Winter Quarter 2023

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Monday
BUSI423 Organizational Design
Monday 8:00–10:50 AM
Angie Germain
155 L
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course is an introduction to the step-by-step methodology companies use to realign work flow, procedures, structures, and systems to fit the business. The course will look at how this process leads to effective organizations through: improved profitability; better customer service; efficient internal operations; and integration of employees with core business processes, technology, and systems.

Business Elective
HUMA113-1 Cultural Foundations III
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

This third course in our Cultural Foundations series tracks the rise of modernity against the backdrop of various 18th and 19th century upheavals. In order to best appreciate the dynamism and complexity of this period, students will immerse themselves in the literary form most characteristic of the 19th century: the novel. By applying order to an increasingly dissonant world, the great novels of the European tradition illuminate daily life amidst revolutionary change, and capture in their progress subtle movements of human consciousness, along with pivotal transformations of human hearts.

University Core
THEO112-1 Christian Experience II
Monday 8:00–10:50 AM
Sam Keyes
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

What is it to believe? Is it merely intellectual assent, or something more? Building out from the first part 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
HUMA333 Rebels of the Ancient World
Monday 9:30–10:50 AM
Robin Murray
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

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

Humanities Elective
HUMA346 Literature Seminar
Monday 9:30–10:55 AM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Topic: Flannery O'Connor
Required Books TBA

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

Show Description

This course enables focused study of a specific author, era, or literary movement. Focus will be on significant literary texts with additional attention to critical literature, historical context, and cultural influence as needed. Repeatable for credit with different topics.

Humanities Elective
ARTS121-1 Drawing in Perspective
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

Drawing in Perspective is a prerequisite for all other drawing classes. Students interested in drawing classes should register for this class

Show Description

Study of fundamental drawing techniques used to represent three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional plane and lay a strong foundation for all other drawing and design courses.

AnimationGame DevelopmentGraphic DesignIllustrationMedia ElectiveHumanities Elective
DIGM320 Environment Design I
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
Nate Sartain
Online
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class is designed to provide students with several opportunities to explore and research into environments and complementary object designs of various art styles, to promote the development of students’ individual art style.

AnimationGame Development
DIGM313Hard Surface Modeling IDIGM212Texturing and Lighting I
ENTM461 Sundance Film Festival
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 L
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. $150 Course Fee

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
HUMA113-2 Cultural Foundations III
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

This third course in our Cultural Foundations series tracks the rise of modernity against the backdrop of various 18th and 19th century upheavals. In order to best appreciate the dynamism and complexity of this period, students will immerse themselves in the literary form most characteristic of the 19th century: the novel. By applying order to an increasingly dissonant world, the great novels of the European tradition illuminate daily life amidst revolutionary change, and capture in their progress subtle movements of human consciousness, along with pivotal transformations of human hearts.

University Core
MATH202-1 Personal Finance & Success
Monday 12:30–3:20 PM
Joe Connolly & Eleazar Palma
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course provides students with concepts and strategies related to practical financial and personal decision-making. Taking a holistic approach, students will be given the tools to manage not just their personal finances, but their investments in time, service, etc. Topics will include budgeting, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, time management, tithing, and giving.

University Core
HUMA113-3 Cultural Foundations III
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

This third course in our Cultural Foundations series tracks the rise of modernity against the backdrop of various 18th and 19th century upheavals. In order to best appreciate the dynamism and complexity of this period, students will immerse themselves in the literary form most characteristic of the 19th century: the novel. By applying order to an increasingly dissonant world, the great novels of the European tradition illuminate daily life amidst revolutionary change, and capture in their progress subtle movements of human consciousness, along with pivotal transformations of human hearts.

University Core
ARTS121-2 Drawing in Perspective
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

Drawing in Perspective is a prerequisite for all other drawing classes. Students interested in drawing classes should register for this class

Show Description

Study of fundamental drawing techniques used to represent three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional plane and lay a strong foundation for all other drawing and design courses.

