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The following course are offered by the Media Arts and Technology Department.

Multimedia

This image-based course will introduce graphic design as the foundation upon which effective visual communication is built. Investigation of the elements and principles of graphic design will lead to specific design problems and their solution. The development of ideas and the ability to communicate them effectively will be covered. Discussion of both vector and bitmap-based digital graphic platforms will begin progress toward industry-standard computer proficiency.


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This course will explore type design and its application in visual communication. Students will learn to manipulate type properties to design meaningful and effective graphic communication. The use of industry-standard desktop publishing software will be covered as well as will be applied to a range of typographic solutions. Prerequisite: MMA/ART 100


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This course continues the study of digital imaging as it relates to graphic design. A course philosophy for this class is the introduction of photographic images as a basis for approaching 2D design concepts. During the semester, this course shall cover digital input, editing, archiving and the beginning of the study of digital output. Conceptual and technical digital shooting assignments will be assigned to expand students' skills and support topics covered in class. Reading and writing will focus on the use of technology in propelling digital imaging and design. Prerequisite: MMA/ART 100


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This class builds upon principles and skills learned in Foundations of Digital Design. Students will apply principles underlying effective visual communication to increasingly complex design problems. Projects may include poster design, symbols and logos, editorial design, information design, visual identity and branding and other design systems. Critical analysis of design problems and the creative design process will be emphasized. Students will complete reading and writing assignments in addition to problems in visual communications and design. Prerequisite: MMA/ART 100


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Multimedia Programming

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of multimedia production. In a hands-on class, students will learn the essentials of program design and authoring software in an integrated computer environment. Students will learn how to combine graphics, audio and text to create programs for industrial and educational applications.


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Building on the principles learned in introduction to multimedia, students will learn to manipulate graphics and text in more sophisticated ways for use in print layout as well as multimedia. An emphasis will be placed on design concepts for the creation of pages. Prerequisite: MMP 100


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This course introduces the basic concepts of programming for multimedia. Students will learn the principles of object-oriented programming and how to create scripts for the manipulation of graphics, audio and text to construct a web-based multimedia presentation. Prerequisite: MMP 100


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This course introduces the basic concepts of programming for multimedia. Students will learn the principles of object oriented programming and how to create scripts for the manipulation of video, graphics, and text to construct a complete multimedia presentation. Prerequisite: MMP 100


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Students will learn to design interfaces and manipulate graphics, text, video and other multimedia elements through a scripting language such as Flash ActionScript. An emphasis will be placed on planning projects and using programming concepts for the development of games, e-commerce and dynamic multimedia applications. Prerequisite: MMP 100


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This course will introduce students to the process and techniques of web design. Effective website design and site architecture will be explored through class assignments and critique of existing websites. Hands-on experience designing web pages while using web authoring software and coding HTML manually will be emphasized. Graphic, audio, and animation applications, which allow for image and sound development, will be introduced. Prerequisite: CIS 180 or MMP 100


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This course is a comprehensive, workshop-style survey that explores the fundamental concepts and skills required to produce nonfiction digital video pieces. Taught from the ground up, this class will explore planning and pre-production, pitching the concept, basic camera usage, sound recording, interview techniques and non-linear editing strategies. There will be an emphasis on group dynamics, accurate documentation, and rotating crew positions.
Prerequisite: MMP 100


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Students will learn to design and create motion graphics for multimedia, building projects appropriate both for internet applications and for film and video. Students will learn how to use a vector-based animation program such as Flash MX and animation and visual effects compositing programs to create original work. An emphasis will be placed on planning projects and developing narratives through the use of storyboards. Prerequisite: MMP 100


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This course will cover the fundamentals of animated type. It will adapt and expand traditional typographic principles for dynamic and interactive media. Students will explore typographic elements in space and time with the objective of creating meaningful and expressive animation. Computer animation techniques will be introduced and demonstrated in class. Potential applications include websites, online advertisements, movie titles and broadcast design. Prerequisite: MMP 100


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This course offers an introduction to designing two-dimensional computer generated video graphics. Students create graphics to television productions, such as opening titles for programs to be used in live studio situations and for integration in post-production editing. Students are introduced to motion graphics in 2D and 2+D digital graphic applications. Prerequisite: VAT 161 or VAT 171, and CIS 100


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This course builds on the programming, media manipulation and presentation skills developed in MMP 210 - Multimedia Programming I. Students will learn the multimedia application design process, from planning through production. Using media creation and programming software tools, students will build user-friendly web and multimedia applications. Prerequisite: MMP 210


