While the Department of Theatre, Film & Video Production currently accepts applications for the Spring and Summer semesters, students are strongly encouraged to apply for a Fall semester start. This is due to the fact that the majority of the first-semester courses are offered in Fall semesters only. The Department of Theatre, Film & Video Production majors are highly sequenced and pre-requisites are strictly enforced. Students who begin in the Spring and Summer semesters may find that their required courses are not offered until the Fall semester.
The Department of Theatre, Film & Video Production will accept Fall applications only. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2013 semester will be April 1, 2013; however, students are encouraged to submit applications by February 15, 2013.
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Theatre, Film, and Video Production Classroom
All entering students beginning their studies are enrolled in an integrative course sequence designed to establish a collaborative educational context and create a foundation for advanced study that is informed by allied disciplines and an understanding of complementary areas of concentration. This cross-disciplinary sequence is an experience in the varying techniques and modes of live and recorded drama, from conception to creation. Topics are woven together in coursework to incorporate both theory and practice, and include studies in:
- Dramatic and cinematic literature
- Camera equipment and techniques
- Production design
- Costume design
- Criticism and analysis
- Collaborative creation
No matter what campus a student studies at, or what track they decide to endeavor down, each and every course provides students with the fundamental understanding of technical, creative, and storytelling issues, and endows them with the opportunity to focus and hone their craft, find their own expressive voice, and graduate with a portfolio of professional-quality accomplishments.
Theatre, Film, and Video Production Faculty
TFVP faculty members are veterans of their field; most, if not all of them, began their theatrical and cinematographic endeavors in childhood. Their experience and expertise is evident in their ardent educational methods—and in their numerous industry successes.
The faculty’s active participation in their field ensures that students receive both a traditional and a cutting-edge education. To learn more about the Theatre, Film, and Television faculty, please select their name and you will be directed to their personal web pages, or visit our faculty home page at: www.camarts.org/#people.
- Daniel L. Koetting
- Carol Bloom
- Laura Cuetara
- Kent Homchick
- Jessica Lance
- David Liban
- Jose Mercado
- Hans Rosenwinkel
- Nate Thompson
- Allan Trumpler
- Janetta Turner
- Craig Volk
Beyond the Classroom
Students are encouraged to persistently apply the knowledge they are gaining in the classroom, to survey the audio creations and projects around them, and to involve themselves in these extracurricular activities whenever possible. Several opportunities for involvement exist right on the Auraria campus.
- Internship Opportunities: Students have interned at Denver's premier theatres, The Denver Center Theater Company and Curious Theatre Company.
- Theatre Buffs Student Club TheatreBuffs is a student-run production company that focuses on performances of their original works.
The College of Arts & Media prides itself on its cutting-edge technology and pristine performance amenities.
- King Academic & Performing Arts Center: This complex is home to the 350-seat Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theatre where seating can rotate into three different theatre configurations, and the variable-seat configured CU Denver Studio Theatre. The King Center also houses a:
Please visit our portfolio site for images of our facilities at: http://www.camarts.org/#facilities
- Costume Shop
- Music and Dance Studio
- Scene Shop
- Theatre Producer: Average salary in Colorado is $38,030 to $56,960/year
- Technical Director/Manager: Average salary is $57,160 a year
- Directors (Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio) Average salary is $57,160 a year
- Set Designer: Average salary is $32,230 to $42,460/year
- Actor: Average salary is $36,790 a year
- Film Editor: Average salary is $36,630 to $57,720/year
Theatre, Film, and Video Production Alumni
The success of the Theatre, Film and Video Production program is confirmed by the success of its students. Visit our ever-widening list of accomplished alumni at: www.camarts.org/#alumni/
Please contact a CAM advisor for more information.