Translate

Media Courses

Media (MEDIA)

MEDIA-100 Topics in Media and Communication Arts

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in media and communications arts. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

MEDIA-130 Screenplay and Scriptwriting

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course provides instruction in writing scripts and treatments for a variety of media productions including film, television, and multimedia. Topics covered include script formatting, fundamental technical, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts for informational and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media. Includes a writing evaluation component as a significant part of the course requirement.

MEDIA-152 Introduction to Digital Film Production

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course introduces students to the digital film production process. Students will acquire filmmaking preproduction planning and scheduling skills. Students will learn how to operate film equipment used during the production and will learn post-production workflow techniques to complete film projects.

MEDIA-153 Intermediate to Digital Film Production

3 units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: MEDIA-152

This course, a continuation of MEDIA-152, provides students with advanced training in digital film production techniques. Students will produce and direct a short narrative film. They will learn advanced skills of operating film production equipment and of mastering post-production digital editing techniques.

MEDIA-161 Digital Film Editing

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is an introduction to digital film editing techniques using Adobe Premiere software. Students will also be introduced to other post-production Adobe Creative Suite applications including After Effects, Speed Grade, Encore and Media Encoder.

MEDIA-162 Digital Film Editing II

3 units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of lab, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course builds on foundation techniques and skills
students gained by completing MEDIA-161. Students will learn
intermediate level digital film editing techniques using Adobe
Premiere software. Students will also utilize skills learned to
produce projects using other Adobe post-production applications
including After Effects, Speed Grade, Encore, Photoshop, and
Media Encoder.

MEDIA-165 Motion Graphic Design and Animation

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course provides instruction in the design and animation of motion graphics using Adobe After Effects software. Topics covered include templates, key-framing, behavior-based animation, motion graphic design, visual effects design, building 3D scenes and project integration with Adobe Creative Suite applications.

MEDIA-166 Motion Graphic Design and Animation II

3 units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of lab, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course builds on foundation techniques and skills
students gained by completing MEDIA-165. Students will learn
intermediate skills for Adobe After Effects software. Topics covered
include color grading, animators, particle systems, shape layers,
Cinema 4D, time remapping, and project integration with Adobe
Creative Suite applications.

MEDIA-170 Introduction to 3D Modeling & Animation Design

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course will introduce students to computer generated 3-D modeling. It provides a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by 3-D designers in a wide range of applications. In this course, students will explore basic mesh modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and rendering.

MEDIA-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in media arts under the direction of an instructor.