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MOME 709 Motion Media Cinematography and Editing This course introduces the foundations of filmmaking through the critical examination of historical materials. The theoretical and practical applications of the course culminate in the compilation of imagery that encom- passes a variety of ideas and concepts and utilizes film and video cameras and editing techniques.


MOME 711 Advanced Motion Media Design Techniques This course gives students the skills and techniques necessary to execute their concepts into motion. Students learn how to interpret and read a storyboard for production and apply industry standard software in their future motion graphic projects. Students receive training in all phases of motion graphic techniques and production.


MOME 729 Dynamic Typography This course reviews the theories and principles of typography and composition with a focus on under- standing the dynamics of motion, legibility, content and message.


MOME 735 Motion Media Design Studio I In this seminar studio course, students begin the research and exploration necessary to ensure success- ful completion of a thesis. Students define a personal direction, engage in theoretical exploration, and they begin to formulate plans for their thesis project in a self-directed and flexible format. Prerequisite(s): SFDM 719.


MOME 746 Main Title Design This course is one of the most important and presti- gious aspects of Motion Graphics. In the tradition of the masters of title design, students learn to concep- tualize and express the content they are titling though innovative titling. Students create a body of work of feature film and television main titles. Prerequisite(s): MOME 705.


MOME 747 Multi-platform Network Branding and Design This course is a comprehensive approach to design and branding for broadcast networks. Students create and pitch concepts, make storyboard presentations, and as the final project, totally re-brand and re-design a net- work, including creation of a presentation book of their storyboard concepts and an animated montage of their redesign for network. Prerequisite(s): SFDM 719.


MOME 748 Motion Media Design M.A. Final Project This course allows each student to develop a profes- sional-level project that demonstrates his or her per- sonal artistic vision. Students define a personal direc- tion, engage in theoretical exploration, and formulate plans that culminate in a final project. Each student will also develop an artist’s statement and explore avenues for self-promotion.


MOME 749 Motion Media Design Portfolio Students focus on the integration of imagery, Web sites, video and various other elements into a broad- cast design portfolio. Students create effective tools for self-promotion, including a reel, CD compilation, Web site, cover letter and resume. Proper and effective marketing techniques, interviewing skills, job search strategies and business practices are covered to pro- vide an understanding of operations in the broadcast industry. M.A. students enroll in this course during their final quarter of the broadcast design and motion graphics program. Prerequisite(s): MOME 709.


MOME 756 Works of Art in a Digital Culture This course presents an in-depth study of contem- porary digital culture through readings, writing and presentations. Students analyze and critique the role, definition and application of art in contemporary cul- ture. Students also work together to produce a group exhibition addressing issues related to their research and present it in a local gallery or other public context.


MOME 758 3-D Motion Media Design This course focuses on the creation of 3-D elements for compositing with live action and 2-D art. Students are


responsible for the modeling and animation of 3-D ele- ments, with an emphasis on lighting and camera place- ment as they apply to motion graphics environments.


MOME 760 Alternative Methods in Motion Media Design This course explores a variety of nontraditional prac- tices for time-based work. Students explore ideas of narrative form, image genres and visual language issues related to context and audience. Prerequisite(s): SFDM 719.


MOME 761 Timeline Compositing In this course students address specialized problems and patterns encountered in combining a variety of visual effects source material using a timeline based composting system. Prerequisite(s): MOME 709 or VSFX 715.


MOME 766 Business of Motion Media Design This course covers the workings, promotion and opera- tion of design businesses, preparing students for roles as freelancers or business owners in today’s economy. Topics include developing a sound business plan, freelancing, agency work, client relations and problem resolution, compensation and benefits, profitability, and organizational structure and functionality.


MOME 768 Pro-social Motion Media Design In this course, students scrutinize and evaluate the role of the director in producing broadcast pieces of short duration, such as PSAs, by participating in hands-on production and critiquing and analyzing historical and contemporary practices in the field. Emphasis is placed on research and the integration of history and practice as students work with and coordinate a variety of individuals with diverse production process experience to complete an aesthetic, concept-driven piece. Prerequisite(s): MOME 709.


