Faculty Profile

Jason Balas

Jason Balas

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Media Arts
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

MFA, Ohio University, 2002.
Major: Film Production
BS, Eastern New Mexico University, 1997.
Major: Telecommunications

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MRTS 4150.001, Cinematography, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MRTS 4150.002, Cinematography, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MRTS 5702.002, Film Production Topics, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MRTS 5702.003, Film Production Topics, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4150.001, Cinematography, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4150.002, Cinematography, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5702.003, Film Production Topics, Spring 2021 SPOT
MRTS 5702.005, Film Production Topics, Spring 2021 SPOT
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4150.001, Cinematography, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4150.002, Cinematography, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MRTS 4412.001, Film Production Topics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4412.002, Film Production Topics, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4460.001, Intermediate Screenwriting, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2019 SPOT
MRTS 4412.001, Film Production Topics, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2018 SPOT
MRTS 4412.002, Film Production Topics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4460.001, Intermediate Screenwriting, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4400.001, Advanced Film Production, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2018 SPOT
MRTS 5804.001, MFA Colloquium, Spring 2018
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2017 SPOT
MRTS 4810.001, Directing Narrative Media, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5702.003, Film Production Topics, Fall 2017 SPOT
MRTS 4140.001, Intermediate Film Production, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4400.001, Advanced Film Production, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Spring 2017 SPOT
MRTS 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4140.001, Intermediate Film Production, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4460.001, Intermediate Screenwriting, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 4400.001, Advanced Film Production, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 4460.001, Intermediate Screenwriting, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2015 SPOT
RTVF 4750.001, Advanced Video Production, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 4140.001, Intermediate Film Production, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 5830.001, Cinematography, Spring 2015
RTVF 4460.001, Intermediate Screenwriting, Spring 2015 Syllabus
RTVF 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2014 Syllabus
RTVF 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2014
RTVF 4412.001, Film Production Topics, Fall 2014 Syllabus
RTVF 5830.001, Cinematography, Spring 2014
RTVF 4911.711, Special Problems in Video Production, Spring 2014
RTVF 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2013 Syllabus
RTVF 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2013
RTVF 4911.711, Special Problems in Video Production, Fall 2013
RTVF 5830.001, Cinematography, Spring 2013
RTVF 4911.711, Special Problems in Video Production, Spring 2013
RTVF 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2012 Syllabus
RTVF 4911.711, Special Problems in Video Production, Fall 2012
RTVF 5830.001, Cinematography, Spring 2012
RTVF 4911.711, Special Problems in Video Production, Spring 2012
RTVF 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2011 Syllabus
RTVF 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2011
RTVF 4911.711, Special Problems in Video Production, Fall 2011
RTVF 5702.002, Film Production Topics, Spring 2011
RTVF 4460.001, Intermediate Screenwriting, Spring 2011 Syllabus
RTVF 4500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2010 Syllabus
RTVF 5500.001, Advanced Screenwriting, Fall 2010
RTVF 4412.001, Film Production Topics, Fall 2010 Syllabus
RTVF 4900.731, Special Problems, Fall 2010
RTVF 5702.002, Film Production Topics, Spring 2010
RTVF 4460.001, Intermediate Screenwriting, Spring 2010
RTVF 4412.001, Film Production Topics, Fall 2009
RTVF 4820.001, Producing and Managing Narrative Media, Fall 2009
RTVF 4820.001, Producing and Managing Narrative Media, Summer 5W2 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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