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Last Updated: 11/29

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Announcements
Monday
HUMA122-1 College Writing I
Monday 8:00–9:25 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA

Students who did not pass the Writing Profiency Exam should register for College Writing I. The Writing Profiency Exam must be passed before registering for classes in junior year.

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

Show Description

This course will emphasize the use of correct grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics. Students will be required to apply these skills to writing assignments.

University Core
BUSI260 Leadership Honors Seminar
Monday 9:30–10:50 AM
Derry Connolly & Shalina Stilley
Harbor
Required Books TBA

Students currently enrolled in the honors program will be automatically enrolled in each subsequence seminar. Students looking to join the program must wait until the next application period is announced.

LHP replaces BUSI393 Leadership and Management + 1 elective

Show Description

Leadership Honors Program (LHP) offers highly motivated sophomores—who aspire to create a leadership legacy—the opportunity to nurture their understand and deepen their mastery of leadership over two academic years. Drawing students from all undergraduate degree programs, the LHP provides an enriching academic environment that fosters a strong sense of community and challenges students to direct and utilize their gifts in the service of others. The LHP challenges students to think and to discern how to transform their leadership ambitions into action.

HUMA122-2 College Writing I
Monday 9:30–10:55 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA

Students who did not pass the Writing Profiency Exam should register for College Writing I. The Writing Profiency Exam must be passed before registering for classes in junior year.

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

Show Description

This course will emphasize the use of correct grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics. Students will be required to apply these skills to writing assignments.

University Core
ENTM132 Acting I: Foundations
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
Lee Eskey
155 K
Required Books TBA

Non-acting students must get instructor approval to enroll.

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

Show Description

The purpose of this course is the introduction to Stanislavski terminology and technique, developing character from self, beginning rehearsal techniques, and performance analysis. Meisner exercises are used to develop emotional honesty and reliance on impulse.

ActingMusical Theatre
SCIN300-1 Science, Technology, & Culture
Monday 12:30–1:55 PM
Derry Connolly
Hybrid Format
Harbor
Required Books TBA

Fulfills Natural Science requirement.

Show Description

This course will familiarize students with fundamental scientific concepts and explore how the application of those concepts affects society and global economics. Topics include: the structure of the atom and its applications in biology and physics; circuits, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things; DNA, diseases, and vaccines. Each topic builds towards the question, "what does Catholic teaching tell us about how we as Christians live and participate in this rapidly changing world?"

University Core
HUMA112-1 Cultural Foundations II
Monday 2:00–3:25 PM
Stephen Kramp
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course tracks the development in European art and thought during the transition from the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Special attention is paid at the outset to the tensions arising from, surrounding, and even effecting this epochal shift, especially as evidenced in Dante’s Divine Comedy. When the course later shifts its focus to texts produced by Shakespeare and others in Renaissance England, students find these tensions now located in increasingly realistic and complex human figures and dramas. Through these explorations students come to see the distinctive groundwork being laid for what will later be recognized as the modern period.

University Core
SCIN300-2 Science, Technology, & Culture
Monday 2:00–3:25 PM
Derry Connolly
Hybrid Format
Harbor
Required Books TBA

Fulfills Natural Science requirement.

Show Description

This course will familiarize students with fundamental scientific concepts and explore how the application of those concepts affects society and global economics. Topics include: the structure of the atom and its applications in biology and physics; circuits, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things; DNA, diseases, and vaccines. Each topic builds towards the question, "what does Catholic teaching tell us about how we as Christians live and participate in this rapidly changing world?"

University Core
ENTM233 Scene Study
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Lee Eskey
155 K
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

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

Acting
ENTM130Survey of Theatre HistoryENTM132Acting I: Foundations
HUMA112-2 Cultural Foundations II
Monday 3:30–4:55 PM
Stephen Kramp
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course tracks the development in European art and thought during the transition from the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Special attention is paid at the outset to the tensions arising from, surrounding, and even effecting this epochal shift, especially as evidenced in Dante’s Divine Comedy. When the course later shifts its focus to texts produced by Shakespeare and others in Renaissance England, students find these tensions now located in increasingly realistic and complex human figures and dramas. Through these explorations students come to see the distinctive groundwork being laid for what will later be recognized as the modern period.

