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                                                   Cinema-Television



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                                                               he USC School of Cinema-Television offers undergraduate and graduate-level programs

                                                               in production, critical studies, animation, writing for screen and television and producing.

                                                               The school educates students in the aesthetic and technical values of the medium

                                                   through course work, production activities and research.


                                                   All members of the full-time cinema-television faculty have been or are working professionals in

                                                   their respective fields; most have years of full-time professional experience. Each year a number of

                                                   adjunct faculty from the Los Angeles film and television industries participate in all programs.


                                                   Students at the USC School of Cinema-Television produce over 234 hours of motion pictures each

                                                   year and complete approximately 100 full-length screenplays. USC films made by students receive

                                                   150 awards annually from festivals around the world. USC cinema-television alumni are among the

                                                   most successful filmmakers and scholars working today. Since 1951, there have been only two

                                                   years when no members of the Trojan Family were nominated for Academy Awards for their work

                                                   in documentary or fiction film.
USC’s School of Cinema-Television is number one
according to the most current rankings published
in America’s Best Graduate Schools issue of U.S.   The Cinema-Television Library offers a comprehensive collection of books in English and substantial
News and World Report.                             holdings in other languages. The vast collection of journals, unpublished screenplays and manu-

                                                   script materials includes personal papers of industry figures from the silent years to the present and

                                                   studio records from Warner Bros., MGM, Universal and other producing companies. The study cen-

                                                   ter also provides student access to the school’s large collection of film and television materials in all

                                                   film and video formats as well as to several thousand recent screenplays.
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Administration                                   Hugh M. Hefner Chair for the Study of American    Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Chair: Joseph
Elizabeth M. Daley, Ph.D., Dean                  Film: Richard B. Jewell, Ph.D.                    Andrew Casper, Ph.D.

Office of Student Affairs                                                                          Fran and Ray Stark Endowed Chair: Lawrence
Carson Television Stage G-130                                                                      Turman, B.A.
(213) 740-2911
Email: admission@cinema.usc.edu                                                                    Mary Pickford Foundation Professorship: Doe
www.usc.edu/schools/cntv                                                                           Mayer, M.A.

Critical Studies                                                                                   Professors: Drew Casper, Ph.D.; Barbara
Marsha Kinder, Division Chair                                                                      Corday; Elizabeth M. Daley, Ph.D.; Robert
George Lucas Instructional Building                                                                Estrin, M.F.A.; John Furia, Jr., B.A.; Mark J.
405                                                                                                Harris, B.A.; Tomlinson Holman, B.S.; Gerald
(213) 740-3334*                                                                                    Isenberg, M.B.A.; David James, Ph.D;
                                                                                                   Richard Jewell, Ph.D.; Doe Mayer, M.A.;
Film and Television Production                                                                     Marsha Kinder, Ph.D.; E. Russell McGregor,
Barbara Corday, Division Chair                                                                     Ph.D.; K. Kenneth Miura, M.A.; Woody
George Lucas Instructional Building                                                                Omens, A.S.C. (M.A.); Christine Panushka,
404                                                                                                M.F.A.; Dana Polan, Ph.D.; Michael Renov,
(213) 740-3317*                                                                                    Ph.D.; Vibeke Sorensen, M.A.H.; Lynn
                                                                                                   Spigel, Ph.D.; Lawrence Turman, B.A.
Writing
John Furia, Jr., Division Chair                                                                    Associate Professors: Don Bohlinger, M.F.A.;
George Lucas Instructional Building                                                                Todd Boyd, Ph.D.; Ron Curfman, M.F.A.;
301                                                                                                Pamela Douglas; David Howard, M.F.A.;
(213) 740-3303                                                                                     Robert E. Miller, Ph.D.; Amanda Pope, B.A.
FAX: (213) 740-8035
                                                                                                   Assistant Professors: Tom Abrams, M.F.A.;
Peter Stark Producing Program                                                                      Tara McPherson, Ph.D.; James Nathan,
Lawrence Turman, Division Chair                                                                    M.F.A.; Jeff Sconce, Ph.D.
George Lucas Instructional Building
302                                                                                                Visiting Professors: Midge Costin; Judy Irola;
(213) 740-3304                                                                                     Jeremy Kagan; Ishu Patel
FAX: (213) 745-6652
                                                                                                   Senior Lecturers/Lecturers: Ted Braun;
Animation and Digital Arts                                                                         Laurie Burton; Roger Christiansen; Jed
Vibeke Sorensen, Division Chair                                                                    Dannenbaum; Bill Dill; Mary Beth Fielder;
Marcia Lucas Post Production                                                                       Pablo Frasconi; Robert Gardner; Gary
Building 201                                                                                       Goldsmith; Brenda Goodman; Peter Gould;
(213) 740-3986                                                                                     Karen Halverson; William Haugse; Carroll
                                                                                                   Hodge; Mary Jansen; Mardik Martin; Nina
*For information regarding admission, call                                                         Menkes; John Morrill; Earl Rath; Mark
(213) 740-2911.                                                                                    Shepherd; Jennifer Warren; David Weber;
                                                                                                   Paul Wolansky; Paul Wolff
Faculty
Steven J. Ross/Time Warner Dean’s Chair in                                                         Research Associate Professors: Syou Ling Fu,
Cinema-Television: Elizabeth M. Daley, Ph.D.                                                       M.F.A.; Richard Weinberg, Ph.D.




Adjunct Faculty: Steve Albrezzi; Ioan Allen; Kate Amend; Tom Anderson; Wendy Appel; Jeff Apple; Robert Ballo; Philip Barry; Carol Baum; Rick
Berg; Sandra Berg; Steve Binder; Bruce Block; Mitch Block; David Bondelevitch; Robert Brown; Chris Chomyn; Joseph Cohen; Cynthia Cohn;



Cornelius Cole; Kenneth Cosby; Martin            Hoggan; Karen Horn; Joseph Janeti; Gabor          Howard Rosenberg; Leon Roth; Mimi Roth;
Daniel; Manohla Dargis; Sam Denoff; Eva          Kalman; Kristy Kang; Randal Kleiser;              Lionel Schaen; Sue Scheibler; Michael
Denst; Vera Dika; Richard Edland; Mar            Christopher Knopf; Jeffrey Korchek; Richard       Scroggins; Agueda Simo; Elliott Silverstein;
Elepano; Bob Enders; Peter Exline; Nina          Krevolin; Susan Landau; Lisa Leeman;              Tom Sito; Kathy Smith; Jason Squire; Noreen
Foch; Kathy Fogg; Greg Foster; Jean-Pierre       Everett Lewis; Lawrence Lyttle; Lisa Mann;        Stone; Jeffrey Stott; Ken Tamburri; Jerry
Geuens; Nelson Gidding; Dan Gillman;             Frank McAdams; Leonard Maltin; David              Tokofsky; Duke Underwood; Chris Vogler;
Andrew Given; Michael Gonzales; Lisa             Milton; Jay Moriarty; Dan Nienaltowski;           Jon Wagner; Malvin Wald; Jennifer Warren;
Gottlieb; Dianne Haak; Don Hall; Amy             Richard Ollis; Jack Oswald; Peter Pampusch;       Eric Weissmann; Matthew Weisman; David
Halpern; Lynn Hendee; Rowdy Herrington;          Lloyd Pentacost; Russell Petranto; Rebecca        Weitzner; Cynthia Wells; Sanford Wernick;
Joe Hoffman; Todd Hoffman; Michael               Pollack-Parker; Lou Pitt; Vincent Robert;
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Megan Williams; Oscar Williams; Robert              conjunction with the School of Cinema-               USC Marshall School of Business and the
Zemeckis; Vernon Zimmerman                          Television. The B.A. degree requires 128 units.      School of Cinema-Television. Students suc-
                                                                                                         cessfully completing the program receive a
Emeritus Professors: Gene Coe, M.F.A.;              Bachelor of Fine Arts — Writing for Screen and       Bachelor of Science in Business Administra-
Herbert E. Farmer, M.A.; Trevor Greenwood,          Television                                           tion with an emphasis in Cinema-Television.
M.A.; Richard Harber, M.A.; Edward                  This is a unique program designed for stu-           The program is offered to freshmen admitted
Kaufman, Ph.D.; Gene Petersen, M.F.A.;              dents who wish to receive intensive training         to the Marshall School of Business as
Melvin Sloan, M.A.; Wolfram von Hanwehr,            for non-fiction and fiction screenwriting. The       Business Scholars. See Marshall School of
Ph.D.; Daniel Wiegand, M.A.; Morton                 B.F.A. in Writing for Screen and Television is       Business (page 91) for course requirements.
Zarcoff, M.A.                                       granted through the School of Cinema-
                                                    Television and requires 128 units.                   Master of Arts, Cinema-Television
                                                                                                         This degree, which allows a track in Critical
                                                    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—      Studies, is granted by the USC Graduate
                                                    Entertainment Management                             School in conjunction with the School of
                                                    Entertainment Management is a joint pro-             Cinema-Television. The Critical Studies
                                                    gram consisting of courses offered by both the       track requires 32 units.
Degree Programs
                                                                                                         Master of Fine Arts, Cinema-Television
The USC School of Cinema-Television                                                                      The School of Cinema-Television offers this
offers professional and academic degree pro-                                                             professional degree in two tracks: Film and
grams at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral                                                           Television Production and Writing for Screen
levels.                                                                                                  and Television. The Writing for Screen and
                                                                                                         Television track requires 42 units and the
Bachelor of Arts                                                                                         Film and Television Production track requires
Students can choose either a Film and                                                                    40 units.
Television Production or Critical Studies track.
The degree is granted through the USC
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in




Master of Fine Arts, Film, Video and Computer Animation
This program requires 50 units.



Master of Fine Arts, Motion Picture Producing       Minor in Film, Video and Computer Animation          Acceptance of Transfer Units
The Peter Stark Producing Program requires          The minor in animation offers students an            The School of Cinema-Television does not
44 units.                                           introduction to the theory and practice of ani-      accept courses taken in film and/or television
                                                    mation, including its relationship to the histo-     production at other institutions to fulfill
Doctor of Philosophy, Cinema-Television: Critical   ry of art and cinema, creative writing, and          degree and minor requirements. Basic film or
Studies                                             basic film production. It provides students          television history courses can sometimes be
The Ph.D. is based on a program of study            with an opportunity to create both personal          accepted for transfer credit.
and research culminating in the completion          and collaborative work in a wide range of
of a dissertation in the major field of study. A    genres, from traditional character to contem-        No transfer credit will be accepted in lieu of
minimum of 64 semester units (exclusive of          porary experimental and computer animation.          CTPR 241, 290, 310, 376, 507x and 508x and
dissertation registration) beyond the bac-          The program requires 32 units.                       any advanced production courses.
calaureate is required. Applicants who have
completed a Master of Arts degree in                Minor in Performing Arts Studies                     No transfer credits are accepted for the Peter
Cinema-Television, or a closely related field,      The minor in performing arts provides an             Stark producing track, the graduate program
may apply to the Ph.D. program. The doctor-         interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature and        in screenwriting or the animation and digital
al degree is granted by the Graduate School         aesthetics of the performing arts. It combines       arts program.
in conjunction with the School of Cinema-           the disciplines of cinema-television, dance,
Television.                                         music and theatre. The minor is a unique             Transfer policy for the Ph.D. requires advise-
                                                    course of study that looks at how the perform-       ment and approval of the division chair.
Cinema-Television Minor                             ing arts contribute to a culturally literate soci-
A minor in cinema-television is available to        ety. See the USC School of Theatre, page             Waiver of Course Requirements
USC undergraduate students in all schools           774, for requirements.                               Under special circumstances waivers and
and departments. The minor provides the                                                                  substitutions are granted; check with the
opportunity for students to become familiar                                                              CNTV Office of Student Affairs. All course
with various aspects of media study.                                                                     waivers and substitutions must be approved
Admission to the minor program is granted in                                                             by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
the fall and spring semesters. The program
requires 24 units.
                                                    General Requirements
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The following courses cannot be waived for         Television student affairs counselors are avail-   time by registering and retaking the specific
students majoring in Film and Television           able to answer questions about degree pro-         course. Departmental approval is required in
Production: CTPR 290, 310, 376, 480, 507x,         grams, grades, advisement and other matters.       order to retake a CNTV course.
508x, 546L, 581abcz, 583, 584, 586ab,
587abcz.                                           Grade Point Average Requirements                   In addition, a minimum grade point average
                                                   A minimum grade of C, 2.0 (A = 4.0), must          must be achieved to earn all cinema-television
Student Advisement                                 be earned in all required and prerequisite         degrees (see the individual program descrip-
Each program has its own advisement system.        courses in order to progress to the next           tions). For example, undergraduates must earn
Check with the program administrator or with       course level. Students may attempt to
the CNTV Office of Student Affairs. Cinema-        improve a grade lower than a C (2.0) only one




a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all required Cinema-Television courses. However, graduate students must achieve a B (3.0) average in all courses
required for the degree.



Undergraduate students in the film and tele-       CTPR 508x may petition to retake the               Students who do not satisfy the degree
vision production program who achieve a            required sequence only once. Permission to         requirement after repeating a class will be
grade lower than a C (2.0) in CTPR 241/290         retake any prerequisite or core production         disqualified from the program.
and CTPR 310/376 and graduate students in          courses requires prior departmental commit-
the production program who earn a grade            tee approval.
lower than a C (2.0) in CTPR 507x and
                                                   Students in the graduate screenwriting pro-
                                                   gram must earn a minimum grade of B (3.0)
                                                   in CTPR 291.




