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Sound Design Fundamentals

Course No. IME 211  Credits: 3.0

This course will focus on the fundamentals of sound design and foley which relate to the film, television, animation, video games and the entertainment industry. Students will learn how to record, edit, and mix sounds while learning how to use microphones, software, and the recording studio. In this course, we will record and edit sound effects, voiceover work and music to be used in projects that support or enhance moving images. Required of Game Design majors and Photography majors in the Video + Digital Cinema track. 3 credits.

BFA Thesis + Exhibition

Course No. IME 402  Credits: 3.0

These courses provide a platform for senior Animation, Biomedical Art, Game Design, Illustration, and Photography majors who are BFA candidates. The course is structured to support the individual in shaping her/his own project and the production of all elements of the BFA thesis. Strong conceptual skills developed through professional planning and research are core to this process. 3 credits.

Digital Photo Imaging I for Non-Majors

Course No. PHV 201  Credits: 3.0

This course is an introduction to the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of digital photographic imaging for creative application. Students use the computer to modify, manipulate, or to enhance photographic images. Emphasis is placed on consideration of the hardware and software tools required for successfully capturing, manipulating, and exporting images, as well as an understanding of the technical issues involved in each step of the production process. Students gain proficiency in the use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Lightroom and are made aware of creative options this software facilitates. 3 credits.

Photo Major 2.2: Digital Photo Imaging I

Course No. PHV 201M  Credits: 3.0

This is an advanced studio course directed for the photography major that provides the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of digital photographic imaging for creative application. Students gain experience and skill working through each step of the production process, from image capture to computer modification, manipulations, and enhancement of images. This course fosters an engagement in a comprehensive digital workflow focused toward the production and presentation of professional quality work for portfolio and exhibition. Students gain proficiency in the use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Lightroom 5 to make use of the creative options this software facilitates. Required for sophomore Photography majors. 3 credits.

The Contemporary Portrait

Course No. PHV 228-328-428  Credits: 3.0

This course is an exploration of contemporary approaches to portraiture and its relation to the historical photographic portrait. Analysis of both simple and complex photographic identities and real and invented realities are investigated. Photographic assignments, readings and discussions lead to a better understanding of the student’s individual approach to the portrait and their unique relationship with the subject. Practical applications of Photographic portraiture will also be discussed. Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I, PHV 292, or Instructor signature. 3 credits.

Publication Photography (EP)

Course No. PHV 229-329-429  Credits: 3.0

This course introduces students to careers as photographers in the advertising and editorial fields. Students will learn approaches for meeting the expectations of art directors and photo editors while providing creative input of their own. Emphasis is placed on networking, negotiating, understanding and producing contracts and invoices, as well as building a professional portfolio and developing professional marketing strategies. Field trips will be taken to professional photography studios and businesses. Assignments are designed to simulate practical work experiences. Prerequisites: PHV 295, PHV 292, or Instructor signature. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement. 3 credits.

Acting + Directing

Course No. PHV 231  Credits: 3.0

Acting & Directing is an intense production course designed for aspiring art directors, screenwriters, and actors who wish to purse a career in film and/or animation. The course requires both performance and cinematic practice. Directors will create and produce short scenes taking on the full responsibility of creating clear communication using the audio/visual language of cinema and focusing on the developing and execution of performance on screen. Beyond just holding the responsibility of successful execution of a project, directors will also switch roles with the actor, working from the other side of the lens to better understand the acting process and what kind of specific direction an actor needs to perform according to another director’s vision. Recommended for Photography-Video + Digital Cinema students. Cross-listed with Animation. 3 credits.

Landscape Photography (EP)

Course No. PHV 232-332-432  Credits: 3.0

This course will provide an exploration of historical and contemporary approaches to landscape photography. Students will gain a better understanding of their approach to landscape photography within the broader context of contemporary art and society. Included in this course are visual and written investigations of the aesthetic, social, cultural and environmental philosophies relating to the landscape. Recommended for Photography majors. Prerequisite: PHV 295. 3 credits.

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