University Core
MUSC322 Electronic Composition II
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Robert Giracello
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class continues concepts in modern electronic music established in Electronic Music Composition I, with a focus on compositional techniques, professional mixing and mastering, and multimedia performance environments. Electronic Music Composition I is a prerequisite, unless approved by the instructor.

Media ElectiveHumanities Elective
MUSC221Electronic Composition
THEO313 Moral Theology & Ethics
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Shalina Stilley
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course builds on prior courses covering the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Study of the Catechism will be completed through an in-depth analysis of the third pillar, namely, the section on Catholic morality.

Philosophy & TheologyNew Evangelization
BUSI324 Customer Journey Mapping
Monday 6:30–9:20 PM
Andrew Lewandowski
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

It is recomended to take Human-Centered Design before this course, althought it is not a strict prerequisite.

Show Description

Understanding how customers experience a company's products and services is essential to making strategic business decisions. In this course students learn how to research and visualize customer journeys and business ecosystems. By mapping and diagramming existing journeys and ecosystems, new insights and opportunities are identified to help imagine new product and service offerings or improvements to existing processes.

Business Elective
DIGM133 Intro to Python Programming
Monday 6:30–9:20 PM
John Kassab
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Students will learn the fundamentals of the Python programing language. Students will learn best practices and become familiar with this language which is often used in scientific, artificial intelligence, data analysis, and business applications.

Media Elective
DIGM225 Narrative Design for Games
Monday 6:30–9:30 PM
Joe Shoopack
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

An exploration of the intricate link between story structure and game design, this course gives students hands-on experience creating games with narratives that are both embedded (scripted) and emergent (arising from the game mechanics). Branching stories, database narrative, and environmental storytelling will be addressed, as well as current developments in the field.

Game Development
ENTM101Story, Genre and StructureDIGM203Game Design I
Tuesday
BUSI203 Finance I
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Jayson Downing
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course provides the student with the fundamental understandings of how financial issues impact the decision-making process in companies. Students learn the significance of costs, profitability, and the general financial consequences that result from day-to-day business decisions. They will learn strategies to make better investment and financing decisions in entrepreneurial settings. The course covers the stages of the company growth process, from startup to exit. The case studies cover technology-based businesses, with the emphasis on gaining financial insights. The course will introduce the student briefly to structuring multi-staged start-up financings, understanding business models, and valuing entrepreneurial ventures. The primary objective of this class is that students will be able to demonstrate, at a basic level, a global understanding of the knowledge and practice of the core business discipline of finance.

Business Core
BUSI393 Leadership and Management
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Jeremiah Jackson
Online
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course is an introductory-level course for students. Its intent is to give an in-depth understanding of the differences between—and similarities of—leadership and management. The course focuses on the major traits of leaders and managers, and augments these with examples of great historic leaders, including George Custer and Jesus Christ. The course also studies the many leadership traits of Abraham Lincoln and looks at how these can be applied in modern business to improve management techniques. As part of the learning process, students give summaries of Lincoln’s leadership lessons, using short, Power Point presentations.

University Core
ENTM233 Scene Study
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Lee Eskey
155 K
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

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

Acting
ENTM130Survey of Theatre HistoryENTM132Acting I: Foundations
ENTM421 Media Career Strategies
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
David Zumaya
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA

ENTM421 is offered twice to juniors: Fall Quarter 2021 & Winter Quarter 2022. As a core media class,it is imperative to take the course in winter if not taken during the fall. Students not in the junior cohort should wait until the class is offered to their cohort.

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
THEO112-1 Christian Experience II
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Sam Keyes
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

What is it to believe?  Is it merely intellectual assent, or something more?  Building out from the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this course systematically unpacks the rich and challenging Catholic doctrines contained in the early creeds of the Church, presenting students with a faith that invites assent of all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.

University Core
ARTS223 Materials and Techniques
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Jacqueline Nicolini
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course focuses on the traditional and materials techniques used to create hand-drawn illustrations and imagery. Graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and collage will be used to create projects rooted in originality. The assignments are intentionally experimental, allowing students to explore innovative solutions in image making. Form, structure, tone, light, shadow, texture and color, combined with different approaches to visual style, atmosphere and mood will be covered.

