Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

  • Homewood Campus

    455.626.01 - Mixing Sound for Picture


    Scott Metcalfe

    Monday 6:00 - 9:00; 5/15 - 7/3
    Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00; 5/10 - 6/28

    It doesn't matter how good your video looks; if the sound is bad you will lose your viewers. This class explores the tools and techniques associated with mixing sound for visual media for professional results. Projects will be used to learn mixing signal flow; effective use of equalization, dynamics processing (compression, limiting, noise reduction, etc.), and delay-based effects; metering and setting optimized audio levels; and delivery formats in both stereo and surround. Guest lecturers include veteran sound mixers from New York and Los Angeles who will critique students' works in progress.

  • Homewood Off Campus

    455.616.11 - Episodic Writing Workshop 2 – Comedy



    Tuesday 10:30 - 5:00; 7/4 - 8/15
    Monday 10:30 - 5:00; 7/3 - 8/14
    Wednesday 10:30 - 5:00; 6/28 - 8/9
    Thursday 10:30 - 5:00; 6/29 - 8/10
    Friday 10:30 - 5:00; 6/30 - 8/11

    This course will expose students to the mechanics and realities of writing a spec script or pilot script for episodic comedy, from concept through beat sheet to draft. We will study, analyze and break down a specific television show then proceed to sketch out a spec episode based on that show. Each student will finish the semester with a detailed outline and the first pages of the draft. Genre, act structure, dramatic dialogue and cold-opens will be a few of the many subjects covered. In this course, students will be working on a half-hour comedy series.

    July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 August 5 August 12 10:30am-5:30pm

    455.621.11 - Entertainment Law for Independent Filmmakers


    Eileen Rodriguez

    Saturday 10:30 - 5:30; 5/13 - 7/1

    Using real-life case studies as basis for discussion, students in this course will explore the legal and business affairs aspect of filmmaking. We will explore option agreements, distribution agreements, tax credit/rebate laws, international co-production agreements and challenges and labor law, among other topics.

    This course will meet on the following Saturdays from 10:30am to 5:30pm: May 13 May 20 May 27 June 3 June 10 June 17 June 24

  • Off-Site or International

    455.627.91 - Film and Media Internship


    Roberto Buso-garcia

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:01; 5/30 - 8/21

    Summer internship course with an established and pre-approved film and television distribution company in Los Angeles. During the internship, student will analyze and provide coverage of scripts, research potential new projects and acquisitions and track submissions, while growing her professional network.