EMF 100 USING INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM (3)
The pursuit, evaluation and selection of information
in the study of electronic media and film and its effective and ethical
organization and presentation. GenEd I.B.
EMF 120 CONCEPT AND STORY (3)
Introduction to concept development and storytelling methods through a variety of writing assignments. Students
will generate ideas and stories for projects in electronic media and film.
EMF 140 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM (3)
Exploration of electronic media and film history, technology, aesthetics, and
culture from the perspective of the media professional. GenEd II.B.3.
EMF 222 FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION (3)
The art and technique of single camera media production with focus on learning and exploring applications
for camera, lens, lighting, composition, and editing. Not open to students
who have successfully completed EMF 267 or EMF 271. Prerequisite: EMF
EMF 275 PRINCIPLES OF FILM AND VIDEO EDITING (3)
Theory, history and practice of post-production methods and aesthetics, emphasizing
narrative continuity techniques. Prerequisite: EMF 222.
EMF 311 HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA (3)
Economic, social, technical and artistic factors in the development of radio, television and other
media from 1900 to the present. Prerequisites: EMF 140 and ENGL 102.
EMF 331 BROADCAST/CABLE PROGRAMMING (3)
Programming principles, strategies and practices for the radio, television and cable industries.
Analysis and evaluation of programs and program formats. Prerequisites:
EMF 222 or EMF 265.
EMF 340 LIGHTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO (3) The theory and practice
of lighting techniques for single camera film and video production.
Prerequisites: EMF 222 and EMF 275. EMF 275 may be taken concurrently.
EMF 355 ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM LAWAND REGULATION (3)
Examination of the laws and rules that affect the film and electronic
media industries and the regulatory framework through which they are
applied. Prerequisite: EMF 140.
EMF 366 SOUND IN MEDIA (3)
Introduction to sound design principles as
applied to moving pictures and interactive systems. Examination of the relationship
of music to image with an emphasis on the creative and technical
skills necessary to create and work with sound on sound track development
for visual media. Prerequisite: EMF 265.
EMF 367 NARRATIVE FILMMAKING: SYNC SOUND TECHNIQUES (3)
16mm filmmaking production methods and aesthetics emphasizing narrative
and synchronous sound recording. Prerequisites: EMF 222 and EMF
275. May be taken concurrently with EMF 275.
EMF 370 ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION (3)
practice of gathering, writing and producing news for television, radio, the
Internet and other media using audio/video technology. Prerequisites: EMF
222 and EMF 265.
EMF 373 ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION (3)
Principles of electronic
field production, exploring field camera operation, video editing, and video
producing techniques for commercial and non-commercial arenas.
Prerequisites: EMF 140, EMF 222 and EMF 275, or consent of instructor.
May be taken concurrently with EMF 275.
EMF 375 BROADCAST PERFORMANCE (3)
The process of communication
through broadcast performance. The principles of broadcast communication
will be applied to such functions as television and radio news
announcing, commercial announcing, sports announcing and music
announcing. Laboratory experiences provided. Prerequisite: EMF 265.
EMF 385 RADIO, CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3)
Examination and analysis of the ways in which the radio medium has influenced the nationís social and cultural environments since its beginning in the 1920ís to the present. Topics include radioís role in community/public service; politics; war; race/ethnicity; gender; family, and religion. Prerequisite: EMF 311.
EMF 387 DEVELOPING THE SCREENPLAY (3)
Examination of the creative process of writing for film and TV. Emphasis on writing screenplay treatments, developing characters, exploring dramatic structure, and addressing visual storytelling. Prerequisite: EMF 377.
EMF 403 SPORTSCASTING (3)
Theory and practical application of sportswriting,
interviewing and play-by-play description. Prerequisite: junior/senior
standing, EMF 222 and EMF 265. May be taken concurrently with EMF
EMF 421 RADIO STATION OPERATIONS (3)
Lecture and practice in the
advanced study of the internal workings of radio stations and the radio industry.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite: EMF 265 or consent
EMF 455 DIRECTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO (3)
Fundamentals of screen
directing, which includes script breakdown, scene blocking, communication
with cast and crew, and the logistics of production. Prerequisite: EMF 367 or
EMF 460 INTERNSHIP IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM (1-6)
Practical field experiences. Under faculty supervision, a student works as an
intern with a professional in the field of electronic media and film. Graded
S/U. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units, but only 3 units will apply
to the major; the other 9 units may be used as general electives. Prerequisites:
junior/senior standing, cumulative GPA of 2.75 and 3.00 in the major; completion
of appropriate courses determined by the department.
EMF 461 DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO (3)
History, theory, and criticism
of documentaries. Production required. Prerequisites: EMF 275 and
EMF 367 or EMF 373.
EMF 463 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL CINEMA (3)
Thematic,stylistic, historical, social, and economic analysis of world cinema. May focus on a particular country, region, or period. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 units when a different topic covered.
EMF 475 FILM AND MEDIA ANALYSIS (3)
Intensive study of an aspect of
film, television, or the Internet (such as genre, director, studio, producer,
writer, designer) in terms of thematic and formal properties and their influence
on art and culture. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units when a
different topic covered. Prerequisite: EMF 221.
EMF 476 SPECIALTOPICS IN ELECTRONIC MEDIAAND FILM (3)
Indepth study of a selected area dependent upon faculty and student interest.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units when a different area is covered.
Prerequisites: EMF 140 or EMF 221 and junior/senior standing.
EMF 481 TELEVISION NEWS (3)
Advanced broadcast news, focusing on television
news reporting, editing and production. Prerequisite: EMF 275 and
EMF 486 DANCE FOR THE CAMERA (3)
An interdisciplinary class between
EMF and DANC combining advanced media production skills and choreography
to collaboratively produce a movement piece for the camera.
Prerequisites: EMF 275; EMF 367 or EMF 373.
EMF 487 SEMINAR IN DIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION (3)
and critical analysis of digital post-production techniques through exercises
including virtual camera movement, animated typography, creating 3-D
spaces and composing artificial set pieces. Prerequisite: EMF 380.
EMF 495 DIRECTED STUDY IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM (1-6)
Directed research or project in a specific area of joint faculty/student interest.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units, but only 3 units can count
toward the major; the other 9 units may be used as general electives.
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, and approval of planned project by
the instructor. Special permit required.
EMF 498 HONORS DIRECTED STUDY (3)
Directed study in electronic
media and film on a topic or project selected by the student in consultation
with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.
EMF 499 HONORS THESIS IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM (3)
Research and writing of a thesis or creative media project chosen by the student
in consultation with the thesis adviser. Restricted to candidates for
Honors in EMF. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites:
consent of thesis adviser and admission to Departmental Honors Program.
Department of Electronic Media and Film
Media Center, Room 103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.