IllustrationMedia Elective
ARTS121Drawing in PerspectiveARTS122Observational DrawingARTS221Life Drawing I
ENTM104-1 Fundamentals of Production
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 K
Required Books TBA

Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. Whichever class not taken in Winter Quarter will be taken in Spring 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
ENTM132 Acting I: Foundations
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Lee Eskey
155 K
Required Books TBA

Non-acting students must get instructor approval to enroll.

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

Show Description

The purpose of this course is the introduction to Stanislavski terminology and technique, developing character from self, beginning rehearsal techniques, and performance analysis. Meisner exercises are used to develop emotional honesty and reliance on impulse.

ActingMusical Theatre
HUMA235 Gods of the Graeco-Roman World
Tuesday 12:30–1:55 PM
Robin Murray
Harbor
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course will provide an overview of the main myths of the gods of the ancient Greco-Roman world. Using a combination of primary and secondary sources from literature and art (including selections from the Iliad, Odyssey, Hesiod, Sophocles, Euripides, Vergil and Ovid), we will encounter creation, love, death, eternity and a deeper understanding of how ancient narrative continues to inform our own narrative today.

Humanities Elective
HUMA111Cultural Foundations I
HUMA301 Global Cultures, History & Politics
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Christopher Riley
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course studies a wide variety of global cultures by listening to indigenous voices expressing themselves in cultural products that include novels, films, music, poetry, essays, speeches, and journalism.

University Core
HUMA112-3 Cultural Foundations II
Tuesday 2:00–3:25 PM
Stephen Kramp
Harbor
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course tracks the development in European art and thought during the transition from the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Special attention is paid at the outset to the tensions arising from, surrounding, and even effecting this epochal shift, especially as evidenced in Dante’s Divine Comedy. When the course later shifts its focus to texts produced by Shakespeare and others in Renaissance England, students find these tensions now located in increasingly realistic and complex human figures and dramas. Through these explorations students come to see the distinctive groundwork being laid for what will later be recognized as the modern period.

University Core
ARTS222 Life Drawing II
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Jacqueline Nicolini
155 K
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class will help students develop advanced figure-drawing skills through various exercises drawing the human body in various shapes and positions. This class is an art study into major anatomical structures of human body.

AnimationGame DevelopmentIllustrationMedia Elective
ARTS221Life Drawing I
DIGM490-1 Production Studio I
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Max Hulburt
155 N
Required Books TBA
Animation
Animation Senior
ENTM105-1 Writing and Pitching a Script
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Christopher Riley
Harbor
Required Books TBA

This course is a prerequisite for all screenwriting courses.

Show Description

This course builds on the storytelling fundamentals learned in Story, Genre and Structure, with specific application to writing for the screen. The student will learn the basics of scriptwriting and will combine this with previously acquired writing and storytelling skills to write a spec script for an existing half-hour or hour-long television series. Students will hone their presentation skills to pitch their television story. Class time will be dedicated to covering beginning and intermediate topics including breaking stories, scene writing, dialogue, subtext, direction, giving and receiving notes in a writers’ group, and script format. Students will critique one another’s work in small groups, with instructor guidance. Considerable time will be required for students to write outside of class. Students will read and respond to the required texts as well as assigned episodic television scripts.

ENTM101Story, Genre and Structure
ENTM211 Directing I
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
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
HUMA226 Imaginative Writing Workshop
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Julie Anne Stevens
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This workshop-based course will develop student writers’ critical skills by examining seminal works of speculative prose fiction. Although the course may include poetry or visual material as inspiration or source material, emphasis will be on the strategies and methods of speculative fiction. Students will study the aspects of fiction in different genres and explore the possibilities of the imagination. They will workshop their own writing, and through dreaming, doodling, and designing they will explore the various ways in which the imagination comes to life in creative works. Thus, in addition to improving analytical skills and exploring the strategies of speculative fiction, the students will experiment with some of the writing practices that authors have undertaken in order to create.

Humanities Elective
ENTM101Story, Genre and Structure
ENTM207 Film Criticism and the Art of Visual Storytelling
Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
Harbor
Required Books TBA
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.

Media Core
MUSC220 Composition & Songwriting
Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Robert Giracello
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

A mixed lecture-lab in which students will learn songwriting fundamentals and take part in productive workshops to develop skills in music composition, notation, performance practice, and creative expression.

