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Movie & Media Appreciation Courses

CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM STRUCTURE
EMED 2050 – 49474: (Tuesday 12:30-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts, HU Humanities
This course provides a critical analysis of successful Hollywood films and their narrative structures, as well as an examination of alternative and independent film structures including, but not limited to, ensemble, non-linear, and dual protagonist stories. Films and screenplays of various genres and eras will be examined. Key concepts covered in this course include: act break, midpoint, protagonist, antagonist, want versus need, elements of the future, dramatic irony, theme, planting and payoff, catalyst, climax and Aristotelian terminology.
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DIGITAL AUDIO FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 2007 – 48610: (Monday/Wednesday 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of digital audio theory and practices through the development of basic digital audio production projects. Course topics include general production principles and theory of operation of digital audio workstations with an emphasis being placed on internet radio, podcast and commercial production processes. The student will be introduced to basic audio production techniques through the corresponding laboratory phase of this course. The student will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of audio production and apply those principles in laboratory exercises. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses EMED1005 min grade C-, EMED1006 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-, EMED1016 min grade C-.
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DIGITAL VIDEO FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 2002 – 48607: (Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
The medium of digital video has become an increasingly pervasive means of communication in contemporary culture. Digital Video allows students to apply media aesthetic theory, processes and techniques in communicating their ideas to a specified audience via the digital video production process. During the quarter, each student is required to write, produce, shoot and edit several projects using digital video cameras, working in a digital nonlinear editing environment and delivering their content through a variety of digital distribution channels to a specified audience. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must have taken the following courses: EMED1005 min grade C-, EMED1006 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-, EMED1016 min grade C-.
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GOING TO THE MOVIES: 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS
EMED 1075 – 48604: (Tuesday 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility, FA Fine Arts
Through lectures and screenings of classic films students will explore the evolution of the motion picture as a unique and significant form of expression. The course includes investigation into film style and structure, distribution and consumption. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination.
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INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUCTION 1 FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 1015 – 48602: (Monday 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, TI Technology & Innovation
Media convergence is a vital component of our new media culture. In new media there is a melding of production, design and message with user-experience. Integrated Media Production I is an introductory course - the first of a two-course sequence within the E-Media major at CCM - that provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in the intersecting worlds of digital media production, content development, and new media design. This course is an overview of concepts and processes in convergent media production.
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MEDIA IN YOUR LIFE FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 1011 – 48598: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility, TI Technology & Innovation, First Year Experience
Did you know that the typical American spends about 11 hours a day consuming media? Think about that for a moment. How long is a typical workday? How many hours a night do you sleep? Could it be, based upon time usage alone, that media consumption is the most important activity in our lives? Whether those comments frighten you or inspire you, the fact remains that the media industry plays an enormously important role in our individual lives, is vital to the success of every major industry and is foundational to the effective functioning of our representative democracy. Would you like to possess a more sophisticated understanding of the media production process and its artistic and theoretical underpinnings? Wouldn't you like to know more about the latest digital production tools? Do you think you might want to pursue a media career? If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, then "The Media in Your Life" is exactly the right course for you.
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THE EVOLUTION OF THE TELEVISION COMEDY
EMED 1050 – 48603: (Wednesday 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility, FA Fine Arts, HU Humanities
Through lectures and screenings of classic scenes and episodes, students will explore the American television comedy as a significant form of storytelling; as a uniquely elastic form of expression and contemporary critique; and as an exceptionally creative and influential art. The course includes investigation into comedy and sitcom style and structure, as well as historical and societal context and impact. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination. This course is focused in the historical and cultural development of television comedies from their pre-TV origins to their contemporary manifestations. Students will develop the strategies for reading media properly while also investigating the historical, literary, cultural, and aesthetic contributions of television to 20th and 21st century art forms.
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Registration Info

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