Moving Image (Film & Video) Specialization

An Optional Specialization for Creative Media Majors

The moving image is the most common form of communication today—embedded video is everywhere and the creative potential to create new forms for the digital age is virtually limitless. In this focus area of the Creative Media major, you will explore the power of the moving image and sound in conjunction with other media as an artistic expression.

  • Try out different film production roles, such as director, cinematographer, sound designer, editor, script writer, and even actor.
  • Acquire the technical skills and techniques to become adept at manipulating audio and video, including areas like how different cameras and lenses work, how to set up a shot, how a script is formed, how to light appropriately, how to create special effects, how to create audio.
  • Manipulate media so you can explore creating art with time-based media. For example, you might create an art installation that incorporates video.
  • Create interactive web experiences incorporating moving images.

Courses in this specialization include:

  • 8 courses through at least the 300-level are required for Primary Creative Media area
  • 4 courses through at least the 200-level are required for Complementary Creative Media area

  • FLM 110: Intro to Filmmaking OR MCM 110: Video Storytelling are required for both Primary and Complementary areas
  • FLM 210: Film History is required for Primary area, along with six additional courses from the list below. At least one course must be at the 200-level or above, and one has to be at the 300-level or above
  • For a Complementary area, choose any three additional courses for the list below, as long as there is at least one 200-level class or higher included

List of Moving Image Area electives for either Primary or Complimentaryareas:

Film History
(FLM 210)

Directing & Acting for the Screen
(FLM 285)

Film Theory
(FLM 311)

Cinematography and Lighting
(FLM 225)

Audio & Video Editing
(FLM 230)

Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
(FLM 250)

Screenwriting I
(FLM 128)

Screenwriting II
(FLM 328)

Documentary Filmmaking
(FLM 260)

The Business of Film
(FLM 320)

Advanced Cinematography
(FLM 325)

Video Compositing & Special Effects
(FLM 330)

Experimental Moving Image
(FLM 383)

Social Media Production
(MCM 230)

Streaming Media I
(MCM 335)

Streaming Media II
(MCM 345)

Advanced Audio Production & Sound Design
(MCM 330)

Streaming Media III
(MCM 435)