenwriting (5)

An intensive seminar on the fundamentals of dramatic writing for the screen. This course focuses on key script elements: plot structure, character and scene development. Students will write multiple short screenplays over the course of the quarter. Open to all levels of screenwriting experience. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

FILM 286
Film Production Management (4)

Survey course which explores the legal, financial and logistical aspects of film production. Covers producing and scheduling, insurance, contracts, releases, script breakdowns and preparing bids. Prerequisite: Any other course in Film or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM 287
The Documentary (5)

A praxis course focused on the analysis of film and video productions intended to be seen as factual presentations of historical, political or social events as well as introductory documentary production techniques. Course also covers the legal and ethical issues inherent in documentary production and distribution. Prerequisite: CINEM 201/CINEM 201W or CINEM 202 with a 2.0 or better or instructor permission. Student option grading.

FILM 290
Industry Experience In Film (1-5)

Application of digital filmmaking techniques and theories in an off-campus production environment. Site approval must be obtained by student. Course may be repeated. Student option grading.

FILM 291
Special Topics In Film/VIdeo (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM 292
Special Topics In Film/Video (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM 293
Special Topics In Film/Video (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM 294
Special Topics In Film/Video (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM 295
Special Topics In Film/Video (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM 297
Individual Project In Film/Video (1)

Individual project in a specific area of film/video. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

FILM 298
Individual Project In Film/Video (2)

Individual project in a specific area of film/video. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

FILM 299
Individual Project In Film/Video (3)

Individual project in a specific area of film/video. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.