AnimationGame DevelopmentGraphic DesignIllustrationMedia ElectiveHumanities Elective
BUSI300 Negotiation Skills
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Stephan Haight
155 E
Required Books TBA
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
ENTM321 Spiritual Content in Mainstream Films
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Bill Marsilii
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Hollywood spends hundreds of millions of dollars making Christian movies every year… they just don’t know it yet, and neither do most audiences. Many writers aspire to write stories with deep faith and spiritual themes, that will speak to a wide audience. Very few, however, succeed at doing more than preaching to the choir, if their films ever get made at all. This course is meant for students who wish to write faith-based stories that will speak to — and get made by — people who wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near a “Christian movie.”  This course will offer tips for the aspiring Christian screenwriter, not only for how to craft such stories, but how to survive as a Christian in an industry that seems completely unfriendly to them.

ScreenwritingMedia Elective
THEO112-2 Christian Experience II
Monday 3:30–6:20 PM
Sam Keyes
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

What is it to believe? Is it merely intellectual assent, or something more? Building out from the first part 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
ARTS121-3 Drawing in Perspective
Monday 6:30–9:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

Drawing in Perspective is a prerequisite for all other drawing classes. Students interested in drawing classes should register for this class

Show Description

Study of fundamental drawing techniques used to represent three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional plane and lay a strong foundation for all other drawing and design courses.

AnimationGame DevelopmentGraphic DesignIllustrationMedia ElectiveHumanities Elective
ENTM103 Fundamentals of Post-Production
Monday 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
MUSC102 Music Theory
Monday 6:30–9:20 PM
Robert Giracello
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course is a comprehensive examination of the fundamentals of music and music notation. Notes, keys, chords and harmonic progression, as well as ear training, intervals, and basic keyboard layout will be discussed.

Media ElectiveHumanities Elective
Tuesday
BUSI222 Project Execution I
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Amanda LoCoco
155 L
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Students will learn how to successfully execute a small project, gaining understanding of the key steps in project planning and execution. They will play a key role in a real project by planning, executing and debriefing. By experiencing being a part of a team and having to learn from team members, they will apply their lessons learned in class and eventually in their own businesses.

Leadership & ManagementBusiness Elective
BUSI120Project ManagementBUSI394
ENTM328 High Concept Screenwriting
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Bill Marsilii
155 N
Required Books TBA
Media Elective
ENTM435 Playing Shakespeare II
Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Katelyn Slater
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 provides advanced skills for playing Shakespeare. While building on the scansion skills introduced in Playing Shakespeare I, this course will develop those skills and introduce the more subjective aspects of performing Shakespeare.

Acting
ENTM231Voice and SpeechENTM433Playing Shakespeare I
HUMA122-1 College Writing I
Tuesday 8:00–9:25 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
155 E
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
Tuesday 9:30–10:55 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
155 E
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
BUSI193 Introduction to Marketing
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Joe Connolly
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course focuses on introducing the idea of “entrepreneurial marketing” and is aimed at students who plan to start a new venture or take a job as a marketing professional pursuing an innovative marketing approach. Students will study a full spectrum of marketing strategy and tactics that are especially suitable for entrepreneurial firms aiming for high growth and innovation yet faced by limited resources and uncertain industry dynamics. Students will work in teams on marketing plans for their own venture or for other high-profile entrepreneurs or executives. The focus of this course is on hands-on experiences and practical relevance of innovative marketing concepts.

Business Core
BUSI444 Strategic Marketing
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Joe Szalkiewicz
155 A/B
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
ENTM211 Directing I
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 N
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
ENTM415 Advanced Cinematography Techniques
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 K
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This class focuses primarily on the role of the cinematographer. Students will learn how to visually communicate an idea through extensive use of the camera and lights. Areas of emphasis will include composition, camera techniques, camera placement and movement, lens characteristics, color, depth of field, lighting techniques, the qualities of light and color temperature.

