Media Arts-Filmmaking (MAR)

MAR 251 - Digital Video Production Technology. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Preqeq., major in Media Arts. A project-based class, students learn the use and application of filmmaking equipment, including cameras, lights and sound. Short film projects are produced to apply principles and work in various roles required for the completion of a fiction film.

MAR 252 - Screenwriting. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., Media Arts Major. Intermediate level writing class devoted to short films, with an emphasison writing camera-ready scripts for production. Feature film structure and techniques are also introduced.

MAR 335 - Experimental Animation. 3 Credits.

Offered Spring. This course focuses on the development and creation of experimental animation projects using traditional stop motion animation techniques such as hand drawn, silhouette, object and clay. Projects created in this class may have elements created using iStopmotion, Dragonframe and other digital capture platforms. Open to Media Arts majors only.

MAR 442 - Experimental Film. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Media Arts majors only. Surveying a wide range of experimental cinema (film/video) from the 1920's to the present with the central focus being artistic practice in the context of historic and cultural concerns. Students will also create projects focusing on exploring film/video both as a form of personal expression and as a medium, rather than as mass entertainment.

MAR 443 - Documentary. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Designed to bring together Film Studies students (theorists) and Media Arts students (filmmakers) so they may draw from their respective fields to collaborate on the production of documentaries. After exposure to both documentary history and criticism, students will be required to work with a team of producers in learning the basic skills involved in documentary production.

MAR 465 - Special Projects. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Media Arts majors only. Focus on the production of short commercial works, including advertisements, industrial work, how to videos, as well as paper projects with potential clients. Students develop a DVD/Web portfolio for entry into the profession upon graduation. The class serves as a synthesis point for analysis and presentation of techniques and principles learned throughout the program.