MP

Motion Picture

  • MP 1310 The Moving Image

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to film appreciation and analysis. Surveys basic theoretical and philosophical approaches to the study of film. Explores what it means to be "literate" in the language of film through study of key terms and concepts used in analyzing film.

  • MP 1800 Motion Pictures Production I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Elements of motion pictures production including scripting, cinematography, and editing. Participation in projects from initial conception to final screening.

  • MP 2310 History of the Motion Picture I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical development of the art of the film from 19th-century scientific experiments through the silent era and the advent of sound to mid 20th century. Examination of technical, social, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped motion pictures. Integrated Writing course.

  • MP 2320 History of Motion Picture II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical development of the art of the film from the mid 20th century to the present. Consideration of American and world cinema and the relation of motion pictures to sociocultural conditions. Integrated Writing course.

  • MP 2810 Intermediate Motion Pictures Production I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Production of silent motion picture projects and audio projects under faculty supervision. Instruction in narrative technique, visual structure, and shooting and finishing a motion picture.

  • MP 2820 Intermediate Motion Pictures Production II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Production of short motion picture and audio projects under faculty supervision. Further instruction in the technique and aesthetics of motion pictures. Includes an introduction to sync-sound.

  • MP 3310 Studies in Film History

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected areas of film history. Titles and topics vary.

  • MP 3320 Studies in Film Authorship

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of the work of one or more film directors or other creative personnel. Topics vary.

  • MP 3330 Studies in Film Theory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study in film theory. Topics vary.

  • MP 3340 Documentary Film: History and Theory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Comprehensive survey of the history of documentary film and an introduction to the theories and approaches used by documentary filmmakers.

  • MP 3350 Screenwriting for the Short Film

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to writing a short screenplay. Students will learn basic storytelling strategies for media production.

  • MP 3810 Advanced Motion Pictures Production I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Production of film and video projects under faculty supervision including budgeting, financing, and production. Emphasis on the documentary, fiction, and independent film within the free-lance motion pictures market.

  • MP 3820 Advanced Motion Pictures Production II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Production of film and video projects under faculty supervision including budgeting, financing, and production. Emphasis on the documentary, fiction, and independent film within the free-lance motion pictures market.

  • MP 3990 Studies in Selected Subjects

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship
    Lecture

    Practical experience or research in topics in the field of motion pictures. Topics vary.

  • MP 4350 Advanced Studies in Media

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced media studies. Topics vary.

  • MP 4360 Studies in Motion Pictures Production

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Intensive study of a selected area of motion picture production. Topics vary.

  • MP 4810 Senior Practicum in Filmmaking

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Credit for professional-caliber production work in a chosen role which may include developing a fully formed feature documentary treatment; writing a feature-length screenplay; or working on a senior practicum production as writer and/or director, director of photography, art director or editor.

  • MP 4990 Independent Study in Motion Pictures

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in motion picture history, theory, criticism, and practice.