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Department of Radio-Television-Film

Attendance is required at the first class meeting of Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 and all upper-division radio-television-film courses. At the discretion of the instructor, students who do not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from the course, even if they have registered and paid their fees.

For Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318, the department restricts enrollment during the first registration period to radio-television-film majors. During later registration periods, courses in which space is available may be opened to nonmajors. Most upper-division radio-television-film courses are restricted to radio-television-film majors. At any time, a nonmajor may ask the instructor for consent to register for his or her course. However, faculty members often do not give nonmajors consent to enroll until demand for the course can be determined on the first class day.

Consent of the instructor is part of the prerequisite given below for a small number of upper-division courses. Students request consent the semester before they plan to take a course. Consent Week is usually the first week of October for the spring semester, and the first week of April for the summer sessions and the fall semester. Dates are posted outside the department office and published online. Instructions for applying for consent are available online.

Requirements for consent are posted along with course descriptions and publicized by the department. The student should check the posted course descriptions prior to Consent Week and should see the instructor for more information.

The Department of Radio-Television-Film reserves the right to retain and to use for noncommercial purposes copies of all work completed by students as part of departmental course assignments.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester. Because prerequisites are subject to change, students should consult the Course Schedule before registering.

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RTF | Radio-Television-Film

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

305 (TCCN: COMM 1307). Introduction to Media Studies. Introduction to historical, cultural, political, economic, and international characteristics of mass media in society. Three lecture hours, one discussion hour, and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Required of all radio-television-film majors.

309. Communication Technology and Society. Same as Communication 309. Study of communication technologies, their uses in interpersonal, group, mass, and international contexts, and the impact of technologies on work. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, Radio-Television-Film 305; for others, none.

312C. Introduction to International Communication. A world perspective on information, news, and entertainment communication systems; politics, technology, economics, and culture. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 305.

314 (TCCN: COMM 2366). The Development of the Motion Picture. Survey of significant movements and schools of filmmaking through viewings and discussions of representative motion pictures; critical approaches to performance, sociological impact, and visual aesthetics. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 305.

316 (TCCN: COMM 1335). History of Radio and Television. Survey of history, technology, regulation, audience, and economics of radio, television, and related electronic media. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one screening of up to two hours a week as required. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 305.

316M. Communication and Ethnic Groups. Same as Communication 316M. Critical review of contemporary and historical media images of, and discourses on, race and ethnicity. Introduction to relevant communication research, policy, and institutions. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: A major in the College of Communication. Additional prerequisite for radio-television-film majors, Radio-Television-Film 305.

317. Narrative Strategies. Study of the way meaning is structured and perceived in the screen image; introduction to basic narrative techniques. Includes viewing and analysis of narrative examples. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Required of all students in the production area. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 305.

318. Introduction to Image and Sound. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Basic information, skills, and theories required to equip students to communicate through audiovisual media. Lectures and practical applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Required of all students in the production area. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 305.

319. Introduction to Digital Media. Basic information, skills, and theories of digital media. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 305.

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Upper-Division Courses

330K. Introduction to Research Methods. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Introduction to applied media research and research criticism; fundamentals of audience analysis, survey design, experimental and field research, content analysis. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

330L. Internship in Film and Electronic Media. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Position availability depends on qualifications of student and number of internships open at time of enrollment. Practical work experience related to the study of film, television, radio, or other media. Students must make their own arrangements to secure relevant internships. Internship listings are available in the college's career services office. The equivalent of ten class hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: The following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; and consent of the internship coordinator.

331J. Policy Issues in New Communication Technologies. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Overview of policy and regulation of communication systems in the United States, with emphasis on contemporary technologies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 309, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

331K. Film, Video, and Television Theory. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Survey of basic theories that seek to explain the structure and process of film, video, and television communication. 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: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

Topic 1: Cult Movies and Gender Issues.

Topic 2: Television and Theories of Gender.

Topic 4: Feminist Media Theory. Survey of basic feminist media theory.

Topic 5: Screen Theory. Survey of basic screen theory.

