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Digital Filmmaking and Television Specialization

The Digital Filmmaking and Television specialization offers courses that encourage students to workshop and write their own scripts, operate industry-standard equipment to produce and edit films — both narrative and non-fiction — with a team of peers, and screen student films and famous masterworks in a theater setting (complete with stadium seating).

The specialization consists of the following coursework:

Digital Filmmaking and Television Core Courses (7 course units)

  • COM 103: Introduction to Communication Theory
  • COM 117: Introduction to Film Studies OR COM 118: Introduction to Television Studies
  • COM 212: Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
  • COM 172: Introduction to Media Communication COM 242: Interpersonal Communication OR COM 265: Emerging Communication Technologies OR COM 310: Theories of Persuasion
  • COM 312: The Art of Editing
  • COM 381: Issues in Film History OR COM 390: Methods of Communication Research
  • COM 442: Senior Practicum

Specialization Electives (2 course units)

  • COM 117: Introduction to Film Studies (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 118: Introduction to Television Studies (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 172: Introduction to Media Communication (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 209: Broadcast Journalism
  • COM 220: Editing for Social Media (Formerly COM 370)
  • COM 225: Writing and Announcing for Broadcast (Formerly COM 270)
  • COM 242: Interpersonal Communication  (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 255: Acting for Stage and Screen
  • COM 265: Emerging Communication Technologies (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 269: Introduction to Audio Production
  • COM 271: Film & Society
  • COM 310: Theories of Persuasion (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 325: Writing for Film and Television
  • COM 343: Looking at Women: Representation, Feminism, and Film
  • COM 350: Documentary Production
  • COM 368: Lighting and Cinematography
  • COM 369: Advanced Audio Production
  • COM 370: Topics when related to Digital Filmmaking/TV
  • COM 375: Writing the TV Pilot
  • COM 381: Issues in Film History (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 390: Methods of Communication Research (if not taken as a core course)
  • COM 430: Directing for the Camera
  • COM 487: Advanced Student-Faculty Research

Communication Studies Electives (3 course units)

Select three communication courses:

  • Topics in Communication Studies (COM 270 or 370), Internship (COM 399), and Independent Study (COM 391) may be taken to complete the major. One unit each of internships or independent studies may count as electives toward the major.

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Department of Communication, Journalism, and Film
Kendall Hall 235
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628

609.771.2278
artscomm@tcnj.edu

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