No course labeled as Introductory in any other program may be substituted for any other course at any level.
|DC 409 Digital Cinema Proseminar (8 credit hours)|
|DC 461 Production Workshop |
|DC 420 Editing |
|DC 462 Directing Workshop |
|DC 475 Cinematography |
|DC 401 Writing the Short Motion Picture |
|DC 476 Visual Design |
|1 Major Elective|
|DC 423 Pre-Production for Cinema |
|1 Major Elective|
|DC 495 Directing the Short Motion Picture |
|DC 565 Cinema Thesis I |
|DC 566 Cinema Thesis II |
|DC 567 Cinema Thesis III |
|DC 568 Cinema Thesis IV |
Major Elective Courses
Students must choose any 2
graduate level DC, ANI or VFX 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 Committee
- 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, the 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.