Policy on Films and Videos Produced by             Schedule of Classes, and insurance fees. The       television and new media technologies from
Students                                           university reserves the right to assess new        formal/aesthetic, historical, economic and ide-
All films, videos and computer disks pro-          fees or charges. The rates listed are subject to   ological perspectives.
duced with school equipment or facilities are      change without notice by action of the Board
the property of USC. Any income from dis-          of Trustees.                                       The division is committed to understanding
tribution of student-produced films, videos                                                           film and television texts in relation to the
and computer disks is used for the benefit of                                                         world they represent; it studies not only the
cinema-television students through equip-                                                             meanings of these texts but also the process-
ment purchases and so on. Students can pur-                                                           es by which these meanings are constructed.
chase copies of their own work.
                                                                                                      Applicants for the B.A. or M.A. or Ph.D.
Tuition and Fees (Estimated)                       Critical Studies                                   degrees must submit supplemental applica-
Students in the School of Cinema-                                                                     tion materials to the Critical Studies Program.
Television’s graduate programs pay tuition of      The Division of Critical Studies of the            For specific instructions, contact the Cinema-
$848 per unit effective September 2000.            School of Cinema-Television offers programs        Television Office of Student Affairs, University
Undergraduate programs are assessed the            leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Master of         Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211, (213)
university-wide tuition rate with a once-a-        Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. This        740-2911, web page: www.cinema-tv.usc.edu.
semester access fee of $50. In addition, some      comprehensive curriculum includes courses
classes are charged lab fees, as noted in the      which analyze the power and responsibility
                                                   of American and international film and
                                                                                                      Bachelor of Arts

                                                                                                      Bachelor of Arts, Cinema-Television: Critical
                                                                                                      Studies
                                                                                                      The Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema-
                                                                                                      Television with a track in Critical Studies is
                                                                                                      granted by the College of Letters, Arts and
                                                    Critical Studies                                                                             143




Sciences in conjunction with the School of          detail on pages 169 through 175. In addition,    by the school. A lab fee of $500 and an insur-
Cinema-Television. Undergraduate students           students pursuing the B.A. must meet             ance fee of $500 is required. Students may
take their pre-professional courses in the          foreign language requirements described          also spend $100 to $200 on production
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, includ-      on page 172.                                     expenses.
ing the general education requirements.
Major courses are selected from the curricu-        Required Production Courses                      Required Courses
lum of the School of Cinema-Television.             Undergraduates admitted to the Critical          CTCS 190        Introduction to Cinema           4
The degree requires 128 units, including            Studies Program are required to take CTPR        CTCS 191        Introduction to
22 lower division and at least 24 upper divi-       241 Fundamentals of Cinema Technique and                         Television and Video             4
sion units in cinema-television. A maximum          CTPR 290 Cinematic Communication.                CTCS 192        Race, Class and Gender
of 40 CNTV upper division units will apply          These are introductory production courses                        in American Film                 4
to the B.A. degree.                                 which must be taken concurrently during the      CTCS 200        History of the Interna-
                                                    junior year (see description).                                   tional Cinema I                  2
General Education Requirements                                                                       CTCS 201        History of the Interna-
The university’s general education program          CTPR 241 is an experiential course dealing                       tional Cinema II                 2
provides a coherent, integrated introduction        with the technical and aesthetic principles of   CTPR 241        Fundamentals of Cinema
to the breadth of knowledge you will need to        directing, cinematography, editing and the                       Technique, taken concur-
consider yourself (and to be considered by          development of ideas through a cinematic                         rently with CTPR 290             2
other people) a generally well-educated per-        vocabulary.                                      CTPR 290        Cinematic Communication,
son. This new program requires six courses in                                                                        taken concurrently with
different categories, plus writing and diversi-     In CTPR 290 students are taught the princi-                      CTPR 241                         4
ty requirements, which are described in             ples of filmmaking through demonstrations,
                                                    hands-on production and critical analysis.
                                                    Each student makes five digital video non-
                                                    dialogue movies using equipment supplied




One course from the following:


CTCS 392            History of the American         Grade Point Average Requirements                 Registration in graduate level courses (num-
                    Film, 1925-1950            4    A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned        bered 500) for undergraduate credit requires
CTCS 393            History of the American         in all required and prerequisite courses. A      prior approval of the School of Cinema-
                    Film, 1946-1975            4    grade of C- or lower will not satisfy a major    Television.
CTCS 394            History of the American         requirement.
                    Film, 1976-present         4                                                     Curriculum Review
                                                    Limitations on Enrollment                        Cinema-Television majors are expected to
Four different courses from the following:          No more than 40 upper division units can be      meet with their academic advisors once a
CTCS 367            Global Television and           taken within the major without approval of       semester to review their progress. Contact
                    Media                      4    the Dean of Letters, Arts and Sciences.          the Student Affairs Office, Carson Television
CTCS 400            Non-Fiction Film and                                                             Center, Garden Level, Room G-130, (213)
                    Television                 4                                                     740-8358, for appointments.
CTCS 403            Studies in National and
                    Regional Media             4                                                     Honors Program
CTCS 404            Television Criticism and                                                         Critical Studies offers an honors track for
                    Theory                     4                                                     advanced students. Admission to the honors
CTCS 406            History of American                                                              track is made at the end of the junior year
                    Television                 4                                                     and requires a 3.75 GPA for courses in the
CTCS 407            African-American Cinema    4                                                     major (and a 3.5 GPA overall). Completion of
CTCS 409            Censorship in Cinema       4                                                     the honors track is dependent upon success-
CTCS 411            Film, Television and                                                             ful completion of a designated honors section
                    Cultural Studies           4                                                     of CTCS 495 during the senior year. In this
CTCS 464            Film and/or Television                                                           course, students will work with faculty in a
                    Genres                     4                                                     seminar environment and produce an
CTCS 469            Film and/or Television                                                           advanced term paper based on original
                    Style Analysis             4                                                     research and analysis.
CTCS 478            Culture, Technology
                    and Communications         4
CNTV 499*           Special Topics             4
Total Required Units:                          46
                                                                                                     Master of Arts
*Major credit with departmental approval.
                                                                                                     The Master of Arts degree in Cinema-
                                                                                                     Television with a track in Critical Studies is
                                                                                                     administered through the Graduate School.
                                                                                                     Candidates for the degree are subject to the
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general requirements of the Graduate School (see page 565). Thirty-two units are required at the 400 level or higher, including a comprehensive


examination. At least two-thirds of these           consultation with their faculty advisor, stu-      Course Requirements
units must be at the 500 level or higher.           dents will choose three of the following fields:   Each Ph.D. candidate must complete 64 units
                                                                                                       (exclusive of the prerequisite — see Graduate
Graduate Preparation Production Courses             (1) Theory and Criticism                           Preparation Production Course — and disser-
Incoming graduate students without prior pro-       (2) American Sound Film                            tation units) beyond the bachelor’s degree,
duction experience are required to take             (3) International Silent Film                      43 of which must be at the 500 level or high-
CTPR 507x (six units). This course provides a       (4) International Sound Film                       er. (Up to 30 units may be transferred from
basic primer in production considered neces-        (5) Documentary and Avant-Garde Film               graduate work completed at other institu-
sary for graduate studies in critical studies. A        and Video                                      tions.) The required units will include seven
minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned in          (6) Television and New Technologies                to 12 courses in cinema-television and eight
CTPR 507x. This course does not count                                                                  to 16 units in the minor area. The minor will
toward the total requirements for the M.A.          If the student has completed all course work       be chosen by the student in close consultation
                                                    and is only taking the comprehensive exami-        with the advisor and will be in an academic
CTPR 507x Production I (6 units) introduces         nation, he or she must register in GRSC 810        field which supports the student’s dissertation
the fundamental principles of motion picture        Studies for Master’s Examination. Note: A          topic. Each student must complete the fol-
production, emphasizing visual and auditory         GPA of 3.0 is required to take the compre-         lowing course work toward the 64 unit total:
communication. The course is organized in           hensive examination.
correlated production, acting and sound sec-                                                           (1) CTCS 500, 510 and 587 These courses
tions. Each student completes five projects,        Grade Point Average Requirements                   should be taken before the screening
serving as a writer, producer, cinematograph-       A grade point average of 3.0 must be main-         procedure.
er, director, sound designer and editor on          tained in all graduate level course work.
each production using digital cameras and           Courses in which a grade of C- (1.7) or lower      (2) Two of the following: CTCS 677, 678, 688.
editing stations provided by the school.            is earned will not apply toward a graduate         These courses should be taken before the
Approximately $1,400 should be budgeted             degree.                                            qualifying examination.
for course and insurance fees and other
expenses.                                           Time Limit                                         Graduate Preparation Production Course
                                                    Although students are normally expected to         Each candidate for the Ph.D. must complete
Required Courses                                    complete the degree in two years, the degree       CTPR 507x with a minimum grade of C.
CTCS 500        Seminar in Theory and               must be completed within five years of the         This course is equal to six units of undergrad-
                Textual Analysis                4   beginning of graduate work at USC.                 uate work and does not count toward the
CTCS 501        History of the Interna-                                                                total unit requirement for the Ph.D. If the
                tional Cinema: Silent               Curriculum Review                                  student enters the program with a master’s
                Film                            2   At the beginning of their matriculation, and       degree in cinema-television and possesses
CTCS 502        History of the Interna-             each semester thereafter, each M.A. candidate      production experience, the student may
                tional Cinema: Sound                will confer with a designated faculty advisor      request a waiver of this requirement. The
                Film                            2   who will monitor the student’s progress.           waiver requires passing a written examination
CTCS 503        Survey History of the                                                                  and submission of films/videos to the produc-
                American Sound Film             2                                                      tion faculty for review.
CTCS 510        Case Studies in National
                Media                           4   Doctor of Philosophy
CTCS 511        Seminar: Non-Fiction
                Film/Video, or
CTCS 518        Seminar: Avant-garde                Doctor of Philosophy in Cinema-Television
                Film/Video                      4   (Critical Studies)
CTCS 587        Graduate Television                 The degree of Doctor of Philosophy with an
                Seminar                         4   emphasis in Critical Studies is administered
CTCS 588        Bibliography                    2   through the Graduate School. The Ph.D. pro-
                                                    gram is tailored to the individual student’s
In addition, eight units of cinema-television       particular needs and interests. The overall
electives are required.                             course of study will be designed by the stu-
                                                    dent, the student’s designated advisor and,
Comprehensive Examination                           following the screening procedure, the stu-
As the final requirement for the M.A. degree,       dent’s guidance committee chair (see
the comprehensive examination, normally             Screening Procedure under Graduate
taken near the end of course work, will con-        Preparation Production Courses).
sist of six hours of questions in three fields.
The exam is given once a year in the spring         Admission
semester. The field of theory and criticism is      A master’s degree in cinema-television, or a
required for all students who hope to contin-       closely related field, is required for admission
ue their studies toward a Ph.D. at USC. In          to the Ph.D. program. Applicants without such
                                                    a degree may be admitted, but will be required
                                                    to pass a comprehensive examination to the
                                                    faculty’s satisfaction as part of the screening
                                                    procedure (see Screening Procedure).
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CTPR 507x Production I (6 units) is designed        (1) If the faculty has determined during the         Guidance Committee
to introduce the fundamental principles of          admissions process that a comprehensive              Following a successful screening procedure,
motion picture production. The course also          examination will be required as part of the          the student, in consultation with the guid-
introduces students to visual and auditory          screening procedure, an examination will be          ance committee chair and the Critical Studies
communication and individual filmmaking.            administered as appropriate. If the examina-         faculty, will formally establish a five-member
Each student makes five projects, serving as        tion is passed to the faculty’s satisfaction, the    guidance committee. The composition of the
writer, producer, director, cinematographer,        student may proceed to the next step in the          guidance committee will be as specified by
sound designer and editor. Projects are shot        screening procedure process. If the student          the Graduate School (see page 568). For the
on digital cameras and edited on non-linear         fails to pass the examination, the faculty will      Ph.D. in Cinema-Television (Critical Studies),
systems. Approximately $1,400 should be             determine if the student will be allowed to          the committee is ordinarily composed of four
budgeted for fees and expenses.                     retake the examination the following semes-          Critical Studies faculty members and an out-
                                                    ter before proceeding to the next step in the        side member from the candidate’s minor area.
Screening Procedure                                 screening procedure process.
The Graduate School requires that programs                                                               Foreign Language Requirement
administer an examination or other procedure        (2) The student will be interviewed and his          The Critical Studies faculty will advise each
at a predetermined point in the student’s stud-     or her progress in the program will be               student as to whether or not a foreign lan-
ies as a prerequisite to continuation in the doc-   reviewed by the faculty to determine if the          guage is required. This requirement is deter-
toral program (see page 568). This procedure        student will be approved for additional              mined by the student’s dissertation topic.
is designed to review the student’s suitability     course work. If approved to continue, a guid-        The requirement must be met at least 60
for continuing in the chosen Ph.D. program.         ance committee chair will be selected by the         days before the qualifying examination.
The School of Cinema-Television has deter-          student, with the approval of the faculty, who
mined that this procedure will occur no later       will serve as the student’s advisor. It is           Dissertation Proposal Presentation
than the end of the student’s third semester of     strongly recommended that full-time study            Working closely with the guidance commit-
graduate course work at USC beyond the mas-         be pursued following the successful comple-          tee chair, the student will prepare to present
ter’s degree. The screening procedure process       tion of the screening procedure.                     his or her dissertation proposal to the full fac-
will include the following steps:                                                                        ulty. This will be a formal written proposal
                                                                                                         which will include a statement of the pro-




posed topic, four fields for examination derived from the general dissertation topic area (including a field from the minor area), a detailed bibliogra-
phy, and an appropriate and comprehensive screening list of film/television titles. Formal presentation of the dissertation proposal will occur no



later than the end of the semester prior to         Qualifying Examinations                              one each day for four days during a five-day
taking the qualifying examinations. The             Written and oral examinations for the Ph.D.          period.
guidance committee must approve the disser-         are given twice a year, in November and
tation topic. Once the dissertation topic has       April. Questions for the written portion of the      The oral examination will be scheduled with-
been approved, the student will complete the        examination will be drafted by members of            in 30 days after the written examination. All
Request to Take the Ph.D. Qualifying                the guidance committee who will also grade           guidance committee members must be pre-
Examination form available from the Student         the examination. The qualifying examination          sent for the oral portion of the qualifying
Services Office of the Graduate School.             comprises four examinations administered             examination.




