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Monday
BUSI394 Advanced Leadership
Monday 8:00–10:50 AM
Amanda LoCoco
155 A/B
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Thayer, Lee Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing New Revised Edition Buy Now
Business Elective
BUSI393Leadership and Management
THEO111-1 Christian Experience I
Monday 8:00–9:25 AM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
THEO323 12th Century Theology
Monday 8:00–10:50 AM
Sam Keyes
155 L
Required Books TBA
Show Description

While many Catholics today are well-acquainted with Thomas Aquinas, the most famous theologian of the middle ages, his theology develops the theological method begun a century earlier in the emergence of new “scholastic” and “monastic” theologies in and around the early universities. This course will explore some of the figures and works of the 12th century that inspired and influenced so many later Christian thinkers. Students will read a selection of primary works from Anselm, Hugh of St. Victor, Bernard of Clairvaux, and others.

Humanities Elective
DIGM215 Photoshop & Illustrator
Monday 9:30–10:55 AM
Max Hulburt
155 N
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. No textbooks are required for this course
Show Description

This course is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will learn techniques for photo enhancement, image compositing, and logo creation through several projects.

AnimationGraphic DesignMedia Elective
HUMA111-1 Cultural Foundations I
Monday 9:30–10:55 AM
Robin Murray
155 M
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

As this course engages apparently timeless literary works from the classical tradition, it situates them within specific historical contexts. This approach enables students to come to both a greater appreciation of the enduring power of story, and a recognition of the relationship of works of art with their surrounding culture. Masterworks of pagan antiquity (Homer and/or Virgil) give way to key texts of early Christendom (Augustine, Beowulf, et al) in order to further illuminate the impact of Christian theology and anthropology on artists and thinkers in myriad disciplines.

University Core
THEO111-2 Christian Experience I
Monday 9:30–10:55 AM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
ARTS221-1 Life Drawing I
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
155 D
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class will help students to develop basic figure drawing skills. Students will study drawing a human body in various shapes and poses in order to create designs for animated characters.

AnimationGame DevelopmentIllustration
ARTS121Drawing in PerspectiveARTS122Observational Drawing
BUSI431 Global Markets
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
Joe Connolly
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course outlines fundamental differences among developed and developing countries, starting briefly with broad historical differences and moving on to specific issues such as the protection of property rights, corruption and the effects of political institutions. Particular attention will be given to China’s influence on global markets and its economic ties to the United States. The role of international institutions such as the IMF and World Trade Organization also are discussed. Public policies and institutions that shape competitive outcomes are examined through cases and analytical readings on different companies and industries operating in both developed and emerging markets.

Business Core
ENTM316 Color in Post-Production
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class will address the impact that the use of color has on a visual screen image. The course will cover color theory, its impact on an audience and the use of color grading in a post-production environment. Students will take various projects from an edited sequence into a color grading program and manipulate its appearance to achieve a desired effect.

Post-ProductionMedia Elective
ENTM103Fundamentals of Post-Production
THEO111-3 Christian Experience I
Monday 12:30–1:55 PM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
HUMA111-2 Cultural Foundations I
Monday 1:00–2:25 PM
Robin Murray
155 M
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

As this course engages apparently timeless literary works from the classical tradition, it situates them within specific historical contexts. This approach enables students to come to both a greater appreciation of the enduring power of story, and a recognition of the relationship of works of art with their surrounding culture. Masterworks of pagan antiquity (Homer and/or Virgil) give way to key texts of early Christendom (Augustine, Beowulf, et al) in order to further illuminate the impact of Christian theology and anthropology on artists and thinkers in myriad disciplines.

University Core
THEO111-4 Christian Experience I
Monday 2:00–3:25 PM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
ARTS221-2 Life Drawing I
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
155 D
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class will help students to develop basic figure drawing skills. Students will study drawing a human body in various shapes and poses in order to create designs for animated characters.

