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Required Textbooks

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POST-PRODUCTION
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN FILM

Course: FLM106
Writing the Character Centered Screenplay; Andrew Horton. ISBN- 0520221656

Course: FLM111
Cinematography: Theory and Practice, Second Edition; Brown, Blain. New York: Focal Press, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0240812090

Course: FLM116
Grammar of the Edit – 3rd Edition; Christopher Bowen and Roy Thompson. ISBN-13-978-0-240-526003

Course: FLM116
Adobe Premiere Pro CC – Classroom in a Book (2017 Release); Maxim Jago. Adobe Press, (Feb. 24, 2017), paperback or kindle. ISBN-10: 0134665317

Course: FLM129
Shooting to Kill; Christine Vachon. ISBN-10: 0380798549

Courses: FLM129, FLM127, FLM245, & FLM227
The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers Edition: 2; Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. ISBN: 978-0-240-81318-9


ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN RECORDING ARTS



Courses: RAR103, RAR117, & RAR119
Audio in Media, 10th edition, Stanley Alten. ISBN: 978-1133307235

Courses: RAR117 & RAR213
Recording Engineer’s Handbook, 3rd edition, Bobby Owsinski. ISBN: 978-1285442013

Course: RAR118
Master Handbook of Acoustics, 6th edition, F. Alton Everest and Ken Pohlmann. ISBN: 978-0071841047

Courses: RAR103 & RAR119
Sound Design, 1st edition, David Sonnenschein. ISBN: 0-941188-26-4

Course: RAR213
The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, 3rd edition, Bobby Owsinski. ISBN: 978-1285420875

Courses: RAR116 & RAR215
Sound Reinforcement Handbook, 1st edition, Gary Davis. ISBN: 978-0881889000

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DIGITAL MEDIA, MAJOR IN DIGITAL ART
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN ANIMATION AND VFX



Course: DMA231
Adobe Photoshop CC2016 Classroom in a Book, By Adobe Creative Team. ISBN-10: 0321827333 / ISBN-13: 978-0321827333

Course: DMA321
“The Art and Science of Digital Compositing” by Ron Brinkmann. ISBN-10: 0121339602

Course: DMA310
“The Art and Science of Digital Compositing” by Ron Brinkmann. ISBN-10: 0121339602

Course: DMA420
Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design By: Maggie Macnab. ISBN-10: 0321747763 / ISBN-13: 978-0321747761

Course: DMA430
The Magic of Houdini By: William Michael Cunningham. ISBN-10: 1598630822 / ISBN-13: 978-1598630824
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION



Course: GDI102
Dabner, David, Stewart, Sandra, and Zempol, Eric. Graphic Design School, Fifth Edition, 2013, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN-10: 1118134419
Landa, Robin and Gonnella, Rose, Visual Workout: Creativity Workbook, 2001, Delmar. ISBN 0-7668-1364-9

Course: GDI104
Steven, Contemporary Color Theory & Use 2nd edition, Cengage Learning, 2011. ISBN 1111538913
Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book, Adobe Press. ISBN 2013, 0321926978

Course: GDI204
James & Scala, Irene. DESIGNING WITH TYPE, The Essential Guide to Typography 5th Edition. Watson-Guptill. ISBN 0823085600

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GENERAL EDUCATION

Course: CSC101 Computer Technology
Computing Essentials, O’Leary, Timothy and O’Leary, Linda, NewYork: McGraw Hill, 2014 or 2015. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-07-351670-7.

Course: SPC 101 Oral Communication
NONE – Reflective writings and course discussions will be based on selections from a reading list.

Course: COMP I English 101
Bacon, Nora. The Well-Crafted Sentence: A Writer’s Guide to Style. 2nd ed., Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013. ISBN 978-1457606731

Graff, Gerald. “They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 3rd ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 2016. ISBN 978-0393617436

Course: COMPII English 102
Booth, Wayne C, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008

Course: FDN111 Entrepreneurship
NONE – Reflective writings and course discussions will be based on selections from a reading list.

Course: LIT 101 Hero’s Journey
NONE – The Hero’s Journey is a reading/writing-intensive course that looks at the mythic motif of the “Hero’s Journey” as it appears in Literature, Film, Pop Culture, and in our own lives.