Admission to Candidacy                              on original investigation and showing technical      Defense of Dissertation
A student is eligible for admission to candida-     mastery of a special field, capacity for research    An oral defense of the dissertation is required
cy for the Ph.D. degree after: (1) passing the      and scholarly ability must be submitted.             of each Ph.D. candidate. The dissertation
screening procedure; (2) presenting the dis-                                                             committee will decide whether the examina-
sertation proposal and having it approved;          CTCS 794                                             tion is to take place after completion of the
(3) satisfying the language requirement, if         Registration for dissertation units, CTCS 794        preliminary draft or the final draft of the dis-
applicable; (4) completing at least 24 units in     (a and b), in the two semesters following admis-     sertation. The oral defense must be passed at
residence; and (5) passing the written and          sion to candidacy is the minimum requirement.        least one week before graduation.
oral portions of the qualifying examination.        These units cannot be applied toward the
Admission to candidacy is by action of the          required 64 unit total. The student must regis-      Policies
Vice Provost for Academic Programs.                 ter for CTCS 794 each semester after admis-          The following policies apply to each student
                                                    sion to candidacy until the degree requirements      admitted to the Ph.D. program.
Dissertation Committee                              are completed. No more than eight units of
The dissertation committee is composed as           credit can be earned in CTCS 794.                    Residency Requirements
specified by regulations of the Graduate                                                                 At least one year of full-time graduate study
School (see page 570). A dissertation based                                                              (24 units excluding registration for CTCS
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794) must be done in residence on the main        on film or video and to instill a thorough       Applicants for the B.A. or M.F.A. degree
USC campus. The residency requirement             understanding of the technical and aesthetic     must submit supplemental application mate-
may not be interrupted by study elsewhere.        aspects of motion pictures and television.       rials to the Film and Television Production
Residency must be completed prior to the          Courses in production provide individual and     Program. For specific instructions, contact
qualifying examination.                           group filmmaking experiences and the             the Cinema-Television Office of Student
                                                  opportunity to learn all aspects of filmmaking   Affairs, University Park, Los Angeles, CA
Grade Point Average                               in a collaborative environment.                  90089-2211, (213) 740-2911, web page:
An overall GPA of 3.0 is required for all grad-                                                    www.usc.edu/schools/cntv.
uate work. Courses in which a grade of C-
(1.7) or lower is earned will not apply toward
a graduate degree.
                                                                                                   Bachelor of Arts
Leaves of Absence
A leave of absence may be granted under
exceptional circumstances by petitioning the                                                       The Bachelor of Arts in Cinema-Television
Graduate School the semester before the                                                            with a track in production is granted through
leave is to be taken.                                                                              the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
                                                                                                   in conjunction with the School of Cinema-
Changes of Committee                                                                               Television. Students study within a frame-
Changes in either the guidance or disserta-                                                        work which combines a broad liberal arts
tion committee must be requested on a form                                                         background with specialization in a profes-
available from the Graduate School.                                                                sion. Bachelor of Arts students are enrolled
                                                                                                   in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences,
Completion of All Requirements                                                                     where they take their pre-professional cours-
Everything involved in approving the disser-                                                       es, including the general education require-
tation must be completed at least one week                                                         ments. Major courses are selected from
before graduation. Approval by the disserta-                                                       the curriculum of the School of Cinema-
tion committee, the Office of Academic                                                             Television. The degree requires 128 units
Records and Registrar, and the thesis editor                                                       including 16 lower division units and at least
must be reported on the triple card and sub-                                                       24 upper division units in Cinema-Television.
mitted to the Graduate School by the date of                                                       A maximum of 40 CNTV upper division
graduation.                                                                                        units will apply to the B.A. degree.

Time Limits                                                                                        General Education Requirements
The maximum time limit for completing all                                                          The university’s general education program
requirements for the Ph.D. degree is eight                                                         provides a coherent, integrated introduction
years from the first course at USC applied                                                         to the breadth of knowledge you will need to
toward the degree. Students who have com-                                                          consider yourself (and to be considered by
pleted an applicable master’s degree at USC                                                        other people) a generally well-educated per-
or elsewhere within five years from the pro-                                                       son. This new program requires six courses
posed enrollment in a Ph.D. program must                                                           in different categories, plus writing, foreign
complete the Ph.D. in six years. Extension of                                                      language and diversity requirements, which
these time limits will be made only for com-                                                       are described in detail on pages 169 through
pelling reasons upon petition by the student.                                                      175.
When petitions are granted, students will be
required to make additional CTCS 794 regis-                                                        Production Sequence
trations. Course work more than 10 years old                                                       Undergraduates admitted to the Film and
is automatically invalidated and cannot be                                                         Television Production Program are required
applied toward the degree.                                                                         to take CTPR 241 Fundamentals of Cinema
                                                                                                   Technique, CTPR 242 Fundamentals of
                                                                                                   Cinematic Sound, CTPR 280 Structure of
                                                                                                   the Moving Image and CTPR 290 Cinematic
                                                                                                   Communication. CTPR 241, CTPR 242 and
                                                                                                   CTPR 290 are introductory production cours-
                                                                                                   ers taken either in the second semester of the
Film and Television                                                                                sophomore year or the first semester of the
                                                                                                   junior year after a student has completed the
Production                                                                                         minimum required units and requirements

The Division of Film and Television Pro-
duction of the School of Cinema-Television
offers programs leading to the Bachelor of
Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees.

The primary goals of the degree programs in
film and television production are to develop
the student’s ability to express original ideas
                                                   Film and Television Production                                                                     147




toward his or her USC degree. CTWR 413             Students will not be allowed to register for       CTPR 280            Structure of the
Writing the Short Script I is taken concurrent-    CTPR 310 and CTPR 376 without having a                                 Moving Image                  2
ly with CTPR 241, CTPR 242 and CTPR                qualified partner.                                 CTPR 290            Cinematic Communication
290, and these four courses are prerequisites                                                                             (taken concurrently with
for the next production sequence, CTPR 310         Because of the structure of CTPR 310 and                               CTPR 241, CTPR 242,
and CTPR 376. CTPR 280 is recommended              CTPR 376, these courses cannot be taken                                CTWR 413)                     4
before CTPR 290. For those students who            separately. Therefore, should a student fail to    CTPR 310*           Intermediate Film
were accepted as production majors before          achieve a passing grade on either CTPR 310                             Production (taken after
fall 2000, CTPR 280 is an elective; for those      or CTPR 376 (see the section on grade                                  CTPR 241, CTPR 242,
who were accepted as production majors in          requirements) both courses must be retaken                             CTPR 290, CTWR 413
fall 2000 and after, it is required.               the subsequent semester.                                               and concurrently with
                                                                                                                          CTPR 376)                     4
CTPR 241 is an experiential course dealing         Following CTPR 310 and CTPR 376, stu-              CTPR 376*           Intermediate Cinema-
with the technical and aesthetic principles of     dents can take one or more of the following                            tography (taken after
directing, cinematography, editing, sound and      courses: CTAN 448; CTPR 480; CTPR 484.                                 CTPR 241, CTPR 242,
the development of ideas through a cinemat-                                                                               CTPR 290, CTWR 413
ic vocabulary.                                     CTAN 448 Introduction to Film Graphics-                                and concurrently with
                                                   Animation is a practical course in concepts,                           CTPR 310)                     4
CTPR 242 introduces cinematic sound                media and techniques related to the graphic        CTPR 413            Writing the Short Script I
design, recording, editing, mixing and finish-     film.                                                                  (taken concurrently with
ing through lectures, demonstrations and                                                                                  CTPR 241, CTPR 290)           2
exercises.                                         In CTPR 480 Production Work I, production          CTWR 414            The Screenplay                2
                                                   majors form crews of eight to 10 persons to
CTPR 280 presents visual concepts underly-         produce a synchronous sound project in one         *Note that enrollment in CTPR 310/376 requires meet-
ing cinematic communication, including basic       semester. Each student is responsible for a        ing specific guidelines.
theory and application of the concepts of          specific aspect of the production: director,
time, space, composition, movement, light          line producer, assistant director, cinematogra-    and a choice of:
and color.                                         pher, editor or sound.                             CTPR 371            Directing for Television,
                                                                                                                          or
In CTPR 290 students are taught the princi-        Film/video stock, processing, equipment            CTPR 475            Directing: Mise-en-Scene
ples of film making through demonstrations,        and facilities are provided by the school.                             (prerequisites for
hands-on production and critical analysis.         There are extra personal expenses associated                           CTPR 475 are CTPR 310
Each student makes five digital video non-         with all production workshops.                                         and CTPR 376)                 4
dialogue movies using equipment supplied
by the school. A $500 lab fee and a $500           The selection of scripts and directors for the     One of the following courses is required:
insurance fee is required. Students may also       advanced production workshop (CTPR 480)            CTPR 392          History of the American
spend $100 to $200 for production expenses.        is made by the production faculty. Note: To                          Film, 1925-1950                 4
                                                   qualify to direct an advanced production           CTCS 393          History of the American
CTPR 310 Intermediate Film Production              workshop, a student must complete CTPR                               Film since 1950                 4
and CTPR 376 Intermediate Cinematog-               480 (non-directing position) and take a speci-     CTCS 400          Non-Fiction Film                4
raphy is the second production sequence            fied directing class.                              CTCS 464          Film and/or Television
required for the B.A., Film and Television                                                                              Genres                          4
Production track. These courses are also           CTPR 484 Advanced Multi-Camera
taken concurrently. In these workshops stu-        Television Workshop is a multi-camera televi-      One of the following courses is required
dents work in teams of two, learning to col-       sion class where students will produce a half-     subsequent to completing CTPR 310/376:
laborate and explore the expressive potential      hour situation comedy pilot in one semester.       CTAN 448          Introduction to Film
of sound and image through the production                                                                               Graphics–Animation              4
of two 16mm black and white films. Both are        CTPR 241, 242, 280, 290, 310, 376 and              CTPR 480          Production Workshop I
non-dialogue projects. Each student directs        480 cannot be waived or substituted with                             (narrative or
and prepares the soundtrack for the project        another course or transfer credit under any                          documentary or video)           4
he or she has written and is cinematographer       circumstances.                                     CTPR 484          Advanced Multi-Camera
and editor for his or her partner’s project.                                                                            Television Workshop             4
Most equipment and materials are provided          Course Requirements
by the school. However, approximately              CTCS 190       Introduction to Cinema          4   Grade Point Average Requirements
$1,000-1,500 should be budgeted by the stu-        CTCS 200       History of the                      A minimum grade of C, 2.0 (A = 4.0), must
dent for the purchase of personal equipment,                      International Cinema I          2   be earned in all required and prerequisite
supplies, transportation, props, etc. which will   CTCS 201       History of the                      courses. A grade of C- or lower will not fulfill
also be useful in future classes.                                 International Cinema II         2   a major requirement.
                                                   CTPR 241       Fundamentals of Cinema
To qualify for enrollment in CTPR 310 and                         Technique (taken concur-            Students who do not earn the minimum
CTPR 376, students must fulfill all require-                      rently with CTPR 242,               grade in CTPR 241, 242, 290, 310 and 376
ments outlined in the CTPR 310/376 guide-                         CTPR 290, CTWR 413)             2   after repeating these requirements will be
lines distributed in CTPR 241. Students are        CTPR 242       Fundamentals of                     disqualified from the program.
required to form their own partnerships.                          Cinematic Sound                 2
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Curriculum Review                                Graduate Preparation Production Courses              mately $1,400 should be budgeted for course
Cinema-Television majors are expected to         In addition to the 40 units, students are            and insurance fees and other expenses.
meet with their advisor once a semester to       required to take 12 units of prerequisite            CTPR 507x is taken concurrently with
review their progress. Contact the Student       courses (CTPR 507x Production I and CTPR             CTCS 501 and CTWR 528 in the first
Affairs Office (Carson Television Center,        508x Production II) in their first year. These       semester.
Garden Level G-130), (213) 740-8358, for         courses provide intensive preparation consid-
appointments.                                    ered necessary for graduate studies in pro-          In CTPR 508x Production II, students work-
                                                 duction at USC and cannot be waived or sub-          ing in crews of two produce two non-dialogue
                                                 stituted with transfer credit.                       projects whose primary goal is to communi-
                                                                                                      cate effectively through sound/image rela-
Master of Fine Arts                              CTPR 507x Production I (6 units) is                  tionships. Each student directs and prepares
                                                 designed to introduce the fundamental prin-          the soundtrack for the project he or she has
                                                 ciples of motion picture production, empha-          written and is cinematographer and editor for
The Master of Fine Arts degree with a Film       sizing visual and auditory communication.            his or her partner’s project. Students must
and Television Production track requires a       The course is organized in correlated produc-        form their own partnerships. Most equipment
minimum of 40 units in cinema-television at      tion, acting and sound sections. Each student        and materials are provided by the school, but
the 400 or 500 level. A thesis is not required   makes five projects, serving as writer, produc-
for the M.F.A. degree.                           er, director, cinematographer, sound designer
                                                 and editor, using digital cameras and editing
                                                 stations provided by the school. Approxi-




there are other expenses associated with the projects made in CTPR 508x. Approximately $2,500 should be budgeted by the student for the pur-
chase of personal equipment, supplies, transportation, props, lab and insurance fees and other expenses. CTPR 508 is taken concurrently with



CTWR 529 and CTCS 504 or CTCS 502.