Media ElectiveHumanities Elective
Wednesday
BUSI444 Strategic Marketing
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Joe Connolly
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course provides students with solid experience in creating market-driven and market-driving strategies for the future success of a business. Course objectives are designed to help students in discovering and developing a set of unique competencies for a firm that, through strategic differentiation, will lead to sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop and practice creative problem solving and decision-making skills to simulate the requirements of today’s complex market environment. Industry analyses will be performed that include the following: internal/external analysis, customer analysis, competitor analysis, market/submarket analysis, and comparative strategy assessment.

Business Core
BUSI193Introduction to Marketing
HUMA120 Culture Making
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Christopher Riley
Harbor
Required Books TBA

Students take either Culture Making or College Writing I.

Show Description

This course examines how media and business shape the attitudes, practices and beliefs of individuals and groups, and develops in students a rich understanding of the subtle and powerful cultural currents swirling around them, so that they can make valuable contributions to the development of future cultures. Students will consider critically how media and business shape them, learning to recognize the attitudes, assumptions, arguments and ideas promoted by media and business enterprises and products. They will develop a full, thoughtful and practical understanding of what cultures are and how they grow, and of the university’s mission to Impact Culture for Christ. They will gain an understanding of how Christians are perceived by the cultures around them, and appreciate how one gains the privilege of participation in the shaping of cultures. Finally, students will learn to articulate what of value they have to offer the cultures around them, and how they hope to make that contribution over the course of their lives and careers.

University Core
HUMA122-1 College Writing I
Wednesday 8:00–9:25 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

Students who did not pass the Writing Profiency Exam should register for College Writing I. The Writing Profiency Exam must be passed before registering for classes in junior year.

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

Show Description

This course will emphasize the use of correct grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics. Students will be required to apply these skills to writing assignments.

University Core
HUMA122-2 College Writing I
Wednesday 9:30–10:55 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

Students who did not pass the Writing Profiency Exam should register for College Writing I. The Writing Profiency Exam must be passed before registering for classes in junior year.

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

Show Description

This course will emphasize the use of correct grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics. Students will be required to apply these skills to writing assignments.

University Core
ENTM103 Fundamentals of Post-Production
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Melinda Simon
155 N
Required Books TBA

Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. Whichever class not taken in Winter Quarter will be taken in Spring 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
ENTM105-2 Writing and Pitching a Script
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Christopher Riley
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA

This course is a prerequisite for all screenwriting courses.

Show Description

This course builds on the storytelling fundamentals learned in Story, Genre and Structure, with specific application to writing for the screen. The student will learn the basics of scriptwriting and will combine this with previously acquired writing and storytelling skills to write a spec script for an existing half-hour or hour-long television series. Students will hone their presentation skills to pitch their television story. Class time will be dedicated to covering beginning and intermediate topics including breaking stories, scene writing, dialogue, subtext, direction, giving and receiving notes in a writers’ group, and script format. Students will critique one another’s work in small groups, with instructor guidance. Considerable time will be required for students to write outside of class. Students will read and respond to the required texts as well as assigned episodic television scripts.

ENTM101Story, Genre and Structure
ENTM305 Film Finance
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Jeff Deverett
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course explores the principles of Film Finance including using private equity, tax incentives, distribution, crowd funding and other traditional and emerging methods of funding media projects.

ProducingMedia Elective
ENTM203The Producer: Planning for Production
ENTM461 Sundance Film Festival
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

Enrollment requires faculty approval. Applicants must be a film upperclassmen with a minimum 3.00 GPA.

Show Description

Students will attend the Sundance Film Festival under the guidance of faculty, where they will participate in the Windrider Forum, an immersive educational experience with the idea that the Sundance Film Festival could provide a dynamic learning laboratory for students, as Christians, to engage in a cultural dialogue as it takes shape. The class will attend screenings and discussions on dramatic and documentary features and short films, series and episodic content; network with filmmakers; and witness emerging media in the form of multimedia installations, performances, and films.

Media Elective
BUSI102 Excel & Statistics for Business
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Joe Connolly
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course will provide hands-on experience building effective and accurate spreadsheet models. The course reviews and strengthens the student’s understanding of applied mathematical concepts relevant to solving problems in accounting and finance. Students will learn basic and advanced functions, and how to practically apply them to business problems.

