Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2020

  • 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
  • Film History & Form

    10 001 | CCN: 32146

    Instructor: Anne Nesbet

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 9:30am - 10:59am

    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 and visual cultures of the late 19th century and concluding with an... More
  • Senior Capstone Seminar – Queer and Feminist Technologies

    105 001 | CCN: 32176

    Instructor: Jacob R Gaboury

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: W 2:00pm - 3:59pm

    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 sites at which queer and feminist subjects have shaped... 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
  • Experimental and Alternative Media Art

    135 001 | CCN: 32167

    Instructor: Jeffrey A. Skoller

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 2:00pm - 3:29pm

    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 that emphasizes Cinema as exploration and invention rather than as product and... More
  • Special Topics in Film

    140 001 | CCN: 32171

    Instructor: Jeffrey A. Skoller

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 11:00am - 12:29pm

    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 innovative in its forms and technologies. This course takes an... 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
  • Global Media

    145 101 | CCN: 33043

    Instructor: Rhiannon N Welch

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: W 5:00pm - 6:59pm

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  • 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
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: “Listen to Your Heart” – The Politics of the Melodramatic Mode

    171 001 | CCN: 33175

    Instructor: Dolores C Mcelroy

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 3:30pm - 4:59pm

    “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,” “extra,” or perhaps clichéd. In film studies, “melodrama” has often indicated... More
  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180 001 | CCN: 24218

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU 9:00am - 11:59am

    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 screenplay. All students will workshop outlines... More
  • Television Screenwriting

    182 001 | CCN: 25946

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TH 9:00am - 11:59am

    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’ room by working together... 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
  • Documentary and Nonfiction Film Production

    184 101 | CCN: 32174

    Instructor: Andrea MJ Bussmann

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: W 12:00pm - 2:59pm

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  • Focus on the Narrative Short

    185 001 | CCN: 24217

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 1:00pm - 3:59pm

    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 cuts are presented in... More
  • Special Topics: The Essay Film

    187 001 | CCN: 32175

    Instructor: Andrea MJ Bussmann

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M 9:00am - 11:59am

    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 the broad rubric of the essay film. The essayistic mode in... More
  • Advanced Film Writing

    194 001 | CCN: 32177

    Instructor: Mark B Sandberg, Lisa Wells Jacobson

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: W 9:00am - 11:59am

    Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities “Art of Writing” program /// How might one go about evaluating an audiovisual text solely using words? What issues arise in such an undertaking? Different forms of film and television... More
  • 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
  • Film and Media Theory

    20 001 | CCN: 21844

    Instructor: Damon R. Young

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M, W 9:30am - 10:59am

    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 semester, we will focus on questions of medium “specificity,” asking: what are... 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
  • Introduction to Digital Video Production

    26 001 | CCN: 32159

    Instructor: Juan Nicolas Pereda Rodriguez

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: F 9:00am - 11:59am

    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 moving image media from traditional story genres to more contemporary experimental forms.... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    26 001 | CCN: 25957

    Instructor: Juan Nicolas Pereda Rodriguez

    Location: Dwinelle 135

    Date and Time: TU 9:00am - 11:59am

    Introduction to Moving Image Production is an introductory course that establishes the basics of film language, and provides an overview of the technical processes of digital production. This course merges conceptual ideas and practical hands-on instruction to... More
  • Film Aesthetics

    30 | CCN: 32162 | 32163

    Instructor: 2019

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

    30 001 | CCN: 32162

    Instructor: Dolores C Mcelroy

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 12:30pm - 1:59pm

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  • 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
  • Television Studies

    45 001 | CCN: 32164

    Instructor: Emily Catherine West

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M, W 11:00am - 12:29pm

    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 landscape. Course texts provide factual foundations in television history; critical frameworks for... 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

    R1A 001 | CCN: 21790

    Instructor: Derek Price, Patrick William Harrison

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M, W 5:00pm - 6:29pm

    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 way we perceive, represent, think about, and relate to the world around... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A 003 | CCN: 25953

    Instructor: Jennifer Alpert

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 11:00am - 12:29pm

    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. Through the case study of Latin American film production (broadly conceived), this... 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