Graduate Featured Courses

3D Design and Graphics

This course focuses on the use of 3D Design software for communication and how to integrate with other print and digital technologies.

3D for Graphics Storytelling

Today, 3D design is everywhere: in movies, in videogames, in TV commercials, and in newspapers and magazines. In this course you will learn to use Autodesk Maya, the leading 3D software tool, as a means to making real-world issues understandable to your users.

Advanced Audio Video Narratives

This course examines uses of audio and video to communicate journalism. Student s learn to investigate, gather content, and produce documentary stories primari ly for online distribution.

Advanced Cinematography

Advanced technical and photographic principles begun in CMP 651. Preparation for the filming of the MFA project film.

Advanced Communication Research Methods and Statistics

Provides an advanced examination of the problems and methods found in quantitative communication research.

Advanced Editing

Advanced concepts in aesthetics and theories of picture and sound editing, mixing, color correction, and finishing techniques.

Advanced Motion Graphics and Compositing

Extend the 2D skills of students who have taken CMP 550 to 3D motion graphics and animation. Emphasis on title design and animation.

Advanced Motion Picture Marketing

Advanced marketing considerations in the distribution of motion pictures.

Advanced Newsgathering and Writing Seminar

Refining news writing and reporting skills for the media.

Advanced Programming

This course explores the role of the programmer as journalist. Students will perform the basic tasks of journalism from a programmatic perspective including: gathering, distilling and presenting information. Students will learn how to gather information from public databases and government websites. They will learn how to automate processes for filtering information and leran how to presen t this information in a visual and interactive news report.

Advanced Projects and Directed Research

Individual study. Course may be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Advanced Projects and Directed Research

Individual study. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Advanced Projects and Directed Research

Individual study. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

Advanced Projects and Directed Research

Advanced Projects and Directed Research

Individual study. Course may be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Advanced Projects and Directed Research in Public Relations

Individual study. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Advanced Special Topics in Communication Studies

This course subject matter varies according to announced special topic. See class schedule for details.

Advanced Systems: Designing Playful Experiences

Building on their systems foundation from the Intro to Systems course, students will continue to play and analyze games along with designing games in order to build a more extensive vocabulary and toolkit to both understand and design interactive systems. Students will be exposed to a range of popular game prototyping technologies (for example: Twine, GameSalad, ARIS) and will create several mini projects as well as one final game project created using the platform of their choice.

Advanced Systems: Designing Playful Experiences

Building on their systems foundation from the Intro to Systems course, students will continue to play and analyze games along with designing games in order to build a more extensive vocabulary and toolkit to both understand and design interactive systems. Students will be exposed to a range of popular game prototyping technologies (for example: Twine, GameSalad, ARIS) and will create several mini projects as well as one final game project created using the platform of their choice.

Alternative Media Activism

In this course, students will examine the role of media in shaping social reform to document social issues such as poverty, human rights, social inequities, the environment, and powerless groups. We will review the philosophy and history of media as activism ranging from documentary, journalism, to news and information, the Internet, social media and newer forms of media. Emphasis is placed on developing a critical understanding of current media advocacy practices with a conscious goal: awareness, change minds, to affect policy, and action.
            

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