CTPR 507x and CTPR 508x are preparatory          Students who do not earn the minimum                 YEAR TWO, FIRST AND SECOND SEMESTERS          UNITS
courses and do not count toward the total        grade in CTPR 507x and CTPR 508x or sat-             CTCS 502           History of the Interna-
40 units required for the degree. A minimum      isfy the degree requirements after repeating a                          tional Cinema: Sound
grade of C (2.0) in CTPR 507x and CTPR           required course will be disqualified from the                           Film, or
508x is required in order to continue in the     program.                                             CTCS 504           Television and the
Master of Fine Arts program. Students earn-                                                                              New Technologies              2
ing lower than a C (2.0) in a preparatory or     CTPR 507x, 508x, 546L, 581abcz, 583, 584,            CTPR 506           Visual Expression             2
core production course may repeat the            586ab and 587abcz cannot be waived or sub-
requirement on a one time only basis upon        stituted with transfer credit under any cir-         Two of the following (the second may be taken
approval of the division chair.                  cumstances.                                          in year three)
                                                                                                      CTPR 541          Intermediate Interactive
                                                 Three-Year Requirements for the M.F.A. in                              Multimedia Workshop         4
                                                 Production                                           CTPR 545          Intermediate Multi-
                                                 YEAR ONE, FIRST SEMESTER                     UNITS
                                                                                                                        Camera Television
                                                 CTCS 501           History of the Interna-                             Workshop                    4
                                                                    tional Cinema: Silent             CTPR 546L         Production III
                                                                    Film                         2                      (non-directing capacity)    6
                                                 CTPR 507x          Production I                 6
                                                 CTWR 528           Screenwriting                     Six units from the required cinema-television
                                                                    Fundamentals                 2    electives (eight if CTPR 541 and CTPR 545
                                                                                                      are chosen)
                                                                                                10    CTPR 484             Advanced Multi-Camera
                                                                                                                           Television Workshop        4
                                                 YEAR ONE, SECOND SEMESTER                    UNITS
                                                                                                      CTPR 531             Planning the Production
                                                 CTCS 502           History of the                                         (prerequisite to develop a
                                                                    International Cinema:                                  CTPR 546L documentary
                                                                    Sound Film, or                                         project)                   2
                                                 CTCS 504           Television and the
                                                                                                      CTPR 532           Intermediate Directing
                                                                    New Technologies             2
                                                                                                                         (prerequisite to qualify
                                                 CTPR 508x          Production II                6
                                                                                                                         to direct a CTPR 546L
                                                 CTWR 529           Intermediate
                                                                                                                         or CTPR 583 project)          2
                                                                    Screenwriting                2
                                                                                                      CTWR 533ab         Writing the Feature
                                                                                                10                       Script                      4-2
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CTPR 534            Intermediate Production            One of the following critical studies courses:       CTCS 587             Graduate Television
                    Design                     2       CTCS 464          Film and/or Television                                  Seminar                         4
CTPR 535            Intermediate Editing       2                         Genres                         4   CTCS 588**           Bibliography                    2
CTPR 537            Intermediate                       CTCS 469          Film and/or Television
                    Cinematography             2                         Style Analysis                 4   **Four units of Cinema-Television electives at the 400
CTPR 538            Intermediate Producing     2       CTCS 510          Case Studies in National           or 500 level if CTWR 553 or CTCS 588 chosen. Six
CTPR 539            Intermediate Graphics      2                         Media                          4   units of Cinema-Television electives at the 400 or 500
CTPR 540            Intermediate Sound         2       CTCS 511          Seminar: Non-Fiction               level if both CTWR 553 and 588 chosen.
CTPR 542            Intermediate Electronic                              Film/Video
                    Imaging                    2       CTCS 518          Seminar: Avant-Garde               Cinema-Television Electives
CTAN 543            Intermediate Computer                                Film/Video                     4   A minimum of two units of Cinema-
                    Animation                  2       CTCS 564          Seminar in Film and                Television electives at the 400 and 500 level
CTPR 551            Planning the Advanced                                Television Genres              4   is required.
                    Production (prerequisite           CTCS 567          Seminar in Film/Tele-
                    for CTPR 586ab, CTPR                                 vision and a Related Art       4   Grade Point Average Requirements
                    587abcz, CTPR 581abcz,             CTCS 569          Seminar in Film and                A grade point average of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0)
                    CTPR 582abzL,                                        Television Authors             4   must be maintained in all USC course work
                    CTPR 583 in a directing                                                                 toward the master’s degree. Courses in which
                    or producing position),                                                                 a grade of C- (1.7) or lower is earned will not
                    and CTPR 584               2                                                            apply toward a graduate degree.
CTPR 552            Advanced Directing         2
CTWR 553            Advanced Screenwriting     4                                                            Time Limit
CTPR 554            Advanced Sound             2                                                            Students must maintain satisfactory progress
CTPR 555            Advanced Production                                                                     toward their master’s degree at all times. The
                    Design                     2                                                            time limit for completing all requirements is
CTPR 556            Advanced Editing           2                                                            three years from the first course at USC
CTPR 557            Advanced                                                                                applied toward the Master of Fine Arts
                    Cinematography             2                                                            degree. Course work more than seven years
CTPR 558            Advanced Producing         2                                                            old is invalidated and will not be applied
CTPR 559            Advanced Graphics          2                                                            toward the degree.
CTAN 563            Advanced Computer
                    Animation                  2                                                            Graduate Review
CTPR 568            Advanced Electronic                                                                     One year prior to graduation, students are
                    Imaging                    2                                                            required to file M.F.A. forms for a curriculum
CTWR 572            Practicum in Directing                                                                  and graduation review. Contact the
                    Actors for Film          2-4                                                            Production Faculty Office for forms (213)
CTWR 574            Advanced Seminar in                                                                     740-3317.
                    Directing Actors for Film 2

YEAR THREE, FIRST AND SECOND SEMESTERS        UNITS

One course from the following:
CTPR 546L         Production III (director
                  or different crew position) 6
CTWR 553**        Advanced Screenwriting        4
CTPR 581abcz* Individual Production
                  Workshop                4-2-2-0
CTPR 583*         Graduate Television
                  Production                    6
CTPR 584*         Graduate Interactive
                  Group Project                 6
CTPR 586ab*       Production IV               6-0

*Students must complete the prerequisites and follow
the guidelines for CTPR 581abcz, CTPR 583, CTPR 584
and CTPR 586ab.
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Animation and Digital Arts

Master of Fine Arts
                                                                                                        CTAN 522    Animation Department
The Master of Fine Arts degree in Film,             Admission is granted once a year in the fall.                   Seminar                   1
Video and Computer Animation is a three-            Approximately 20 students will be enrolled in       CTAN 548    Animation Production II   3
year (six semester) graduate program                each incoming class. In addition to practical       CTAN 577a   Character Animation       2
designed for students who have clearly iden-        production, the program also provides oppor-        Elective*
tified animation as their primary interest in       tunities for fieldwork experience and intern-
cinema. The program focuses on animation            ships to facilitate the student’s transition into                                         8
production, including a wide range of tech-         the profession.
niques and aesthetic approaches, from hand-
drawn character animation to state-of-the-art       Applicants for the M.F.A. in Film, Video and
interactive computer graphics. While embrac-        Computer Animation must submit supple-
ing traditional forms, the program strongly         mental application materials. For specific
encourages innovation and experimentation,          instructions, contact the Cinema-Television
and emphasizes imagination, creativity and          Animation Program Office, University Park,
critical thinking. Students should graduate         Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211, (213) 740-3986,
with a comprehensive knowledge of anima-            web page: www.usc.edu/schools/cntv.
tion from conception through realization; an
understanding of the history of the medium          The application deadline is February 15 for
and its aesthetics; in-depth knowledge of           the fall semester.
computer animation software and the most
important elements of film, video and inter-        Prior knowledge of fundamental computer
active media.                                       animation concepts and techniques is recom-
                                                    mended. Those without this background will
The program requires a minimum of                   be required to enroll in CTAN 523 Principles
50 units: 38 units are in prescribed, sequen-       of Computer Animation for two of their elec-
tial courses in the School of Cinema-               tive units in year one.
Television. The other 12 units are electives,
four of which must be taken in the Division         Requirements for the M.F.A. in Film, Video
of Critical Studies. A thesis is required for the   and Computer Animation
M.F.A. degree. Ongoing workshops in life            YEAR ONE, FIRST SEMESTER                    UNITS
drawing and computer software provide addi-         CTAN 451           History of Animation        2
tional educational opportunities.                   CTAN 482           Basic Motion Picture
                                                                       Techniques for
                                                                       Animators                   2

                                                    CTAN 522           Animation Department
                                                                       Seminar                     1
                                                    CTAN 544           Introduction to Film,
                                                                       Video, and Computer
                                                                       Animation                   3
                                                    Elective*
                                                                                                   8


                                                    YEAR ONE, SECOND SEMESTER                   UNITS

                                                    CTAN 436           Writing for Animation       2
                                                    CTAN 522           Animation Department
                                                                       Seminar                     1
                                                    CTAN 547           Animation Production I      3
                                                    CTAN 579           Expanded Animation          2
                                                    Elective*

                                                                                                   8

                                                    YEAR TWO, FIRST SEMESTER                    UNITS

                                                    CTAN 501           Interactive Animation       2
                                                           Writing for Screen and Television                                                               151




                                                           CTCS 464          Film and/or Television
YEAR TWO, SECOND SEMESTER                      UNITS
                                                                             Genres                        4   similar work in the field and its relationship
CTAN 522            Animation Department                   CTCS 469          Film and/or Television            to the proposed project. It will describe
                    Seminar                            1                     Style Analysis                4
CTAN 524            Contemporary Topics
                                                           CTCS 501          History of the Interna-
                    in Animation and
                                                                             tional Cinema: Silent
                    Digital Arts                       2
                                                                             Film                          2
CTAN 549            Animation Production
                                                           CTCS 502          History of the Interna-
                    III                                3
                                                                             tional Cinema: Sound
Elective*
                                                                             Film                          2
                                                       6   CTCS 503          Survey History of the
                                                                             American Sound Film           2
YEAR THREE, FIRST SEMESTER                     UNITS       CTCS 510          Case Studies in National
                                                                             Media                         4
CTAN 522            Animation Department
                                                           CTCS 511          Seminar: Non-Fiction
                    Seminar                            1
                                                                             Film/Video                    4
CTAN 593            Directed Studies in
                                                           CTCS 518          Seminar: Avant-Garde
                    Animation                          2
                                                                             Film/Video                    4
CTAN 594a           Master’s Thesis                    2
                                                           CTCS 564          Seminar in Film and
Elective*
                                                                             Television Genres             4
                                                       5   CTCS 567          Seminar in Film/
                                                                             Television and a
YEAR THREE, SECOND SEMESTER                    UNITS                         Related Art                   4
                                                           CTCS 569          Seminar in Film and
CTAN 522            Animation Department
                                                                             Television Authors            4
                    Seminar                            1
                                                           CTCS 585          Seminar in Film/
CTAN 594b           Master’s Thesis                    2
                                                                             Television Critical
Elective*
                                                                             Theory and Production         4
                                                       3
                                                           Grade Point Average Requirements
*A minimum total of 12 elective units must be taken.       A grade point average of at least 3.0 (A= 4.0)
                                                           must be maintained in all USC course work
Cinema-Television Electives                                toward the master’s degree. Courses in which
To complete the 50 units required for the                  a grade of C- (1.70) or lower is earned will not
M.F.A. in Film, Video and Computer                         apply toward a graduate degree. Courses
Animation, students are required to take a                 below a C must be repeated.
minimum of 12 School of Cinema-Television
elective units at the 400 and 500 level. Four              Thesis Project
of those units must be taken from the follow-              In order to begin work on the thesis project,
ing Critical Studies courses:                              students must first successfully propose their
                                                           project to a committee of M.F.A. Animation
ELECTIVES                                      UNITS       Program faculty. The proposal is prepared dur-
CTCS 400            Non-Fiction Film and                   ing the first year of study in the program and
                    Television                         4   is submitted at the beginning of the second
CTCS 402            Practicum in Film/                     year. Throughout the three years of study, stu-
                    Television Criticism               4   dents will meet regularly with an M.F.A.
CTCS 404            Television Criticism                   Animation Program faculty advisor to develop
                    and Theory                         4   and refine the proposal and discuss the
CTCS 407            African-American Cinema            4   progress of their work. The advisor will be a
CTCS 408            Contemporary Political                 member of the thesis committee.
                    Film and Video                     4
CTCS 409            Censorship in Cinema               4   The proposal itself will include a written
                                                           treatment of the project with a discussion of
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aesthetic issues to be explored and specific techniques to be employed in its realization. It will also include a storyboard, budget and schedule, in
addition to supporting materials created by the student demonstrating his or her ability to pursue the project. The faculty committee will make