AnimationGame DevelopmentIllustration
ARTS121Drawing in PerspectiveARTS122Observational Drawing
BUSI451 Entrepreneurial Networking Experience
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Joe Connolly
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Business Elective
Must be a business student
PHIL101-1 Logic
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Younan, Andy Logic Reader CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug 05, 2016 Buy Now978-1535513753Please read chapter 1 of the reader before the first day of class
Show Description

In this course students learn about the basic structures of sound reasoning, focusing largely on classic Aristotelian logic. The course serves to help students think and argue with clarity as well as to effectively analyze arguments of others. The course includes a careful analysis of the operations of the intellect, i.e., understanding, judgment, and reasoning, focusing on their products, i.e., term, proposition, and syllogism.

University Core
THEO329 Women Saints: Catherine of Siena
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Shalina Stilley
155 L
Required Books TBA
Humanities Elective
HUMA111Cultural Foundations IHUMA112Cultural Foundations IIHUMA113 (recomended)HUMA233 (recomended)
DIGM414 3D Animation II
Monday 6:30–9:20 PM
George Castro
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Advanced study in character animation that revolves around 3D CGI character performance.

AnimationMedia Elective
DIGM3223D Animation I
PHIL204-1 Philosophy of Man
Monday 6:30–9:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Beckman, Gary M., Benjamin R. Foster, and Douglas Frayne Epic of Gilgamesh Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W., 2019 Buy Now978-0393643985
  2. Freud, Sigmund Civilization and Its Discontents W. W. Norton, 2010 Buy Now978-0393304510
  3. Younan, Andy Philosophy of Man Course Reader CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 01, 2015 Buy Now978-1511904261Please read p. 1-8 of the Reader and p. 3-95 of Gilgamesh by the first day of class
Show Description

After providing an overview of the basic principles of the Philosophy of Nature, this course examines the nature of the human being, beginning from the Epic of Gilgamesh, continuing through the Classical period by means of Aristotle, the Middle Ages in St. Thomas Aquinas, the Renaissance via Blaise Pascal, and concluding in the modern period in Nietzsche, Freud and T. S. Eliot. 

University Core
PHIL203Philosophy of Nature
Tuesday
BUSI207 Risk Management
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Tyler Pearson
155 E
Required Books TBA
Business Elective
BUSI209-1 Building Blocks of Business
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Joe Connolly
155 E
Required Books TBA

This section is for freshmen business students, who take BUSI209 earlier than their cohort.

Sophomore media & humanities students should take the Wednesday or Thursday section.

Show Description

In this class students get a “big picture” look at the ingredients of a start-up firm and the process of creating one. The class details those ingredients, discusses the stories (good & bad) of people who have done it, and learn the process by going through it with a self-select team. Students learn: the business planning process, which maps how to move from an idea to an actual enterprise offering an actual product/service/apostolate; How to craft a compelling and clear business story that captures the true essence of your business; and finally acquire inquisitiveness as to how the world of business really works. The class deliverable is a complete Business Plan created by student teams along with a presentation of the plan.

University Core
BUSI106Entrepreneurial Thinking
ENTM233 Scene Study
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Katelyn Slater
155 K
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course consists of rehearsal of scenes from classic and contemporary American playwrights including Miller, Williams, Shepard, Foote and others. 

ActingMedia Elective
ENTM132Acting I: Foundations
HUMA345 Literary Arts Journal Production I
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
155 L
Required Books TBA
Humanities Elective
BUSI100 Introduction to Products and Markets
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Joe Connolly
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

The purpose of this class is to review current information about companies and business trends, to learn important lessons regarding the products they are selling and the markets they are serving. Students will use real-world and timely experience from a variety of businesses by reading the Wall Street Journal. Students will also become proficient in brief Power Point presentations.

Business Core
ENTM101-1 Story, Genre and Structure
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Christopher Riley
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

A theoretical and practical introduction to the human phenomenon of storytelling, what stories are, their central role in culture from ancient times to the present day, and how storytellers seek and communicate meaning. Particular attention will be paid to the significance of story in the Judeo-Christian tradition and story’s role within the Christian faith. Students will generate numerous story ideas, and with the help of their classmates and the instructor will evaluate those ideas in terms of audience appeal, theme and meaning.

Media CoreCreative Writing
ENTM104 Fundamentals of Production
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 K
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Two 32GB SD CardsRecomended options: Amazon or B&H Photo
  2. Enloop Rechargeable BatteriesRecomended options: Amazon
  3. An external hard drive with: 1) 1TB recomended capacity, 2) 7200 minimum RPM disk speed, 3) USB 3.0 connection.Recomended options: 1TB from Amazon, 1TB from B&H Photo.

Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. Whichever class not taken in Fall Quarter will be taken in Winter Quarter.

This course is a foundational prerequisite for all production courses.

Show Description

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of pre-production and production, and the roles and responsibilities of all personnel and positions that are essential to its success. Students will become familiarized with the detailed preparation required for the shoot and the interdependence of the script, budget, schedule, and breakdown. Students will also learn how a digital video camera works, the characteristics of lenses, how to record clean sound, and how to use lighting to illuminate and shape an image.

Film EmphasesMedia Elective
ENTM490 Senior Project: Pre-Production
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 E
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. No textbooks are required.

Media students are required to complete at least one quarter of Senior Project. Film students not joining the pre-production class this quartershould coordinate their senior project plans with the faculty to ensure a sufficiently significant role is available in future quarters.

Show Description

The senior project is a series of courses (up to three) in which students will work either individually or as part of a team and create or contribute to a significant media project that spotlights their area of emphasis. Class I is the pre-production phase. Instructor approval is required to take this class.

Communications Media Core
Media senior or 3rd quarter junior
THEO202 Early Church Fathers
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Sam Keyes
155 L
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course examines some of the key figures and councils of the early Church. In particular, students learn about the Church’s response to important heresies and key Trinitarian and Christological controversies of the first half of Christian history. Among the important writers studied here are Clement, Ignatius, Justin Martyr, Origen, Irenaeus, Augustine, Jerome, Athanasius, the Cappadocian fathers, and John Damascene. The course also looks at the significance of the seven ecumenical councils.

Humanities Elective
BUSI329 Applied Market Research
Tuesday 3:20–6:20 PM
Joe Szalkiewicz
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Applied Market Research offers students an overview of market research techniques and primary and secondary research strategies informed by a Christian code of conduct. The course is designed to provide them with the principles, vocabulary, tools and practice necessary to identify a market demographic, write a research brief, develop and implement a research study, and analyze the findings.

Business Elective
BUSI193Introduction to Marketing
ENTM211 Directing I
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 N
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Steve D. Katz Film Directing: Shot by Shot 25th Anniversary Edition Michael Wiese Productions, Apr 29, 2019 Buy Now978-1615932979
Show Description

Students learn to analyze and exploration directorial approaches used in film and television, looking particularly at the creative use of cameras, sound, composition, and communication with those in front of and behind the camera. They explore, from a directorial perspective, the expressive potential of the image within. They learn methodologies, which stimulate visual creativity and positioning the image as the fundamental element of cinematic expression. They engage in exercises in the analysis of script and for purpose of directing actors to obtain the best possible performance.

ProducingPost-ProductionProductionMedia Elective
ENTM101Story, Genre and StructureENTM104Fundamentals of Production
ENTM206Production ExecutionENTM303Directing IIENTM315Advanced Producing
ENTM251 Typography
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Fernando Del Rosario
Online
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course focuses on the anatomy and form, context, and motion of typography as a powerful communication tool across a variety of physical and digital media.

Graphic DesignMedia Elective
ENTM151History of Graphic DesignDIGM215Photoshop & Illustrator
ENTM326 Feature Film: Rewriting
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Christopher Riley
155 M
Required Books TBA
Media Elective
MUSC101 Music Appreciation
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Robert Giracello
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course is a survey and analysis of the elements of music and primary musical periods of Western European music history. Students will acquaint themselves with musical terms, major composers and repertoire.

Humanities CoreMedia Elective
DIGM212 Texturing and Lighting I
Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Nate Sartain
Online
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class revolves around creation and application of realistic and stylized textures and light schemes to produce depth and meaning in 3D computer generated scenes. Students will explore into various texturing techniques, while generating diffuse, specular, bump, and normal maps.

AnimationGame DevelopmentMedia Elective
DIGM1083D Fundamentals
ENTM103-1 Fundamentals of Post-Production
Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Melinda Simon
155 N
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Murch, Walter. Walter Murch In the Blink of an Eye. 2nd Ed. Buy now978-1879505629
  2. An external hard drive with: 1) 1TB recomended capacity, 2) 7200 minimum RPM disk speed, 3) USB 3.0 connection.Recomended options: 1TB from Amazon, 1TB from B&H Photo.

Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. Whichever class not taken in Fall Quarter will be taken in Winter Quarter.

This course is a foundational prerequisite for all editing courses & many production courses

Show Description

This class will focus on the basic fundamentals of post-production, which includes picture and sound editing, media management, media capture and the various editing techniques available to editors to communicate ideas. The class will cover the history of cinematic editing and the impact it has had on visual storytelling, as well as the various styles of editing that make up the language of cinema. Students will learn and use editing software to edit various projects and assignments.

Film EmphasesMedia Elective
Wednesday
ENTM201 Writing for the Screen I
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Christopher Riley
155 L
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course builds on the work completed in Fundamentals of Story Development. Students will at a minimum write the first two acts of a screenplay. They will read classic and modern screenplays. Class time will be dedicated to covering intermediate topics including scene transitions, writing with subtext, visual writing, and further developing skills in scene and dialogue writing and script formatting, and finding solutions to writer's block. Students will critique one another's work in small groups, with instructor supervision and guidance. Considerable time will be required for students to write.

ScreenwritingMedia Elective
ENTM101Story, Genre and StructureENTM105Writing and Pitching a ScriptENTM200Fundamentals of Story Development
ENTM339 Acting Production: Part 2
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Katelyn Slater
155 K
Required Books TBA

Important: successfully auditioning for a production does not result in automatic enrollment. To participate, students must also officially register for the class either during Registration Week (for credit) or with an Add/Drop Form (for credit or audit).

"Acting Production" should be used for registration (do not list the play's name).

Show Description

From first reading through to performance, students rehearse and perform a play from a classic or contemporary writer. Students must audition to register for this class. This course may be taken multiple times for credit.

ActingMedia Elective
Must Audition
ENTM421 Media Career Strategies
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 E
Required Books TBA

ENTM421 is offered twice to a cohot. This fall, the class will be tailored towards film stduents,and will be offered again in a future quarter for the other media students.

Show Description

In this course students identify their specialized interest and value within the media industry, and through the creation of a comprehensive career strategy, use specialized knowledge, skills and experience to prepare themselves to be hired by media companies and promote themselves within the media industry. The class will also look at the unique world of freelancing and give students the tools necessary to venture into self-employment.

Communications Media Core
Media Junior or Senior
THEO227 Social Media Evangelization
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Fr. Simon Esshaki
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Students taking this course will learn principles to guide evangelization on social media, which for better or worse has come to serve as the public square or Areopagus of our own era.  Assessments will also be made of contemporary Catholic efforts to evangelize, and students will undertake their own social media projects to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ so as to be heard.

Humanities Elective
BUSI300 Negotiation Skills
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Shun Lee Fong
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Cialdini, Robert B Influence: Science and Practice 5th Ed Allyn & Bacon, May 11, 2008 Buy Now978-0205609994Read Chapters 1 & 2, answer study questions on Moodle, and be prepared to discuss
  2. Fisher, Roger Drummer Getting to Yes Penguin, 2011 Buy Now978-0143118756

Negation Skills will be offered in Fall & Winter Quarters.

Show Description

This course teaches students to meet and resolve objections and conflicts that result from written and oral proposals and pitches. Emphasis is on resolving customer obstacles before addressing your own. Topics covered include: Wants vs. Needs, Win-Win Strategies, Best Alternatives to Agreement, Schedule vs. Quality vs. Cost, Progress vs. Perfection. The class progresses through carefully structured, progressively more complex negotiation exercises. Students learn how external and internal negotiation has become a way of life for effective managers in a constantly changing business environment.

University Core
ENTM101-2 Story, Genre and Structure
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Christopher Riley
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

A theoretical and practical introduction to the human phenomenon of storytelling, what stories are, their central role in culture from ancient times to the present day, and how storytellers seek and communicate meaning. Particular attention will be paid to the significance of story in the Judeo-Christian tradition and story’s role within the Christian faith. Students will generate numerous story ideas, and with the help of their classmates and the instructor will evaluate those ideas in terms of audience appeal, theme and meaning.