MOME 775 Motion Media Design Studio II This seminar studio continues the research and explo- ration of thesis ideas developed in Broadcast Design Studio I. In addition to continuing theoretical explora- tion, students engage in project organization and pre-production to prepare for the final thesis class. Prerequisite(s): MOME 735.


MOME 779F Graduate Field Internship Students in this course undertake a field assign- ment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good aca- demic standing.


MOME 779T Graduate Teaching Internship Students in this course undertake a teaching assign- ment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good aca- demic standing.


MOME 780 Special Topics in Motion Media Design This course provides students with an opportunity to focus on particular issues in the field of motion media design or to study advanced techniques and processes. Faculty, course content and prerequisites vary each time the course is offered. The course may include lectures, discussions, individual projects and critiques, depending on the nature of the topic.


MOME 790 Motion Media Design M.F.A. Thesis Motion Media Design M.F.A. students develop an innovative and theoretically informed body of work that is exhibited in a manner and context that supports its creative content. Students also produce a written component that addresses the theoretical premise of the work. Prerequisite(s): MOME 735.


Performing Arts (Undergraduate)


MPRA 103 Introduction to Performance This course is designed as a practical approach to vocal and physical expression for the artist in the methods and techniques of modern performance. Through exercises and development of formal scenes, students will learn and implement the basic acting vocabulary of performance primarily through the study of the modern American canon of theater, television and film.


MPRA 106 Movement for Performance I This class explores relaxation methods, performance techniques and physical flexibility that join the actor’s kinesthetic sense to the expressive,; connected and free use of the body as part of the story telling process of the actor’s body that is vitally necessary for char- acter development. Various movement experts will be explored with the Alexander Technique as the connec- tive underpinning of this course of study.


MPRA 160 Fundamentals of Character and Stagecraft Through improvisation and observation, the student will develop a freedom of expression, both physical and vocal, in the creation of interesting, unique characters. Beginning with the observation of animals and then moving to historical and current human characters the student will enhance their abilities to use physical and vocal techniques as well as mimicry to portray believable characters. The course will culminate in presentations that show a mastery of the fundamental art of character creation as well as basic principles of stagecraft. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: MPRA 106.


MPRA 200 American Musical Theater Survey This course presents the history of musical theater in the United States from the early 18th century to the contemporary era, including cultural icons of Ameri- can theater history. Through examples and analysis, the course seeks to develop the ability of students to listen to, experience and critique musical theater trends in a discerning manner. The design, fashion, musi- cal structures, theater architecture and musical film genres of the era of study are integral to the lectures and research of the course. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110.


MPRA 201 Survey of Theater and Drama I This course surveys the development and history of Western theater from the classical era to the present. The influences of theater architecture, technology, poli- tics, literature and major contributions to the evolution of drama are considered. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110.


MPRA 204 Survey of Theater and Drama II This course surveys the development and history of Western theater from 1600 to the present, with spe- cial attention to the rise of the new media of the 20th century. The influences of theater architecture, tech- nology, politics, literature and major contributions to the evolution of drama are considered. Prerequisite(s): MPRA 201.


MPRA 206 Movement for Performance II This course is a further intensive examination of move- ment patterning and the actor’s physical presence and choices made in character study. Actors will continue to develop their movement creativity and understand pattern choices through exercises, movement explo- rations, mask work and physical monologue study. Various movement experts will be explored with the Alexander Technique as the connective underpinning of this course of study. Prerequisite(s): MPRA 106.


MPRA 210 Voice for Performance I This course is designed to introduce a variety of voice training methods. The student explores alignment, breath and vocal production to examine their habits and then moves to awareness, mobility, freedom and strong vocal support. Through the course of study the student will be able to link the diverse vocal pedago- gies to varying performance demands and venues for optimal vocal ease and clarity. Prerequisite(s): MPRA 103 or MPRA 160.


MPRA 211 Voice for Performance II This continuation of Voice I explores textual analysis utilizing breath, support, pitch, rate, and volume. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is introduced and several stage dialects are learned including a non- regional American dialect. Students create a compre- hensive warm-up specific to the needs of their roles and venues and are also able to lead group warm-ups. Prerequisite(s): MPRA 210.


MPRA 215 Playwriting The course teaches the fundamentals of playwriting, including character development, plot construction,


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