Courses Offered

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Media Arts 101 (3.0 Units) - Intro to TV Studio Production
Provides students with a basic overview of the aesthetics and techniques required in the production of video programs. The topics to be covered include: basic principles of videography, recognizing and using video and audio equipment, lighting and video graphics. Projects consist of hands-on experiences in production situations in the Glendale College Television Studio and on location. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU.

Media Arts 103 (3.0 Units) - Intro To Motion Picture Production
(Offered in both Winter & Summer)
MEDIA 103 provides students with a basic overview of the aesthetics and techniques required in single-camera "film style" video production. Topics include basic cinematography, camera operation, digital video formats, lighting, and editing. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU

Media Arts 105 (3.0 Units) - Media Streaming and Mobile Content Production
Media Arts 105 is an advanced video production course in which students explore the use of video on the Internet and mobile devices. Students generate webcasts of their own video content. MEDIA 205 provides students with a basic overview of the aesthetics and techniques required in the production of video and audio program material intended for distribution over the internet, iPods, cellular phones, and personal data assistants (PDA's). Topics include digital video compression, multi-angle production, video streaming and webcasts management. Lecture 2 hours; Laboratory 4 hours. Prerequisite: Media Arts 103 or equivalent.  Materials Fee.

Media Arts 107 (3.0 Units) - Intro to Audio Production
Media Arts 107 teaches students the basic principles, aesthetics, and techniques used in the production of audio programs and soundtracks for video programs. Specific topics covered in the course include: magnetic recording, digital recording and editing, selection and use of microphones, sound studio operation, multi-tracking, mixing, editing, and synchronization with video. Hands-on experience with professional equipment is emphasized. Lecture 2 hours; Laboratory 4 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU.

Media Arts 110 (1.5 Units) - Aesthetics of Cinema
MEDIA 110 is the study of the aesthetics and creation of cinematic art. Emphasis is placed on aesthetic concepts as well as the techniques and practices employed to achieve the aesthetic goals of the fi lmmaker. Specific topics include narrative, visual design, cinematography, editing, sound design, genre, and authorship. The course surveys a wide variety of fi lms, fi lmmakers, and film movements to explore the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form. Lectures, discussions and readings are supplemented by the screening of representative films. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101. Transfer Credit: CSU

Media Arts 112 (3.0 Units) - Motion Picture Editing
MEDIA 112 is an intermediate-level video production class using Avid Media Composer. Emphasis will be on non-linear digital video editing, using professional applications. Topics will include system set-up, video capturing, overwrite and insert editing, dialog and multi-clip editing, media management, editing aesthetics, continuity, high-definition, effects, titling, and compression. Prerequisite: MEDIA 103 or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU. Materials Fee.

Media Arts 213 (3.0 Units) -  Cinematography
MEDIA 213 is an intermediate-level exploration of the art and technique of cinematography. Expanding from basic concepts and practices, this course emphasizes the techniques and aesthetics employed by professional cinematographers. Specific topics include cinematic composition, lighting for cinema, digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera and digital cinema camera operation, on-set practices and digital cinema workflow. Lectures, discussions and readings are supplemented by the screening of representative films. Lecture 2 hours/ Laboratory 4 hours

Media Arts 290 (formerly 104) (3.0 Units) - Video Production Practicum 
(Offered in both Winter & Summer)
Designed to provide a realistic working experience in video production. Emphasis is placed on the actual production of television programs for the campus and community. Students gain experience through direct use of the production capabilities of the GCTV (Glendale College Television) Studio and involvement in developing programming operations for the educational cable channel. Students may also create independent video productions in order to build a portfolio of video production work. Studio 6 hours. Prerequisite: Media Arts 101 or equivalent. Recommended preparation: Media Arts 102, Theater Arts 133. Transfer credit: CSU.

Media Arts 117 (3.0 Units) Music Video Production - (Not Currently Offered)
MEDIA 117 provides students with the advanced aesthetics and techniques required in the production of a music video. Students will gain experience in camera operation, sound recording, and video editing as they relate to the production of music videos.  Prerequisite: Media Arts 101.

Media Arts 207 (3.0 Units) Internet Radio Webcasting - (Not Currently Offered)
Media Arts 207 is designed to provide students a realistic working experience in Internet radio production. The emphasis is on the actual production of audio programs for the campus and community. Students gain experience with all capabilities of the Media Arts Audio Studio as well as being involved in programming operations for Glendale Community College's Internet radio station, KGCC. Laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: Media Arts 107 or equivalent. 


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