comments and decide whether the student             The philosophy of the degree program for            insurance fee is required. Students may also
may go forward with his or her project. Upon        screen and television writing is that the           spend $100 to $200 for production expenses.
acceptance, the student will begin work on          writer has the original vision; that the art of
the project, otherwise revising the proposal        film is most fully realized through a blending      Four-Year Major Requirements for the
and meeting again with the committee.               of film form and film content; and that the         B.F.A. in Writing for Screen and Television
                                                    script needs to embody this unity of form and       YEAR ONE, FIRST SEMESTER                     UNITS
A mid-residency review of the thesis project        content.                                            CTWR 106a          Screenwriting
will take place in the second semester of the                                                                              Fundamentals                 4
second year of study. The student must show         Each fall (there are no spring admissions), a
that deadlines set in the proposal have been        class of 24 undergraduate writing students is                                                       4
met and that progress consistent with the           selected to begin the program. The students
proposal has been made. The committee               move from writing synopses and treatments           YEAR ONE, SECOND SEMESTER                    UNITS
may, if necessary, suggest modifications to the     to full-length screenplays and documentaries        CTCS 190           Introduction to Cinema       4
project, which the student is then obligated        and from experimentation with non-verbal            CTWR 105           Non-Verbal Thinking:
to implement.                                       communication to integrating complex visual                            Visual and Aural             2
                                                    designs into advanced projects. A total of          CTWR 106b          Screenwriting
In the third and final year, students concen-       128 units is required for completion of the                            Fundamentals                 4
trate on their thesis projects, completing pro-     Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; 68 of these
duction and post-production. All sound or           units are taken in a prescribed sequential                                                          10
music, final high-resolution rendering (for         order. Students work with writing faculty as
computer animation), final film or video out-       well as with professional writers from the film     YEAR TWO, FIRST SEMESTER                     UNITS
put, and compositing, titles or subtitles, will     and television industries.                          CTCS 200           History of the Inter-
be done during this time.                                                                                                  national Cinema I            2
                                                    Applicants must submit supplemental appli-          CTPR 319           Directing for Writers:
A final review will take place in the second        cation materials to the program office. For                            Pre-production               2
semester of the third year. The committee           specific instructions, contact the Writing for      CTWR 206a          Writing the Screenplay       4
will meet and the student must show and             Screen and Television Program, University           CTWR 213           Content and Consciousness    2
defend the work.                                    Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
                                                    or telephone (213) 740-3303,                                                                        10
Criteria for successful completion include: 50      www.usc.edu/schools/cntv.
percent originality and 50 percent quality of                                                           YEAR TWO, SECOND SEMESTER                    UNITS
execution.                                          General Education Requirements                      CTCS 201           History of the Interna-
                                                    The university’s general education program                             tional Cinema II             2
Time Limit                                          provides a coherent, integrated introduction        CTPR 205           Introduction to Filmic
Students must maintain satisfactory progress        to the breadth of knowledge you will need to                           Design                       4
toward their master’s degrees at all times.         consider yourself (and to be considered by          CTWR 206b          Writing the Screenplay       2
The time limit for completing all require-          other people) a generally well-educated per-        CTWR 215           Practicum in Writing
ments is three years from the first course at       son. This new program requires six courses in                          Short Films                  2
USC applied toward the Master of Fine Arts          different categories, plus writing and diversi-
degree. Course work more than seven years           ty requirements, which are described in                                                             10
old is invalidated and will not be applied          detail on pages 169 through 175.
toward the degree.                                                                                      YEAR THREE, FIRST SEMESTER                   UNITS
                                                    Required Production Course                          CTWR 306a          Advanced Screenwriting       4
                                                    Undergraduate writing students are required to      CTPR 318           Acting Experience for
                                                    take CTPR 290 Cinematic Communication.                                 Writers                      2
                                                    This is an introductory production course which     CTPR 419           Directing for Writers:
                                                    must be taken during the sophomore year.                               Post-production              2
                                                                                                        CTCS 464           Film and/or Television
Writing for Screen and                              In CTPR 290 students are taught the princi-                            Genres, or
                                                    ples of filmmaking through demonstrations,          CTCS 469           Film and/or Television
Television                                          hands-on production and critical analysis.                             Style Analysis               4
                                                    Each student makes five digital video non-
                                                    dialogue movies using equipment supplied                                                            12
                                                    by the school. A $500 lab fee and a $500
Bachelor of Fine Arts
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YEAR THREE, SECOND SEMESTER                 UNITS   Master of Fine Arts                               Course Requirements
                                                                                                      YEAR ONE, FIRST SEMESTER                       UNITS
CTPR 290           Cinematic Communication      4
CTWR 306b          Advanced Screenwriting       2                                                     CTPR 291*           Beginning Dramatic
CTWR 316           The Affective Domain         2   The Master of Fine Arts with a major in                               Production                      4
CTWR 434           Comedy Writing, or               Writing for Screen and Television is granted      CTWR 459a           Entertainment Industry
CTWR 435           Writing for Film and             by the School of Cinema-Television. It is a                           Seminar                         2
                   Television Genres            2   two-year program which concentrates in writ-      CTCS 501            History of International
                                                    ing for narrative film and television. The cur-                       Cinema: Silent Film             2
                                              10    riculum covers the writing of dramatic scenes,    CTWR 513            Writing the Short Script        2
                                                    story structure and the full array of tools       CTWR 572            Practicum in Directing
YEAR FOUR, FIRST SEMESTER                   UNITS   available to the storyteller for heightening                          Actors for Film                 2
CTPR 301           Creating the                     audience interest, involvement and participa-
                   Non-Fiction Film             4   tion. Graduate screenwriting students                                                                 8
CTWR 418a          Senior Thesis                4   advance from learning the basics of visual
CTWR 459a          Entertainment Industry           storytelling to writing short scripts, treat-     *The 4 units for CTPR 291 do not count toward the

                   Seminar                      2   ments and scripts for both dramatic and com-      M.F.A.
                                                    edy TV series and pilots, and finally feature-
                                              10    length screenplays.                               YEAR ONE, SECOND SEMESTER                      UNITS

                                                                                                      CTCS 503            Survey History of the
YEAR FOUR, SECOND SEMESTER                  UNITS   Each fall 30 students are selected to begin                           American Sound Film,
CTWR 418b          Senior Thesis                4   the Graduate Writing for Screen and                                   or                              2
CTWR 459b          Entertainment Industry           Television Program; there are no spring           CTCS 464            Film and/or Television
                   Seminar                      2   admissions. Applicants must submit supple-                            Genres, or                      4
                                                    mental application materials to the Graduate      CTCS 469            Film and/or Television
                                                6   Writing for Screen and Television Program.                            Style Analysis                  4
                                                    For specific instructions, contact the            CTWR 459b           Entertainment Industry
Electives                                           Graduate Writing for Screen and Television                            Seminar                         2
A minimum of 20 elective units is required.         Program, University Park, Los Angeles, CA         CTWR 514            Basic Dramatic
                                                    90089-2211, or telephone (213) 740-3303,                              Screenwriting                   2
Suggested electives in Cinema-Television            www.usc.edu/schools/cntv.                         CTWR 516            Advanced Motion
include:                                                                                                                  Picture Script Analysis         2
CTWR 431           Screenwriters and Their          A total of 42 units in cinema-television at the
                   Work                         2   400 and 500 level is required. In addition to                                                    8-10
CTWR 433           Adaptations: Transferring        the writing components, course work
                   Existing Work to the             includes instruction in: video equipment,         YEAR TWO, FIRST SEMESTER                       UNITS
                   Screen                       2   uses and technology; acting and the direction     CTCS 502            History of International
CTWR 434           Comedy Writing               2   of actors; directing; film economics; and his-                        Cinema: Sound Film              2
CTWR 435           Writing for Television           tory and theory of film.                          CTPR 536            Editing for
                   Genres                2, max 8                                                                         Scriptwriters, or
CTWR 437           Writing the Situation            Graduate Production Preparation Course            CTPR 575            Directing for
                   Comedy Pilot                 2   In addition to the 42 units, students are                             Scriptwriters                   2
                                                    required to take a four-unit undergraduate        CTWR 434            Writing the Situation
Grade Point Average Requirements                    prerequisite production course, CTPR 291                              Comedy, or
A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned           Beginning Dramatic Production, in the first       CTWR 437            Writing the Situation
in all required and prerequisite courses (a         semester.                                                             Comedy Pilot                    2
grade of C- or lower will not fulfill a major                                                         CTWR 515a           Practicum in
requirement).                                       This course reviews the basic aspects of film-                        Screenwriting                   4
                                                    making through lectures and hands-on pro-
                                                    duction using 8mm video. A minimum grade                                                              10
                                                    of B (3.0) is required in CTPR 291 in order
                                                    for a student to continue in the Master of        YEAR TWO, SECOND SEMESTER                      UNITS
                                                    Fine Arts program. CTPR 291 is not a gradu-       CTWR 435            Writing for Film and
                                                    ate level course and will not count toward the                        Television Genres               2
                                                    total 42 units required for the degree. Grades    CTWR 515b           Practicum in
                                                    received in this course will not be included in                       Screenwriting                   4
                                                    calculating the student’s grade point average.
                                                                                                                                                          6
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Total: 42 units required for degree               which a grade of C- (1.7) or lower is earned
                                                  will not apply toward a graduate degree.
Students are required to complete CTWR
435 and either CTWR 434 or CTWR 437 for           In lieu of a thesis, the student is required to
the degree.                                       complete a full-length screenplay which will
                                                  be developed in CTWR 515ab and must be
CNTV Electives                                    accepted by the Division of Writing Graduation
A minimum of 8 or 10 elective units at the        Committee.
400 and 500 level is required, determined by
which options the student selected.               Time Limit
                                                  Students must maintain satisfactory progress
Grade Point Average Requirement                   toward their master’s degrees at all times.
An overall grade point average of 3.0 (A =
4.0) must be maintained in all courses. In        The degree must be completed three years
addition, an overall grade point average of 3.0   after the beginning of graduate work at USC.
in all units attempted is required to qualify     Course work more than seven years old is
for registration in CTWR 515ab. Courses in        automatically invalidated and may not be
                                                  applied toward the degree.




                                                  Equipment for both courses is provided by          An internship period between school years
The Peter Stark                                   the school. Students with sufficient produc-       gives students an opportunity to observe
                                                  tion experience may, with departmental             actual producing and executive operations
Producing Program                                 approval, opt to produce a film in conjunction     with participating independent producers and
                                                  with the Production Department instead of          film companies. The internship period is of
                                                  the first semester of this class.                  eight weeks’ duration during the months of
                                                                                                     May, June and July. The internships are sub-
Master of Fine Arts                               In lieu of a thesis, the completion requirement    ject to availability and academic performance
                                                  is a fully-developed film project with an atten-   in the first year of studies.
                                                  dant budget and marketing/distribution plan.
The Peter Stark Producing Program is an                                                              During the second year, Peter Stark Produc-
innovative two-year (four semester) full-time                                                        ing Program students have an opportunity to
graduate program designed to prepare a                                                               initiate and produce a 20-minute synchronous
select group of highly motivated students for                                                        sound film financed by the program. Projects
careers as independent film and television                                                           to be produced are selected on a competitive
producers or as executives in motion picture                                                         basis.
and television companies.
                                                                                                     Films must be produced by a Stark student or
Approximately 25 Peter Stark Program stu-                                                            team of Stark students. Scripts may be written
dents are enrolled each fall (there are no                                                           by a cinema-television student from the Divi-
spring admissions). The curriculum places                                                            sion of Writing or a Stark student. The direc-
equal emphasis on the creative and the man-                                                          tor must be a graduate student from the
agerial, to enhance and develop artistic skills                                                      Cinema-Television Production Program or a
and judgment while providing a sound back-                                                           Stark student. The Stark student may only
ground in business essentials. Each course is                                                        perform one major task on the film, i.e., direc-
continually updated to ensure that the Stark                                                         tor or writer or producer. Each team has a
program remains responsive to the needs of                                                           professional advisor available as needed.
our students and the ever-changing motion                                                            Completed films are screened at “First Look.”
picture, television and communications field.
                                                                                                     Inquiries regarding the program should be
A minimum of 44 units of 400- and 500-level                                                          addressed to: Kathy Fogg, Assistant Director,
courses is required for the Peter Stark                                                              The Peter Stark Program, USC School of
Producing Program leading to the M.F.A.                                                              Cinema-Television, University Park, Los
degree. There are no prerequisites. Students                                                         Angeles, CA 90089-2211. Telephone
are required to take a two-semester sequence                                                         (213) 740-3304, FAX (213) 745-6652,
of production courses, CMPP 541aL and                                                                www.usc.edu/schools/cntv.
541bL Production Workshop, in their first
year. CMPP 541aL covers the basics of visual                                                         Sample Two-Year Requirements for the
communication and students produce two or                                                            M.F.A. in Motion Picture Producing
three Super 8mm, non-synchronous sound                                                               YEAR ONE, FIRST SEMESTER                   UNITS
films. In CMPP 541bL, second semester                                                                CMPP 541aL         Production Workshop        2
students work in teams, making two 8-10
minute 16mm non-synchronous sound films.
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CMPP 550    Script Analysis for the
            Producer                   4    YEAR ONE, SECOND SEMESTER                   UNITS   division class choices or to concentrate their
CMPP 568    Producing for Television   2    CMPP 541bL        Production Workshop          4    upper division course work in an area of pri-
CMPP 589a   Graduate Film Business          CMPP 560          Script Development           2    mary interest, such as production.
            Seminar                    4    CMPP 567          Studio Management            2
                                            CMPP 589b         Graduate Film Business            A student attending USC may apply to minor
                                       12                     Seminar                      4    in cinema-television if he or she has a mini-
                                                                                                mum GPA of 2.75 and is maintaining normal
                                                                                          12    degree progress. Cinema-television minor
                                                                                                applications are evaluated by a panel of facul-
                                            YEAR TWO, FIRST SEMESTER                    UNITS   ty members. Admissions are made for the fall
                                            CMPP 561          Motion Picture                    and spring semesters.
                                                              Marketing                    2
                                            CMPP 565          Production Budgeting         4    Application Procedures
                                            CMPP 566          Finance and Financing             To be considered for admission to the cine-
                                                              Films                        2    ma-television minor program, the applicant
                                            CMPP 570          Advanced Television          2    will be required to submit the following
                                                                                                materials: (1) departmental application,
                                                                                          10    (2) academic records, including current
                                                                                                USC transcripts, (3) personal statement, and
                                            YEAR TWO, SECOND SEMESTER                   UNITS   (4) two letters of recommendation.
                                            CMPP 563          Producing Symposium          2
                                            CMPP 564          Producing Business                Admission applications and information may
                                                              Procedures, or approved           be obtained from the USC School of Cinema-
                                                              graduate-level CMPP               Television, Office of Student Affairs, Carson
                                                              course                       2    Television Center, Garden Level, Room
                                            CMPP 569          Seminar on Non-                   G-130, or telephone (213) 740-8358.
                                                              Mainstream Producing         2
                                            CMPP 592          Individual Project                Course Requirements for the Minor
                                                              Seminar                      4    A total of 24 units, eight in required lower
                                                                                                division and 16 in upper division, are
                                                                                          10    required for the minor in cinema-television.

                                            Grade Point Average Requirement                     Required Lower Division Courses (8 units)
                                            An overall GPA of 3.0 (A = 4.0) is required for     REQUIRED COURSES                            UNITS
                                            graduation. Courses in which a grade of C-          CTCS 190*          Introduction to Cinema     4
                                            (1.7) or lower is earned will not apply toward      CTCS 191           Introduction to Television
                                            a graduate course. Courses cannot be repeat-                           and Video                  4
                                            ed. A grade of C-, D or F in any course may
                                            be cause for termination.                           *Gateway course

                                            Time Limit
                                            Students must maintain satisfactory progress
                                            toward their master’s degrees at all times.

                                            The degree must be completed three years
                                            after the beginning of graduate work at USC.
                                            Course work more than seven years old is
                                            automatically invalidated and may not be
                                            applied toward the degree.