331L. Corporate and Instructional Video. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Study, design, production, use, and evaluation of corporate and instructional video materials. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

331M. New Communication Technologies. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Survey of history of new communication technologies. Analysis of regulation, policy, economics, and programming of new communication technologies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 309, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

331N. The Information Society. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Introduction to information technologies and their relation to existing media; includes history, policy, economics, and social impact. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 309, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

331P. Topics in New Communication Technologies. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Applications and potential effects of new telecommunications and information technologies in the home and the workplace, and for education and social services. 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: Upper-division standing, and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 309, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

331Q. Topics in Digital Media. Laboratory explorations of the spatial and narrative dimensions of the digital environment. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 318 or 319, and six additional semester hours of coursework chosen from Radio-Television-Film 309, 314, 316, 317, 318, 319; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

331R. Topics in New Media. Examination of the impact of technology on the visual, spatial, and textual environment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 318 or 319, and six additional semester hours of coursework chosen from Radio-Television-Film 309, 314, 316, 317, 318, 319; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

331T. Topics in Digital Media: Audio. Explorations of the auditory dimensions of the digital environment. 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: For radio-television-film majors, the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 318 or 319, and six additional semester hours of coursework chosen from Radio-Television-Film 309, 314, 316, 317, 318, 319; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

333. Introduction to Screenwriting. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Development of skills and practice in the art of writing for media; emphasis on particular aspects of each medium: audience, objectives, economic structures. Many short scripts will be written and evaluated. Three lecture hours and two workshop hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

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334. Broadcast Programming and Audience Effects. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Study of broadcast programming and its cognitive and behavioral impact on audiences. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

335. Television Analysis and Criticism. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Analysis of critical methods, selected television programs, and selected critics. Practice in written criticism required of all students. 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: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

336. Special Projects in Radio-Television-Film. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Comprehensive research or creative projects in areas of special interest developed and executed by the student under faculty supervision. Individual instruction. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; and consent of instructor and the chair of the department.

337. Radio Fundamentals. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Theory and practice of directing, producing, and performing for radio. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

337P. Multitrack Audio Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Principles and practice of multitrack audio production. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

338. Introduction to Film. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Introduction to 16-mm film production. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 340, 366, or 366K.

340. Studio Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Introduction to production of television programs, including the multicamera format. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be taken concurrently with Radio-Television-Film 366 or 366K. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

Topic 1: Drama/Music Production.

Topic 2: Public Affairs Production.

341. Audio Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Theory and practice of stereo and multitrack audio recording for applications in radio, television, and film. Software costs borne by the student. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

341C. Advanced Audio for Broadcasting and Film. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Specialized problems in broadcast audio and in recording for film, television, and multimedia. Software costs borne by the student. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 337 or 341.

342. International Communication. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Study of political, social, cultural, and economic factors affecting the use and impact of new and old communication technologies. Topics in addition to those below may be listed in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: National Media Systems.

Topic 2: Comparative Media Systems.

Topic 3: Third World Issues. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 7: International Communication: Third World Issues) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 17: International Communication: Third World Issues).

Topic 4: Participatory Media.

Topic 5: Intercultural Communication.

Topic 6: Development Communication. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 14: Development Communication). Asian Studies 361 (Topic 17: Development Communication) and Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

Topic 7: Global Media Systems.

342T. International Telecommunications. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Overview of issues and history of international telecommunication systems, focusing on the roles of business and government. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 309, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

343. Advanced Video Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Specialized problems in film and video production for producer, director, and performer; professional-level production. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 340, 366, or 366K.

344. Special Applications of Media Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Special problems involved in audio, film, and video production. 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: Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

344M. Special Applications of Digital Media Production. Special topics in digital media theory, design, or development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 318 or 319, and six additional semester hours of coursework chosen from Radio-Television-Film 309, 314, 316, 317, 318, 319; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

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345. Studies in Film History. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Critical assessment of major genres, periods, movements, and personalities in United States and international 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: Upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

Topic 1: Third World Cinema: Asia and the Middle East.

Topic 2: Israeli Cinema and Television. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 6: Israeli Cinema and Television), 363 (Topic 16: Israeli Cinema and Television), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 15: Israeli Cinema and Television), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 2: Israeli Cinema and Television), Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic 2).

Topic 3: History of Mexican Cinema.

Topic 4: Latin American Cinema.

Topic 5: Third World Cinema: Africa and the Americas.

