|DC 460 Digital Cinema Proseminar (8 credit hours)|
|DC 461 Production Workshop |
|DC 462 Directing Workshop |
|DC 502 Story Structures |
|DC 476 Visual Design |
and student must select 1
course from the following list:
|DC 421 Production Design |
|DC 422 Editing Styles and Techniques |
|DC 431 Film Theory and Practice |
|DC 451 Modes of Digital Distribution |
|DC 470 Advanced Topics in Cinema |
|DC 481 Distribution and Exhibition |
|DC 485 Producing |
|DC 489 The Big Picture: the Entertainment Industry |
|DC 401 Writing the Short Motion Picture |
|DC 415 Post-Production Sound Design |
|DC 420 Editing |
|DC 423 Pre-Production for Cinema |
|DC 475 Cinematography |
|DC 495 Directing the Short Motion Picture |
Major Elective Courses
Students must choose any 2
graduate level DC, ANI or VFX production or theory courses.
The MFA Thesis
shall be a major artistic digital project. Although there is no prescribed length for the thesis, the following should be used as guidelines:
MFA Thesis Committtee
- Live action projects should be 15-35 minutes. (15-20 minute films tend to get the best festival play). Films longer than 35 minutes usually do not qualify for the SAG student film waiver. The Digital Cinema faculty encourages students to produce feature length films.
During this phase, their M.F.A Thesis Committee supervises the student. The student's M.F.A. Thesis Committee shall have a chairperson and a minimum of two other members. The chairperson and one other committee member must be full-time Digital Cinema Faculty. After assembling an MFA Advisor Committee the student will advise the Chair of the Digital Cinema MFA Committee of the composition of that committee. Students will work closely with the Chair of their committee in planning and completing the MFA thesis.
MFA Thesis Screening
A major component of the MFA degree is the public screening of the MFA thesis. It is the student's responsibility to organize, schedule, promote and publicize this screening.
MFA Thesis Defense
A minimum of thirty days prior to the public screening, the student will schedule a thesis defense with his/her M.F.A. Thesis Committee. At this defense the student's M.F.A. Thesis Committee will discuss, evaluate, and critique the thesis and make a determination on the awarding of the MFA degree.