Curriculum

AMPT Fall Semester


AMPT 425. Light. 3 Hours. Monday 6pm

Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Studio course that examines lighting requirements for digital media, exploring lighting design and techniques in the context of video production.

AMPT 403. Emerging Digital Cinema. 3 Hours. Tuesday 6pm
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Studio course that explores how traditional film and video production has been transformed by new technologies, including DSLR and high resolution RED cameras, teleprompting, green screen techniques.

AMPT 402. Editorial Storytelling. 3 Hours. Wednesday 6pm
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Introductory studio course on motion visual editing techniques, exploring non-linear editing software, film editing history, color techniques, and basic visual effects including animation.

AMPT 401. Listen and Capture. 3 Hours. Wednesday (Open to Undergrads) – Thursday for AMPT students
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Foundational studio course in audio production that covers acoustics, audio physics and history, and equipment and technologies used in recording and editing.

AMPT 495. Special Topics – Computer Music Synthesis, 3 Hours. (offered to AMPT students who have already taken AMPT 495 Sound Manipulation as undergrad)
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits.Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Course focusing on the use and programming of music synthesiser technology used in scoring for media. Analog based large format Moog and Eurorack systems are  utilized in addition to computer software technology.


AMPT Spring Semester


AMPT 404. Script. 3 Hours. Monday 6pm
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Studio course on screen writing and story development, exploring traditional linear and non-linear plot development.

AMPT 497. Mastering Digital Cinema. 3 Hours. Tuesday 6pm
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: AMPT 403. Studio course that builds on concepts explored in prerequisite course for students in the production concentration, further exploring how traditional film and video production has been transformed by new technologies.

AMPT 496. Finishing the Story. 3 Hours. Wednesday 6pm
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: AMPT 402. Studio course that expands on the concepts previously covered in prerequisite course for students concentrating in video post-production, further exploring the technology of high-definition and digital cinema.

AMPT 495. Sound Manipulation. 3 Hours. Wednesday (Open to Undergrads) – Thursday for AMPT students
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: AMPT 401. Studio course that focuses on the live audio recording process, covering sound design, foley techniques, and use and maintenance of relevant sound equipment.

AMPT 424. Special Topics – Advanced Audio Production Techniques. 3 Hours. – Thursday 2:30pm (offered to AMPT students who have already taken AMPT 495 Sound Manipulation as undergrad)
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Studio course that explores audio production for visual media including introductions to location sound, foley, sound design, mixing for picture, video games, and virtual and augmented reality.

Learning Outcomes

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Media Production Technology enables students to demonstrate:

  • the ability to evaluate and determine production goals for digital media.
  • the ability to create and produce professional level digital media.
  • broad-based knowledge in the core components of audio production.
  • broad-based knowledge in the core components of post-production.
  • the ability to work in professional post-production businesses and virtual production environments.

Admissions

The AMPT Program offers a stand-alone, 24 credit hour, post-baccalaureate certificate. Students must possess baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution in order to enroll.

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