- RTF 429 – Advanced Radio Production 3 units (crs.)
This course combines the study and practice of radio feature production. Professionally produced material will provide a foundation for analysis of original student work. Students in the class will produce feature radio pieces, which will air over WRST-FM. The models for these works are feature productions heard on public radio programs like Morning Edition and This American Life.
Prerequisites: Cumulative 2.5 GPA and RTF 120 & RTF 320 or COMM 151; Special fee: $20.00
- RTF 434 - Advanced Narrative Scriptwriting 3 units (crs.)
The study and practice of writing original narrative scripts. Dramatic structure will be analyzed in depth and students will develop an original property, writing and revising its first 45 pages.
Prerequisites: Cumulative 2.5 GPA, COMM 344 or RTF 344 or consent of instructor.
- RTF 440 – Advanced Visual Production 3 units (crs.) New
This course develops professional producer, director skills. Students choose a narrative or documentary film production or studio television production and produce a project that includes professional project development, production, and distribution. Projects will be a continuation of material developed in Documentary Production, Narrative Production or Television Development.
Prerequisites: Cumulative 2.5 GPA and (RTF 115, RTF 341 or RTF 342 or RTF 345) or COMM 305 or COMM 349; Special fee: $20.00
- RTF 450 – Advanced Theory & Criticism 3 units (crs.) New
This course explores qualitative critical approaches to the study of popular culture, emphasizing film and television. Emphasis will be placed on ideological analysis, poststructuralism, and cultural theory. Students will engage with the theories covered through substantial original research.
Prerequisites: Cumulative 2.5 GPA and RTF 347 & [348 or 349] or COMM 201 or consent of instructor for non-RTF majors