FTVU 132 Introduction to Visual Storytelling
This course will offer non-majors an opportunity to explore a variety of filmmaking techniques. Each student will write, shoot, and edit at least three short productions on video-tape. While the primary emphasis is on telling a story visually, the students also learn basic cinematography, lighting, editing and sound recording. 3 credits.
FTVU 140 Introduction to Film Aesthetics
An exploration of the principles of film appreciation and analysis through lecture, discussion, and viewing of films and film excerpts. Class discussions focus on the ways in which editing, photography, sound, and other aspects of film make it a unique form of art. 3 credits.
FTVU 227 Screenwriting Fundamentals
An introduction to the building blocks upon which all film and television writing are based: visualization, dialogue, scenes, sequences, and basic dramatic structure. Students begin with short writing exercises and proceed to longer scenes and sequences, culminating in a 20-page script. Workshop approach is augmented by lecture, readings and video excerpts. Fee: $75. 3 credits.
FTVU 250 Introduction to Multimedia Production
An exploration of the special features of interactive storytelling. Using Macromedia Director, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sound Edit 16, and online or editing students will combine digital video, audio, still images, and text to make an interactive presentation. Each student produces a multimedia CD-ROM during the course. Fee: $75. This course may also be offered online. 3 credits.
FTVU 316 Computer Graphics I
An introduction to two- and three-dimensional computer graphics for film and television. Using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, students will explore vector graphics and their applications in raster graphic images. Fee: $75. This course may also be offered online. 3 credits.
FTVU 329 Experimental Topics in Film and Television
An examination of selected topics in film and television relevant to evolving areas of importance to the field. Syllabi must be approved by the Division Chair and announced to the Curriculum and Academic Committee prior to being offered. May be repeated for credit provided the course content is different. 3 credits.
FTVU 351 Business Presentations
Provides insight into the corporate world and the communication skills and techniques, including creating computer-generated graphics, needed to be successful in today's business environment. A practical look at organizing and creating visual communication for the board room, trade show, and business meeting. 3 credits.