ProductionMedia Elective
ENTM104Fundamentals of ProductionENTM309CinematographyENTM318Lighting
HUMA120-1 Culture Making
Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Christopher Riley
155 M
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
ENTM141B Vocal Techniques I
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Rebecca Zimmer-Huber
155 E
Required Books TBA

Students who have already taken Vocal Techniques I will automatically be enrolled in the Vocal Techniques II course ID.

Show Description

Students develop fundamental skills to effectively perform musical theatre songs. Students work toward producing a free sound without constriction by focusing on singing basics like resonance, diction, clear tone, and the release of physical constrictions. An introduction is made to the three main styles of vocal production: head register, chest register, and the mixed voice. Individual assessments help establish vocal range and reinforce a healthy voice and breath management. Students develop aural skills and directly apply them to sightsinging. Interval and rhythm recognition are the initial focus, with an introduction to the Moveable Do Solfege and numerical sightsinging methods. Melodic and rhythmic dictation is also explored. Individual private training will focus on each individual student's acquired foundation and develop more refined and nuanced vocal skills, including breath control, expanded vocal range, purity in vowels, projection, vocal dynamics, and techniques for singing a variety of musical genres.

Musical Theatre
ENTM330 Acting III: Character Building and Development
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Lee Eskey & Katelyn Slater
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 is an exploration of building and performing characters that fall outside the student’s physical/ vocal type. The emphasis will be on creating characters based on the recognition of the student’s internal emotional life, demonstrating characters based on the establishment of external vocal/physical adjustments, and interpreting characters based on script analysis.

ActingMusical Theatre
ENTM131Introduction to Performing TechniquesENTM220Pre/Corequisite: ENTM335
HUMA120-2 Culture Making
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Christopher Riley
155 M
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
PHIL211 Philosophy of Beauty
Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Shalina Stilley
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
Humanities Elective
DIGM225 Narrative Design for Games
Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Joe Shoopack
155 N
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Evan Skolnick Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to Know about Narrative Techniques Watson-Guptill Buy NowDigital Copies Allowed978-0385345828
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
ENTM132 Acting I: Foundations
Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Lee Eskey & Katelyn Slater
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
ENTM207 Film Criticism and the Art of Visual Storytelling
Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 M
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.

Communications Media Core
Wednesday
BUSI231 Intro to Advertising
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Brehnen Knight
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Introduction to Advertising is designed to develop an overall perspective of the advertising process. The course will include the history of advertising, advertising agencies, and their current role in the ad world, tools and methods used to communicate a unified message, the use of media and creativity, ethics and legal issues in advertising, advertising as: a means of communication; an economic and social institution; and an influence on consumer-buying decisions and behavior. The impact of advertising within culture through a Catholic lens will be explored as well.

AdvertisingBusiness Elective
DIGM211 2D Animation I
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Eric vanHamersveld
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Using the simplicity of basic 2D animation, students will become familiar with some of the basic “Disney: 12 Principles of Animation.” Through lectures and projects, students will create several short animation projects that include: Key Pose Animation, Squash and Stretch, Anticipation, Staging, Arcs, and Action Timing. Whether 2D, CG, or stop motion animation, these principles are the backbone for all character animation projects.

Animation
ARTS121Drawing in Perspective
ENTM105-1 Writing and Pitching a Script
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Christopher Riley
155 A/B
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.

ScreenwritingCreative WritingMedia Elective
ENTM101Story, Genre and Structure
ENTM330 Acting III: Character Building and Development
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Lee Eskey & Katelyn Slater
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 is an exploration of building and performing characters that fall outside the student’s physical/ vocal type. The emphasis will be on creating characters based on the recognition of the student’s internal emotional life, demonstrating characters based on the establishment of external vocal/physical adjustments, and interpreting characters based on script analysis.

