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Course Descriptions

 

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Comm. 1305 - Acting 1
For the advanced undergraduate, an intensive workshop in which students are responsible for the production of a major dramatic work that will be produced for television and that will embody the principles of dramatic production in television form. Journalism students taking the course will produce a documentary concerning the production.
Comm. 1311 - Stagecraft
This course gives instruction and practice in the methods of construction, painting, rigging, shifting stage scenery and properties, as well as the application of these techniques to television production.
Comm. 1312 - Sound and Light Technology
This course is a continuation of COMM. 1311. It consists of instruction and practical experience in production problems, including lighting and sound
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Comm. 1616 - Summer Television Workshop
An intensive workshop course in which students are responsible for all aspects of the production of a major dramatic work that will be produced for television and that will embody the principles of dramatic production in television form.
Comm. 2101 - Practicum - Theatre/TV/Film
Participation in theatre, television or film programs sponsored the department. One hour of credit requires a minimum of 60 hours of satisfactory participation plus any additional requirements set by the advisor. May be repeated for credit a maximum of four times.

Elementary Activities

  • Newspaper Planting Activity

    Students create a newspaper planting pot to take home and grow.

  • Latern Fish Sticks Activity

    The lights will be turned off in the STEM Center and the children will have to find each other using glow-in-the-dark spotted fish cut outs.

  • Newtonian Liquids

    Students will learn about Non-Newtonian fluids utilizing a Dr. Seus story and then make their own version to take home.

  • Lava Lamps

    Using simple household materials, students create a simple version of lava lamps. Students discuss the different properties fo density and how they affect each other.

  • Roller Coaster Activity

    Students will be presented with a powerpoint about potential and kinetic energy. Then, students will use a set of cardboard ramps to make their own roller coaster models.

  • Glued Index Cards

    Students learn the concept of lamination by creating index card bridges. The difference support structure of non-laminated index card bridge verus a lamited one are discussed.

  • Liquid Rainbow

    Using different liquids with different densities, students create a liquid rainbow. The properties of densitites are applies in this activity.

  • Potato Light

    Students will learn about circuits by using a potatoe to power up an LED light.

  • Vanishing Glass

    Students use physics to learn about the refractive index - how light bends when it reaches an object.

  • Elephant Toothpaste

    Students will learn about chemical reactions with this foamy-fun activity.

  • Additive Properties of Light and Color

    In this activity, students will explore the properties of light and color. Activity utilizes color filters and discusses the color change perceived.

  • Bernoulli Principle

    Students will learn about pressure and how it affects its surroundings. The activity will use balloon as a reference point.

  • Popcycle Stick Challenge

    Students will be challenged to create different geometrical shapes with a limited amount of popcycle sticks.


  • Middle School Activities


  • Flying Monsters Glider Activity

    Students will watch a 3D movie and learn about dinosaurs and gliding, then will create two gliding models.

  • Strawberry DNA Extraction

    Students will learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry. Can take results home.

  • Giant Bubbles

    The students will create a bubble to out over themselves.

  • Surface Tension

    This activity cover the concepts of surface tension. Students will use materials provided and experiment how water interacts with other materials.

  • Bridge Potter

    In this engineering activity, student will use popcycle sticks to create a strong bridge. The bridge will have to survive a weight test

  • Paper Structure

    Using paper, students need to develep vertical structures that will support the weight of verious books.

  • Rollercoaster

    Students will be presented with a powerpoint about potential and kinetic energy. Then, students will use a set of cardboard ramps to make their own roller coaster models.

  • Depth Perceptio

    Students will test the capabilites of their eyes as they perform challenging activities.

  • Lava Lamps

    Using simple household materials, students create a simple version of lava lamps. Students discuss the different properties fo density and how they affect each other.

  • Potato Light

    Students will learn about circuits by using a potatoe to power up an LED light.

  • Ballon Hovercraft

    Using a few househol items, students will use their imagination and engineering skills to develop a hovercraft

  • Elephant Toothpaste

    Students will learn about chemical reactions with this foamy-fun activity.

  • Transportation Engineering Activity

    Using a few househol items, students will use their imagination and engineering skills to develop a transportation device

  • Additive Properties of Light and Color

    In this activity, students will explore the properties of light and color. Activity utilizes color filters and discusses the color change perceived.

  • Optic Light Activity

    Students will perform an activity that explores the properties of optic fibers and light.

  • Squishy Circuits

    Students will use silly putty to create circuits.

  • Vanishing Glass

    Students use physics to learn about the refractive index - how light bends when it reaches an object.


  • High School Activities


  • Nervous & Sensory System Activity

    Students will practice different functions of the nervous and sensory systems.

  • Mobiuous Strip

    Students will study how twists in a simple strip of paper create a variety of unexpected, yet fascinating consequences in its physical properties.

  • Transportation Engineering Activity

    Using a few househol items, students will use their imagination and engineering skills to develop a transportation device

  • Building A Microscope

    Students will use a home made stand that transforms smarthphone cameras into powerful microscopes.

  • Squishy Circuits

    Students will use silly putty to create circuits.

  • CD Spectrometer

    In this activity, students will discover and explore the properties of light. Students will be give a CD that can be use to break down light into its componets

  • Potato Light

    Students will learn about circuits by using a potatoe to power up an LED light.

  • Vanishing Glass

    Students use physics to learn about the refractive index - how light bends when it reaches an object.

  • Lava Lamps

    Using simple household materials, students create a simple version of lava lamps. Students discuss the different properties fo density and how they affect each other.

  • Ballon Hovercraft

    Using a few househol items, students will use their imagination and engineering skills to develop a hovercraft

  • Water filtration

    Students will explore water filtration as they develop their own water filtration system using household items.

  • Bridge Potter

    In this engineering activity, student will use popcycle sticks to create a strong bridge. The bridge will have to survive a weight test

  • Additive Properties of Light and Color

    In this activity, students will explore the properties of light and color. Activity utilizes color filters and discusses the color change perceived.

  • Optic Light Activity

    Students will perform an activity that explores the properties of optic fibers and light.

  • Strawberry DNA Extraction

    Students will learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry. Can take results home.

  • Paper Structure

    Using paper, students need to develep vertical structures that will support the weight of verious books.


  • Demonstrations


  • Cloud in a Bottle

    Exploring the properties of pressure, this activity shows how liquids change in a container under force.

  • Egg Density

    Exploring the properties of density, this activity shows how a sinking solid can float under the right density conditions.