School of Cinematic Arts
Courses of Instruction
The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.
Note: Instructor availability for a particular course or section cannot be guaranteed.
Motion Picture Producing (CMPP)
CMPP 541ab Producing Workshop (a: 4, Fa; b: 4, Sp) a: Hands-on workshops in creative and physical filmmaking. b: Further hands-on creative and physical filmmaking, making more advanced short films. Open to PFTM students only. (Duplicates credit in CTPR 504 and former CMPP 541L.)
CMPP 550 Script Analysis for the Producer (2, FaSp) Detailed evaluation of completed scripts and of the producer’s role in bringing them to fruition. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 560 Script Development (2, FaSp) From idea and story to finished shooting script. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 561 Motion Picture and Television Marketing (2, Fa) Analysis and preparation of film and television show marketing campaigns from creative concept to targeting across various media. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 563 Producing Symposium (2) Lectures on creative and business aspects of producing. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 564 Digital Media and Entertainment (2, Sp) Exploring the effect of digital media on the entertainment landscape. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 565 Scheduling and Budgeting (4, FaSp) Concept and preparation of a complete schedule and budget. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 566 Finance (2, FaSp) Seminar on financial aspects of film industry and methods of financing films. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 568 Producing for Television (2, Fa) Discussions of the creative and financial aspects of television producing. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 569 Seminar on Non-Mainstream Producing (2, FaSp) Discussions on non-major studio producing options, including non-traditional financing and non-theatrical producing. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 570 Advanced Television (2, Fa) Advanced studies of the business of television, including the economic structure of the television industry. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 571 Producing the Screenplay (2, FaSp) Workshop for the creation and development of a screenplay or teleplay. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 589ab Graduate Film Business Seminar (a: 3, Fa; b: 4, Sp) Economics of the entertainment industry, including entertainment law, and rights acquisition. Includes weekly film screening. Open to PFTM students only.
CMPP 591 Producing Practicum (2, Irregular) Producing workshop encompassing all aspects of producing, including script development, budgeting, casting and actual production.
CMPP 592 Individual Project Seminar (4, Sp) Directed research project and seminars in related topics. Open to PFTM students only. (Duplicates credit in former CTPR 592.)
CMPP 599 Special Topics (2, max 4, Irregular) Investigation of new and emerging aspects of producing motion pictures and television; special and experimental subjects. Open to PFTM students only.