Cinematic Arts (CINE) Courses

CINE 160 History of U.S. Cinema
3 hours. A historical examination of the moving image, including television programming and film in the United States. Employs contextual and ethical methods for illuminating the relationship of these media artifacts to modern culture, both secular and religious.

CINE 210 Storyboarding and Concept Design
3 hours. This is the study of pre-production and previsualization techniques used in animation. Topics include developing story, storyboarding, concept design, and editing animatics. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisites: ARTS 111 Drawing I and ARTD 210 Creative Suite I.

CINE 212 Introduction to Animation
3 hours. This is an introduction to the fundamentals of animation production, from traditional hand drawn techniques to stop motion animation. In this hands-on workshop, students will produce short animation projects. Additional course fee required.

CINE 214 2D Computer Animation
3 hours. This is an introduction to 2D computer animation using industry standard software and techniques. Students will create character animations and short animation projects. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisites: ARTD 210 Creative Suite I and CINE 212 introduction to Animation.

CINE 220 History of International Cinema
3 hours. Film is a truly an international medium, stretching across borders, decades and cultures. Students will study international films in terms of the historical, cultural, political and economic forces that shaped them.

CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production
3 hours. This course is an introduction to the language and the technical, creative and aesthetic elements of the video production process. Course includes basic lighting, sound, camera operation, composition, and design of visual elements, producing and directing through both classroom and supervised laboratory experiences.

CINE 233 Contemporary Christian Songwriting and Producing
3 hours.Working with professionals in the contemporary Christian music field, students will learn basic techniques of songwriting, including lyrics and song structure. Students will write their own songs, which they will then produce and record.
Prerequisite: CINE 243 Introduction to Audio or instructor's permission.

CINE 243 Introduction to Audio
3 hours. This course concentrates on recording, editing and mixing multitrack audio on a digital platform. The course will look at special recording techniques for (a) human voices in speaking, singing and dramatic performance; (b) musical instruments; and (c) dramatic sound effects. Students will complete projects in editing and mixing of multitrack sound programs.

CINE 260 Scriptwriting for Media
3 hours. This is an introduction to the styles, techniques content and forms of television writing. Both dramatic (sitcom and dramatic features) and non-dramatic (news and informational) forms of writing are covered. The writing of several short scripts is required in the course.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

CINE 270 Broadcast News I
3 hours. This class covers the basic principles of broadcast journalism: broadcast news writing, broadcast video production and Internet-distributed news production. Students participate in a student-focused television news show by creating news and feature videos for broadcast (cable, online); they will create a demo tape/DVD from those packages. (Identical to JOUR 270)

CINE 275 Field Experience
2-10 hours. This is an internship experience designed to give students an opportunity to practice video and film techniques and principles in an off-campus, professional setting. Students choose from a variety of options – cable, broadcast, corporate, medical or commercial production facilities – based on the student's goals and interests. Up to 3 hours may apply to the communication media major. Pass/No Pass.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

CINE 280 Film Theory and Criticism
3 hours. An introduction to film as a narrative and visual medium, emphasizing the terms, methods and techniques of film analysis, as well as prominent critical theoretical approaches to understanding film.

CINE 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An introductory seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

CINE 310 Intermediate Directing
3 hours. Working with classmates as crew, students take turns directing scenes from Hollywood movies in this hands-on directing workshop. Beyond storyboarding and shot planning, this class focuses on working with actors, working with crew, and other skills required for balancing the technical and the artistic aspects of directing.
Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 312 Computer Animation I
3 hours.This is an introduction to 3D computer animation using industry standard software and techniques. Emphasis is placed on modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering. Students will create original 3D artwork. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 210 Creative Suite I.

CINE 320 Dramatic Scriptwriting
3 hours. This course is an introduction to the art of writing for film. Dramatic structure is emphasized and plot scenarios, dialogue and characterization are among several topics examined and exercised. Students create scripts for original features, short films or plays. The writing experience is complemented through an examination of the business aspects of writing, including spec-scripts, agents and the Hollywood system.
Prerequisite: CINE 260 Scriptwriting for Media or instructor's permission.

CINE 333 Camera and Lighting
3 hours. This course explores the various camera and lighting techniques used in film and digital video production. Students will focus on applying lighting techniques and camera movement to create specific visual effects. Students will apply the ideas discussed in the text and lectures to a series of in-class explorations, in addition to scenes filmed outside of class. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 340 Media Law and Ethics
3 hours. This course considers the rights and responsibilities of print and broadcast journalists, and explores media law and ethics in light of the First Amendment and legal philosophy. (Identical to JOUR 340)
Prerequisite: JOUR 230 Introduction to Journalism, or instructor's permission.

