Filmmaking

The mission of the filmmaking concentration in the Theater Program at Rutgers University–Camden is to develop the skills, craft, and imagination of its students, as well as to provide them with a strong understanding of the history and techniques of film and filmmaking within a well-rounded liberal arts context. The curriculum includes courses in the areas of pre-production, production, post-production, screenwriting, directing, acting, production design, lighting, and film history, with a commitment to student-generated work on and off campus. As part of a strong, interdisciplinary Department of Fine Arts and Theater Program, filmmaking students benefit from exposure to visual art, music, new digital media perspectives, and live theater with the direction and guidance of a professionally active faculty.

The filmmaking concentration at Rutgers–Camden is built upon collaboration. Faculty and students combine the resources and methods of both areas to work together and produce material for film and the stage. Students are encouraged to explore the wide range of opportunities the program offers, including participation in student and faculty produced film productions as well as on stage or behind the scenes in the season of plays presented each year in our two performance venues: the Walter K. Gordon Theater, a state-of-the-art 650 seat proscenium house, and the Black Box Studio, a flexible space for smaller productions.

For information about the filmmaking concentration, contact Prof. Robert A. Emmons.

B.a. Degree Requirements

COURSES REQUIRED (30 CREDITS)

  • 50:354:201  The Art of Film or 50:354:390 Intro to Film Studies
  • 50:965:125  Introduction to Video and Film
  • 50:965:225  Video and Film Production
  • 50:965:325   Advance Video and Film Production
  • 50:965:425   Post-Production
  • 50:965:252   Screenwriting I
  •  50:965:322   Directing for Film or 50:965:320 Directing I
  • 50:700:302  Sound and Image or 50:700:449 Audio Post Production or  50:700: Approved Audio Course

AT LEAST TWO COURSES (6 CREDITS) FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • 50:354:201  The Art of Film
  • 50:354:217  Intro to Documentary Film 
  • 50:965:215  Romantic Comedy 
  • 50:354:219 Cinema and Power 
  • 50:354:397 Medievalist Ruins the Movies  
  • 50:354:300 History of Film I 
  • 50:354:301 History of Film II 
  • 50:354:302 History of Film III  
  • 50:354:310 Literature and Film 
  • 50:354:311 Film Theory  
  • 50:354:312  Women in Film  
  • 50:354:313 Hitchcock  
  • 50:354:314 Special Topics in Animation  
  • 50:354:315 American Film  
  • 50:354:320 American Cinema  
  • 50:354:350 Major Filmmakers  
  • 50:354:390 Special Topics in Film  
  • 50:354:391 Special Topics in Film  
  • 50:354:392 Special Topics in Film  
  • 50:354:393       Special Topics in Film  
  • 50:354:394      Special Topics in Film  
  • 50:354:310            Literature and Film  
  • 50:354:315              American Film  
  • 50:354:320          World Cinema  
  • 50:354:396       Studies in Film Genre  
  • 50:354:397       Film Genre  
  • 50:354:398       Film Genre  
  • 50:354:399       Film Genre  
  • 50:730:264      Philosophical Ideas in Film  
  • 50:965:345          Theater and Film in Europe  
  • 50:840:130      Religion and Film                            Approved Elective:                            Approved Elective:  

AT LEAST THREE COURSES (9 CREDITS) FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • 50:700:302      Sound and Image 
  • 50:700:449      Audio Post Production  
  • 50:700:429      Mixing and Mastering Audio  
  • 50:965:241        Stagecraft  
  • 50:965:242            Stagecraft II  
  • 50:965:265           Special Topics in Theater  
  • 50:965:271            Acting I  
  • 50:965:301       Performance  
  • 50:965:302      Practicum in Design and Technical Theater  
  • 50:965:303       Actor Director Workshop  
  • 50:965:314      Scenic Design  
  • 50:965:318      Playwriting  
  • 50:965:320      Directing I  
  • 50:965:322      Directing II  
  • 50:965:322      Directing for Film  
  • 50:965:323      Video for Live Performance and Theater  
  • 50:965:324      Documentary Filmmaking  
  • 50:965:352      Screenwriting II  
  • 50:965:360      Independent Study in Theater  
  • 50:965:362      Costume Design  
  • 50:965:371       Acting II  
  • 50:965:372      Acting for Film  
  • 50:965:382      Lighting Design  
  • 50:965:471       Acting III  
  • 50:965:495      Senior Project Film                       
  •  Approved Elective:                           
  • Approved Elective:                         
  •  Approved Elective:                           
  • Approved Elective:  

THEATER ARTS MINOR WITH FILMMAKING CONCENTRATION (minimum 18 credits)

  • 50:965:125               Introduction to Video and Film
  • 50:965:225               Video and Film Production
  • 50:965:325               Advanced Video and Film Production
  • 50:965:425               Post-Production
  • 50:354:395               Screenwriting or 50:965:318 Playwriting
  • 50:965:320               Directing I or 50:965:271 Acting I
  • 50:965:382              Lighting Design or 965:314 Scenic Design or 965:241 Stagecraft 
  • 50:965:322               Directing for Film or 50:965:320 Directing I
  • 50:965:322               Directing for Film or 50:965:320 Directing I
  • 50:965:322               Directing for Film or 50:965:320 Directing I
  • 50:965:322               Directing for Film or 50:965:320 Directing I
  • 50:965:322               Directing for Film or 50:965:320 Directing I
  • 50:965:252               Screenwriting I
  • 50:965:252               Screenwriting I

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