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Spring 2023 — Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

Oct 18, 2022

AMERSTD 101: Examining U.S. Cultures in Time: A History of the Present from 9/11/2001 to 1/6/2021
Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences L&S Breadth

AMERSTD 102: Examining U.S. Cultures in Place: Photos of America: Technology, Representation, and Landscape
Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences L&S Breadth

ART 171: Video Projects
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth

ART 172: Advanced Digital Media: Computer Graphics Studio
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth

ART 180: Advanced Digital Photography
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth
Meets Visual Cultures Course Thread

ASAMST 171: Asian Americans in Film and Video
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth
Meets Historical Studies L&S Breadth
Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences L&S Breadth

CHICANO 190: Advanced Seminar in Chicanx and Latinx Studies: “Latinx Pop!: Representing Gender & Sexuality in Latinx Pop Culture” 

ETHSTD 122AC: Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth
Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences L&S Breadth
American Cultures Requirement

FRENCH 140D: French Literature in English Translation: Introduction to the Films of the French New Wave
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth

FRENCH 178A: Studies in French Film: Documentary Films in the French Language
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth

GWS 126 001: Film, Feminism, and the Avant-Garde
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth

HISTART 186A: Art in the Early 20th Century: The Shock of the Modern: European Art, 1900-1940
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth
Meets Historical Studies L&S Breadth

KOREAN 109: Korean Language in Popular Media
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth
Meets International Studies L&S Breadth

MEDIAST 111C: Audio-Visual Media History

MEDIAST 114: Media and Globalization

MEDIAST 168: Cybernetics and Cybercultures: The Psychosocial Impact of Digital Media

MEDIAST 190: Special Topics in Media Studies: Digital Storytelling: Crisis, Catastrophe and Speculative Futures

MELC 157: Reel Arabs: Film and Fiction in the Middle East

NATAMST 158: Native Americans and the Cinema

RHETOR 115: Technology and Culture: Thinking Machines in Modern Cinema

RHETOR 137: Rhetoric of the Image: Visual Witnessing
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth

SCANDIN 115: Studies in Drama and Film: Danish Film & Television in a Global Context
Meets Arts & Literature L&S Breadth

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS: Assistant Professor – Critical Race Theory and Media

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Aug 18, 2022

The Department of Film & Media is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor – Critical Race Theory and Media.

If you’re interested in applying, follow this link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03502

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Fall 2022 — Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

Aug 3, 2022

ART 171: Video Projects
Meets Arts & Literature breadth

ASAMST 138: Topics in Asian Popular Culture
Meets Arts & Literature breadth

CHICANO 135B: Latino Narrative Film Since 1990
Meets Arts & Literature breadth, Historical Studies breadth, Social & Behavioral Sciences breadth

EALANG 181: East Asian Film: Special Topics in Genre
Meets Arts & Literature breadth

FRENCH 170: French Films
Meets Arts & Literature breadth, International Studies breadth

GERMAN 184: Documentary Cinemas
Cross-listed with Film 125, fulfills Film & Media Documentary Forms requirement; Meets Arts & Literature breadth, Social & Behavioral Sciences breadth

ITALIAN 170: The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors / Global Neorealism
Cross-listed with Film 145, fulfills Film & Media Global Media requirement; Meets Arts & Literature breadth

KOREAN 188: Cold War Culture in Korea: Literature and Film
Meets Arts & Literature breadth

MEDIAST 180: Television Studies
Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences breadth

MEDIAST 190: Special Topics in Media Studies: Video Games and Playful Media

MELC 157: Reel Arabs: Film and Fiction in the Middle East

RHETORIC 137: Rhetoric of the Image
Meets Arts & Literature breadth

THEATER 121: Performance and Culture: Screendance
Meets Arts & Literature breadth

Please note: a maximum of two classes from the pre-approved elective list can be counted for Film & Media elective credit. Cross-listed classes DO NOT count towards this total.

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Film & Media Professor Mark Sandberg Receives 2022 Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award

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Apr 20, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Mark Sandberg on being recognized as one of the 2022 Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Awardees for his excellent mentorship of graduate students. Professor Sandberg continues to demonstrate an outstanding commitment to helping UC Berkeley graduate students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally.

An award ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 20 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Anna Head Alumnae Hall. Please join us to celebrate Professor Sandberg and his extraordinary commitment to our graduate students.

Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small
 

 

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Summer 2022 — Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

Mar 23, 2022

ANTHRO 138A: History and Theory of Ethnographic Film
In-Person / Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences breadth

ANTHRO 138B: Field Production of Ethnographic Film
In-Person / Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences breadth

CHICANO 135C: Latino Documentary Film
In-Person / Meets Arts & Lit, International Studies and Social & Behavioral Science breadths

ETHSTD 122AC: Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films
In-Person / Meets Arts & Lit and Social & Behavioral Science breadths; meets AC requirement

NATAMST 158: Native Americans and the Cinema
In-Person / Meets Arts & Lit breadth

THEATER 118AC: Performance, Television, and Social Media
Online Instruction / Meets Arts & Lit breadth; meets AC requirement

THEATER 166: Film Production for Dance and Movement
In-Person

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Spring 2022 — Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

Oct 25, 2021

HISTART 108: Cities and the Arts: Projecting Ancient Rome

ETHSTD 190: Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies: “Displaying Race, Displaying Culture: Exhibitions, Film, Photography”

EALANG 181: Special Topics in Genre: East Asian Horror Cinema

FRENCH 178B: Studies in French Film: French Language Cinema and the Collective
*This class is open to both French and Film majors, though a knowledge of French is required.

ETHSTD 122AC: Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films
*AC Requirement

SLAVIC 138: Topics in Russian and Soviet Film

ASAMST 171: Asian Americans in Film and Video

NATAMST 158: Native Americans and the Cinema

GERMAN 186: Transnational Cinemas: “Documentary Cinema”

MEDIAST 101: Visual Culture

ART 171: Video Projects

GWS 125: Women and Film

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Fall 2021 — Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

May 27, 2021

KOREAN 186: Introduction to Korean Cinema
*This course fulfills Global Media requirement.

KOREAN 187: History and Memory in Korean Cinema

FRENCH 170: Introduction to French Cinema
*This class is open to both French and Film majors, though lectures are taught in French. Film & Media students will not be assessed on their competency in French.

ASAMST 138: Topics in Asian Popular Culture

ART 171: Video Projects

CHICANO 135B: Latino Narrative Film Since 1990

ITALIAN 170: The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors: Italian Cinema and the Ecological Imagination
*Cross-listed with FILM 145. Fulfills Global Media requirement. 

MELC 157: Reel Arabs: Film and Fiction in the Middle East

ENGLISH 190: Research Seminar: Utopian and Dystopian Books and Movies

ART 173: Electro-Crafting

SASIAN 130: Film, Visual Media and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia

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Save the Date – 2021 Commencement Ceremony

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Dec 22, 2020

Save the Date!

The Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 2PM.

This will be a virtual ceremony.

More info to follow. 

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Film & Video Makers at Cal: Works from the Eisner Competition 2020

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Dec 11, 2020

The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. This online edition of the annual Eisner competition screening, presented at BAMPFA since 1991, features this year’s prizewinner and honorable mentions in the film and video category. It offers an opportunity to see a wide range of work made by UC Berkeley students, from narratives and documentaries to experimental and essay films. The winner of the 2020 prize, Yijian Shan, describes her film Room 3225 as “a film shot in the very small space of a room with the two main characters improvising in front of the camera. . . The film digs deeply into the notion of ‘room’ . . . for an exploration of the state of existence during the pandemic.”  

A recording of the livestream conversation and Q&A with the UC Berkeley student filmmakers is available HERE

Watch this program on your TV, computer, or mobile device beginning December 1 HERE.

 

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Spring 2021 – Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

Oct 12, 2020

SCANDIN 115: Nordic Television and its Global Remakes

*This course is cross-listed with Film 145-001, fulfills the Global Media requirement in the Film & Media major

JAPAN 189: Topics in Japanese Film – Japanese and Transnational Asian Film and Media

*This course is cross-listed with Film 145-002, fulfills the Global Media requirement in the Film & Media major

CHINESE 188: Popular Media in Modern China

*This course is cross-listed with Film 171-001

FRENCH 178: Studies in French Film – French Language Cinema and the Collective

ETHSTD 122AC: Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films

ASAMST 171: Asian Americans in Film and Video

SASIAN 130: Film, Visual Media and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia

NATAMST 158: Native Americans and the Cinema

ENGLISH 165-002: Utopian and (mostly) Dystopian Movies

ARMENIAN 126: Armenian Culture and Film

EALANG 181: East Asian Film – Special Topics in Genre

SSEASN 120: Southeast Asian Cinema: History, Memory, Politics

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