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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Communication

Radio-Television-Film

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

RTF | Radio-Television-Film

380. Research Theory and Design. Introduction to research theory and design. Designed to help students develop skills in understanding and critiquing current research, and in designing and proposing research projects. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380C. Introduction to Writing for Film and Television. Introduction to the study and practice of writing for film and television. Required of all production students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380G. Research Practices. Introduction to research implementation. Designed to help students develop skills in conducting a variety of research approaches. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380J. Theory and Principles of Dramatic Writing. Introduction to theory and practice in narrative writing for film and electronic media. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Required of students in the screenwriting area. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380M. Writing for Film and Electronic Media. Creation and development of written work for film and television production. Students will develop a major work, such as a full-length screenplay, and several shorter pieces. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Writing for Narrative Productions.

Topic 2: Writing for Documentary Productions.

380N. Practicum in Writing. Creation and realization of professional materials for film and television. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Radio-Television-Film 380M or the equivalent, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

881K. Principles of Film and Television Production. Study of film and video production aesthetics and techniques. Production costs borne by the student. Four lecture hours and four studio hours a week for two semesters, with additional studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: For 881KA, graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser; for 881KB, Radio-Television-Film 881KA.

384. Communication Theory. A broad introduction to selected topics in communication theories. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

384C. Seminar: Communication Theory. An intensive investigation of selected topics in communication theories. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

384N. Internship in Film and Electronic Media. Practical working involvement with participating media production and research agencies. The equivalent of ten class hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385K. History of Film. Survey of the history of the motion picture. Lectures and readings; screenings are required for some topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

385L. Seminar in Film History. Advanced study and research in major directors, genres, periods, and movements of film history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

386. Analysis and Criticism of Film and Electronic Media. Analysis and explication of representative critics, critical systems, genres, and artists. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

386C. Seminar: Media Theory and Criticism. Advanced study in film and television theory and criticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387C. Global Media. Study of global media systems, theories, and processes. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387D. Communication for Development and Social Change. Study of how development institutions use communication strategies for social change, and how development discourse communicates assumptions about social change. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387F. Comparative Media Systems. Study of media systems across cultural and political boundaries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387G. International Communication. Study of international communication issues. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387S. Topics in International Communication. Study of issues in international communication, supplemented by film screenings. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

288, 388, 488. Research Problems in Specialized Fields of Radio-Television-Film. Research project chosen from area of student's major interests. The equivalent of two, three, or four class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Credit earned depends on the nature of the research project. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only, while others are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these sections are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

288C, 388C, 488C. Research Problems: Comprehensive Exam Preparation. Research and reading in preparation for comprehensive examinations. The equivalent of two, three, or four class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Credit earned depends on the nature of the research project. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only, while others are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these sections are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser.

388M, 488M. Practicum in Film and Television Production. Production of projects in film and video. Production costs borne by the student. Three or four lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

388P. Topics in Film and Video Production. Production costs borne by the student. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

388R. Project in a Specialized Field of Radio-Television-Film. Completion of a research or creative project required for the report option of the master's degree. The equivalent of three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser.

388S. Research Problems in Specialized Fields of Radio-Television-Film: Production. The equivalent of at least three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

388T. Producing Film and Television. Comprehensive consideration of the production process from the standpoint of fiscal and creative management; preproduction and production planning using computer budgeting and scheduling. Software costs borne by the student. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Radio-Television-Film 388P (Topic: Producing Film and Television) and 388T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

389. Media and Society Study of selected issues related to media and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

389K. History of Broadcasting. Principal eras of broadcast development, audience patterns, legal and industrial precedents of broadcast practices, contemporary industrial and institutional perspectives in radio and television. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390C, 490C. Introduction to Editing Processes. Study and practice in electronic editing and postproduction, with emphasis on computerized videotape editing. Software costs borne by the student. Three or four lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390E. Advanced Video Postproduction: Audio. Theory and application of multitrack audio for video productions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390F. Topics in Production Crafts. Professional-level experiences in various topics in the production crafts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser.

390G. Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Techniques. Introduction to physical and aesthetic aspects of sound, light, and image and to the science and technologies that record and reproduce them. Three lecture hours and two studio hours a week for one semester, with additional studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390N. Issues in New Media. Issues in new media theory and practice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one screening or studio session of at least two hours a week to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393C. Telecommunication Information Systems. Study of the converging technologies of broadcasting, interactive telecommunications, and information processing. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393D. Cable Television and New Video Technology. Survey of cable television and other video technologies; analysis of regulation, policy, economics, and industry practices. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393N. Telecommunication and Information Policy. Analysis of major domestic and international policy issues related to new communications technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393P. Special Topics in New Communications Technology. Applications and effects of new communication and information technology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393Q. Special Topics in Digital Media. Applications and effects of digital media technologies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

395. Theory and Literature. Advanced seminar surveying the literature of media and communication theories. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some sections are required of all doctoral students in radio-television-film or all master's students in radio-television-film; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Theory and Literature: Social Science Approaches. Surveys the literature of social science approaches to communication study.

Topic 2: Theory and Literature: Historical, Critical, and Cultural Approaches. Surveys the literature of historical and critical approaches to communication study.

196, 296, 396, 496. Portfolio in Media Production. The equivalent of one, two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Radio-Television-Film 698A.

398R. Master's Report. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Radio-Television-Film. Study of the teaching/learning process; practice in classroom presentation. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Required for appointment as an assistant instructor in radio-television-film; may be taken before or during the first semester of appointment. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser.

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