UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate - Fall 2019

Fall 2019

  • The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    R1A-001 | CCN: 21842

    The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    Instructor: The Staff

    M/W 5:00pm-6:30pm, Dwinelle 235; Screening Wed. 6:30pm-8:30pm, Dwinelle 262 /// More

  • History of Avant-Garde Film

    129 | CCN: 21890

    History of Avant-Garde Film

    Instructor: Jeffrey Skoller

    Tu/Th 2:00pm-3:30pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Wed. 7:00pm-10:00pm, Dwinelle 142 /// “Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all!”–Andre Breton This class approaches the idea of Avant-Garde Cinema as filmmaking without … More

  • Film & Media Cultures

    20 | CCN: 21897

    Film & Media Cultures

    Instructor: Mary Ann Doane

    Tu/Th 11:00am-12:30pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Tues. 6:00pm-9:00pm, Dwinelle 142 /// This course introduces students to theories and methods in the scholarly study of audiovisual media, including photography, television, film, video, and … More

  • History of Film 1

    25A | CCN: 21899

    History of Film 1

    Instructor: Anne Nesbet

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Dwinelle 142; Screening Wed. 12:00pm-3:00pm, Dwinelle 142 /// More

  • Special Topics in Film: Television and American Culture

    140-002 | CCN: 21901

    Special Topics in Film: Television and American Culture

    Instructor: Emily Carpenter

    M/W 11:00am-12:30pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Mon. 4:30pm-6:30pm, Dwinelle 188 /// This course will introduce students to the history of television and its place in American culture, from the earliest days of broadcasting to the transition, in … More

  • Focus on the Narrative Short

    185 | CCN: 24521

    Focus on the Narrative Short

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Tu/Th 1:00pm-4:00pm, Dwinelle 135 /// This hands-on digital video production course explores the process of making a narrative short. Students will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit three short films and crew on additional class … More

  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180 | CCN: 24522

    Beginning Screenwriting

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Tues. 9:00am-12:00pm, Dwinelle 226 /// Students explore the art and craft of developing and writing a feature-length, narrative screenplay.  Each writer pitches story ideas, develops a plot outline and completes a portion of their … More

  • History of Film 2

    25B | CCN: 24835

    History of Film 2

    Instructor: The Staff

    Tu/Th 12:30-2:00pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Wed. 4:30-6:30, Dwinelle 142 /// More

  • Special Topics in Film - The Image of Labor: Work, Film, Media and Resistance!

    140-003 | CCN: 24843

    Special Topics in Film - The Image of Labor: Work, Film, Media and Resistance!

    Instructor: Jeffrey Skoller

    M/W 1:00pm-2:30pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Tues. 5:00pm-7:00pm, Dwinelle 188 /// The film as a mass medium emerged simultaneously with mass industrialization, making Cinema the first art form of the industrial era. Since those beginnings, the … More

  • Introduction to Digital Video Production

    26 | CCN: 25070

    Introduction to Digital Video Production

    Instructor: The Staff

    Fri. 12:00pm-3:00pm, Dwinelle 135; Lab Fri. 3:00pm-5:00pm, Dwinelle 135 /// More

  • The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    R1A-002 | CCN: 25406

    The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    Instructor: The Staff

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Cory 241; Screening Tues. /// More

  • Special Topics in Film Genre: Eco-Criticism and the Genres of Nature

    108-001 | CCN: 26176

    Special Topics in Film Genre: Eco-Criticism and the Genres of Nature

    Instructor: Emily Carpenter

    M/W 9:00am-10:30am, Dwinelle 188; Screening Mon. 2:30-4:30pm, Dwinelle 188 /// Late 20th-century scholars struggled to articulate the scope and aims of "eco-criticism", a mode of critical inquiry that sought to account for the ways … More

  • Senior Seminar: Image-Media and/in Time

    105 | CCN: 31512

    Senior Seminar: Image-Media and/in Time

    Instructor: Natalia Brizuela

    Tues. 4:00pm-7:00pm, Dwinelle 210 /// This seminar will study the temporalities that different image media technologies have both articulated and been configured through. Is there a specific temporality to analog photographic images? How … More

  • Special Topics in Film Genre: Global Genres and East Asian Cinema

    108-002 | CCN: 31514

    Special Topics in Film Genre: Global Genres and East Asian Cinema

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    Tu/Th 3:30pm-5:00pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Tues. 7:00pm-10:00pm, Dwinelle 188 /// How do film genres come into being? Do they evolve like species with identifiable features and family resemblance? Are they allowed to cross-breed? What enable … More

  • Documentary

    128 | CCN: 31521

    Documentary

    Instructor: The Staff

    Tu/Th 3:30pm-5:00pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Tues. 7:00pm-9:00pm, Dwinelle 142 /// More

  • Special Topics in Film: After the Digital

    140-004 | CCN: 31531

    Special Topics in Film: After the Digital

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    M/W 3:00pm-4:30pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Mon. 6:00pm-9:00pm, 142 Dwinelle /// Over the past 40 years, video games have transformed from household novelties and hobbyist toys to one of the most globally recognized forms of popular … More

  • Auteur Theory: Auteurs of Anime

    151 | CCN: 31533

    Auteur Theory: Auteurs of Anime

    Instructor: Miryam Sas

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Dwinelle 188; Screening Wed. 9:30am-11:00am, Dwinelle 142 /// More

  • National Cinema: Shanghai Cinema

    160 | CCN: 31535

    National Cinema: Shanghai Cinema

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    Tu/Th 12:30pm-2:00pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Thur. 7:00pm-10:00pm, Dwinelle 188 /// This course introduces a century of Chinese cinema through the prism of Shanghai-- as a major site of film production and exhibition, an object of cinematic … More

  • Television Writing

    182 | CCN: 31537

    Television Writing

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Thur. 9:00am-12:00pm, Dwinelle 226 /// Film 182 explores the art and craft of developing and writing serialized narrative scripts. In the first half of the course students simulate the creative and collaborative process of a TV … More

  • The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    R1A-003 | CCN: 31550

    The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    Instructor: The Staff

    Tu/Th 11:30am-1:00pm, Moffitt 106; Screening Thur. /// More

  • The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    R1B-001 | CCN: 31563

    The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    Instructor: The Staff

    M/W 5:00pm-6:30pm, Dwinelle 215; Screening Wed. 6:30-8:30pm, Dwinelle 109 /// More

  • The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    R1B-002 | CCN: 31564

    The Craft of Writing - Film Focus

    Instructor: The Staff

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Wheeler 130; Screening Wed. 11:00am-1:00pm, Dwinelle 229 /// More