Topic 6: Experimental Film and Video. Critical assessment of the history and current trends in experimental film and video. Radio-Television-Film 331K (Topic: Experimental Film and Video) and 345 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

346. Introduction to Editing. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Theory and practice of linear video and film editing techniques. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

346C. Intermediate Editing. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced theory and practice of video and film editing techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 346.

347C. The Business of Film and Television. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Survey of business practices in film, television, and music industries: development, production, distribution, and exhibition. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

348. Studies in Film and Electronic Media Industries. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Examination of the economics and the production, research, management, and distribution practices of the film and electronic media industries. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

351. Film Animation and Graphics. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Principles and practice of graphics for film, including animation basics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

351C. Digital Animation and Graphics. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Theory and practice of digital graphics and animation techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 318, or 319, and six additional semester hours of coursework chosen from Radio-Television-Film 309, 314, 316, 317, 318, and 319.

359. Studies in Media and Culture. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Special topics related to the critical analysis of media in cultural contexts. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Radio-Television-Film 359 and 359S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Race and Popular American Culture. Same as African and African American Studies 321M and Sociology 321M. The intersection of African American racial politics and the changing popular media industry, especially film, music, and television. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 320 (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture), Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 2), Sociology 321K (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture). Prerequisite for non–radio-television-film majors: Upper-division standing.

359S. Studies in Media and Culture. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Special topics related to the critical analysis of media in cultural contexts. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Radio-Television-Film 359 and 359S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 9: Hispanic Images and Counterimages). The critical analysis of Hispanic images in media. Prerequisite: For non–radio-television-film majors: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Women and Media Culture. Critical analysis of media and its interrelation with issues of gender. Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Women and Media Culture) and 359S (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Gender and Rock Culture. Critical analysis of issues relating to media, gender, and rock culture. Radio-Television-Film 331K (Topic: Gender, Sexuality, and Rock Culture) and 359S (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Media, Memory, and History. Critical analysis of the relationship between historical events and media.

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365. Topical Studies in Mass Communication. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced problems in international communication, mass communication studies, and communication technologies, with extensive treatment of specific research methods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Latino Audiences. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 2: Latino Audiences) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 10: Latino Audiences). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors: upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 3: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 11: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors: upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 4: History of United States Latino Media. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

Topic 5: Latin American Media. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

Topic 6: Latinos and Media. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 12: Latinos and Media) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 24: Latinos and Media). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Narrowcasting. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

365M. Broadcast Programming Theory and Research. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Examination of the theory and practice of broadcast programming, with emphasis on social applications, current trends, philosophies, and audience research. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

366. Introduction to Field and Studio Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Basic theory and techniques in single-camera video production; individual and collective production assignments, with emphasis on technical proficiency, examination of the entire production process, visualization of ideas, and critical evaluation of the visual text. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be taken concurrently with Radio-Television-Film 340 or 366K. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

366K. Digital Video Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Single-camera narrative or documentary field production, including instruction in digital cameras and digital off-line editing. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be taken concurrently with Radio-Television-Film 340 or 366. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

367K. Producing Film and Television. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. 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. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

367L. Narrative Filmmaking: 16-mm. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Theory and techniques in 16-mm film synchronous sound production; individual and collective production assignments, with emphasis on technical proficiency, examination of entire production process, visualization of ideas, and critical evaluation of the visual text. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 338.

368. Production III. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced study of production crafts in film, video and other digital media. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 338 or 343.

Topic 2: Cinematography.

Topic 3: Advanced Production.

Topic 4: Directing.

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368S. Production IV. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced film and video production topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 343, 367L, or 368.

369. Advanced Writing for Film and Electronic Media. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Development of proposals, treatments, and shooting scripts for film and electronic media. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 333 and consent of instructor. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

370. Film Analysis and Criticism. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Analysis of critical methods, selected films, and selected critics. 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: Upper-division standing; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

376. Portfolio in Media Production. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Workshop in professional-level productions. 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: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 305 and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course; and Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each.

178. Radio-Television-Film Internship. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Practical work experience related to the study of film, television, radio, or other media. Students must make their own arrangements to secure relevant internships. Internship listings are available in the college's career services office. The equivalent of ten class hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 330L and consent of the internship coordinator.

378H. Honors Tutorial Course. Intensive reading and research project. Individual instruction. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; consent of instructor; a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in radio-television-film of at least 3.50; and consent of the department chair.

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