CMTH 102 Speech Communication (Cr3) (3:0)
Basic principles of communication theory and practice, including speech preparation and delivery, and the effective use of critical thinking and listening in relation to intrapersonal, interpersonal, intercultural, and group communication. Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program.
CMTH 103 Mass Communication (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is an introduction to the cultural, social, legal, business, career and theoretical aspects of media. Provides an overview of mass media functions,structures, supports and influences. Restricted to Radio/TV students. Pre- or coreq. - ENGL 101.
CMTH104 Mass Media and Society (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is an introduction to various print (books, newspapers, and magazines), electric (radio, film, and television), new interactive (Internet and video games), and allied fields (advertising and public relations) of mass media. The various forms of media will be explored in terms of how they have been shaped by historic, economic, legal, and technological influences as well as media's effect on society. Pre- or coreq.- ENGL101.
CMTH 105 Public Speaking (Cr3) (3:0)
Students learn advanced speech writing strategies through preparation, research and delivery of speeches within a public setting. Emphasis is placed on audience analysis, managing anxiety, and use of visual resources and information technology. Prereq. - CMTH 102.
CMTH 110 Introduction to the Theatre (Cr3) (3:0)
Communicative nature of the theatre, historical perspective, modern trends, basic theories of playwriting, acting, directing, theatre spaces, and theatrical designs; reading plays, production preparation, attending NCC Theatre productions, and a field trip to see a professional production. Core: AH.
CMTH 111 Acting I (Cr3) (2:2)
Exploring the acting process, emphasis is on basic acting lessons, development of acting potential and discipline, gaining strength as a truthful actor on one's own and in rehearsal. Core: AH.
CMTH 115 Technical Theatre and Design (Cr3) (2:2)
This class is an introduction to the principles of design and technology for the stage and provides foundation for further study of the individual aspects of theatrical design. It includes theatre production, research methods for stage design, and technical skills. Topics stressed include principles and elements of design, collaborative problem solving processes, the importance of research and organization, visual and oral presentations and critical evaluations of productions. Core: AH.
CMTH 117 Stagecraft (Cr3) (2:2)
This class teaches the non-performance side of theatre with an emphasis on theatrical scenic construction, stage electrics and production skills. It includes preparation for, and execution of, major college productions and college events as well as working with the production staff. Restricted to Theatre and Radio/TV Majors. Core: AH.
CMTH 120 Radio Production (Cr3) (2:2)
A study of audio production techniques. Practice in operation of radio equipment and instruction in newswriting, commercial production, and performance. Pre- or coreq. - ENGL 101. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 122 Radio Workshop (Cr1) (0:2)
Radio production and on-air experience. Students produce programs that air on local radio stations. Opportunities in music, news, continuity and announcing. May be taken four (4) times for credit.
CMTH 126 The Communication Arts (Cr3) (3:0)
An aesthetic approach to understanding the media, emphasizing critical thinking and the ability to speak and write about technologically mediated arts. Restricted to Radio/TV, Theatre, Journalism, and Communication Studies students. Pre- or coreq. - ENGL 101. Core: AH,D.
CMTH 130 MIDI Sequencing and Synthesis (Cr3) (3:0)
This course covers topics in music computing including sound synthesis, MIDI sequencing, music notation and emerging technologies in music. Students will use computers to create, edit and record music. Previous music or keyboard skills are helpful but not required.
CMTH 170 Television Production (Cr3) (2:3)
Classroom and laboratory experience in the operation of a modern television studio including operation of television cameras, switcher, control room equipment, lighting, and audio for television plus experience scripting, producing, and directing 'live-on-tape' studio productions. Restricted to Radio/TV, Theatre and Journalism students. Prereq. - CMTH 120; Pre- or coreq. - ENGL 101. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 180 Multimedia Production (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides theoretical and hand-on training in the various tools and techniques used in multimedia production for business, education, advertising and entertainment. Areas of instruction include digital photography, multimedia editing, and DVD creation. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 182 Multimedia Graphics & Animation (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides theoretical and hands-on training in the various tools and techniques used in the creation of graphics, motion graphics and animation. For use in media production and multimedia presentations. Areas of instruction include Photoshop and After Effects. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 185 Multimedia Video (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides theoretical and hands-on training in the use of video for multimedia production. Areas of instruction include video content creation and nonlinear editing.
CMTH 189 Stage Voice and Movement (Cr1) (1:1)
Study and practice in natural voice work, movement as destination, and physical commitment to character intentions. May be taken two times for credit. Prereq.- CMTH 111. Core: AH.
CMTH 190 Stage Production (Cr1) (1:1)
Study and practice in stage production work relating to design, construction, implementation and organization in the area of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes and stage management. Course may be taken two times for credit. Pre- or coreq.- CMTH 115. Core: AH.
CMTH 206 Directing (Cr3) (2:2)
The process of directing a play: choosing and analyzing the script, working with actors, choosing and preparing the theatre space, overseeing the performance, and analyzing the results. Prereq.- CMTH 110 or 111. Core: AH.
