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Media Studies Courses (MST)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

515 Film Theory (3:3)

Pr. MST 101, 203, 205, 301, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

Study of the principal theories of film through the writings of critics, theorists, and directors. (Formerly BCN 515)

520 History of Film to 1938 (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 101 or 225, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

Advanced study of world cinema from its prehistory in the late 19th century to the beginning of World War II in Europe, emphasizing significant movements, genres, and filmmakers. (Fall) (Formerly BCN 520)

521 History of Film since 1938 (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 101 or 225, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

Advanced study of world cinema from the beginning of World War II in Europe through the present, emphasizing significant movements, genres, and filmmakers. (Spring) (Formerly BCN 521)

524 Media Financing and Distribution (3:3)

Pr. MST 205 and 301, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

The processes of raising and budgeting funds and distributing film and videos for theatrical release, direct DVD/video release, or television broadcast. (Formerly BCN 524)

525 Media Organization and Management (3:3)

Pr. MST 101 or 102, 205, and 301, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

Principles and practices of the organization and management of electronic media and motion pictures. (Formerly BCN 525)

526 Actuality Genres (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 100, 101 or 102, 203, 205, 301, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

History and theory of reality-based genres in cinema, radio, television, and multimedia. Study of trends and significant works from the early actuality film through postmodern news docudramas. (Formerly BCN 526)

527 The Auteur (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 101 (film auteur) or 102 (radio or television auteur), 203, 205, 301, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit.

Works of an individual director. Subject differs from offering to offering. (Formerly BCN 527)

528 Studies in Media Genres (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 101 (film genre) or 102 (radio or television genre), 203, 205, 301, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit.

Technical, dramatic, social, and rhetorical dimensions of a media genre. Subject differs from offering to offering. (Formerly BCN 528)

550 Feature Film Script Analysis (3:3)

Pr. MST 203, 204, 205, and 350, graduate standing, or permission of the instructor

Analysis of the key structural and thematic elements of feature screenplays. (Formerly BCN 550)

551 Writing the Feature Film I (3:3)

Pr. MST 203, 350, and 550; and admission to appropriate degree program; or permission of instructor

Advanced study of screenwriting with emphasis on the creation of a step outline for a feature length screenplay. (Fall) (Formerly BCN 551)

552 Writing the Feature Film II (3:3)

Pr. MST 551

A writing workshop in which students complete the first draft and a polish of a feature-length screenplay, based on the outline from MST 551. (Spring) (Formerly BCN 552)

553 Advanced Media Writing (3:3)

Pr. MST 203, 204, and 301; or permission of instructor

Practice in television script writing with emphasis given to development of concepts and proposals for episodic television. Practice in analyzing and writing for existing television series and/or development of new programs. (Formerly BCN 553)

559 Doing Visual History (3:3)

Explores the interstices of history, documentary production, and personal narratives. (Alt Fall) (Same as HIS 559; formerly BCN 559)

580 Directing for Television (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 203, 205, 271, 272, 301, 371, and admission to appropriate degree program; or permission of instructor

Fundamental principles of directing for television. Laboratory directing experience. (Formerly BCN 580)

581 Dance on Video (3:3)

Pr. MST 370 or 371 or permission of instructor

Introduction to working with dance and video, including composing for the camera, recording dancers in action, and editing footage to create original work. (Spring) (Same as DCE 581; formerly BCN 581)

584 UNCG Today (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 203, 205, 271, 272, 301, 371, and admission to the appropriate degree program, or permission of the instructor

Principles of directing for television in the context of live-to-tape studio techniques in the production of UNCG Today, UNCG's commercially released campus television program. (Fall & Spring) (Formerly BCN 584)

585 Advanced Radio-TV-Film Production (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 203, 205, 207 or 271 and 272, 301, and admission to appropriate degree program, or permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit

Advanced application of principles and techniques of radio, television, or film production. (Formerly BCN 585)

586 Producing for UNCG Today (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 580 or 584 or permission of instructor

Producing for television in the context of live-to-tape studio techniques in the creation of UNCG Today, UNCG's commercially released campus television program. (Fall & Spring) (Formerly BCN 586)

587 Animation Production (3:3)

Pr. MST 203, 205, 271, 272, 301, and admission to appropriate degree program; or permission of instructor

Study and practice of techniques of animation. (Formerly BCN 587)

588 Documentary Production (3:2:3)

Pr. MST 203, 205, 271, 272, 301, 371 (443 and 526 also recommended), and admission to appropriate degree program; or permission of instructor

Documentary construction, research, planning, and production techniques. Further development of video production skills in supervised laboratory project. (Formerly BCN 588)

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.