Filmmaking Course Descriptions

MEA 101 – Television and Film Media Aesthetics
3.0 units |  CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Surveys and analyzes animated motion picture and television masterpieces from their inception to the present, including the ideas and values of the examined animated films as reflected and emphasized through artistic techniques.

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MEA 108 – Scriptwriting Fundamentals
3.0 units |  CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Presents writing for film, television, and electronic media and surveys standard industry script formats for commercials, broadcast, film and television narratives.



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MEA 116 – Film/Video Editing
3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Introduces non-linear sound editing and audio creation used for multimedia content, including podcasts, film and television soundtracks, video game sound design, and the internet.


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MEA 120 - Introduction to Cinematography

3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Examines the well-disciplined creative and technical control of high definition, ultra high definition and film cameras including the demonstration and application of cinematic lighting techniques for both studio and location production.

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MEA 180 – Filmmaking I
3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Recommended Preparation: MEA-120
Introduces basic training in visual storytelling, directing cast and crew, and organizing a film production, including concepts of narrative structure and production protocol are grounded in technical knowledge HD digital video formats.

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MEA 280 – Filmmaking II Directing and Producing
3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Prerequisite: MEA-180
Examines advanced filmmaking techniques to create film projects that reflect the personal style of the writer/director, including management skills in directing and producing.


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