Business Core
DIGM422 Virtual production II
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Max Hulburt
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course continues to build students' proficiency in motion picture production using real-time rendering in Unreal Engine through several group projects. Additional topics include motion capture, facial capture, and virtual camera tracking.

Media Elective
DIGM325Intro to Virtual Production
ENTM491 Senior Project: Production
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
Harbor
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. No textbooks are required.

Film students who have not completed ENTM490 should register for ENTM491 this quarter.

Film students who complete more than 1 quarters of senior project can count the additional quarters towards their electives

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 II is the production phase. Instructor approval is required to take this class.

Communications Media Core
Media Senior
PHIL408-1 Philosophy of God
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This is a course in the various understandings of metaphysics, or the nature of being as being, beginning from Plato’s Timaeus, continuing through the Classical period by means of Aristotle, and the Middle Ages in St. Thomas Aquinas. The course continues by covering several related questions, beginning with Natural Theology (discussing the traditional proofs for the existence of God, the Divine Attributes that can be understood using reason alone, the analogy of being, and the act of creation), continuing with the “problem of evil” and the question of free will.

University Core
PHIL203Philosophy of NaturePHIL204Philosophy of Man
DIGM314 Hard Surface Modeling II
Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Nate Sartain
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class builds on the topics covered in Hard Surface Modeling I and introduces modeling with NURBS. Students will explore the pros and cons of working with NURBS and model several kinds of vehicles.

AnimationGame Development
DIGM313Hard Surface Modeling I
ENTM437 Musical Production
Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Angie Bitsko
155 K
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. $50 Class Fee.

Musical productions are considered a 6 unit workload (equivalent to 2 classes). Please consider your classload before committing. 18 units incurs an additional tuition charge. "Musical Production" should be used for registration,

Acting Productions meet multiple times a week.

Show Description

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

6 units
Must Audition
HUMA326 Marketing & Publishing
Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Megan Eccles
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course allows students to learn about the publishing industry, branding, self-marketing, and the process by which literary works are brought to the public. Special focus is given to providing students with practical tips and tools for sharing their own original work with a wider audience.

Humanities Elective
PHIL408-2 Philosophy of God
Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This is a course in the various understandings of metaphysics, or the nature of being as being, beginning from Plato’s Timaeus, continuing through the Classical period by means of Aristotle, and the Middle Ages in St. Thomas Aquinas. The course continues by covering several related questions, beginning with Natural Theology (discussing the traditional proofs for the existence of God, the Divine Attributes that can be understood using reason alone, the analogy of being, and the act of creation), continuing with the “problem of evil” and the question of free will.

University Core
PHIL203Philosophy of NaturePHIL204Philosophy of Man
Thursday
ENTM134 Mindfulness & Compassion Cultivation
Thursday 8:00–10:50 AM
Lee Eskey
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course provides a framework to develop greater emotional resilience and lower stress and anxiety through prayer and meditation. Compassion training develops the strength to be with the suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and the resilience to prevent compassion fatigue. Actors are strongly encouraged to take this class to prepare for the demands of accessing authentic emotions in their work

Media Elective
ENTM310 Advanced Editing Techniques
Thursday 8:00–10:50 AM
George Simon
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class will build on the skills learned in Fundamentals of Post-Production. Students will analyze different editing styles and techniques for impact and effectiveness. They will apply these different approaches in various exercises relating to pacing, rhythm, emotion, montage and style, as well as the interplay of picture and sound. The application of proper media management and workflow will also be incorporated.

Post-ProductionMedia Elective
ENTM103Fundamentals of Post-Production
THEO112-2 Christian Experience II
Thursday 8:00–10:50 AM
Sam Keyes
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

What is it to believe?  Is it merely intellectual assent, or something more?  Building out from the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this course systematically unpacks the rich and challenging Catholic doctrines contained in the early creeds of the Church, presenting students with a faith that invites assent of all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.