ActingMusical Theatre
ENTM131Introduction to Performing TechniquesENTM220Pre/Corequisite: ENTM335
MATH202-2 Personal Finance & Success
Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM
Joe Connolly & Eleazar Palma
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course provides students with concepts and strategies related to practical financial and personal decision-making. Taking a holistic approach, students will be given the tools to manage not just their personal finances, but their investments in time, service, etc. Topics will include budgeting, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, time management, tithing, and giving.

University Core
ARTS222-1 Life Drawing II
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
155 D
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
ENTM105-2 Writing and Pitching a Script
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Christopher Riley
155 A/B
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.

ScreenwritingCreative WritingMedia Elective
ENTM101Story, Genre and Structure
ENTM132 Acting I: Foundations
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Lee Eskey & Katelyn Slater
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
ENTM410 Media Law and Ethics
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Shun Lee Fong
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Ashley Packard Digital Media Law 2nd Ed John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012 Buy Now978-1118290729Read and be prepared to discuss Chapter 1 before the first class
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
ENTM491 Senior Project: Production
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 L
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
PHIL313 Faith and Reason
Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM
Shalina Stilley
155 E
Required Books TBA
Humanities Elective
ARTS222-2 Life Drawing II
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Jacqueline Gold
155 D
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
DIGM108-1 3D Fundamentals
Wednesday 3:30–4:55 PM
Max Hulburt
Hybrid
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
ENTM305 Film Finance
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Nathan Scoggins
155 A/B
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
HUMA234 Studies in Poetry
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Julie Anne Stevens
155 E
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course exposes students to the vast wealth of the English-language poetic tradition. Beginning with the micro-sagas, riddles and serenades that populate Old and Middle English verse, students advance to engage with major writers and works of intervening centuries before concluding with the more familiar speech—but also the bewildering disjunction—of the poetry of our modern era.

Humanities Core
HUMA430 Humanities Seminar
Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
155 L
Topic: Dune by Frank Herbert
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. Frank Herbert Dune Ace Books, 2005 Buy Now978-0441013593
  2. Guy Abadia, Scott Brick, Frank Herbert, Katherine Kellgren, Simon Vance God Emperor of Dune Penguin Publishing Group, 2019 Buy Now978-0593098257Read the first 12 chapters (p. 1-124) of Dune before the first day of class
Show Description

This seminar course examines the cultural history and the cultural significance of important world literature. It asks students to study texts in the context of the period in which they were written as well as to consider them in relation to contemporary discussion and response. Although emphasis will be upon the primary texts in the seminar, students will undertake their own research projects that allow them to explore further the materials introduced and discussed in the seminar.

Humanities Elective
MUSC220 Composition & Songwriting
Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM
Robert Giracello
155 E
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
Thursday
HUMA113-1 Cultural Foundations III
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

This third course in our Cultural Foundations series tracks the rise of modernity against the backdrop of various 18th and 19th century upheavals. In order to best appreciate the dynamism and complexity of this period, students will immerse themselves in the literary form most characteristic of the 19th century: the novel. By applying order to an increasingly dissonant world, the great novels of the European tradition illuminate daily life amidst revolutionary change, and capture in their progress subtle movements of human consciousness, along with pivotal transformations of human hearts.

University Core
MATH202-3 Personal Finance & Success
Thursday 8:00–10:50 AM
Joe Connolly & Eleazar Palma
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course provides students with concepts and strategies related to practical financial and personal decision-making. Taking a holistic approach, students will be given the tools to manage not just their personal finances, but their investments in time, service, etc. Topics will include budgeting, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, time management, tithing, and giving.

University Core
THEO205 New Testament
Thursday 8:00–10:50 AM
Fr. Ankido Sipo
155 L
Required Books TBA

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

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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
HUMA333 Rebels of the Ancient World
Thursday 9:30–10:50 AM
Robin Murray
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

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

Humanities Elective
HUMA346 Literature Seminar
Thursday 9:30–10:55 AM
Stephen Kramp
155 E
Topic: Flannery O'Connor
Required Books TBA

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

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This course enables focused study of a specific author, era, or literary movement. Focus will be on significant literary texts with additional attention to critical literature, historical context, and cultural influence as needed. Repeatable for credit with different topics.

