Course Descriptions

CFA 350 - Inside the Entertainment Industry (3 hours) 
Inside the Entertainment Industry offers a background examination of the entertainment industry. The course focuses on the professional operation and process used to create the preliminary background for a storyline, to develop a pitch for a movie/television show/video game, steps to acquire a green light for production, financing and budgeting a media project, protocol, post-production aspects, and advertising for distribution. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California

CFA 353 - Video Game Design (3 hours) 
Video Game Design teaches the application of video game development processes and techniques. Emphasis on industry-standard practices towards development of a fully realized game.

CFA 354 - Hollywood Semester Internship (3 hours) 
Appropriately supervised internship experience in Los Angeles, CA. The Hollywood Semester course will follow the registration and reflective learning requirements used by existing courses in Bradley’s Cooperative Education and Internship program.

CFA 355 - Topics in Entertainment (3 hours) 
Topics of special interest in the entertainment field that may vary each time the course is offered. May be repeated one time under a different topic for a total of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California.

CFA355-02 The Animated Life: Exploring the creative process from ideation to completion
The Animated Life offers the intimate knowledge of the creative process that is particular to the production of animated television.  The course covers the step-by-step process of creating and producing animation television plus the develop of the creative process and the execution to a final pitch to the studio.

CFA 356 - Entertainment Public Relations (3 hours) Entertainment PR covers the differences between entertainment-oriented public relations versus a more traditional form of public relations. The class examines the techniques and knowledge needed by an entertainment publicist to brand and manage the message for industry clients including: talent, celebrities, venues, hospitality, gaming properties, athletes, non-profits, networks, movies, and television shows. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California.

CFA 358 - Visual Storytelling: How Hollywood Communicates (3 hours) 
Visual Storytelling covers the entertainment industry’s step-by-step process for video and film production. The course is divided into five distinct phases of production with an ongoing class project of a narrative music video. This course discusses video concepts and industry processes, as well as production tools and techniques.

CFA 359 - Masters of Hollywood (3 hours) 
Masters of Hollywood is a master course offering a series of interactive lectures taught by entertainment industry guest experts. Each two-week guest session will consist of three hours of teaching for two consecutive weeks. Industry guests will offer an instructional lecture for one three-hour session. The second week is an interactivity assignment based on the topic area and supervised by the guest lecturer. The Masters of Hollywood course is designed to engage students in a hands-on learning experience with a variety of focused topics. Topics and speakers may vary each semester.

CFA 360 - Hollywood Semester Boot Camp (1 hour) 
The six-week mandatory course is designed to provide advanced preparation to students who plan to attend the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles. The students will gain enhanced experience in the development of resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills, assimilation into the Los Angeles culture, and tips to enhance their semester experience. This is a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory course.

CFA 361 - Media in Entertainment (3 hours) 
A survey of the mass media, production and public relations industries involved with the entertainment industry. The course focuses on entry-level jobs and career paths and the responsibilities and skills necessary for success in the industry. Students explore the multiple areas of the conglomerated mass media and its impact on society.