University Core
HUMA112-1 Cultural Foundations II
Thursday 9:30–10:55 AM
Stephen Kramp
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course tracks the development in European art and thought during the transition from the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Special attention is paid at the outset to the tensions arising from, surrounding, and even effecting this epochal shift, especially as evidenced in Dante’s Divine Comedy. When the course later shifts its focus to texts produced by Shakespeare and others in Renaissance England, students find these tensions now located in increasingly realistic and complex human figures and dramas. Through these explorations students come to see the distinctive groundwork being laid for what will later be recognized as the modern period.

University Core
ENTM104-2 Fundamentals of Production
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 K
Required Books TBA

Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. Whichever class not taken in Winter Quarter will be taken in Spring 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
ENTM386 Freelancing & The Gig Economy
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Mark Henry
155 D
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with working as a freelance artist in the gig economy. Students develop a portfolio to promote themeslves and gain short term contract work with multiple clients. The course also explores strategies for expanding freelance endeavors into a sustainable long-term business model.

Media Elective
ENTM410 Media Law and Ethics
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Shun Lee Fong
Pelican Bay
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Packard, Ashley. Digital Media Law. 2nd Ed. Buy now978-1118290729Read and be prepreared to discuss Chapter 1
Show Description

The course examines the legal relationships in the motion picture and television industries, as well as the legal relationships between artists and their personal managers. It covers the key legal principles that are involved in most media productions. This includes with trade unions, licensing, intellectual property and contract issues. In addition, this course explores ethical challenges students are likely to encounter working in entertainment and guides them through the development of a personal code of ethics that is informed by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Communications Media Core
HUMA235 Gods of the Graeco-Roman World
Thursday 12:30–1:55 PM
Robin Murray
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course will provide an overview of the main myths of the gods of the ancient Greco-Roman world. Using a combination of primary and secondary sources from literature and art (including selections from the Iliad, Odyssey, Hesiod, Sophocles, Euripides, Vergil and Ovid), we will encounter creation, love, death, eternity and a deeper understanding of how ancient narrative continues to inform our own narrative today.

Humanities Elective
HUMA111Cultural Foundations I
THEO112-3 Christian Experience II
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Sam Keyes
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

What is it to believe?  Is it merely intellectual assent, or something more?  Building out from the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this course systematically unpacks the rich and challenging Catholic doctrines contained in the early creeds of the Church, presenting students with a faith that invites assent of all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.

University Core
BUSI330 Business Ethics
Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM
Joe Connolly
Pelican Bay
Required Books TBA
Show Description

The student will study of ethical problems encountered in business and the foundational principles to inform decisions involving ethical issues. Topics include ethical concepts, personal integrity, conscience, loyalty and responsibility.

Business Core
DIGM108 3D Fundamentals
Thursday 3:30–4:55 PM
Max Hulburt
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Comprehensive introduction to the various components of 3D animation technology including modeling, animating, rendering, and lighting.

AnimationGame Development
ENTM319 Sketch Comedy
Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM
Paul Rugg
155 K
Required Books TBA
Show Description

In this course students will learn the basics of improvisational comedy and its use in developing sketch ideas, along with the fundamental principles of comedy. Students will practice sketch writing skills including framing, context, character, and execution. The course will also discuss how the tools of sketch writing can be implemented in longer-form screenplays and sitcoms.

Media Elective
HUMA112-2 Cultural Foundations II
Thursday 3:30–4:55 PM
Stephen Kramp
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course tracks the development in European art and thought during the transition from the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Special attention is paid at the outset to the tensions arising from, surrounding, and even effecting this epochal shift, especially as evidenced in Dante’s Divine Comedy. When the course later shifts its focus to texts produced by Shakespeare and others in Renaissance England, students find these tensions now located in increasingly realistic and complex human figures and dramas. Through these explorations students come to see the distinctive groundwork being laid for what will later be recognized as the modern period.

University Core
PHIL407 Metaphysics
Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM
Shalina Stilley
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course offers a comprehensive study of the nature of being and its characteristics. After examining the subject and scope of this branch of philosophy, the course will cover topics such as the problem of the one and the many, the analogous nature of being, the attributes and divisions of being as well as the causes of being. The course also provides a basic introduction to natural theology, that is, what can be known about God through reason apart from divine revelation. Texts used begin with Plato’s Timaeus, continuing through the Classical period by means of Aristotle, the Middle Ages in St. Thomas Aquinas, the end of Scholasticism in Ockham, the Renaissance via Hume and Kant, and concluding in the 20th Century in Martin Heidegger.