Media CoreCreative Writing
ENTM207 Film Criticism and the Art of Visual Storytelling
Wednesday 12:30–3:30 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 A/B
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. No textbooks are required for this course
Show Description

This class will study some of the most important films in American cinema to understand the cultural context in which they were created, the role of the director in the filmmaking process, and the lasting legacy that the various films enjoy.

Communications Media Core
BUSI209-2 Building Blocks of Business
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Joe Connolly
155 M
Required Books TBA

This section is for sophomore media & humanities students.

Show Description

In this class students get a “big picture” look at the ingredients of a start-up firm and the process of creating one. The class details those ingredients, discusses the stories (good & bad) of people who have done it, and learn the process by going through it with a self-select team. Students learn: the business planning process, which maps how to move from an idea to an actual enterprise offering an actual product/service/apostolate; How to craft a compelling and clear business story that captures the true essence of your business; and finally acquire inquisitiveness as to how the world of business really works. The class deliverable is a complete Business Plan created by student teams along with a presentation of the plan.

University Core
BUSI106Entrepreneurial Thinking
ENTM433 Playing Shakespeare I
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Katelyn Slater
155 K
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course provides students with a fundamental approach to playing Shakespeare. Particular emphasis will be placed on a rhetorical approach to text and punctuation utilizing Shakespeare's First Folio as the key to unlocking the text in a presentational actor/audience experience.

ActingMusical Theatre
ENTM231Voice and Speech
DIGM311 Survey of Video Game Technologies
Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Nate Sartain
Online
Required Books TBA

Replaces Film Criticism for game design emphases.

Show Description

Exploration of the history of electronic game technology, game genres, major hardware gaming platforms, major software game engines, various game developers, game publisher, and the work of leading exponents of game/animation design to broaden students’ vision, understanding, and appreciation of game art & design evolution.

Communications Media Core
ENTM103-2 Fundamentals of Post-Production
Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Melinda Simon
155 N
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Murch, Walter. Walter Murch In the Blink of an Eye. 2nd Ed. Buy now978-1879505629
  2. An external hard drive with: 1) 1TB recomended capacity, 2) 7200 minimum RPM disk speed, 3) USB 3.0 connection.Recomended options: 1TB from Amazon, 1TB from B&H Photo.

Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. Whichever class not taken in Fall Quarter will be taken in Winter Quarter.

This course is a foundational prerequisite for all editing courses & many production courses

Show Description

This class will focus on the basic fundamentals of post-production, which includes picture and sound editing, media management, media capture and the various editing techniques available to editors to communicate ideas. The class will cover the history of cinematic editing and the impact it has had on visual storytelling, as well as the various styles of editing that make up the language of cinema. Students will learn and use editing software to edit various projects and assignments.

Film EmphasesMedia Elective
Thursday
BUSI209-3 Building Blocks of Business
Thursday 8:00–10:50 PM
Joe Connolly
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

This section is for sophomore media & humanities students.

Show Description

In this class students get a “big picture” look at the ingredients of a start-up firm and the process of creating one. The class details those ingredients, discusses the stories (good & bad) of people who have done it, and learn the process by going through it with a self-select team. Students learn: the business planning process, which maps how to move from an idea to an actual enterprise offering an actual product/service/apostolate; How to craft a compelling and clear business story that captures the true essence of your business; and finally acquire inquisitiveness as to how the world of business really works. The class deliverable is a complete Business Plan created by student teams along with a presentation of the plan.

University Core
BUSI106Entrepreneurial Thinking
THEO111-1 Christian Experience I
Thursday 8:00–9:25 AM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
DIGM353 Character Rigging
Thursday 9:30–10:55 AM
Max Hulburt
Hybrid
155 N
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. O'Hailey, Tina Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts 2nd Ed View LinkDigital Copies Allowed
Show Description

Creating skeletal structures for humanoid characters. Mastery of a wide range of rigging techniques such as reversed foot lock, wrist control, spline IK, facial controls, and weight painting.

AnimationGame Development
DIGM1083D Fundamentals
HUMA111-1 Cultural Foundations I
Thursday 9:30–10:55 AM
Robin Murray
155 M
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

As this course engages apparently timeless literary works from the classical tradition, it situates them within specific historical contexts. This approach enables students to come to both a greater appreciation of the enduring power of story, and a recognition of the relationship of works of art with their surrounding culture. Masterworks of pagan antiquity (Homer and/or Virgil) give way to key texts of early Christendom (Augustine, Beowulf, et al) in order to further illuminate the impact of Christian theology and anthropology on artists and thinkers in myriad disciplines.