Humanities Elective
BUSI102 Excel & Statistics for Business
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Joe Connolly
155 L
Required Books TBA
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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
ENTM104-1 Fundamentals of Production
Thursday 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.

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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
ENTM421 Media Career Strategies
Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM
Max Hulburt
155 A/B
Required Books TBA
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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
HUMA113-2 Cultural Foundations III
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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This third course in our Cultural Foundations series tracks the rise of modernity against the backdrop of various 18th and 19th century upheavals. In order to best appreciate the dynamism and complexity of this period, students will immerse themselves in the literary form most characteristic of the 19th century: the novel. By applying order to an increasingly dissonant world, the great novels of the European tradition illuminate daily life amidst revolutionary change, and capture in their progress subtle movements of human consciousness, along with pivotal transformations of human hearts.

University Core
HUMA113-3 Cultural Foundations III
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

This third course in our Cultural Foundations series tracks the rise of modernity against the backdrop of various 18th and 19th century upheavals. In order to best appreciate the dynamism and complexity of this period, students will immerse themselves in the literary form most characteristic of the 19th century: the novel. By applying order to an increasingly dissonant world, the great novels of the European tradition illuminate daily life amidst revolutionary change, and capture in their progress subtle movements of human consciousness, along with pivotal transformations of human hearts.

University Core
DIGM341 Branding
Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM
Fernando Del Rosario
155 N
Required Books TBA
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Students will learn how to effectively communicate visually through a brand to create several compelling and cohesive identities.

Graphic DesignMedia Elective
ARTS201Color TheoryENTM251TypographyDIGM215Photoshop & Illustrator
ENTM104-2 Fundamentals of Production
Thursday 3:30–6:20 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
HUMA301 Global Cultures, History & Politics
Thursday 3:30–4:55 PM
Derry Connolly
Hybrid
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. No textbooks are required for this course
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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
ENTM151 History of Graphic Design
Thursday 6:30–9:20 PM
Fernando Del Rosario
155 N
Required Books TBA
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In this interdisciplinary foundational design course, students explore the history of graphic design from the earliest communication technologies to the present, with a focus on the Modern era. This course will also examine changes in style and technology within the field and consider the relationship between graphic design and its cultural, political and social contexts.

Graphic DesignMedia Elective
HUMA326 Marketing & Publishing
Thursday 6:30–9:20 PM
Megan Eccles
155 L
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. No textbooks are required for this course
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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.

Creative WritingHumanities Elective
Friday
BUSI490 Business Launchpad I
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Joe Connolly
155 A/B
Required Books TBA

Business students should take Launchpad I. It is also open to business students and media students interested in starting their own business.

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The first in a sequence of three 3-unit classes offered to upperclassmen, generally seniors. This course explores market opportunities and needs, competitive market landscapes, skill competencies and gaps, and the process of creating a financial forecast model.

Business Core
DIGM490-1 Production Studio I
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Rodney Figueroa
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This creative studio course is designed to help students produce their master-game prototype. At the end of this course, students are expected to complete the majority of their game production and to deliver Alpha version of their game.

AnimationGame Development
Animation or Game Development Senior
ENTM435 Playing Shakespeare II
Friday 8:00–10:50 AM
Katelyn Slater
155 K
Required Books TBA

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

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This course provides advanced skills for playing Shakespeare. While building on the scansion skills introduced in Playing Shakespeare I, this course will develop those skills and introduce the more subjective aspects of performing Shakespeare.

Acting
ENTM231Voice and SpeechENTM433Playing Shakespeare I
HUMA122-1 College Writing I
Friday 8:00–9:25 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
155 E
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.