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This course will introduce the fundamentals of computer communications and its effects on multimedia applications, the OSI reference model, communication protocols, transmission media will be discussed and their impact on the performance of multimedia applications will be examined. Different network design strategies and their tradeoffs will be addressed to enhance students┬┐ understanding of computer networks for multimedia. Prerequisite: MMP 100 and MMP 220


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This course teaches principles and practices of writing and editing for the Web. It covers issues such as writing for an online audience, structuring content across Web pages and integrating text with other media elements. Emphasis is given to writing strategies that exploit the interactive capabilities of the Web. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or ENG 121 and MMP 100 or CIS 180


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This course gives the students the tools to build standards compliant, accessible, dynamic websites. Students will incorporate client-side and server-side scripting with advanced CSS to create intuitive and interactive web interfaces. The learning will take place in the context of a content management system. Contemporary web development processes and platforms will be explored. A foundational knowledge of programming concepts, HTML, CSS and design for the web is required for this course. Prerequisites: MMP 210 and MMP 240


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Students will learn to construct 3D motion graphics for video, film, game, multimedia, and Internet applications. Students will use advanced CGI Program to make original animations in a three-coordinate space. Students will learn to model three-dimensional objects and to choreograph scenes, controlling character movement, lighting, sound and camera directions. Prerequisite: VAT 301, or MMP 200 and ART 224


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Students will work collaboratively to plan, design and create a complete project to be stored on a CD ROM. Projects may be drawn from such applications as: information kiosks; computer-assisted instruction; and creation of world wide web sites. Prerequisites: MMP 200, MMP 210, and MMP 350 or MMP 200 and MMP 320


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Media Studies (MES)

Introduction to the Moving Image gives students an introductory grounding in the history, aesthetics, and critical theory of narrative and non-narrative motion pictures, television, and animation. Students will gain a global perspective of how moving image works evolved from the birth of cinema to the current multiplicity of screens and screen works; special attention will be drawn to the theoretical and practical techniques unique to moving images and the tension between the media's apparent "realism" and the manipulations required to achieve it.


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This course introduces students to varied applications of contemporary media in business, entertainment, and the public sector. Students study the processes of media production, the systems for media distribution, and the roles of media professionals. The course surveys the history of modern communications and the terminology of the media industry. Students examine the complex connections between technology, content, style, and audience response in the creation of media productions.


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Video Arts and Technology

This course explains how video technology works. It covers the fundamentals of contemporary media technology including understanding video image formation, data compression, picture and sound generation and manipulation, and the impact of new technologies, such as HD-TV and P2P. Lab exercises introduce students to the operations of cameras, video-recording systems, microphones, and the uses of SMPTE Time Code. Students also examine systems for delivering media to the viewer, including webcast, broadcast, and satellite and cable distribution. Corequisite: VAT 151


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This course introduces students to the many industrial applications of the state-of-the-art media. New technologies and current industrial communication problems are covered. Students study the history of modern communications and each student is given a glossary of technical terms. The course covers corporate needs for artists, designers, photographers, camera operators, video-technicians, multi-image programmers, lighting technicians, and film and video editors.


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This course will cover all aspects of the pre-production phase of media production. Students will learn how to write treatments and scripts for documentary and news formats, corporate and industrial videos, public service announcements, commercials, screenplays and teleplays. The course will also cover such aspects of pre-production as script breakdown, budgeting, scheduling, crew hiring, equipment rental and securing locations. Pre-Requisite: SPE100


Course Syllabus

This course introduces students to varied applications of contemporary media in business, entertainment, and the public sector. Students study the processes of media production, the systems for media distribution, and the roles of media professionals. The course surveys the history of modern communications and the terminology of the media industry. Students examine the complex connections between technology, content, style, and audience response in the creation of media productions. Pre-Requisite: SPE 100 or SPE 102


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This course focuses on writing treatments and scripts for the screen and video. Students learn the basics of visualizing narratives in 3-act structure; how to identify fiction and non-fiction genres; how to create character and story; how to research and write treatments and outlines; how to write single-column screen plays for narratives and two-column scripts for documentary scripts; and how to give and receive critiques on script work. Throughout, students will develop the basic skills necessary to write and revise scripts or upper-level VAT production classes and beyond.


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This is a "hands-on" course designed to teach students every aspect of studio television production. Students learn how to produce industrial videotapes for: training programs, corporate "news" shows, public service television spots, point-of-purchase productions, executive communications messages, new product introductions, management seminars, and sales incentive programs. Instruction is given in basic production skills such as the operation of: cameras, studio lighting, audio switcher/fader, slide and motion picture film chain, and special effects generator. Students perform the basic functions of a T.V. studio director, floor manager and technical director.