Course: FDN131 Media and Motion
Creators on Creating Frank Barron Editor ISBN-13: 978-0874778540

Course: HIS201 World Culture
Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, Barbara Miller, Pearson, 2017 4th edition ISBN: 9780134518299, 0134518292

Course: PSY201 Psychology
Exploring Psychology 9th edition. By David.G. Myers ISBN-13: 9781464111723

Course: MTH101 General Math
Blitzer, Robert, Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition). (2015, Pearson).

Course: SOC210 Intro to Sociology
Urban Sociology Reader by Jan Lin and Christopher Mele. ISBN-13: 978-0415665315

Course: HIS302 Western Civilization
Perry, Marvin. Western Civilization, A Brief History. 10th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2012. Publication Date: January 1, 2012 |
ISBN-10: 1111837198 | ISBN-13: 978-1-111-83719-8 | Edition: 10


REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

ALL STUDENTS

Microsoft Office 365 is provided to all students. A link will be sent out to new students through their TFC email after the official add/drop date.

ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY

Online students will receive the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite via email upon completion of the Online Orientation.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POST-PRODUCTION
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN FILM

The recommended laptop is an Apple 15” MacBook Pro with Retina Screen (13 inch is acceptable). Listed below are the minimum specifications:

SOFTWARE

Final Draft 10
Adobe Premiere Pro
Media Encoder

MINIMUM PROCESSOR AND RAM

12GB of RAM (16 recommended)
Thunderbolt Port; HDMI port optional MINIMUM INTERNAL HARD DRIVE
256GB Flash (solid state drive) or 5400 or 7200 rpm HDD (hard disk drive) is acceptable
512 GB Flash (solid state drive) or more recommended MINIMUM GRAPHICS AND DISPLAY
1440 x 900 Resolution Minimum
Ntel Iris Graphics or Intel Iris Pro Graphics recommended MINIMUM

OPERATING SYSTEM

OS X Mavericks

EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

500GB Portable Hard Drive, 1 TB recommended
7200RPM preferred

USB FLASH DRIVES

16GB minimum, 32GB or more preferred. For data transfer and storage only, not for video editing.


DIGITAL ART & ANIMATION

SOFTWARE

Office365 provided by TFC

Maya 3D Modeling Software(free for students)

http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya

Nuke- Compositing Software(free for students)
https://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/non-commercial/

Adobe Creative Suite (19.99 a month – Includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and more.) http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html?sdid=KKTJC&mv=search&s_kwcid=AL!3085!3!137860506675!b!!g!!creative cloud for student&ef_id=V9r@BAAAAa67WEDg:20160926203122:s

HARDWARE

PC https://www.amazon.com/Flagship-Workstation-Touchscreen-i7-4870HQ-Professional/dp/B01EXQSUR6/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1471879917&sr=1-2&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A13580790011%2Cp_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A3012498011


GDIM & DIGITAL MARKETING

SOFTWARE

Office365 provided by TFC

Adobe Creative Suite (19.99 a month – Includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and more.) http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html?sdid=KKTJC&mv=search&s_kwcid=AL!3085!3!137860506675!b!!g!!creative cloud for student&ef_id=V9r@BAAAAa67WEDg:20160926203122:s

HARDWARE

PC
https://www.amazon.com/HP-Notebook-15-ay011nr-15-6-Inch-Processor/dp/B01CGGOZOM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1474922521&sr=1-1&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817223011

Mac
Macbook Pro 13’ or 15’


RECORDING ARTS

SOFTWARE

AVID Pro Tools 12 (Recording Arts)

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps (Digital Media)

Microsoft Office Suite : www.academicsuperstore.com

HARDWARE

APPLE MACBOOK PRO with Retina Screen (13 inch is acceptable).

PROCESSOR AND RAM

i5 or i7 Processor

8 GB RAM (12 GB Recording Arts, 16 GB Digital Media recommended)

INTERNAL HARD DRIVE

256 GB Flash SSD

EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

500 GB Portable HD (1 TB recommended)

OPERATING SYSTEM

MAC OS X

GRAPHICS AND DISPLAY

Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Recording Arts)

NETWORK ADAPTER

Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapters (to connect laptop computers to wired internet)

RECORDING ARTS – GENERAL CLASS MATERIALS

Headphones (Straight jack, no L-shaped with 1/4’’ or1/8’’ adapter for use in labs)

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