CFA Courses

CFA 100 - Intellectual and Cultural Events (1 hour)
Attendance at a variety of intellectual and cultural events approved by the University's Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee. Up to two hours of credit can be earned.

CFA 101 - Arts and Ideas Seminar (1 hour)
Seminar on selected intellectual and artistic topics which may vary each time the course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under a different topic. Maximum of three hours credit may be earned.

CFA 201 - Entrepreneurial Mindset in CFA (1 hour)
Examines and develops conceptual ideas about entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation as well as fundamental practices for planning and executing entrepreneurial enterprises, especially in the early stages. Examines students' processes for creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship. Engages students with support available to entrepreneurs through CFA, the Turner School of E&I, and BU. Prerequisite: Open to students with a CFA major, minor, or 12 hours in CFA coursework. Not open to students with credit for or enrolled in BMA 281, 381, or 382.

CFA 300 - CFA International Option Seminar (1 hour)
Seminar topics of special interest relevant to enhancement of study abroad and integration of International Option certificate program. Topics may vary each time course is offered. May be repeated under different topics for a total of 2 semester hours. Topic and prerequisites stated in current Schedule of Classes.

CFA 301 - Cooperative Education/Internship in Communications And Fine Arts (0-6 hours)
Appropriately supervised cooperative education or internship experience in communications and fine arts. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Maximum 6 hours of Co-op or internship credit allowed toward graduation hours. Pass/fail.

CFA 305 - Study Abroad Seminar (1 hour)
Study of the cultural and historical contexts of study abroad site. Prerequisite: registration for study abroad interim session.

CFA 311 - Introduction to Copyright Law (1 hour)
Creative, social, cultural, and legal contexts and challenges surrounding the protection of intellectual property, creativity and creative environments, particularly with regard to copyright law.

CFA 314 - Privacy in the Connected States of America (3 hours)
Governments, the organizations where we work, study, and play, the businesses that provide us with products and services, and social networks collect, store, share and disseminate massive amounts of information about people and activities. The collection of, access to, and management of this data plays an important role in the coordination of people in modern life. How do privacy rights conflict with other important values, (e.g. speech, efficiency, security, accountability) and what steps should we, as individuals, as participants in data-driven industries, and as a society, take to protect privacy? Prerequisite: Junior standing or sophomore with instructor permission.

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 351 - Cinematic Storytelling (3 hours)
Cinematic Storytelling is a course in film appreciation and storytelling techniques across platforms. Hollywood Semester students learn to analyze the visual story found within a film, short-form video, video game, or live sporting event by utilizing multiple elements of film production such as screenwriting, camera operating, and editing. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California

CFA 352 - Music Supervision for the Movies (3 hours)
Music Supervision for the Movies will examine the diverse and creative ways that music is integrated into the music area of the entertainment industry. The course will cover topics that include music in film, television, gaming, branding, and advertising. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California. Bradley students who have completed MUS 312 are not eligible to take this course.

CFA 353 - New Media & Emerging Technology (3 hours)
New Media and Emerging Technology examines the commerce of storytelling beyond traditional film and television formats. It delves into emerging technologies and distribution platforms that are shaping the entertainment industry of today and the future. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California.

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. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California.

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.

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 357 - Music Power Brokers (3 hours)
The "Music Power Brokers" course will examine the careers of the most influential and notorious business icons of popular music. Students will learn the path to success of the true music entrepreneur through historical research and first hand accounts. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Bradley University Hollywood Semester in Los Angeles, California. Bradley students who have completed MUS 201 are not eligible to take this course.

CFA 421 - Art & the Creative Imagination (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
Examination of various artistic renderings of unified or similar ideas, objects, and events. Comparison and contrast of the creative imagination and processes used in the making of useful and fine arts, time and space arts, and literary and performing arts.

CFA 604 - Independent Study (1-3 hours)
Independent research or creative production problems not leading to a thesis. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours with permission of the graduate coordinator. Prerequisite: consent of appropriate chairperson.