University Core
THEO111-2 Christian Experience I
Thursday 9:30–10:55 AM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
ARTS321 Drawing on Location
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
Off Campus
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class is designed to provide students with the opportunity to further their drawing skills. Students will draw architectural structures, landscape and people on location from direct observation.

AnimationGame DevelopmentIllustrationMedia Elective
ARTS121Drawing in PerspectiveARTS122Observational Drawing
BUSI323 Human-Centered Design
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Vernon Mortensen
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

In this course students learn the human-centered design process, which moves from concrete observations about people to abstract thinking then back to the concrete with tangible solutions that are desirable, feasible, and viable in today's global business environment. 

Business Elective
DIGM325 Virtual Production I
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Max Hulburt
155 N
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. No textbooks are required for this course
Show Description

Students will learn the basics of motion picture production using real-time rendering in Unreal Engine and will leave with a completed project that demonstrates proficiency in both the engine and its application across several stages of production. Additional topics include motion capture and tracking a real world camera. 

Media Elective
DIGM108 or ENTM211
ENTM309 Cinematography
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 K
Required Books TBA

Cinematography is a prerequisite for Lighting & Advanced Cinematography.

Show Description

This class expands on many of the skills learned in the Fundamentals of Production class. Students will learn intermediate camera and lighting techniques and how to use these specific tools to communicate a story visually. Specific emphasis will be on image composition, lens characteristics, codecs and formats, camera settings, specific lighting styles and instruments, and how the camera and lights complement and support the storytelling experience.

ProductionMedia Elective
ENTM104Fundamentals of Production
ENTM318LightingENTM415Advanced Cinematography Techniques
HUMA346 Literature Seminar
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Julie Anne Stevens
155 L
Required Books TBA
Humanities Elective
THEO111-3 Christian Experience I
Thursday 12:30–1:55 PM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

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Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
HUMA111-2 Cultural Foundations I
Thursday 1:00–2:25 PM
Robin Murray
155 M
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

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As this course engages apparently timeless literary works from the classical tradition, it situates them within specific historical contexts. This approach enables students to come to both a greater appreciation of the enduring power of story, and a recognition of the relationship of works of art with their surrounding culture. Masterworks of pagan antiquity (Homer and/or Virgil) give way to key texts of early Christendom (Augustine, Beowulf, et al) in order to further illuminate the impact of Christian theology and anthropology on artists and thinkers in myriad disciplines.

University Core
THEO111-4 Christian Experience I
Thursday 2:00–3:25 PM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Required Books TBA

This class meets twice a week. To find the correlating meeting, match up the Course ID and section number.

Show Description

Recent popes have emphasized the necessity of personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This exhortation raises questions, however, for individual Christian disciples. For JPCatholic students, specifically, this course considers how such an encounter can be fostered within a university community, and how it might be lived in an ongoing way. It therefore doubles as an introduction to university community and to Catholic theological study, and connects faith principles with lived experience so as to bolster faith and spur evangelization.

University Core
ENTM420 Advanced Distribution and Marketing Strategies
Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM
Jeff Deverett
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Advanced Distribution and Marketing Strategies is a forward-looking, upper-level course that prepares students with a knowledge of historic and existing strategies for the marketing and distribution of media products in particular as a way to understand the marketing and distribution of all products more generally. The course prepares students to appreciate the rapidly developing opportunities presented by new media, and to devise new marketing and distribution strategies which take advantage of those opportunities.

ProducingMedia Elective
ENTM101Story, Genre and StructureENTM104Fundamentals of ProductionENTM203The Producer: Planning for Production
PHIL101-2 Logic
Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Younan, Andy Logic Reader CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug 05, 2016 Buy Now978-1535513753Please read chapter 1 of the reader before the first day of class
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In this course students learn about the basic structures of sound reasoning, focusing largely on classic Aristotelian logic. The course serves to help students think and argue with clarity as well as to effectively analyze arguments of others. The course includes a careful analysis of the operations of the intellect, i.e., understanding, judgment, and reasoning, focusing on their products, i.e., term, proposition, and syllogism.

