Academics

Course Offerings

For specific course descriptions, go to www.ithaca.edu/catalogs.
*Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement

SUMMER 2017 COURSES

Cinema & Photography
CNPH 30000 Fiction Film Theory* (3 credits)
CNPH 49000 Cinema & Photography Internship (3-5 credits)

Journalism
JOUR 49000 Journalism Internship (3-5 credits)

Strategic Communication
STCM 49000 STCM Internship (3-5 credits)

Television-Radio
TVR 46000 Senior Seminar: Topics in Media Effects (3 credits)
TVR 49000 Television-Radio / Emerging Media Internship (3-5 credits)

Writing for Film, TV and Emerging Media
MASS 33300 Writing the Feature Film (4 credits)

FALL 2017 / SPRING 2018 COURSES

Cinema & Photography
CNPH 30000  Fiction Film Theory* (3 credits)
CNPH 30500  Contemporary Film Criticism (3 credits)
CNPH 49000  Cinema & Photography Internship (6 credits)

General Communication
(Additional one-credit courses will be available)
GCOM 32600 Media Industries (1 credit)

Journalism
JOUR 48800  Issues and the News (3 credits)
JOUR 49000  Journalism Internship  (6 credits)

Strategic Communication
STCM 31000  Organizational Speech Writing and Interviewing  (3 credits)
STCM 33200  Writing for Public Relations* (3 credits)
STCM 49000  STCM Internship  (6 credits)

Television-Radio
TVR 31200  Government and Media (3 credits)
TVR 33500  Electronic Media Criticism (3 credits)
TVR 46000  Senior Seminar: Topics in Media Effects (3 credits)
TVR 49000  Television-Radio / Emerging Media Internship (6 credits)
 
Writing for Film, TV and Emerging Media
MASS 33300 Writing the Feature Film (4 credits)
MASS 33400 Writing for Series TV (4 credits)
MASS 43300 Thesis Screenwriting (4 credits)
MASS 43600 Thesis TV Writing (4 credits)

MINI-COURSES:

One-credit mini-courses are also offered each semester. The one-credit classes are presented in the evenings, so they do not conflict with internship commitments. One-credit classes are scheduled and announced after the start of each semester.

Sample mini-courses include:

  • The Marketing of a Major Motion Picture

This course examines the process of marketing a motion picture. Topics to be covered are film distribution patterns, publicity, promotion, product placement, and post-opening marketing. The course examines the role of the exhibitor, market researcher, and media planner.

  • Film Development

This course will cover the stages of the development of a film project. Among the topics to be addressed include script notes, pitching, casting and marketing with guest speakers highlighting each of the stages.

  • The Music Industry

This course is an introduction to the music industry, emphasizing those areas that affect broadcasting and other forms of mass communication. Topics include the record business, radio music formats, trade magazines, music research, songwriting, music publishing, digital issues, and music licensing. 

  • Religion and Media: God and Faith on Television and Film

This course explores the role of religion in media and provides students with a greater understanding of the intersection between organized religion, spirituality, and the media, and how this intersection impacts contemporary American society.