Program Focus for New Media, Film, Television & Radio
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.