                                            Minor Programs
                                            Minor in Cinema-Television
                                            The minor in cinema-television combines an
                                            introduction to this exciting and influential
                                            field with a diversified set of classes in pro-
                                            duction, screenwriting, the film-television
                                            industry and critical studies. The curriculum
                                            is purposely flexible; students may choose to
                                            sample two or more different aspects of the
                                            world of cinema and television in their upper
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                                                     CTPR 460           Film Business
Required Upper Division Courses (16 units)                              Procedures and                   Application Procedures
A minimum of 16 units is required from the                              Distribution                2    To be considered for admission to the minor
classes listed below. Courses may be taken           CTPR 461           Television Station               in animation program, the applicant is
from more than one category.                                            Management                  2    required to submit the following materials:
                                                     CTCS 466           Theatrical Film                  (1) departmental application, (2) academic
CRITICAL STUDIES                             UNITS
                                                                        Symposium                   4    records including current USC transcripts, (3)
CTCS 392           History of the American                                                               personal statement, (4) two letters of recom-
                   Film, 1925-1950              4    Grade Point Average Requirement                     mendation, and (5) portfolio (prints, slides,
CTCS 393           History of the American           A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is        film and/or video).
                   Film, 1946-1975              4    required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does
CTCS 400           Non-Fiction Film and              not fulfill a minor requirement.                    Grade Point Average Requirement
                   Television                   4                                                        A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is
                                                     Film, Video and Computer Animation Minor            required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does
CTCS 407           African American
                   Cinema                       4    The minor in animation offers students an           not fulfill a minor requirement.
CTCS 409           Censorship in Cinema         4    introduction to the theory and practice of ani-
CTCS 464           Film and/or Television            mation, including its relationship to the histo-    Course Requirements
                   Genres                       4    ry of art and cinema, creative writing and          The following courses are to be taken in a
CTCS 469           Film and/or Television            basic film production. It provides students         prescribed sequential order. Thirty-two units
                   Style Analysis               4    with an opportunity to create both personal         are required.
                                                     and collaborative work in a wide range of
PRODUCTION                                   UNITS   genres, from traditional character to contem-       COURSES                                     UNITS

CNTV 483           Interactive Entertainment         porary experimental and computer animation.         AHIS 120           Foundations of Western
                   and Multimedia               4    This includes painting, cel, stop motion, col-                         Art                           4
CTPR 327           Motion Picture Camera        3    lage, mixed media, 2- and 3-D computer ani-         AHIS 121           Art and Society:
CTPR 335           Motion Picture Editing       3    mation software and interactive digital media.                         Renaissance to Modern         4
CTPR 371           Directing for Television     4    Successful completion of a final project is         CTCS 190           Introduction to Cinema        4
CTPR 375           Functions of a Director      4    required.                                           CTPR 385           Colloquium: Motion
CTPR 385           Colloquium: Motion                                                                                       Picture Production
                   Picture Production                Most students will enter the minor in anima-                           Techniques                    4
                   Techniques                   4    tion program in their sophomore year at USC.        CTAN 436           Writing for Animation         2
CTPR 422           Makeup for Motion                 A portfolio of work (prints, slides, film, and/or   CTAN 448           Introduction to Film
                   Pictures                     2    video) is required.                                                    Graphics–Animation            4
CTPR 423           Introduction to Special
                   Effects in Cinema            2    A student enrolled on the undergraduate             CTAN 450           Animation Theory and
CTPR 455           Introduction to                   level at USC may apply to minor in anima-                              Techniques           2, max 6
                   Production Design            2    tion if he or she (1) has a minimum grade           CTAN 452           Introduction to Computer
CTPR 456           Introduction to Art               point average of 2.75 and is maintaining nor-                          Animation                   2
                   Direction                    2    mal degree progress and (2) is not undergoing       CTAN 451           History of Animation        2
CTPR 470           Practicum in On-Screen            any type of departmental, academic or uni-
                                                     versity disqualification.                           Minor in Performing Arts Studies
                   Direction of Actors          4
                                                                                                         The minor in Performing Arts provides an
WRITING                                      UNITS   Animation minor applications are reviewed by        interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature and
CTWR 315x*         Filmwriting                  3    a panel of faculty members, with admissions         aesthetics of the performing arts. It combines
CTWR 412           Introduction to                   made for the fall semester only. A maximum          the disciplines of cinema-television, dance,
                   Screenwriting                2    of 12 students will be admitted per year.           music and theatre. The minor is a unique
CTWR 414           The Screenplay               2                                                        course of study that looks at how the per-
CTWR 416           Motion Picture Script                                                                 forming arts contribute to a culturally literate
                   Analysis                     4                                                        society. See USC School of Theatre, page
CTWR 431           Screenwriters and                                                                     774, for requirements.
                   Their Work                   2
CTWR 494x*         Practicum in Screenplay
                   Development                  2
                                                                                                         Courses of Instruction
*CTWR 315x and 494x cannot be applied toward
degree credit for cinema-television majors.
                                                                                                         The terms indicated are expected but are not
THE FILM-TELEVISION INDUSTRY                 UNITS                                                       guaranteed. For the courses offered during any
CTPR 386           Art and Industry of                                                                   given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.
                   the Theatrical Film          4
CTPR 410           The Movie Business:                                                                   Note: Instructor availability for a particular
                   From Story Concept                                                                    course or section cannot be guaranteed.
                   to Exhibition                2
CTPR 425           Production Planning          2
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CINEMA-TELEVISION (CNTV)                            450abc Animation Theory and Techniques            523 Principles of Computer Animation
                                                    (2-2-2, FaSp) Explores the aesthetics and         (2, Sp) Fundamental computer concepts,
390 Special Problems (1-4, Irregular) Super-        techniques of animation, ranging from tradi-      principles of modeling, rendering, lighting,
vised, individual studies. No more than one         tional character to contemporary experimen-       texture mapping, animation, digital composit-
registration permitted. Enrollment by peti-         tal and computer animation genres, through        ing, visual effects, and input/output using 3-
tion only.                                          lectures, exercises and projects.                 D interactive computer graphics techniques.
                                                                                                      Recommended preparation: basic computer
482 Designing Online Multiplayer Game               451 History of Animation (2, FaSp) In-depth       knowledge.
Environments (2, Sp) Grouped into teams,            survey of historical developments, styles,
students will study and design an original multi-   techniques, theory and criticism of animation     524 Contemporary Topics in Animation and
player game environment suitable for online         as an art form.                                   Digital Arts (2, Sp) A seminar course focus-
usage.                                                                                                ing on contemporary issues affecting anima-
                                                    452 Introduction to Computer Animation            tion, especially digital cameras and new inter-
483 Interactive Entertainment and Multi-            (2, Sp) Lecture and laboratory in computer        active technology. Interdisciplinary view-
media (4, FaSpSm) Introduction to creative          animation: geometric modeling, motion spec-       points from artists, scientists, theorists and
and technical aspects of new interactive tech-      ification, lighting, texture mapping, render-     others.
nology: multimedia; digital video and sound;        ing, compositing, production techniques, sys-
producing and designing for interactive             tems for computer-synthesized animation.          543 Intermediate Computer Animation
TV/cinema; virtual reality technique.               Prerequisite: departmental approval.              (2, Irregular) The study of computer anima-
                                                                                                      tion including storyboarding, geometric mod-
490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8,                 482 Basic Motion Picture Techniques for           eling, choreography, lighting, texture map-
FaSpSm) Individual research and readings.           Animators (2, Fa) Introduction for animation      ping, background creation and rendering.
Not available for graduate credit. Prerequisite:    majors to the basic techniques and processes      Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.
departmental approval.                              of film, video and computer systems, includ-
                                                    ing cinematography, editing and sound.            544 Introduction to Film, Video and Com-
498 The Visiting Artist Seminar (2, max 4,                                                            puter Animation (3, Fa) Fundamentals of
FaSp) Analysis of a particular cinema or tele-      499 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSpSm)           film, video and computer animation produc-
vision artist’s work and creative philosophy;       Detailed investigation of new or emerging         tion. Orientation to assist students in deter-
screenings and informal discussions with the        aspects of cinema and/or television; special      mining future emphases and specialties.
artist.                                             subjects offered by visiting faculty; experi-     Open only to M.F.A. Animation students.
                                                    mental subjects.
589 Graduate Film Seminar (2 or 4, max 8,                                                             547 Animation Production I (3, Sp) Practicum
FaSp) Detailed investigations and discussion        501 Interactive Animation (2, FaSp) Intro-        in film, video and computer animation empha-
of various aspects of film.                         duces basic interactive and non-linear            sizing the production process through individ-
                                                    approaches to animation through a series of       ual projects. Open only to M.F.A. Animation
590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm)                lectures and exercises, culminating in a group    students. Prerequisite: CTAN 544.
Research leading to the master’s degree.            project. Prerequisite: CTAN 523; recommended
Maximum units which may be applied to the           preparation: Photoshop/Director (software).       548 Animation Production II (3, Fa) Two
degree to be determined by the department.                                                            person intermediate practicum in film, video
Graded CR/NC.                                       502ab Virtual Reality and Stereoscopic            and computer animation, emphasizing con-
                                                    Animation (a: 2, Fa; b: 2, Sp) a: An in-depth     tent and form. Open only to M.F.A. Anima-
594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSpSm)              exploration of aesthetics and techniques          tion students. Prerequisite: CTAN 547.
Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded              involved in the conceptualization, design and
IP/CR/NC.                                           production of immersive virtual environ-          549 Animation Production III (3, Sp) Crew
                                                    ments and stereoscopic animation. Prerequi-       constituted advanced practicum in film,
                                                    site: departmental approval. b: Review of         video, and computer animation. Open only
A N I M AT I O N ( C TA N )                         techniques and aesthetic issues pertinent to      to M.F.A. Animation students. Prerequisite:
                                                    immersive virtual reality and stereoscopic        CTAN 548.
436 Writing for Animation (2, FaSp) Work-           animation. Students realize an original project
shop exploring concept and structure of long        proposed in CTAN 502a. Prerequisite:              563 Advanced Computer Animation
and short form animated films through practi-       CTAN 502a and departmental approval.              (2, Irregular) Investigation of advanced com-
cal writing exercises. (Duplicates credit in                                                          puter techniques related to character repre-
former CTWR 436.)                                   522 Animation Department Seminar                  sentation and various types of algorithmically
                                                    (1, max 6, FaSp) A weekly seminar required        defined animation produced on either film or
448 Introduction to Film Graphics – Anima-          of all M.F.A. Animation students. This course     videotape. Prerequisite: CTAN 543.
tion (4) Practical course in concepts, media,       includes guest speakers, faculty and student
and techniques related to the graphic film;         presentations followed by lively and critical     576 Seminar in Film/Television and New
symbology, composition, kinestasis, anima-          discussion. Graded CR/NC.                         Technologies (4, Sp) Focus on film’s relation-
tion, typography, color, and materials. Survey;                                                       ship to general technological developments,
lecture; production.                                                                                  what it owes to technologies that preceded it,
                                                                                                      how it continues to develop in relation to
449 Advanced Production in Film Graphics                                                              emerging technologies and how it influences
(2 or 4, max 8) Concentration on one area                                                             the shape of these newer technologies. Pre-
of graphic concept or advanced exploration                                                            requisite: departmental approval.
of media and techniques. Prerequisite:
CTAN 448.
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577ab Character Animation (2-2, FaSp) The          200 History of the International Cinema I         406 History of American Television (4, Fa)
exploration of the techniques of the art of        (2, Fa) The development of international          History of television as an entertainment,
character animation with an emphasis on dis-       cinema from its beginnings to World War II.       information, and art medium. Emphasis on
cipline, performance and personality observa-      Lectures, screenings, and discussions.            programming and institutional history, includ-
tion, specializing in classical Hollywood ani-     Required for majors; recommended for              ing issues of regulation, censorship, aesthetics
mation. Open only to M.F.A. Animation stu-         non-majors.                                       and activism.
dents. Prerequisite: CTAN 547.
                                                   201 History of the International Cinema II        407 African American Cinema (4, Fa) Inten-
579 Expanded Animation (2, Sp) A survey of         (2, Sp) The development of international          sive survey of African American cinema; top-
animation across media; applications to live       cinema from World War II to the present.          ics include history, criticism, politics, and cin-
action film, the fine arts, architecture; link-    Lectures, screenings, and discussions.            ema’s relationship to other artifacts of African
ages with modern art, postmodern theory and        Required for majors; recommended for              American culture.
social history. Open only to M.F.A. Animation      non-majors.
students. Prerequisite: CTAN 451.                                                                    408 Contemporary Political Film and Video
                                                   367 Global Television and Media (4, Sp)           (4) Examination of a variety of politically
592 Master Class (2-6, max 12, Fa) A special       Studies in the global configurations of tele-     engaged films and videotapes recently pro-
projects course in which students produce          vision industries and cultures, including         duced in the U.S. and abroad, with particular
a major work through weekly meetings               new technologies and the textual and socio-       emphasis on aesthetic strategies.
with a master artist/animator. Topics must be      logical analysis of global media events and
approved prior to enrollment. Prerequisite:        programming.                                      409 Censorship in Cinema (4, Fa) An inquiry
departmental approval; recommended prepara-                                                          into the practice and patterns of censorship in
tion: previous advanced animation production       392 History of the American Film, 1925-1950       cinema.
experience.                                        (4, Fa) Screenings of American film classics
                                                   and their relationship to society. Lectures and   411 Film, Television and Cultural Studies
593 Directed Studies in Animation                  discussions.                                      (4, Fa) Detailed examination of film/televi-
(2, max 4, FaSp) Individual exploration                                                              sion from the perspectives and insights of
in the areas of contemporary technology, ani-      393 History of the American Film, 1946-1975       Cultural Studies; focus on the production and
mation techniques or experimental film             (4, Fa) Cinematic and extra-cinematic deter-      reception of cultural texts, practices, and
through internships, residencies or directed       minants of Post-Classical and Modernist Hol-      communities.
studies.                                           lywood studio and independent genres,
                                                   styles, and the star-phenomenon and their         464 Film and/or Television Genres (4, max 8,
594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0) Credit on           relationship to American history and culture.     FaSpSm) Rigorous examination of film and/or
acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.                                                               television genres: history, aesthetics, cultural
                                                   394 History of the American Film,                 context, social significance, and critical
599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, Irregular)         1976–present (4, Sp) Cinematic and extra-         methodologies. Prerequisite: departmental
Detailed investigation of new or emerging          cinematic determinants of Postmodernist           approval.
aspects of cinema; special subjects offered by     Hollywood studio and independent genres,
visiting faculty; experimental subjects.           styles, and the star-phenomenon and their         465 Informational Film Symposium (2 or 4)
                                                   relationship to American history and culture.     Lectures and readings on creative problems
                                                   Prerequisite: departmental approval.              in the informational film industry; interviews
CRITICAL STUDIES (CTCS)                                                                              with visiting filmmakers.
                                                   400 Non-Fiction Film and Television (4, Fa)
190 Introduction to Cinema (4, FaSpSm)             An international survey of documentary,           466 Theatrical Film Symposium (4, max 8,
Gateway to the majors and minors in cinema-        informational, and independent experimental       FaSp) Lectures and readings on creative
television. Technique, aesthetics, criticism,      film, video and television.                       problems in the motion picture industry; cur-
and social implications of cinema. Lectures                                                          rent films; interviews with visiting producers,
accompanied by screenings of appropriate           402 Practicum in Film/Television Criticism        directors, writers, performers.
films.                                             (4, max 8, FaSp) Exercise in writing film and
                                                   television criticism using new and classic        469 Film and/or Television Style Analysis
191 Introduction to Television and Video           films and television programs. Prerequisite:      (4, max 8, FaSpSm) Intensive study of the
(4, FaSp) Exploration of the economic, tech-       departmental approval.                            style of an auteur, studio, film or television
nological, aesthetic, and ideological character-                                                     making mode in terms of thematic and for-
istics of the television medium; study of his-     403 Studies in National and Regional Media        mal properties and their influences upon the
torical development of television and video        (4, Fa) Detailed investigation of traditions,     art of film. Prerequisite: departmental
including analysis of key works; introduction      achievements, and trends of film and/or elec-     approval.
to TV/video theory and criticism.                  tronic media in a particular country or region.
                                                                                                     473 Film Theories (4, Fa) Influential ideas
192m Race, Class, and Gender in American           404 Television Criticism and Theory (4, Sp)       and theoretical approaches that have shaped
Film (4, Sp) Analyzes issues of race, class and    The evaluation of television programs and         the making and study of film. Prerequisite:
gender in contemporary American culture as         their reception from various theoretical per-     CTCS 190.
represented in the cinema.                         spectives which may include cultural studies,
                                                   race and ethnic studies, psychoanalysis, gen-
                                                   der and queer studies, and semiotics. Prereq-
                                                   uisite: departmental approval.
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478 Culture, Technology and Communica-             564 Seminar in Film and Television Genres           677 Cultural Theory (4, Sp) Seminar in theo-
tions (4, Fa) Cultural study of communica-         (4, max 8, FaSpSm) Advanced study of a              retical approaches to cultural studies; focus
tions technology and its relationship to soci-     selected genre of film and/or television – its      on interdisciplinary research of media and
ety. Evaluation of the social and cultural         relationship to history, society, and culture, as   audiences, covering a range of methods and
impact of technologies from the telegraph to       well as to genre theory.                            theoretical frameworks; concentration varies.
the Internet.                                                                                          Prerequisite: departmental approval.
                                                   567 Seminar in Film/Television and a Related
495 Honors Seminar (4, Sp) Advanced work           Art (4, max 8, Irregular) Historical, critical,     678 Seminar in Film Theory and Medium
in the historical, cultural and aesthetic analy-   aesthetic, and theoretical issues raised by a       Specificity (4, Irregular) Explores the way
sis of film, television, and new media tech-       comparison of cinema and television and             film has been theorized in relationship to tra-
nologies. Open only to students in the CTCS        other allied art forms.                             ditional media that preceded it and electronic
Honors program.                                                                                        media that followed. Prerequisite: CTCS 500,
                                                   569 Seminar in Film and Television Authors          departmental approval.
499 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSpSm)            (4, max 8, FaSpSm) Seminar in the style of
Detailed investigation of new or emerging          an auteur, studio, filmmaking, or televisual        679 Seminar in Genre Theory (4, Sp) Seminar
aspects of cinema and/or television; special       mode in terms of thematic and formal proper-        in media and literary genres; focus on genre as
subjects offered by visiting faculty; experi-      ties and their influences upon the art of film      a historical and theoretical category for analy-
mental subjects.                                   and/or television.                                  sis. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

