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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives for Spring 2020

Oct 29, 2019

Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives for Spring 2020

1) Ethnic Studies 190-001: Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies – “Displaying Race, Displaying Culture: Exhibitions, Film, Photography”

2) African American Studies 142AC: Race and American Film

3) Italian 170: The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors – Crisis, Comedy, and Identity in Italian Film of the Diaspora

4) Near Eastern Studies 165: Film and Fiction of Iran

5) Ethnic Studies 122AC: Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films

6) Native American Studies 158: Native Americans and the Cinema

7) Gender and Women’s Studies C146B 1: Cultural Representations of Sexualities: Queer Visual Culture

8) Art 160-002: Special Topics in Visual Studies – Advanced Digital Media: Lights That See Us

9) German 160K: Politics and Culture in 20th-Century Germany: The Weimar Republic: Politics and Culture 1918-1933 – Berlin/Hollywood: Cinema and the Modern Experience

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS: Assistant Professor – Critical Race Theory and Media – Department of Film & Media

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Oct 23, 2019

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/JPF02235

 

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Spring 2020 Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony

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Sep 17, 2019

The Spring 2020 Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony will take place at 9:00AM, Thursday, May 21st in Zellerbach Auditorium.

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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Elective Courses for Fall 2019

Jul 22, 2019

Pre-Approved Film Electives for Fall 2019

1) English 166, section 002: Literature in the Century of Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-english-166-002-lec-002

2) SSeasn 120, section 001: Film, Visual Media, and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-sseasn-120-001-lec-001

3) Chicano 135B, section 001: Latino Narrative Film Since 1990

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-chicano-135b-001-lec-001

4) EALANG 181, section 001: East Asian Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-ealang-181-001-lec-001

5) NESTUD 190E, section 001: Special Topics in Fields of Near Eastern Studies: “Introduction to Reel Arabs”

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-nestud-190e-001-lec-001

6) English 165, section 001: Utopian and (mostly) Dystopian Movies

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-english-165-001-sem-001

7) French 170, section 001: French films: “Introduction to Film Cinema”

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-french-170-001-lec-001

8) Chinese 172, section 001: Contemporary Chinese Language Cinema

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-chinese-172-001-lec-001

9) Art 171, section 001: Foundations of Digital Video

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-fall-art-171-001-std-001

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Save the Date – 2019 Commencement Ceremony

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Nov 13, 2018

Save the Date!

The Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 2:00PM in Zellerbach Auditorium.

More info to follow.

 

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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Elective Courses for Spring 2019

Nov 6, 2018

Pre-Approved Film Electives for Spring 2019

1) German 186 – Transnational Cinemas: Situating Spectatorship in the Digital Era

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-german-186-001-lec-001

2) English 190 – 013 – Sixties Cinema

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-english-190-013-sem-013

3) Korean 186 – Introduction to Korean Cinema

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-korean-186-001-lec-001

4) Italian 170 – The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-italian-170-001-lec-001

5) French 177A – History and Criticism of Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-french-177a-001-lec-001

6) Chicano 135C – Latino Documentary Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-chicano-135c-001-lec-001

7) Africam 142AC – Race and American Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-africam-142ac-001-lec-001

8) English 190 – 014 –The Classic Western and Then Some

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-english-190-014-sem-014

9) English 173 – The Language and Literature of Films

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-english-173-001-lec-001

10) Scandin 114 – Studies in Drama and Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-scandin-115-001-lec-001

11) Art 174 – Advanced Digital Video

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-art-174-001-lec-001

 

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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Elective Courses for FALL 2018

Jun 27, 2018

Pre-Approved Film & Media Electives for Fall 2018

 

1) Italian 160 – Italy on screen’: Cinema, Politics and Modernity

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-italian-160-001-lec-001

 

2) Italian 170 – The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-italian-170-001-lec-001

 

3) French 43B – Aspects of French Culture – Intro to French Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-french-43b-001-lec-001

 

4) French 178A – Studies in French Film

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-french-178a-001-lec-001

 

5) Korean 187 – History and Memory in Korean Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-korean-187-001-lec-001

 

6) Japan 185 – Introduction to Japanese Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-japan-185-001-lec-001

 

7) English 165 – Literature and Media Theory

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-english-165-003-sem-003

 

8) Natamst 158 – Native Americans and the Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-natamst-158-001-lec-001

 

9) Rhetoric 130 – Novel into Film

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-rhetor-130-001-lec-001

 

10) Scandin 115 – Studies in Drama and Film – The films of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-scandin-115-001-lec-001

 

11) English 173 – The Language and Literature of Films

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-english-173-001-lec-001

 

12) Anthro 138A – History and Theory of Ethnographic Film

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-anthro-138a-001-lec-001

 

13)  Mediast 111 – Media History

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-mediast-111-001-lec-001

 

14) Chicano 135A – Latino Narrative Film: to the 1980s

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-chicano-135a-001-lec-001

 

15) Art 171 – Digital Video: The Architecture of Time

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-art-171-001-lec-001

 

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Film Department Sponsors Master Class with Famous Silent Film Composer Donald Sosin

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Jun 11, 2018

Donald Sosin, a famous composer and silent movie accompanist, held a master class on the unique art form at BAMPFA on Monday June 4th. The SF Chronicle wrote a great article on the event: phttps://www.sfchronicle.com/music/article/From-behind-the-piano-an-eclectic-improviser-12977453.php

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Visting Professor – Ellen Rae Spiro from the Dept of Radio-TV-Film at Univ Texas

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Dec 11, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Ellen Rae Spiro as a Visiting Professor in Spring 2018. She has been a Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas since 1998.

She is the recipient of numerous awards for documentary filmmaking, most notably for the film Body of War (2007), which won a festival award in Toronto, was nominated for a Producers Guild award, and won the National Board of Review award that year. The film was also short-listed for an Academy Award. Her film from the year before, Troop 1500, won a Gracie award, as did she for Best Director.

She also won an Emmy in 2004 for the film Are the Kids Alright? and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, multiple Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

Her documentaries have received feature treatment on media outlets such as the Bill Moyers show and This American Life.  

For more information about Professor Spiro check the link here: http://www.spirofilms.com/ 

 

*** She will be teaching our Film 184 course on Documentary Production in Spring 2018***

For more questions about this course contact her here:  spirovich@gmail.com

 

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