CINE 343 Sound Design
3 hours. This class explores the use of digital sound technology to record, edit and mix audio for film and television. Students will use their audio skills to record sound both in the field and in the recording studio.
Prerequisite: CINE 243 Introduction to Audio or instructor's permission.

CINE 344 Studio Sound Recording
3 hours. Students will learn to record music and vocal tracks in a digital multitrack studio environment. Students will produce music, advertising and other audio projects in this hands-on studio course.
Prerequisite: CINE 243 Introduction to Audio or instructor's permission.

CINE 350 Editing Video
3 hours. This course covers the theory and practice of editing the moving image. Analysis of Hollywood and avant-garde styles of editing is followed by practice exercises illustrating each concept. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 355 Event Video Production
3 hours. This course concentrates on live multi-camera production of sporting, theatrical and entertainment events. The course concentrates on producing and directing components, but also features setting up multicamera remote systems for video broadcast. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours total.
Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 363 Motion Graphics and Visual Effects
3 hours. Students explore different means of producing visual effects using digital computer imaging, blue-screens, compositing and old-fashioned movie magic. Students will also learn how to create animated text sequences and video graphics. Additional course fee required.

CINE 370 Broadcast News II
3 hours. This class takes students out of the classroom into the field to learn Electronic News Gathering (ENG). As part of the class, students produce a news program to be aired on cable access or campus TV network. (Identical to JOUR 370)
Prerequisite: CINE 270 Broadcast News I or instructor's permission.

CINE 371 Documentary Production I
3 hours. The documentary filmmaker must juggle a multitude of skills while maintaining a relationship with their subject in an ethical manner. Students will explore the historical, critical and ethical aspects of the documentary while studying the steps taken during preproduction.
Prerequisite: CINE 230 Intro to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 372 Documentary Production II
3 hours. This course continues the documentary experience started in Documentary Production I. Students will apply their understanding of documentary filmmaking while exploring the aspects of production and post-production.
Prerequisite: CINE 371 Documentary Production I or instructor's permission.

CINE 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

CINE 410 3D Computer Animation II
3 hours. This is an advanced course in 3D computer animation using industry standard software and techniques. Emphasis is placed on rigging and character animation. Students will create short animation projects. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: CINE 212 Introduction to Animation and CINE 312 3D Computer Animation I.

CINE 430 Producing and Directing Video
3 hours. In this advanced course in video directing and producing, students explore the preproduction, production and postproduction of original short feature videos for the Fox Film Festival. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: CINE 350 Editing Video.

CINE 470 Journalism II
3 hours. Students hone journalistic skills in areas such as interviewing techniques, cultivating sources, investigative reporting, and editing and layout. (Identical to JOUR 470.)
Prerequisite: WRIT 230 Introduction to Journalism or instructor's permission.

CINE 474 Corporate Video Production
1 hour. Working with a client is an essential skill for the video professional. This course will prepare students to work collaboratively and creatively alongside a client while gaining hands-on experience.

CINE 475 Field Experience
2-10 hours. An internship experience designed to give students an opportunity to practice video and film techniques and principles in an off-campus, professional setting. Students choose from a variety of options – cable, broadcast, corporate, medical or commercial production facilities – based on the student's goals and interests. Up to 6 hours may apply to the cinematic arts major. Pass/No Pass.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

CINE 481 Advanced Production Workshop I
3 hours.In this intensive hands-on production course, students will draw on all their filmmaking skills to produce 10- to 30-minute shorts – narrative, documentary or animated – for their portfolios and film festivals. This semester focuses on preproduction and production, including script breakdown, casting and actual filming. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisites: one of the following: CINE 310 Intermediate Directing, CINE 320 Dramatic Scriptwriting, CINE 333 Camera & Lighting, CINE 343 Sound Design, CINE 350 Editing Video, CINE 430 Producing & Directing Video, or instructor's permission. Admission to the class is a competitive process based on the student proposal and script.

CINE 482 Advanced Production Workshop II
3 hours. This course continues the project started in Advanced Production Workshop I into postproduction, including editing, sound design, color correction and DVD authoring.
Prerequisite: CINE 481 or instructor's permission.

CINE 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An advanced seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty. Additional course fee required.

CINE 490 Senior Portfolio
1 hour. This class helps prepare students for entry into the professional realm by developing networking and marketing strategies, and by preparing a professional reel of their best work, which will be critiqued by members of the local media industry. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: senior status.

CINE 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individual study in an area of special interest to the student. Offered to exceptional students at the discretion of a faculty member.