This course will focus on the analytical organizational and creative processes necessary to be a director. Topics include: visualizing your story, storyboarding, scene construction, shooting to the turn in the scene, shot lists, shoot schedules, framing, composition, script analysis and interpretation; visual interpretation (narrative, evocative image) and working with art directors, set designers, wardrobe, sound and light designers; casting, and the actor / director process. Preparation, leadership, scheduling. Students will gain a practical, hands-on understanding of the topics covered through exercises, various directing assignments, and a final project. 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.).