Media Arts classes generally fit into a number of different categories. Listed below are the categories and the classes that are available. For more information and learning outcomes for each class, visit the Media Arts Course Catalog

REQUIRED CORE CLASSES

TMA 102 - INTRODUCTION TO FILM

Analytical studies for understanding and appreciating media forms and messages, as well as basic history, theory, and aesthetics. Lab required.

TMA 105 - USING BASIC MEDIA TOOLS

TMA 105 is a support for TMA 185 and designed to help students become proficient in media tools at the beginning level.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 102 (must be taken concurrently with TMA 185)

TMA 112 - COLLABERATION, RESEARCH, AND VISUALIZATION

Overview and practical applications of principles of collaboration, research, and visualization as essential elements of appreciation and production of new media and media arts projects.

 


Prerequisites: Major/Minor

TMA 114 - READING AND CONSTRUCTING NARRATIVES

Analyzing basic narrative principles; conceptualizing and writing narratives for theatre and media.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor

TMA 185 - BASIC MEDIA PRODUCTION

Introduction to basics of film and video production. Includes lecture and practical lab experiences with audio and video.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 102 (must be taken concurrently with TMA 105)

TMA 291 - MEDIA ARTS HISTORY 1

Familiarize students with the history of world cinema from 1895 to 1946 as informing and informed by culture, social history, emerging technologies and industry adaptations, and trends in visual art


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 112, 114

TMA 292 - MEDIA ARTS HISTORY 2

Familiarize students with the history of post-WWII world cinema as informing and informed by culture, social history, emerging technologies and industry adaptations, and trends in visual art.

 


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 112, 114)

TMA 293 - HISTORY OF DOCUMENTARY AND NON-FICTION

Introduction to and contextualization of documentary film from its inception to present.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 112, 114)

TMA 295 - HISTORY OF THE MOVING IMAGE

Continuities and changes in the moving image from 1895 to the present, focusing on implications of emerging and converging media for spectatorship, social and individual identity construction, and potential sharing of spirituality.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 112, 114)

TMA 391 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA ARTS THEORY

Identifying and analyzing contemporary film and media theories, with application to specific media texts.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TTMA 291; or TMA 292)

CRITICAL STUDIES CLASSES

TMA 294 - HISTORY OF ANIMATION

Origins and developments of animation internationally to the present, focusing on aesthetic, technical, political, and economic aspects of the medium.


Prerequisites: Media Arts or Animation Major/Minors, TMA 102)

TMA 392 - CHILDREN'S MEDIA

Historical and theoretical survey of media for and about children and the literature that informs it; discussions and strategies relating to production, reception, pedagogy, and parenting.

TMA 458 - MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM

Media literacy principles and basic film production in the context of educating students and teachers in local K-12 public schools.


Prerequisites: MA Major/Minor, TMA 102, 114, 291 or 292)

TMA 477R - ISSUES IN MEDIA ARTS

In-depth study of key media arts issues, within context of gospel principles.

 


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 291 or 292)

TMA 492R - MEDIA ARTS GENRES

Intensive analysis of a single major traditional media genre (i.e., western, musical, sitcom, or melodrama) with consideration of contextual, subtextual, and textual issues.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 291 or 292)

TMA 492 - TRANSCENDENCE: RELIGION AND FILM

Historical, stylistic, and thematic survey of approaches to religious and spiritual subject matter in film.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 291 or 292)

TMA 497 - MEDIA AS A MIRROR OF OUR TIME

Interdisciplinary approach to media texts as aesthetic and historical documents expressing a people, place, and time.

 


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 291 or 292)

TMA 498R - SPECIAL TOPICS IN MEDIA ARTS

Consideration of compelling issues in media arts practice, theory, history, and criticism.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, TMA 291 or 292)

FICTION PRODUCTION

TMA 123 - ACTING FUNDIMENTALS

Fundamental acting skills: exercises in perception, objective/action, thought processes, scoring of scripts. Lab required.

TMA 187 - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: BEGINNING

Fundamentals of media production; budgeting, scheduling, and management skills.

 

TMA 285 - PRODUCTION: INTERMEDIATE

Survey and application of the basics of narrative and nonfiction production. Lecture, discussion, lab, and individual/group experiences and critiques.

