UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate - Summer 2017

Summer 2017

  • Film and Media Cultures

    20 | Session A | CCN: 11602

    Film and Media Cultures

    Instructor: Alex Bush

    This course introduces students to theories and methods in the scholarly study of media, including print, photography, film, television, and digital media. As indicated by the course title, “Film & Media Cultures,” we will not … More

  • Film for Nonmajors

    50 | Session D | CCN: 11605

    Film for Nonmajors

    Instructor: Emily Carpenter

    This course offers casual movie-goers and seasoned cinephiles alike an occasion to (re)discover the pleasures of the film medium. Open to students from any department, with any level of experience watching films critically, this course provides … More

  • Film Genre: Game of Thrones

    108 - 001 | Session D | CCN: 11606

    Film Genre: Game of Thrones

    Instructor: Justin Vaccaro

    Game of Thrones is a worldwide phenomenon. Derived from a series of bestselling novels, it is one of the most popular shows on television, the most pirated show on the web, and a critical darling, courting both a wide demographic of fans and more … More

  • History of Avant-Garde Film

    129 | Session D | CCN: 11610

    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

  • The Craft of Writing: Recording the Un-recorded: Folklore, Movie Monstrosities, and Global Community

    R1A - 001 | Session A | CCN: 15001

    The Craft of Writing: Recording the Un-recorded: Folklore, Movie Monstrosities, and Global Community

    Instructor: Katherine Guerra

    Humans have been sharing stories and passing down oral and written legends and tales since they began coming together in societies. Legends, folk tales, and monster stories all predate the written word. Our goal is to interrogate why almost … More

  • History of Film: Silent Era

    25A | Session A | CCN: 15002

    History of Film: Silent Era

    Instructor: Emily Carpenter

    This course walks students through the history of cinema from an examination of the earliest proto-cinematic optical devices to the first experiments with sound film. As students learn the history of these technological, aesthetic, and narrative … More

  • Special Topics in Film Production: Intro to 16mm

    187 | Session D | CCN: 15661

    Special Topics in Film Production: Intro to 16mm

    Instructor: David Borengasser and Colin Brant

    This course will cover a variety of 16mm filmmaking techniques, including hand-painted film, cinematography, and digital transfer with an emphasis on the avant-garde. Through readings, hands-on workshops, and individual projects, students will … More