Program Focus for Film, Television and Media Arts

New Media courses focus on new digital technologies as they relate to the sound and moving image of film, television, and radio, including:

  • Nonlinear narrative theory and technique
  • Computer graphics
  • Two- and three-dimensional animation
  • Multimedia network communications
  • CD-ROM production
  • DVD production

Film track courses:

  • Survey the origins and development of motion picture art
  • Analyze periods, genres, and styles of filmmaking
  • Offer hands-on experience in film production technique

In production courses, students are introduced to the collaborative, creative process of filmmaking, with an emphasis on storytelling through a broad spectrum of aesthetic approaches. Student films produced in these courses are showcased in a campus film festival - Cinefest Fairfield - and are Web-streamed over the University's Web page.

Television track courses survey:

  • The technological and stylistic history of the medium
  • The particular visual and audio language of television texts
  • The genres, narrative, and generic conventions of television
  • Hands-on production experience designed to teach skills in studio and remote television production

In the production courses, students produce programs of a variety of familiar genres but are encouraged to push the creative boundaries of the medium. Student programs air on a regular nightly schedule on Stag TV, the student-broadcast television station, and are Web-streamed.

Radio track courses survey:

  • The programmatic and technical development of the medium
  • Sound development and recording techniques
  • Broadcast production and management

Production courses contribute programming to WVOF, the University's FM station, and to its Web-streaming address.