Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2020

  • Film & Media Theory

    20 | CCN: 21844 | 21834

    Instructor: Damon Young

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: MW 9:30am-11am; Screening: M 1pm-3pm This course introduces students to theories and methods in the scholarly study of audiovisual media, including photography, television, film, video, and digital media. Throughout the... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: “Listen to Your Heart” – The Politics of the Melodramatic Mode

    171-001 | CCN: 33175

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu/Th 3:30pm-5:00pm; Screening: Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm “Melodrama” is a contested term. In popular culture, it is often understood as pejorative: one might call something “melodramatic” in order to dismiss it as “over-the-top,”... More
  • Intro Digital Video Production

    25 | CCN: 32159 | 32160

    Instructor: Nico Pereda

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: F 9am-12pm; Lab: F 1pm-4pm The objective of this class is to provide a basic technical foundation for digital video film production while emphasizing the techniques and languages of creative... More
  • Film Aesthetics

    30 | CCN: 32162 | 32163

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu/Th 12:30pm-2pm; Screening: W 5pm-7pm ... More
  • Television and American Culture / Television Studies

    45 | CCN: 32164 | 32165

    Instructor: Emily West

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: MW 11am-12:30pm; Screening: M 2pm-5pm This course introduces students to the history of television and its place in American culture, from the earliest days of broadcasting to the contemporary convergence... More
  • Experimental and Alternative Media Arts

    135 | CCN: 32167 | 32168

    Instructor: Jeffrey Skoller

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu/Th  2:00pm-3:30pm; Screening: W 7pm-9pm This course approaches the idea of Avant-Garde Cinema as filmmaking without a safety net!; a risk taking approach to creative expression and a philosophical position... More
  • Global Media – Global Neorealism

    145 | CCN: 33042 | 33043

    Instructor: Rhiannon Welch

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu/Th 12:30pm-2pm; Screening: W 5pm-7pm On-location shooting, shoestring budget, non-professional actors, and social commentary on the everyday struggles of the so-called ‘common man.’ These are among the hallmark elements of... More
  • Special Topics in Film: Documentary Now! Explorations in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film & Media

    170 | CCN: 32171 | 32172

    Instructor: Jeffrey Skoller

    Lecture: Tu/Th 11am-12:30pm; Location: Dwinelle 188 Screening: Tu 5pm-7pm; Location: Dwinelle 188 We are in a golden age of Documentary film! Never before has non-fiction cinema been more popular with audiences, more diverse in its subject matter or more... More
  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180 | CCN: 24218

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu 9am-12:00pm 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... More
  • Television Screenwriting

    182 | CCN: 25946

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Lecture: Th 9am-12pm, Location: 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 writers’... More
  • Focus on the Narrative Short

    185 | CCN: 24217

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Lecture: Tu/Th 1pm-4pm, Location: 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 projects.  Scripts and... More
  • Special Topics: The Essay Film

    187 | CCN: 32175

    Instructor: Andrea Bussman

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: M 9am-12pm; Lab: M 12pm-3pm This film production course will encourage students to visually express themselves by delving into a range of films and formal strategies that are expressed under... More
  • Senior Capstone Seminar – Queer and Feminist Technologies

    190 | CCN: 32176

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: W 2pm-5pm This course explores the intersection of queer and feminist theory, history, and identity with the culture of contemporary technology. The goal of the course is to interrogate those... More
  • Advanced Film Writing

    194 | CCN: 32177

    Instructor: Mark Sandberg

    Lecture: W  9am-12pm                  Location: Dwinelle 226   Screening: M 10am-12pm             Location: Dwinelle 226   Advanced Film Writing: “Words and the Moving Image” Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1B - 001 | CCN: 25957 | 25959

    Instructor: TBA

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: MW 5-6:30pm; Screening: W 6:30-8:30pm ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Across Borders: Latin American Representations, Migrations, and the Multicultural Experience in International/Global/Transnational Perspectives

    R1A-003 | CCN: 25953 | 25954

    Instructor: Jennifer Alpert

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu/Th 11am-12:30pm; Screening: Th 5pm-8pm In an increasingly globalized world, conceptual frameworks of borders and our paradigms for defining cinema’s regional and cultural origin and belonging are becoming further problematized.... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Media, Power, & Resistance

    R1A - 001 | CCN: 21790 | 21791

    Instructor: Derek Price, Patrick Harrison

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: MW 5-6:30pm; Screening: W 6:30-8:30pm  Media are the infrastructure of social life. In the digital age, more than ever before, the tools we use also use us: they condition the... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Taste: The Senses on Screen

    R1B - 003 | CCN: 32124 | 32125

    Instructor: Lida Zeitlin Wu

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu/Th 11:00am-12:30pm; Screening: Th 5:00pm-8:00pm In 1985, the release of  Juzo Itami’s “Ramen Western” Tampopo marked the beginning of an emerging genre: the food film. Whereas food had previously been pushed to... More
  • Film History and Form

    10 | CCN: 32146 | 32147

    Instructor: Anne Nesbet

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: Tu/Th 9:30am-11am; Screening: W 12pm-3pm This course examines the history of cinema and the evolution of film form, beginning with the emergence of the moving image from the media environments... More
  • Documentary Production

    184 | CCN: 32173 | 32174

    Instructor: Andrea Bussman

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction Lecture: W 9am-12pm; Lab: W 12pm-3pm Documentary film production is a semester long production course that will guide students through the process of making their own non-fiction films. We will emphasize... More