DC 405 Digital Cinema (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
This course introduces students to the core step-by-step process of making a short narrative film. Students will learn to turn their ideas into a short screenplay. They will take that screenplay and make a practical production plan around it. They will learn shooting strategies and techniques. Finally they will learn the basics of editing and will assemble their rough elements into a final cut.
DC 406 Screenwriting (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
This course introduces students to the tools and techniques of crafting a screenplay. Topics include proper formatting, story structure and story elements.
DC 407 Lighting for Cinema (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
This course introduces students to the tools, terminology and strategies involved with lighting in cinema.
DC 408 Cinematography (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
This course further explores working with camcorders, knowing what to control and how, gaining knowledge of common technical statistics and controlling the frame for deliberate results.
DC 409 Non-Linear Editing (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
This course further explores non-linear computer editing. Editing basics and advanced tools are explored in depth.
IT 212 Computer Fundamentals and Logic (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
Discusses the basic features of a computer, binary numbers and ASCII codes, and the application of computer logic in the development of algorithms that solve problems in the business world. Also discussed: function-oriented versus object-oriented design.
IT 312 Fundamentals of Networking (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
Presents a thorough discussion of computer networks and how they function under the direction of a network operating system (NOS). Also covered: the use and installation of NOSs, such as Windows 2000 Server and Linux, and protocols such as TCP/IP and network addressing.
IT 232 Introduction to Programming in Java (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
The use of Java in performing object-oriented programming (OOP) is discussed, with emphasis on coding algorithms that solve business problems. Also covered: features of the Java language, such as classes, objects, variables, control constructs, etc.
IT 408 Web Design and Development (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
IT 422 Client/Server Programming (4 semester hours; 1 course credit)
Discusses Web site development with server side programming, using Active Server Pages or Java Server Pages. Also covered: the creation of static versus dynamic web pages.
Prerequisite: IT 232