Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 79

Communication
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
contrast, form and interest in portraits, product shots and
landscape photography.
Prerequisite: C480.
C418 Art of the Comedy (3)
An examination of the comedic genre and its evolution
from the slapstick of the silent screen to the sophisticated
subtlety of forms of the present. Screenings of many
classic comedy films in part or in their entirety.
C428 Motion Graphics (3)
Study of the Aftereffects computer software. (Fee: $50.)
C422 3D Production (3)
Students will be involved in the production of real-world
assignments to support The Master’s College. This would
include advertisements, promotional material, logo
development, animated promos, print advertising and 3D
web animations. Students may also work on projects from
professional client lists as they become available. Students
will use a variety of software programs which include: 3D
animation, modeling, texturing, lighting effects as well as
audio, compositing, filming and editing.
C426 Introduction to Computer Graphics-
Photoshop (3)
The course teaches the fundamentals of computer
graphics using Adobe™Photoshop™. Students learn to
edit photographs, generate digital paintings, color correct
images and design layouts for web development. Used
as the primary application in the graphics, web and film
industry. (Fee: $50.)
C428 Motion Graphics (3)
Introduces students to the production of animated logos,
show titles, home video, creative and technical. Explores
industry standard applications of Adobe™After Effects™
and Apple™Motion™. Students learn to use animated
text presets, particles, simple compositing methods and
sound effects to build a complete video.
C430A,B Honors Internship (1-6)
Students find placement in communication related
departments or firms (film studios, television stations,
radio stations, newspapers, advertising companies, public
relations firms, etc.). 15 hours per week for 3 units.
A comprehensive final report completes coursework.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and B average or higher in
communication courses; must get permission from an instructor in
the department to enroll.
C436 Christianity and Film (3)
Examine in class 15 films of a wide variety. Each will be
analyzed with the purpose of discovering the method by
which Christians should examine every film with which
they come in contact. Films with a purported religious or
even Christian message need to be examined every bit as
thoroughly as the most secular of films. It is the goal of
this course to teach students how to filter everything they
see and hear through a biblical grid.
C441 Poetry Writing (3)
An examination of the various poetry rhymes, meters
and additional tools of the poet. Various poetry patterns
explained and illustrated with the goal of helping students
become published. (Fee: $20.)
C444 Advanced Article Writing
Students build on the principles learned in C344-Article
Writing. Assignments include writing and researching
literary features, news stories (including investigative
journalism) and columns. As with C344, students will
be writing on deadline for an actual campus publication.
The course includes exposure to literary excellence in
journalism as students learn the nuances of story shape,
structure and pacing.
Prerequisite: C344 Article Writing
C459 Novel Writing (1-3)*
Students learn the techniques of novel writing.
*This class is only available as a Directed Studies course.
C461 Journalism (3)
Techniques of obtaining, evaluating and reporting the
news, with special reference to press ethics and press laws.
(Fee: $20.)
C467 Advanced 3D Graphics & Animation- Maya (3)
This course continues the study of 3D graphics and
animation begun in C367.
Prerequisite: C367.
(Fee: $50.)
C468 Promotional & Advertising Writing (3)
An examination of all forms of promotional writing,
looking at various components that give it excellence.
C471 Writing for Publication (3)
Covers all facets of publication, from the conception
of a book project to shaping its purpose and scope, and
determining its audience. Requirements involve a daily
“To Do” list with tips and assignments which will help
the student stay focused and on track toward writing
at least 40 pages of a book, as well as a fully developed
proposal which will be ready to submit to the publisher(s)
of the student’s choice. It includes practical topics such
as reaching acquisition editors, understanding the role of
an agent, understanding contracts, working with an editor
and marketing your manuscript. It also explores alternative
methods of publication such as print on demand.
C472 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
Theories and methods of evaluating
persuasivecommunication including public address,
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