TMA 318

Approaches to Directing

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Practice, view, study, and analyze various cinematic techniques and elements in order to create emphasis for film audiences. The course helps students identify and express the multiple storytelling points of view associated with fiction film direction.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

4

Fixed

0

Recommended

TMA 123, TMA 384R

Note

TMA 241 may be taken concurrently.

Title

Point of View

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the ability to direct using the narrative, character, and storyteller points of view.

Title

Directing Performance

Learning Outcome

Students will collaborate with classmates to stage scenes from existing scripts.

Title

Text and Subtext

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the ability to express text and subtext through camera, sound, design, performance, and editing.