 


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, Class Application, TMA 185, 105, 112, 114, 187, and 291 or 292 (can be taken concurrently)

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TMA 319R - ADVANCED NARRATIVE PRODUCTION 1

Advanced pre-production and production of short projects in narrative form. Discussion, lab, and individual/group experiences and critiques.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, Class Application, TMA 241, 285, 123 is not required but strongly recommended

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TMA 473R - WRITER/DIRECTOR WORKSHOP FICTION

Collaborative directing, videotaping, editing, and revising scenes from advanced student scripts. For students accepted into the Media Arts Capstone. 


Prerequisites: Media Arts Major, Class Application (See application for pre-reqs)  

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TMA 475R - MEDIA ARTS CAPSTONE

Final collaborative project for media students. May be narrative, nonfiction, multimedia, writing, or critical studies format.

 


Prerequisites: Media Arts Major, Class Application (See application for pre-reqs)  

See Capstone Process

NON-FICTION (DOCUMENTARY) PRODUCTION

TMA 273 - BEGINNING NON-FICTION AND NEW MEDIA

Principles and techniques of non-fiction and new media production, information gathering, conceptualizing, and storytelling.


Prerequisites: Major/Minor, Class Application, TMA 185, 105, 187, and 293 (can be taken concurrently)

TMA 394R - INTERMEDIATE NON-FICTION PRODUCTION

Advanced readings, conceptualization, and practical applications of various nonfiction forms.

 


Prerequisites: Major, TMA 273, 293

TMA 474R - WRITER/DIRECTOR WORKSHOP FICTION (NON-FICTION)

Collaborative directing, videotaping, editing, and revising scenes from advanced student scripts. For students accepted into the Media Arts Capstone. 


Prerequisites: Media Arts Major, Class Application (See application for pre-reqs)

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TMA 475R - MEDIA ARTS CAPSTONE

Final collaborative project for media students. May be narrative, nonfiction, multimedia, writing, or critical studies format.

 


Prerequisites: Media Arts Major, Class Application (See application for pre-reqs)

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SCREENWRITING CLASSES

TMA 241 - SCREENWRITING 1

Basic narrative and nonfiction (documentary, educational, industrial, multimedia) screenwriting principles through reading, viewing, testing, and completing writing assignments.


Prerequisites: Class Application, Major/Minor, TMA 112, 114, 291 or 292 (can be taken concurrently)

TMA 341R - SCREENWRITING 2

Intermediate conceptualization, screenwriting, and development for narrative or nonnarrative projects.

 


Prerequisites: Media Arts Major, TMA 241, Email Instructor for admittance: darl_larsen@byu.edu

TMA 341R - SCREENWRITING 2 (WRITER'S ROOM)

Intermediate conceptualization, screenwriting, and development for narrative or nonnarrative projects. This class specializes in the creation of television and web series through a writer’s room group writing experience.

 


Prerequisites: Class Application, TMA 241 preferred

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TMA 441R - SCREENWRITING 3

Advanced narrative and/or nonfiction screenwriting principles. Emerging technology.

 

 


Prerequisites: TMA 241, 341, Instructor’s Approval (email darl_larsen@byu.edu)

PRACTICUM (SKILL) CLASSES

TMA 384R - BEGINNING AFTER EFFECTS

TMA 384R - BEGINNING EDITING: AVID 1

TMA 384R - INTERMEDIATE EDITING: AVID 2


Prerequisites: TMA 384R: Beginning Avid or email instructor

TMA 384R - ADVANCED EDITING: AVID 3


Prerequisites: TMA 384R: Intermediate Avid or email instructor

TMA 384R - EDITING: THEORY AND COMPOSITION

TMA 384R - EDITING: DOCUMENTARY

TMA 384R - CAMERA AND LENSES

TMA 384R - LIGHTING


Prerequisites: TMA 384R: Camera and Lenses

TMA 384R - SHOOTING FOR A SCRIPT


Prerequisites: TMA 384R: Camera and Lenses and TMA 384R: Lighting

TMA 384R - SOUND ACQUISITION

TMA 384R - POST SOUND PRODUCTION


Prerequisites: We highly recommend students take Music 251 before taking this class, Intermediate knowledge of ProTools required

TMA 384R - SPECIAL EFFECTS: PRACTICAL

TMA 384R - SPORTS BROADCASTING

TMA 384R - STORYBOARDING

TMA 384R - ADVANCED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

TMA 463 - Production Design