University Core
PHIL312 Bioethics
Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM
Shalina Stilley
155 L
Required Books TBA
Humanities Elective
PHIL204-2 Philosophy of Man
Thursday 6:30–9:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Beckman, Gary M., Benjamin R. Foster, and Douglas Frayne Epic of Gilgamesh Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W., 2019 Buy Now978-0393643985
  2. Freud, Sigmund Civilization and Its Discontents W. W. Norton, 2010 Buy Now978-0393304510
  3. Younan, Andy Philosophy of Man Course Reader CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 01, 2015 Buy Now978-1511904261Please read p. 1-8 of the Reader and p. 3-95 of Gilgamesh by the first day of class
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After providing an overview of the basic principles of the Philosophy of Nature, this course examines the nature of the human being, beginning from the Epic of Gilgamesh, continuing through the Classical period by means of Aristotle, the Middle Ages in St. Thomas Aquinas, the Renaissance via Blaise Pascal, and concluding in the modern period in Nietzsche, Freud and T. S. Eliot. 

University Core
PHIL203Philosophy of Nature
Friday
ARTS101 Fundamentals of Art & Design
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Max Hulburt
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Introduction to the elements and principles of design, composition design, color theory, color psychology, and basic typography. Practical guidance in color mixing and the visual impact of specific color combinations to support traditional and digital design work.

AnimationGame DevelopmentIllustrationGraphic DesignMedia Elective
DIGM332 Game Design II
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Rodney Figueroa
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Using techniques learned in previous courses, students will design, prototype, and produce a complete portfolio-ready short game.

Game Development
DIGM203Game Design I
THEO204 Old Testament
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Fr. Ankido Sipo
155 L
Required Books TBA

Old Testament is the new version of Scripture II.

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This course is a continuation of THEO100. Whereas THEO100 focuses largely on the Gospels, this course takes a closer look at the major figures and events of the Old Testament. After a discussion of the literary and historical issues relating to biblical study, students learn the basic structure of the story of salvation history, surveying the books of the Old Testament. Special attention is given to the way the Old Testament books relate to those in the New Testament. As in THEO100 students also focus on how Scripture study relates to the life of prayer.

Philosophy/TheologyNew Evangelization
THEO414 Studies in Ratzinger
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Sam Keyes
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Students will gain a better understanding of contemporary theology through studying the works of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI).

Humanities Electives
BUSI106-1 Entrepreneurial Thinking
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
Derry Connolly
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

In today’s world there is a need for strategic thinking and business vision based on a different paradigm. Competition is not only between products and services, but also between business models. Students will learn about innovation-driven business strategies and methodologies to develop business designs to successfully compete in the new economy.

University Core
ENTM323 Director Case Study: Christopher Nolan
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 K
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course explores the craft of filmmaking through an in-depth analysis of the work and career of director Christopher Nolan. Students study Nolan's distinct visual style, use of theme,

Media Elective
MUSC110 Scoring Lab
Friday 12:30–3:30 PM
Robert Giracello
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Students will participate in a small group providing musical scores and sound effects for movies, television and video games. Analysis of scoring techniques and practicum will be explored.

Media ElectiveHumanities Elective
BUSI106-2 Entrepreneurial Thinking
Friday 3:30–6:20 PM
Derry Connolly
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

In today’s world there is a need for strategic thinking and business vision based on a different paradigm. Competition is not only between products and services, but also between business models. Students will learn about innovation-driven business strategies and methodologies to develop business designs to successfully compete in the new economy.

University Core
BUSI120 Project Management
Friday 3:30–6:20 PM
Vernon Mortensen
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course teaches the principles of project management that are commonly used to plan and measure projects in industry. It presents the project management mind-set, tools, and skills for successfully defining, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and reporting a project. Topics covered include: the project life cycle, fundamental PM processes, development of the project plan, interpersonal management skills, and managing changes during project execution. Case studies are from technology and media applications.

University Core
Saturday & More
ARTS341 Prop Design & Fabrication
Saturday 8:00–2:00 PM
Kevin Meziere
155 N
Required Books TBA
Media Elective

Please be advised that adjustments in scheduled meeting times and/or instructor assignments may be made at any time without prior notice.

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