Course Code: BFMP 4000
Academic Year: 2020-2021
This course is the first of two resulting in the completion of a film or media project in order to meet the degree requirements. Students create or participate in thesis projects that are based on the proposals submitted in the Major Project Development course. Some students create their own independent thesis project. The course focuses on hands-on learning, preparing students for entry into the professional world of film and media production. Throughout the course, students develop their creative and managerial skills through continuous supervised work on their thesis projects, via regular consultations with their course professors or, in the case of independent thesis projects, with their designated advisors. The course also includes lectures or workshops with established industry professionals. In this first course, the students prepare and produce the media elements specified in their proposal. Depending on the nature of the project, this phase may include pre-production and production activities such as story editing, storyboarding, casting, budgeting, scheduling, and shooting. Once the production phase is complete, students progress to the post- production phase.