500 Seminar in Theory and Textual Analysis         585 Seminar in Film/Television Critical             688 Seminar in Historiography (4, Fa) Semi-
(4, Fa) Introduction to classical and contem-      Theory and Production (4, Fa) A conjoint            nar in theories and methods of film and tele-
porary film theory; exploration of their rela-     theory/production seminar, in which the             vision history; focus on interpretation in his-
tionship to close textual analysis and filmic      study of media texts will be combined with          tory and reception studies. Prerequisite:
experimentation.                                   media production informed by the theoretical        departmental approval.
                                                   study. Specific themes and area of focus may
501 History of the International Cinema:           vary. Prerequisite: departmental approval.          690 Special Problems (1-12, FaSpSm) Field
Silent Film (2, FaSp) Historical survey of                                                             production; organization and administration
international film from its beginning to the       587 Graduate Television Seminar (4, Sp)             of local film-producing units; experimental
advent of sound.                                   Detailed investigation and discussion of vari-      aspects of film communication; advanced
                                                   ous aspects of television.                          work in film history and criticism; teaching
502 History of the International Cinema:                                                               cinema. Graded CR/NC.
Sound Film (2, FaSp) Historical survey of          588 Bibliography (2, Fa) Processes at work in
international film from the advent of sound        library and archival research of film and tele-     691 Seminar in Close Textual Analysis
to the present.                                    vision; exploration of research methods and         (4, Irregular) Methods of analyzing and
                                                   materials available for film and television.        teaching media texts; emphasizes the
503 Survey History of the American Sound           Prerequisite: departmental approval.                use of new technologies and formats. Prereq-
Film (2, Sp) A survey history of the American                                                          uisite: departmental approval.
film from 1927 to the present, with emphasis       592 Seminar in Film Research and Testing
upon film as art form, economic institution,       (2, Fa) History of film research; experimental      699 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSpSm)
technology, and cultural product.                  approach to audience analysis; preproduction        Seminars on special subject areas; focus
                                                   and postproduction testing; film evaluation;        on advanced research in film, television,
504 Television, New Media and Culture              research methodology; practical problems.           literature, and culture. Prerequisite: depart-
(2, FaSp) An exploration of the historical, cul-                                                       mental approval.
tural, business, creative, and technological       599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, Irregular)
aspects of commercial television and the new       Detailed investigation of new or emerging           790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research lead-
interactive media.                                 aspects of cinema; special subjects offered by      ing to the doctorate. Maximum units which
                                                   visiting faculty; experimental subjects.            may be applied to the degree to be deter-
510 Case Studies in National Media                                                                     mined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
(4, max 8, FaSpSm) Seminar in traditions,          600 Advanced Seminar in Theory and Tex-
achievements, and trends of film and/or elec-      tual Analysis (4, Fa) Advanced studies in           791 Historical and Critical Research
tronic media in a particular country; a differ-    classical and contemporary film theory; explo-      Methods (2, max 4, FaSp) Methods and
ent country to be studied each semester. Pre-      ration of their relation to close textual analy-    procedures for historical and critical research
requisite: departmental approval.                  sis and filmic experimentation. Prerequisite:       in the visual media. Required tutorial with
                                                   departmental approval.                              Ph.D. student’s dissertation committee chair,
511 Seminar: Non-Fiction Film/Video (4, Fa)                                                            designed to assist initial work on dissertation.
Aesthetic, rhetorical, and ideological issues in   673 Topics in Theory (4, max 8, FaSp) Con-          Prerequisite: departmental approval.
non-fiction film and video. (Duplicates credit     temporary theoretical frameworks and their
in former CNTV 511ab.)                             relationship to film and television studies.        794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0,
                                                   Topics differ from semester to semester. Pre-       FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of disserta-
518 Seminar: Avant-Garde Film/Video (4, Sp)        requisite: CTCS 500 or CTCS 600 and depart-         tion. Graded IP/CR/NC.
Aesthetic, historical and ideological issues in    mental approval.
avant-garde film and video. (Duplicates
credit in former CNTV 511ab.)
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PRODUCTION (CTPR)                                    301 Creating the Non-Fiction Film (4, Fa)          376 Intermediate Cinematography (4, FaSp)
                                                     Research and writing challenges of non-fic-        Intermediate cinematography workshop;
205 Introduction to Filmic Design (4, Sp)            tion film (documentary, educational, indus-        practical problems and assignments. Prerequi-
The visual structure of film; basic compo-           trial, political, etc.), from treatment to fin-    site: CTPR 241, CTPR 242, CTPR 290
nents: space, line, color, contrast/affinity. Film   ished script. (Duplicates credit in former         and CTWR 413; concurrent enrollment: CTPR
and video projects. (Duplicates credit in for-       CTWR 301.)                                         310; recommended preparation: CTPR 280.
mer CTWR 205.) Prerequisite: CTWR 105.
                                                     309 Introduction to Interactive Media              380 Television Editing (4) Theory and prac-
235 Techniques in Motion Picture Production          (4, FaSp) Foundations of interactive multi-        tice of editing tape and film for television.
(2 or 4, max 4, Sm) Introduction to basic            media, including its historical evolution,         Prerequisite: CTPR 310, CTPR 376.
techniques used in films.                            design concepts, performance issues, resource
                                                     programs and tools for critical analysis.          384 The Cinematic Structure of a Scene
240x Practicum in Production (2 or 4, Sm)                                                               (4, Sm) Writing and directing scenes as the
Basic production techniques: introduction to         310 Intermediate Film Production (4, FaSp)         basis for study of their cinematic structure
the cinematic elements, production tech-             Basic principles of visual and audio commu-        emphasizing tension, construction, camera
niques, and equipment; film and/or videotape         nication; idea development using image,            placement, editorial structure, and contribu-
production. Not available for major credit to        movement, pace, the spoken word and other          tion of sound and color. Prerequisite: depart-
CTPR majors.                                         sounds; action and sound relationships; indi-      mental approval.
                                                     vidual projects. Prerequisite: CTPR 241,
241 Fundamentals of Cinema Technique                 CTPR 242, CTPR 290, and CTWR 413; rec-             385 Colloquium: Motion Picture Production
(2, FaSp) Introduction to cinema production          ommended preparation: CTPR 280; concurrent         Techniques (4, FaSpSm) Basic procedures
techniques and equipment including produc-           enrollment: CTPR 376.                              and techniques applicable to production of
ing, directing, camera, lighting and editing.                                                           all types of films; demonstration by produc-
Open to Cinema-Television majors only. Con-          318 Acting Experience for Writers (2, Fa)          tion of a short film from conception to
current enrollment: CTPR 290.                        Basic acting theory and techniques to              completion.
                                                     acquaint the writer with the needs and tech-
242 Fundamentals of Cinematic Sound                  niques of the performer. (Duplicates credit in     386 Art and Industry of the Theatrical Film
(2, FaSp) Introduction to sound design,              former CTWR 318.)                                  (4, FaSp) Detailed analysis of one theatrical
recording, editing, mixing and finishing. Lec-                                                          film from conception through critical recep-
tures, demonstrations and exercises. Open to         319 Directing for Writers: Pre-production          tion to develop an understanding of motion
production majors only. Concurrent enrollment:       (2, Fa) Understanding the director’s role and      pictures as art, craft, and industry.
CTPR 290.                                            responsibilities in preparing a script for pro-
                                                     duction, and beginning the shoot; learning         405 Filmic Expression (4, Irregular) Creative
280 Structure of the Moving Image                    the process of translating the script into film;   aspects of film production; analysis of audio
(2, FaSp) Basic theory and application of the        the challenges and opportunities of working        and visual forces that make the film an
concepts of time, space, composition, move-          with actors and a production team. Filmic          expressive means of communication; individ-
ment, light and color in motion picture pro-         Writing students only. (Duplicates credit in       ual projects. Lecture-demonstration. Prerequi-
duction. Open to production majors only.             former CTWR 319.)                                  site: CTPR 310, CTPR 376.