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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
Friday 9:30–10:55 AM
Elisabeth Kramp
155 E
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
DIGM490-2 Production Studio I
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
Max Hulburt
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This creative studio course is designed to help students produce their master-game prototype. At the end of this course, students are expected to complete the majority of their game production and to deliver Alpha version of their game.

AnimationGame Development
Animation or Game Development Senior
ENTM424 Feature Film: Pre-Production I
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
George Simon
155 A/B
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
PHIL408-1 Philosophy of God
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
155 E
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. David Hume, Richard H. Popkin Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, the Posthumous Essays, of the Immortality of the Soul, and of Suicide, From an Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding of Miracles Hackett Pub., 1998 Buy Now978-0872204027
  2. Lawrence M. Krauss A Universe From Nothing Atria Paperback, 2013 Buy Now978-1451624465
  3. Richard Dawkins The God Delusion Mariner Books, January 16, 2008 Buy Now978-0618918249
  4. Younan, Andrew Philosophy of God Reader View LinkRead p. 180-188 of the Course Reader before the first day
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 
THEO112-3 Christian Experience II
Friday 12:30–3:20 PM
Sam Keyes
155 M
Required Books TBA
Show Description

What is it to believe? Is it merely intellectual assent, or something more? Building out from the first part 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
DIGM108-2 3D Fundamentals
Friday 3:30–4:55 PM
Max Hulburt
Hybrid
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
PHIL408-2 Philosophy of God
Friday 3:30–6:20 PM
Fr. Andy Younan
155 M
Required Textbooks & Materials:
  1. David Hume, Richard H. Popkin Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, the Posthumous Essays, of the Immortality of the Soul, and of Suicide, From an Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding of Miracles Hackett Pub., 1998 Buy Now978-0872204027
  2. Lawrence M. Krauss A Universe From Nothing Atria Paperback, 2013 Buy Now978-1451624465
  3. Richard Dawkins The God Delusion Mariner Books, January 16, 2008 Buy Now978-0618918249
  4. Younan, Andrew Philosophy of God Reader View LinkRead p. 180-188 of the Course Reader before the first day
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 
Saturday & More
BUSI219 Macroeconomics
Staff
Required Books TBA
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This course gives an in-depth introduction to the major concepts of business macroeconomics, exposing them to the issues faced by companies competing in global markets. This course is devoted to the fundamental principles of macroeconomics, with particular attention paid to how these principles shape the structure and performance of nations and governments. The course provides conceptual tools for analyzing how governments and social institutions inter-relate, and how their policies influence economic competition on national and global scales. They learn how national systems have affected production, inflation, unemployment, as well as the quality of life in their respective countries.

Business Core
ENTM212 Intro to After Effects
Staff
155 N
Required Books TBA
Show Description

This course develops the artistic and technical skills needed to enhance a story using visual effects. Students become familiar with Adobe's AfterEffects software and apply fundamental concepts such as masking, keyframing, tracking, and time-remapping to craft visual effects. This class is a pre-requisite for ENTM 417 Compositing.

Media Elective
ENTM103Fundamentals of Post-ProductionENTM104Fundamentals of Production
ENTM417Compositing
ENTM202 Writing for the Screen II
TBA
Christopher Riley
155
Required Books TBA
Show Description

Students will continue their study of screenwriting begun in Writing for the Screen I. They will complete the first draft of a feature length screenplay and plan and complete a second draft of that screenplay, and they will register their finished work with the WGA. Class time will be dedicated to covering intermediate and advanced topics including rewriting, working with producers, directors and agents, types of professional meetings and how to make the most of them, how to seek buyers for scripted material, and the articulation of a well-developed personal code of ethics in entertainment. Students will critique one another's work in small groups, with instructor supervision and guidance. Considerable time will be required for students to write. Students will read and respond to the required texts as well as to feature screenplays and episodic television scripts.

ScreenwritingMedia Elective
ENTM101Story, Genre and StructureENTM105Writing and Pitching a ScriptENTM200Fundamentals of Story DevelopmentENTM201Writing for the Screen I

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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