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Movie & Media Appreciation Courses

Select a session from the list below to learn more about this summer's course offerings:

May 8-28 (May-Mester)

ART OF RECORDING – ON CAMPUS (MTWRF 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.)
FAM 1050-001 | Credits: 3
Art of Recording focuses on the basic technical musical understanding needed to engage music at progressively deeper levels of understanding. Starting from simple listening experiences, you will soon be able to appreciate what it means to be an "expert listener." A musician learns the function of musical scales; a painter, the knowledge of paint and brushes; a writer, the craft of words and sentences. The expert listener integrates specific gateways that can reveal the depths of sound possibilities. This course expresses the Art of Recording from basic sound physics, music and brain functions as they pertain to the technology used in producing the popular music we love over the last five decades.
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JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050-001 | Credits: 3

Learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980), including Anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer's biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, while also investigating the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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May 30-July 2 (Session A)

CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM STRUCTURES – ONLINE
EMED 2050-001 | Credits: 3

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 VIDEO FOR NON-MAJORS – ON CAMPUS (MWF 2-4:40 p.m.)
EMED 2002-001 | Credits: 3

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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INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUCTION I FOR NON-MAJORS – ONLINE
EMED 1015-001 | Credits: 3

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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INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUTION II FOR NON-MAJORS – ONLINE
EMED 1016-002 | Credits: 3

Building on the concepts and production techniques introduced in Integrated Media Production 1, Integrated Media Production 2 explores the connections between digital media, content development and new media design in more depth. The course focuses on screen design issues relevant to the convergence of media assets, such as video and audio, with graphical assets in the communication of message. Topics include digital image production, GUI design, expanded Web design and production, and digital aesthetics. Focal point, theme, and design rightness are emphasized.There is instruction in industry-standard software tools, fundamental Web technologies and basic scripting languages. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses EMED1005 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-.
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JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050-002 | Credits: 3
Learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980), including Anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer's biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, while also investigating the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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June 21-August 5 (Session E)

DIGITAL AUDIO FOR NON-MAJORS – ONLINE
EMED 2007-001 | Credits: 3

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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GOING TO THE MOVIES: 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS – TBA
EMED 1075-001 | Credits: 3

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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MEDIA IN YOUR LIFE – ONLINE
EMED 1011-001 | Credits: 3

The typical American spends about 11 hours a day consuming media. Could it be, based upon time usage alone, that media consumption is the most important activity in our lives? The media industry plays an enormously important role in our lives and is foundational to the effective functioning of our democracy. Would you like to possess a more sophisticated understanding of media production and its artistic and theoretical underpinnings? Wouldn't you like to know more about the latest digital production tools? If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, then this course is for you.
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July 3-August 5 (Session B)

JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050-003 | Credits: 3

Learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980), including Anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer's biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, while also investigating the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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Course Fees and Registration Info

Course fees for part-time students are $534 per credit hour for Ohio residents and $1173 per credit hour for non-residents. Costs include program fees.

UC students can register online at webapps2.uc.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.

Non-UC students can begin the registration process by visiting uc.edu/pathways/nonmatric.html.