Narrative Filmmaking Specialization

Narrative Filmmaking Specialization

Students must complete three courses from this list (9 credit hours):

MSCH-F 392 Media Genres (any topic)

(3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 101 or CMCL-C 190 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Topic varies. Analysis of typical genres, such as westerns, situation comedies, documentaries, etc. Problems of generic description or definition: themes, conventions, iconography peculiar to given genres. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 392 and CMCL-C 392.

MSCH-P 331 Scriptwriting

(3 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-C221, MSCH-C 223, TEL-T 206 or TEL-T 211 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Covers format, structure and writing of dramatic and nondramatic scripts. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 331 or TEL-T 331.

MSCH-P 335 Production as Criticism

(3 cr.)

Provides conceptual and hands-on experience for researching, writing and producing different genres of video programs using VRA camcorders and editing systems. This course emphasizes conceptual processes from the original script to the completed video. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-P 335 and CMCL-C 335.

MSCH-P 351 Video Field and Post Production

(3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206, and MSCH-C 228 or TEL-T 283, with a grade of C- or higher, and consent of instructor. Intermediate, hands-on production course that covers acquisition and post-production, including composition, continuity, sound, lighting and digital editing. Provides practical experience in the planning, shooting and editing of video programs using both Avid and Final Cut Pro software. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 351 or TEL-T 351.

MSCH-P 360 Motion Picture Production

(4 cr.)

A hands-on introduction to the technical and aesthetic basics of making 16mm silent films. Students learn how to design, direct, light, shoot and edit several short films working individually and in groups. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 360 or CMCL-C 360.

MSCH-P 361 Intermediate Motion Picture Production

(4 cr.)

P: MSCH-P 360 or CMCL-C 360. Introduction to the making of 16mm sound films, including the recording and editing of synch sound. The various stages of production are explored in lectures, lab exercises and discussions. Each student designs, directs and edits a short synch sound film and participates as a crew member in the other students’ productions. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 361 or CMCL-C 361.

MSCH-P 436 Advanced Production Workshop (approved topic: Short Film)

(1-3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206; one of MSCH-C 228, MSCH-G 320, TEL-T 283 or TEL-T 284; and two 300-level production courses, all with a grade of C- or higher, and consent of instructor. A capstone course for those in production sequence. Students plan, direct and produce programs or program segments that may air on WTIU, Indiana University’s public television station. May be repeated with different topics in P436 and TEL-T 436.

MSCH-P 452 Topical Seminar in Design and Production (approved topics only)

(1-3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Exploration of design or production problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics in P452 and TEL-T 452.

MSCH-P 460 Advanced Motion Picture Production

(4 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-P 335, MSCH-P 360, CMCL-C 360 or CMCL-C 335 with a grade of C- or higher, or permission of instructor. Students produce one personal project (narrative, documentary or experimental) from script to screen, using either 16 mm or digital video. Each class is meeting devoted to discussing the students’ projects and exploring the aesthetic and technical issues involved. Each student assists in the production of at least one other project by a fellow student. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 460 or CMCL-C 460.

MSCH-X472 Media Internship or MSCH-X474 Journalism Internship
  • MSCH-X472 Media Internship (1-3 cr.): P: Junior or senior standing, at least 12 semester credit hours completed in the school and application approval. Faculty-supervised work in a media field related to student’s academic interests. Credits based on at least 50 work hours per credit hour with a maximum of 6 credit hours applied toward the BA in Media or the BS in Game Design. Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by a workplace supervisor. S/F grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-X 472, MSCH-I 497, MSCH-I 382, TEL-T 497 or CMCL-C 382.
  • MSCH-X474 Journalism Internship (1-3 cr.): P: Completion of an application for internship credit and school approval. Students secure an internship and enroll for one, two or three credit hours, based on at least 120 work hours per credit hour with a maximum of three credit hours applied toward the BAJ. Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by a workplace supervisor. S/F grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours in MSCH-X 474, MSCH-I 492 and JOUR-J 492.

See the full Media School Bulletin.

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