CMTH 211G Plays: Classical to Contemporary (Cr3) (3:0)
This course introduces students to the analysis of plays as literary text that shapes both performance and an understanding of culture and the human experience. Plays from classical Greece to contemporary Theatre of Diversity will be covered along with the comments of playwrights, directors, actors and critics. Students will analyze drama from psychological, historical, philosophical, structural and dramatic perspectives. Students may not receive credit for both CMTH 221G and ENGL 211G. Prereq.- ENGL 151. Core: AH,D, WI.
CMTH 212 Acting II (Cr3) (2:2)
Continuing to explore the acting process through scene study, audition preparation, comedy adaptations, psychological gesture work, and animal improvisations. Prereq. - CMTH 111. Core: AH.
CMTH 214 Interpersonal Communication (Cr3) (3:0)
Exploration of the theories, concepts, and processes of interpersonal communication. In this course students explore a variety of personal and professional interpersonal contexts and the processes of relational development. Prereq.- CMTH 102. Also available through Online Learning.
CMTH 215 Intercultural Communication (Cr3) (3:0)
Exploration of the theories, concepts, and themes that examine the influence of culture on the communication process; students explore a wide array of cultures and increase their cultural sensitivity and intercultural communication competence. This course has a service-learning option. Approved for the Honors Program. Prereq. - CMTH 102. Core: D. Also available through Online Learning.
CMTH 218 Theatre Portfolio (Cr1) (1:1)
Final exit showcase by graduates. Individually tailored to address readiness for transfer. Prereq. - Graduating Theatre major or permission of instructor. Core: AH.
CMTH 220 Introduction to Film (Cr3) (3:0)
This course introduces students to the technical and artistic elements of filmmaking. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of the early history of film, film genres and genre conventions, narrative structure, and cinematic techniques including: mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound. Presentation of weekly film and/or film clips. Prereq. - Reading and writing competency as determined for ENGL101. Core: AH. Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program.
CMTH 221 History of Broadcasting (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a study of the development of American broadcast media institutions, from radio's earliest beginnings to the complex media structure of today. Prereq. - ENGL101. Core: SIT. Also available through Online Learning.
CMTH 225G Scriptwriting (Cr3) (3:0)
Writing and analysis of television and radio continuity, ad campaigns and commercial, newswriting, documentary and non-fiction, scripting and the study of screenplays and TV drama. Prereq. - ENGL 101.
CMTH 230G Introduction to Communication Theory (Cr3) (3:0)
An introduction to the nature of theory, approaches to research, and types of oral communication theories. This course develops skills in researching and analyzing communication phenomena. Prereq. - CMTH 102, 214 and ENGL 101. Also available through Online Learning.
CMTH 231 Small Group Communication (Cr3) (3:0)
An introduction to the foundation, roles, and leadership associated with small groups. The course develops skills in participation and presentation within a small group setting. Prereq. - CMTH 102.
CMTH 240 Portable Video Techniques (Cr3) (3:0)
Designed to give students an in-depth understanding of portable video techniques; professional ENG and EFP shooting, lighting and audio techniques, plus editing techniques necessary to complete news and information segments. Prereq. - CMTH 170. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 245 Audio Recording and Mixdown (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides theoretical and hands-on training in multi-track digital audio production and mixing techniques. Students will gain knowledge about session recording, signal routing, and work actively with a professional digital audio workstation in a recording studio environment. Restricted to Radio/TV students. Prereq. - CMTH 120. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 246 Advanced Audio Production (Cr3) (3:0)
The course provides advanced theoretical and hands-on training in multi-track digital audio production, location sound, audio for video, and advanced mixing techniques. Students will gain knowledge about advanced Pro Tools operation and expand upon the core concepts introduced in CMTH 245, Audio Recording and Mixdown. Restricted to Radio/TV students. Prereq. - CMTH 245. Additional course fees: $50.00
CMTH 251 Advanced Television Production (Cr3) (3:0)
Practical application of the various media production techniques previously learned culminating in the production of television shows suitable for broadcast on local stations. Emphasis is on the ability to oversee all phases of production and to function as an effective producer. Restricted to Radio/TV, Theatre and Journalism students. Prereq. - CMTH 170. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 252 Video Editing and Post Production (Cr3) (3:0)
Theoretical and hands-on training in editing and the various video techniques used in post production; non-linear editing and post production, computer graphics, compositing and animation. Prereq. - CMTH 240. Additional course fees: $50.00.
CMTH 275 Radio-TV Internship (Cr3) (1:6)
Work experience in a radio or television station, with media production companies or media divisions of business and industry. Restricted to Radio/TV, Theatre and Journalism students. Prereq. - CMTH 120, 170 and at least one course from the list of Media Electives.
CMTH 291 Special Studies in Speech (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.
CMTH 292 Special Studies in Speech (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.
CMTH 293 Special Studies in Speech (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.