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This course is an introduction to all aspects of basic studio television production. Students produce multi-camera TV programs in a fully equipped TV studio. Students learn to perform the functions of a director, floor manager, camera operator, audio engineer, lighting director, and technical director. Prerequisite: VAT 100 and VAT 153


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This course is an introduction to the use of audio technology in theatre, television, motion pictures and multimedia. Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of acoustics and sound recording. Tools, such as various mixing boards, microphones and recorders, will be introduced in the context of theatrical and television production. Sound design for live venues and multimedia presentations will be introduced as well. Assignments will include practical exercises. Lab assignments are required. Pre-Requisite: VAT152


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Students learn how to produce, shoot, and edit industrial videotapes on campus, using 1/2'' and 3/4'' equipment. Productions include pre-planned, scripted projects as well as use of interview techniques and electronic news gathering.


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This course teaches students how to conceptualize, shoot and edit a video project. The use of digital cameras as well as lighting and audio instruments on location will be covered. Students will learn pre-production planning, crew protocols and directing skills as they shoot an original project. The fundamentals of post production techniques, from basic editing to final mastering, are taught in a state-of-the-art digital editing lab. Prerequisite: VAT 100 and VAT 153


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This hands-on course is designed to further teach students all aspects of studio television production. Students learn how to produce industrial videotapes for training programs, corporate "news" shows, public service television spots, point-of-purchase productions, executive communications messages, new product introductions, management seminars, and sales incentive programs. In addition, each student learns to create, develop, and produce programming for cable television.


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This course builds upon VAT 161 and focuses on the skills needed to successfully plan and complete a multi-camera professional studio production. Classes are conducted in a state-of-the-art, fully equipped TV studio. Students master the techniques and workflow required to produce programming according to industry standards and practices. Student work is screened, discussed and critiqued to deepen understanding of the art and craft of television. Prerequisite: VAT 161 or permission of the department


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This course concentrates on the post-production aspects of audio production. Sound effects editing, Automatic Dialogue Replacement (ADR), Foley editing and music replacement will be covered in the context of television and motion picture post-production. Mastering of recordings for distribution will also be covered. Students will be expected to work on projects using media server technology, allowing for simultaneous picture and sound editing. Collaborative projects will also be included. Lab assignments are required.
Pre-Requisite: VAT165 and MMP100


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This course builds upon VAT 171. It reinforces the skills needed to successfully plan, shoot, edit, and refine remote video productions. The course includes advanced techniques in digital cinematography, digital editing and audio and visual effects.
Pre-Requisite: VAT171 or DEPT. PERMIT


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Budgeting is one of the first steps in the audiovisual production process. This course teaches students how to prepare a production budget for audiovisual projects. Students learn how to manage a strict budget to insure compliance with independent producers, commercial and not-for-profit clients. Prerequisite: VAT 152


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This course offers an introduction to designing two-dimensional computer generated video graphics. Students create graphics to television productions, such as opening titles for programs to be used in live studio situations and for integration in post-production editing. Students are introduced to motion graphics in 2D and 2+D digital graphic applications. Prerequisite: VAT 161 or VAT 172, and CIS 100


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This course will cover the fundamentals of lighting for television. Students will learn the principals of lighting techniques and study the various types of instruments and peripherals used. Besides lectures, there will be hands-on demonstrations both in the studio and on location. Pre-Requisite: VAT161 or VAT171


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This course covers the fundamentals of designing lighting for both studio and location work. Students learn the principles of lighting techniques and study the various types of instruments and peripherals used. Emphasis is placed on lighting for High Definition environments and exercises are conducted in a High Definition equipped studio and on location. The response of camera equipment to light will be demonstrated using graphical tools. Prerequisite: VAT 161 or VAT 172


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This course teaches students about the art and techniques of digital cinematography. Topics are: the use of studio and remote digital video cameras; lighting for digital cinematography; camera movement, camera angles, continuity, and composition; interpreting a director's vision; and digital workflow. Throughout the course, the history and art of cinematography is explored through screenings, text and other analyses. Prerequisite: VAT 161 or VAT 171


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Teleconferencing offers an immediate, reliable and cost efficient method of creating virtual meetings using video technology. The course acquaints students with teleconferencing methods and applications. Utilizing the BMCC videoconferencing room, students will research and write original projects and conduct actual teleconferences using ISDN and IP telephony, a metropolitan fiber optic LAN, and orbital satellite technology. Prerequisite: VAT 161 or VAT 172


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Students will learn to construct 3D motion graphics for video, film, game, multimedia, and Internet applications. Students will use advanced CGI Program to make original animations in a three-coordinate space. Students will learn to model three-dimensional objects and to choreograph scenes, controlling character movement, lighting, sound and camera directions. Prerequisite: VAT 301, or MMP 200 and ART 224


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