288 Originating and Developing Ideas for             324 Still Photography I (4, FaSpSm) History,       409 Practicum in Television Production (2 or
Film (2, FaSp) Exercises in observation, imag-       storytelling, critical evaluation, technology      4, FaSp) Television production laboratory
inative association, visualization, etc., that       with the still camera; communication, aes-         course for students with a major production
deepen the creative process, leading to ideas,       thetics, and composition; individual projects.     commitment with Trojan Vision. Requires
stories, characters and images for narrative,                                                           station management and Chair of Production
documentary and experimental films. Open             327 Motion Picture Camera (3, FaSpSm) Use          approval.
to Cinema-Television majors only.                    of motion picture camera equipment; princi-
                                                     ples of black-and-white and color cinematog-       410 The Movie Business: From Story Con-
290 Cinematic Communication (4, FaSp)                raphy. Individual projects.                        cept to Exhibition (2, FaSp) Examination of
Introduction to filmmaking as related to cine-                                                          the industry from story ideas through script
matic expression, aesthetics, criticism, and         335 Motion Picture Editing (3, FaSpSm)             development, production and exhibition;
ethics. Individual film projects. Open to Cin-       Theory, techniques, and practices in picture       evaluation of roles played by writers, agents,
ema-Television majors only. Prerequisite: com-       editing; use of standard editing equipment;        studio executives, marketing and publicity.
pletion of GEs; concurrent enrollment: CTPR          individual projects.
241, CTPR 242 (242 for production majors                                                                419 Directing for Writers: Post-production
only), CTWR 413; recommended preparation:            371 Directing for Television (4, FaSpSm)           (2, Fa) Understand the impact of the produc-
CTPR 280.                                            Preparation of director’s preproduction block-     tion process, staging, shooting, lighting, per-
                                                     out; study of direction for live, tape, and film   formance and post-production on the realiza-
291 Beginning Dramatic Production (4, Fa)            production, for both dramatic and informa-         tion of a script; examine how scenes “play” or
Introductory production projects, from con-          tional television. Prerequisite: departmental      fail. Filmic Writing students only. (Duplicates
cept through actual production; aesthetic            approval.                                          credit in former CTWR 419.)
evaluation. (Duplicates credit in former
CTWR 291.)                                           375 Functions of a Director (4, Sp) Theo-
                                                     retical considerations of the director in rela-
                                                     tionship to the multiple facets of film produc-
                                                     tion. Prerequisite: departmental approval.
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421 Intermediate Motion Picture Editing           443 Large Format Photography (4, Irregular)          461 TV Station Management (2, FaSp)
(3, FaSp) Intermediate motion picture editing     The aesthetics, techniques and laboratory            Station organization and management of
workshop; practical problems and assignments      practices of large format still photography          locally produced programs. Topics include
encompassing film, video, and non-linear          including commercial illustration, architec-         program development, financing and distrib-
editing techniques. Intermediate editing class    tural photography, portraiture and fine art          ution, network relations and program acquisi-
for undergraduates. Open to CNTV Produc-          applications, demonstrations, and individual         tion issues.
tion students only. Prerequisite: CTPR 310.       projects. Prerequisite: CTPR 324; corequisite:
                                                  CTPR 442.                                            463 Production for Non-Profit Organiza-
422 Makeup for Motion Pictures (2, FaSp)                                                               tions (2-4) Write, direct or produce a public
Lecture-laboratory in makeup relating it to       444 Color Photography (4, FaSm) A study of           service commercial for television broadcast or
mood of the story and emulsion of the cam-        color still photography including color print-       a short video for a non-profit community ser-
era stock.                                        ing, processing, quality control and the aes-        vice organization. Creation from concept
                                                  thetics and history of the medium. Darkroom          through completed production. Prerequisite:
423 Introduction to Special Effects in Cin-       demonstrations and individual projects.              CTPR 310 or CTPR 508 or departmental
ema (2, FaSp) Introductory workshop in the                                                             approval.
aesthetics and practices of special effects,      445ab The Filmmaker and the Motion Pic-
embracing both the classical and contempo-        ture Laboratory (2-2) Laboratory equipment           467 Television Programming (2, Sp) Explo-
rary modes. Prerequisite: CTPR 290 or             and procedures; color theory and application;        ration of programming strategies, practices,
CTPR 327.                                         photographic solutions and controls; sensito-        sources, and services at local and national lev-
                                                  metry; photographic aspects of sound; film/          els; network, public, and independent broad-
424 Advanced Camera and Lighting                  video post-production. Lectures, demonstra-          cast and cable operations; audience research;
(4, Irregular) Camera and lighting principles     tions, field trips. Prerequisite: CTPR 310 or        schedule development.
and techniques in commercial, educational,        CTPR 508; recommended preparation:
and dramatic films; achieving realism with        CTPR 480 or CTPR 546.                                468 The Film Makers (4, FaSp) To define the
quality under studio and field conditions; cre-                                                        roles and goals of production designers, cine-
ative cinematography; new developments.           446 Preservation and Exhibition of Pho-              matographers, editors, and directors by meet-
Prerequisite: CTPR 376.                           tographs (4, Sp) A course for photographers,         ing and discussing with them their responsi-
                                                  artists, and designers, in the methods of pho-       bilities in the filmmaking process. Prerequisite:
425 Production Planning (2, FaSp) Theory,         tographic exhibition including gallery design        CTPR 290.
discussion, and practical application of pro-     and display techniques, marketing, curating
duction planning during preproduction and         and restoration.                                     470 Practicum in On-screen Direction of
production of a film.                                                                                  Actors (4, FaSp) Concentration on the basic
                                                  453 Personal Voice: Documentary/Experi-              skills in working with actors from a director’s
426 The Production Experience (2, FaSp) To        mental Production (4) A production workshop          point of view.
provide students with basic working knowl-        that trains students to use personal experience
edge of both the skills of the motion picture     as the basis for their story material and video      471 Directing of Informational Motion Pic-
set and production operations through class-      products in the tradition of diaristic literature,   tures (2) Directing educational, industrial,
room lectures and hands-on experience.            solo theatrical performance and personal voice       and informational films; volunteer cast and
                                                  media. Prerequisite: THTR 479.                       uncontrolled situations; viewing and discus-
438 Practicum in Shooting Script Develop-                                                              sion of selected films. Prerequisite: departmen-
ment (2 or 4, max 8, FaSp) Screenwriters          454 Acting for Film and Television (4, FaSp)         tal approval.
and directors work together, creating and         Intensive examination of skills and techniques
rewriting a shooting script concurrently in       necessary for successful performances in film        472 Non-Theatrical Aspects of Film and TV
production in an upper-level production class.    and television. Practical application through        Producing (2, max 4, FaSpSm) Basic film and
Prerequisite: CTWR 414 or CTWR 514.               in-class exercises and assigned projects.            TV business procedures: financing, produc-
                                                                                                       tion design, planning, management, and mar-
439 Seminar in Computer Editing (2, Sp)           455 Introduction to Production Design                keting of non-theatrical film and television
Examines the differences between linear and       (2, FaSp) Structure of the filmic art depart-        products.
non-linear editing systems through practical      ment, fundamentals and application of design
exercises, lecture, and demonstrations.           principles to film and television, including         473 Directing the Composer (2, Sp)
                                                  script breakdown, design concepts and                Acquaints aspiring filmmakers (who have no
440 LightWorks Editing (2, Fa) Theory and         storyboarding.                                       musical background) with the fundamental
practice of LightWorks computerized editing.                                                           concepts of film music from theoretical, cre-
Students will study editing, input, output,       456 Introduction to Art Direction (2, FaSp)          ative, and pragmatic standpoints. Open to
and file management. Prerequisite: CTPR 310       Introduction to computer drafting, set design,       Cinema-Television majors only.
or CTPR 508; recommended preparation: com-        rendering and model-making for students
puter literacy.                                   with diverse abilities. Guest lectures, group        475 Directing: Mise-en-Scene (4, FaSpSm)
                                                  discussions and hands-on workshop.                   Through a semester-long collaboration, direc-
442 Advanced Still Photography (4, FaSpSm)                                                             tors and actors learn how to work and com-
A seminar and workshop on still photography       460 Film Business Procedures and Distribu-           municate with each other while shooting two
and photographic technique. Individual pro-       tion (2 or 4, max 8, FaSpSm) Financing,              scenes on camera per director. Prerequisite:
jects and technical critique, studio and dark-    budgeting, management as applied to films;           CTPR 310, CTPR 376.
room demonstrations. Prerequisite: CTPR 324       problems of distribution, including merchan-
or departmental approval.                         dising, cataloging, evaluation, and film library
                                                  management.
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476 Ethnographic Film Production                  489 Television Docudrama Production (4)           525 Independent Feature Workshop
(4, Irregular) Problems, requirements, and        Research, planning, and production of the         (2, FaSp) A practical examination of the
methods necessary to meaningful recording         docudrama.                                        independent and low-budget feature film,
of societies and cultures for anthropological                                                       including development of individual projects
study; film as a research tool.                   493 Senior Television Seminar (2 or 4, max 4,     and discussions with industry professionals.
                                                  FaSp) Detailed investigation and discussion       Open only to Cinema-Television majors.
477 Special Problems in Directing (2 or 4,        of various aspects of television.                 Prerequisite: CTWR 414 or CTWR 514 or
max 8, FaSp) Detailed investigation and                                                             CTWR 529.
analysis of problems in directing. Individual     495 Internship in Cinema/Television (1, 2 or
projects. Prerequisite: CTPR 310 and              4, FaSpSm) On-the-job film, television and        526 Seminar in Camera (2, Sp) Selected
CTPR 376.                                         interactive industry experience in the areas of   problems in technical and artistic use of
                                                  interest of the individual student. Open only     camera and lighting in film production.
479 Practicum in Television Preproduction         to upper division undergraduate and graduate      Prerequisite: CTPR 310 and CTPR 376.
(2, FaSp) Preproduction of a television series,   students. Requires departmental approval.
from concept through distribution, including                                                        527 Special Effects in Cinema (2 or 4, max 4,
breakdown, budget, shooting schedule,             496 The Film Industry: Career Challenges          FaSp) Lecture, discussion, and exercises in
directing, editing, producing, sound, location,   and Choices for Women (2, FaSp) This class        optical and/or mechanical special effects.
and casting. Open to Production majors only.      discusses women’s roles in the entertainment      Prerequisite: CTPR 241 and CTPR 290.
Prerequisite: CTPR 310 or CTPR 508x.              industry and career opportunities available
                                                  for women in the business, corporate and cre-     530 Producing for Independent Films
480 Production Workshop I (4, max 12,             ative sectors.                                    (2, FaSp) Producing film, television and
FaSp) Intermediate practical work in film                                                           multi-media productions. Focuses on busi-
production; creative use of camera, sound,        497 Music Video Production (2, FaSp) Writ-        ness procedures, production design, planning,
editing, and production planning. Open to         ing the concept, budgeting, shooting, editing     budgeting, management, marketing, financ-
Cinema-Television majors only. Prerequisite:      and directing a music video. Also covered:        ing, and the structures and practices of the
CTPR 310, CTPR 376.                               getting the job, dealing with the band, work-     industry.
                                                  ing with the record company. Prerequisite:
481abL Cinema Workshop (2-2, FaSpSm)              CTPR 241, CTPR 290, CTPR 310.                     531 Planning the Production (2, max 6,
Practical experience in motion picture pro-                                                         FaSp) A preproduction workshop in which
duction. (Duplicates credit in CMPP 541abL.)      499 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSpSm)           students complete the research and planning
                                                  Detailed investigation of new or emerging         of an intermediate project to be executed in
484 Advanced Multi-Camera Television              aspects of cinema and/or television; special      CTPR 546L. Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.
Workshop (4, max 8, FaSp) Exercises and           subjects offered by visiting faculty; experi-
practical application for writing and produc-     mental subjects.                                  532 Intermediate Directing (2, FaSp) Practi-
ing a multi-camera television project. Special                                                      cal experience in staging dramatic narrative
attention to the development of the sitcom.       505 Creative Cinema (4, FaSp) Advanced            scenes, emphasizing text and subtext, and
Prerequisite: CTPR 371.                           problems in creative use of visuals and sound.    the scene’s relationship to the scenario as a
                                                  Individual experimental production, live or       whole. Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.
485 Production Workshop II (4, FaSp) Inter-       animated action. Prerequisite: CTPR 376.
mediate experience in group filmmaking                                                              534 Intermediate Production Design
affording expanded areas of responsibilities.     506 Visual Expression (2, FaSp) Definition,       (2, Irregular) Exercises in production design
Take directorial responsibility or two areas      analysis, and structure of the visual compo-      concentrating on practical and aesthetic
different from those taken in CTPR 480.           nents that make film an expressive medium;        approaches to designing for film, television
Lecture and laboratory workshop in conjunc-       theory and practical application; individual      and commercials. Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.
tion with CTPR 480. Prerequisite: CTPR 480.       projects and lecture/demonstration. To be
                                                  taken in the second year. Prerequisite:           535 Intermediate Editing (2, FaSp) Editorial
486 Senior Television Drama Production II         CTPR 508x and CTAN 547.                           construction of film sequences to analyze the
(4, FaSp) Advanced workshop with in-depth                                                           interrelationships of the various film ele-
experience in specific production phases. Pre-    507x Production I (6, FaSp) A practical           ments, both visual and aural. Prerequisite:
requisite: CTPR 480.                              exploration for graduate students of the fun-     CTPR 508x or CTAN 547.
                                                  damental technical and aesthetic principles of
487 The Recording Studio in Film and Video        motion picture production. Involves individ-      536 Editing for Scriptwriters (2, FaSp) Princi-
Production (2) Exploration of the role of the     ual and group projects. For graduate students     ples, techniques, practices and theories of
recording studio in professional film and         only; not available for degree credit.            editorial construction of film and TV scenes
video productions. Emphasis on technical                                                            and sequences. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory,
and hardware considerations. Prerequisite:        508x Production II (6, FaSp) Practicum in         1 hour. (Duplicates credit in former
departmental approval.                            group production for graduate students,           CTWR 536.)
                                                  emphasizing the collaborative process and
488 Interactive Game Design (2, Sp) Theory        the expressive use of sound and image. For        537 Intermediate Cinematography (2, FaSp)
and evaluation of interactive game experi-        graduate students only; not available for         Close study through practical exercises of the
ences and principles of game design utilizing     degree credit. Prerequisite: CTPR 507x and        technical and aesthetic principles of cine-
the leading software approaches and related       CTWR 528.                                         matography. Prerequisite: CTPR 508x or
technologies. Recommended preparation:                                                              CTAN 547.
CTPR 309, CNTV 483.                               512 Television Management (2, Fa) Prob-
                                                  lems of station and network management;
                                                  prerogatives and responsibilities in entertain-
                                                  ment programming.
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538 Intermediate Producing (2, FaSp) Defi-
nition, examination and practical experience
in the role of the line producer as it relates to
preproduction, production and post produc-
tion. Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.

539 Intermediate Graphics (2, Irregular) An
investigation into the nature and meaning of
graphic concepts relative to their use in film
and video. Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.

540 Intermediate Sound (2, FaSp) Practical
and aesthetic considerations relating to
recording, editing and sound design. Prerequi-
site: CTPR 508x or CTAN 547.

541 Intermediate Interactive Multimedia
Workshop (4, FaSp) Practicum in the cre-
ative and technical aspects of interactive
media technology: multimedia; digital video;
producing and designing for interactive
TV/cinema/cd/online. Students will design an
interactive piece. Open to production majors
only. Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.

542 Intermediate Electronic Imaging
(2, Irregular) Technical and creative aspects
                                                    Critical studies students gain insight into the power and aesthetics of mass media through their study and
of electronic imaging such as high definition       analysis of texts and of the processes behind the creation of film. Marsha Kinder, professor of critical
television, multi-media, and digital television.    studies (center), teaches film theory.
Emphasis on understanding potential and
limitations of state-of-the-art technologies.       545 Intermediate Multi-Camera Television               546L Production III (6, max 12, FaSp) An
Prerequisite: CTPR 508x.                            Workshop (4, FaSp) Practicum in the cre-               intensive workshop experience in which stu-
                                                    ative usage of multi-camera and single cam-            dents, crewing in their area of specialization,
543 Editing the Advanced Project (2, Irregu-        era electronic production techniques. Stu-             complete the shooting and postproduction of
lar) Utilitarian seminar focused on editing         dents will complete an 8-12 minute video               projects up to 30 minutes in length. Prerequi-
advanced projects. Open to Cinema-Televi-           piece using three camera production proce-             site: CTPR 508x.
sion production students only. Corequisite:         dures. Open to production majors only. Pre-
CTPR 481a, 581a, 586a or 587a.                      requisite: CTPR 508x.                                  551 Planning the Advanced Production
                                                                                                           (2, FaSp) An advanced preproduction work-
                                                                                                           shop in which students complete the plan-
                                                                                                           ning of an advanced project to be executed in
                                                                                                           CTPR 587ab, CTPR 581ab, CTPR 583, or
                                                                                                           CTPR 584. Graded IP/CR/NC. Prerequisite:
                                                                                                           CTPR 546L.

				
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