Philosophy & TheologyNew Evangelization
PHIL101LogicPHIL203Philosophy of NaturePHIL204Philosophy of Man
DIGM216 Motion Graphics I
Thursday 6:30–9:20 PM
Nate Sjogren
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course introduces students to the motion graphics industry through a study of various trends, techniques and programs, as well as hands-on design and animation projects that will guide students through industry standard workflows using Photoshop, Illustrator and the fundamentals of After Effects.

Media Elective
DIGM215Photoshop & Illustrator
ENTM437 Musical Production
Thursday 6:30–9:20 PM
Angie Bitsko
155 K
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. $50 Class Fee.

Musical productions are considered a 6 unit workload (equivalent to 2 classes). Please consider your classload before committing. 18 units incurs an additional tuition charge. "Musical Production" should be used for registration,

Acting Productions meet multiple times a week.

Show Description

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

6 units
Must Audition
Friday
THEO112-4 Christian Experience II
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Sam Keyes
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

What is it to believe?  Is it merely intellectual assent, or something more?  Building out from the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this course systematically unpacks the rich and challenging Catholic doctrines contained in the early creeds of the Church, presenting students with a faith that invites assent of all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.

University Core
THEO205 New Testament
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Fr. Ankido Sipo
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

New Testament is an updated version of the course formerly known as Scripture I.

Show Description

In this course the student explores the Scriptures, particularly the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) to understand the person of Jesus Christ. This Scripture course serves as the starting point for JPCatholic University’s religion curriculum. While examining some of the basic literary and historical issues relating to Scripture study, the course also introduces students to the theological principles of Catholic biblical exegesis. The course also explores ways the study of Scripture enhances the life of prayer.

Philosophy & TheologyNew Evangelization
HUMA112-3 Cultural Foundations II
Friday 9:30–10:55 AM
Stephen Kramp
Harbor
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course tracks the development in European art and thought during the transition from the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Special attention is paid at the outset to the tensions arising from, surrounding, and even effecting this epochal shift, especially as evidenced in Dante’s Divine Comedy. When the course later shifts its focus to texts produced by Shakespeare and others in Renaissance England, students find these tensions now located in increasingly realistic and complex human figures and dramas. Through these explorations students come to see the distinctive groundwork being laid for what will later be recognized as the modern period.

University Core
BUSI120-1 Project Management
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
Vernon Mortensen
Pelican Bay
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
ENTM424 Feature Film: Producing I
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
Harbor
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course is part of the feature film program. Students actively participate in the creative development and pre-produciton process on an independent feature film. Students assess the challenges and opportunities associated with a slate of film projects and help determine which film is ultimately greenlit for production. Once a project is greenlit, students collaborate to produce the film by crafting a budget, schedule, and marketing strategy. Students who participate in Feature Film Producing I & Feature Film Producing II are eligible to earn an associate producer credit on the film.

Media Elective
Instructor Approval
DIGM490-2 Production Studio I
Friday 2:30–3:30 PM
Rodney Figueroa
155 N
Required Books TBA
Game Development
Game Development Senior
ARTS101 Fundamentals of Art & Design
Friday 3:30–6:20 PM
Max Hulburt
Harbor
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
BUSI120-2 Project Management
Friday 3:30–6:20 PM
Vernon Mortensen
Pelican Bay
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
BUSI332 Human Dynamics & Sales Methodology
Friday 3:30–6:20 PM
Stephan Haight
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Show Description

In this course students will study and analyze the basic “levers of influence” that humans have used for centuries to effect the thinking of other human beings. Secondly, students will learn the basic mechanics of the solutions selling process and how this can be applied to a direct selling situation, as well as the myriad of subtle “selling” situation that life and business provide on a daily basis.

Business Elective
ENTM433 Playing Shakespeare I
Friday 3:30–6:20 PM
Angie Bitsko
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
ENTM437 Musical Production
Friday 6:30–9:20 PM
Angie Bitsko
155 K
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. $50 Class Fee.

Musical productions are considered a 6 unit workload (equivalent to 2 classes). Please consider your classload before committing. 18 units incurs an additional tuition charge. "Musical Production" should be used for registration,

Acting Productions meet multiple times a week.

Show Description

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

6 units
Must Audition

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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