UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2018

198-001 | CCN: 21451

Directed Group Study: Advanced Film Writing

Eileen Jones,

4 Units

This 4-credit course will serve to instruct undergraduate film majors in advanced film studies analysis, research, and writing. A variety of forms of writing will be undertaken, including film analysis, research scholarship, essay argumentation, film criticism, and film festival programming notes.

Interested students should be pursuing ONE OR MORE of the following goals:

  • writing a film studies honors thesis in Spring Semester 2019
  • seeking a challenging “capstone” experience that involves honing the skills already learned doing coursework in the film studies major
  • attending graduate school in media studies
  • considering professional opportunities that require advanced writing skills

Because of the extensive writing requirements of this course and the necessity of significant instructor feedback, enrollment numbers will be held to a maximum of 15 students.