TCF Senior Capstone Production Course: Now Accepting Applications

[PLEASE NOTE: For the launch of this course, the course designator will be TCF 444!]

The TCF Capstone Production course sequence, a unique year-long intensive filmmaking class designed for TCF media production seniors, is now accepting applications for our Fall 2010/Spring 2011 class.

The TCF Capstone Production course sequence is a specialized course in filmmaking, that allows TCF seniors to pre-produce, direct, film, and edit an original short piece. Students may choose to make a narrative short film (15 minutes or less), a documentary (30 minutes or less), a music video, an experimental short, a live event video, a multimedia project, or a web-based media project. In the fall, students will work with Dr. Raimist to develop, write, revise, and pre-produce their project. In the spring, students will work with Professor Schwartz to film and edit their piece. May 2011, the sequence will culminate in a public screening at the Bama theater!


The TCF Capstone Production course sequence will consider any TCF media production senior, who applies by the deadline: 5pm, Friday, March 19th. Class size is limited to 12 students and requires permission of the instructors

If you submit a late application, there is no guarantee that you will be considered for the 12 spots in the course.

How to apply

The application consists of:

  • application form (download here)
  • additional sheet (answers application questions)
  • resume
  • pitch, treatment or script
  • optional materials: DVD, QT file, or link to work samples

Interested students should download an application HERE or pick up a hard copy of the application in the 430 pod in Phifer.


The deadline for application is Friday, March 19, 2010, but early application is encouraged. As applications are received, students will be contacted to schedule an interview with instructors on Monday, March 22.

Submit your application to Dr. Raimist via email – (recommended), or you can submit a hard copy to Dr. Raimist in 430C or drop off the TCF main office – 484 Reese Phifer.


Dr. Rachel Raimist: 205-348-8656 or rraimist [at] ua [dot] edu

Professor Adam Schwartz: 205-348-7182 or adam.j.schwartz [at] ua [dot] edu