UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate - Fall 2016

Fall 2016


  • Film and Media Cultures

    20 | CCN:

    Film and Media Cultures

    Instructor: Damon Young

    This course is designed to introduce undergraduates to the study of a range of media, including photography, film, television, video, and print and digital media. Throughout the semester, we will focus on questions of medium … More

  • History of Film: Silent Era

    25A | CCN:

    History of Film: Silent Era

    Instructor: Anne Nesbet

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  • Film Genre: The Zombie Film

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    Film Genre: The Zombie Film

    Instructor: Eileen Jones

    In this course we will examine the three main phases of the zombie film genre, which develops as a subcategory of the American horror film. We will consider the historical context of the genre, the theories and common critical analyses applied to … More

  • History of Avant-Garde Film

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    History of Avant-Garde Film

    Instructor: Eileen Jones

    This course is a survey of the rich history and aesthetics of the international film Avant-Garde from the 1920s to the present. The course explores the development of a range of experimental film forms and practices, situating them in relation to … More

  • Special Topics in Film: Eco-Criticism

    140 - 002 | CCN:

    Special Topics in Film: Eco-Criticism

    Instructor: Emily Carpenter

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  • Special Topics in Film: Stardom and Cinema

    140 - 001 | CCN:

    Special Topics in Film: Stardom and Cinema

    Instructor: Eileen Jones

    In her introduction to the book-length collection of essays entitled Stardom: Industry of Desire, Christine Gledhill describes the complex role of media stars “in the production, circulation, and negotiation of meanings, identities, desires … More

  • Auteur Theory: The 'New Wave' and Contemporary Chinese Film Auteurs

    151 - 002 | CCN:

    Auteur Theory: The 'New Wave' and Contemporary Chinese Film Auteurs

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    This course introduces Chinese film auteurs since the late 1970s across the geopolitical divides between Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. We will focus on individual film auteurs (Jia Zhangke, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wong Kar Wai, etc.) situated in … More

  • Auteur Theory: The Films of Dreyer and von Trier

    151 - 001 | CCN:

    Auteur Theory: The Films of Dreyer and von Trier

    Instructor: Mark Sandberg

    L&S Breadth:  Arts & Literature Scandinavian major: Elective or Danish core course Film major: Auteur course This course examines the notion of film authorship by juxtaposing the films of Carl Th. Dreyer, one of the most … More

  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180 | CCN:

    Beginning Screenwriting

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Explores the art and craft of writing a feature length, narrative screenplay. Each student pitches three story ideas, chooses on concept to develop into an outline and then completes the first act of the script. The class is part lecture, part … More

  • Advanced Screenwriting

    181 | CCN:

    Advanced Screenwriting

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    In a workshop setting students explores the art and craft of writing a feature length narrative screenplay. Writers workshop detailed script outlines and then develop that material into a screenplay. New work is presented weekly. Discussion … More

  • Digital Video: Focus on the Narrative Short

    185 | CCN:

    Digital Video: Focus on the Narrative Short

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    This hands on course explores the process of making narrative shorts using digital video production. Students will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit three short films and crew on an additional six class projects. Scripts and cuts are … More

  • National Cinema: Projecting Ancient Rome

    140 - 004 | Italian 170 | CCN:

    National Cinema: Projecting Ancient Rome

    Instructor: The Staff

    Ancient Rome, with its emperors, splendor, cruelty and power has captured the popular imagination for centuries and has been a well-liked genre for films since the beginning of cinema. The film industry has continued to resurrect ancient Rome on … More

  • The Craft of Writing

    R1A - 001 | CCN:

    The Craft of Writing

    Instructor: The Staff

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  • The Craft of Writing

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    The Craft of Writing

    Instructor: The Staff

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  • The Craft of Writing

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    The Craft of Writing

    Instructor: The Staff

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  • The Craft of Writing

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    The Craft of Writing

    Instructor: The Staff

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  • The Craft of Writing

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    The Craft of Writing

    Instructor: The Staff

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