Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2021

  • Film History & Form

    10 001 | CCN: 25951

    Instructor: Emily Catherine West

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: TU, TH 8:00am - 9:29am

    This course will focus on the development of film art, technology, and industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... More
  • Documentary Forms – Documentary Forms & Explorations

    125 001 | CCN: 31997

    Instructor: Jeffrey A. Skoller

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    This course surveys the history and theory of the art of Documentary Film. We will explore this constantly evolving practice by examining the ways its forms and aesthetics have changed since the beginning of cinema. We examine... More
  • Experimental and Alternative Media Art

    135 001 | CCN: 25963

    Instructor: Miryam B Sas

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    This course is a survey of the history and aesthetics of experimental and alternative media forms and practices situating them in relation to the larger art historical, social and intellectual contexts from which they arise. ... More
  • Global Media – Italian Cinema and the Ecological Imagination

    145 001 | CCN: 31133

    Instructor: Rhiannon N Welch

    Location: Moffitt Library 103

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

    Understood, variously, as magical, dreamlike, a ghostly projection, ‘writing with light,’ moving images often appear to us as an ephemeral, immaterial form. And yet, cinematic production, distribution, and consumption has always relied upon natural resource extraction, petrochemicals... More
  • Special Topics in Film – Black Media and Poetics

    170 001 | CCN: 25967

    Instructor: Rizvana Bradley

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    Black Media and Poetics focuses on the relationships between black aesthetics and the ongoing redefinition and reinvention of media cultures. Poetics will be taken up, not as a specific literary form per se, but as a modality... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre – That’s Entertainment! Analyzing the Film Musical

    171 001 | CCN: 26218

    Instructor: Dolores C Mcelroy

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    Students will become acquainted with a wide variety of different films in the musical genre, and will think through some theoretical issues inspired by the form. ... More
  • Introduction to Screenwriting – Beginning Screenwriting

    180 001 | CCN: 23750

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 226

    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
  • TV Writing – Television Writing

    182 001 | CCN: 24919

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 226

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

    This intermediate screenwriting class 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... More
  • Intermediate Moving Image Production

    185 001 | CCN: 23749

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    This intermediate film production course explores the process of making narrative shorts. Students will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit three short films and act as cinematographer and assistant director for three of their classmates’ projects. ... More
  • Intermediate Moving Image Production

    185 002 | CCN: 31137

    Instructor: Juan Nicolas Pereda Rodriguez

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    This intermediate film production course explores the process of making alternative fiction, non-fiction, hybrid and experimental works that defy categorization. Students direct two short exercises and act as cinematographers and sound designers in two classmate’s projects. Throughout... More
  • Documentary and Non-fiction Media Production

    188 001 | CCN: 32901

    Instructor: Jeffrey A. Skoller

    Location: Dwinelle 30

    Date and Time: M 1:00pm - 3:59pm

    This workshop class focuses on practices and techniques of non-fiction digital filmmaking. Course work consists of a series of short image and sound exercises and then a final film project of your own design. The class examines... More
  • Senior Seminar – Against Innovation

    190 001 | CCN: 25972

    Instructor: Jacob R Gaboury

    Location: Moffitt Library 340

    Date and Time: W 2:00pm - 4:59pm

    Nearly all technologies we use today are the product of critical innovations that disrupted traditional industries to transform the world we live in. This is the story we tell ourselves about the history of technology, and the... More
  • Advanced Film Writing

    194 001 | CCN: 25973

    Instructor: Mark B Sandberg, Lisa Wells Jacobson

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: M, W 12:30pm - 1:59pm

    Prerequisites: no specific courses are required to prepare for this course, but students should understand that this is intended as an advanced writing course and we will not be able to address more basic writing concerns in... More
  • Film and Media Theory

    20 001 | CCN: 21634

    Instructor: Mary Ann Doane

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    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
  • Film Aesthetics – Black Film and Visual Culture

    30 001 | CCN: 25959

    Instructor: Rizvana Bradley

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    Black Film and Visual Culture focuses on transatlantic black filmic and artistic movements, genres, and practices, with an eye towards situating their significance within the modern world. It addresses the politics, aesthetics, and historical conditions that continue... More
  • Television Studies

    45 001 | CCN: 25961

    Instructor: Emily Catherine West

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    This course will focus on the industrial, technological, and aesthetic history of television. ... More
  • Introduction to Moving Image Production

    85 001 | CCN: 32899

    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
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – On the Identity of Nations

    R1A 001 | CCN: 21591

    Instructor: Jonathan Daniel Mackris

    Location: Etcheverry 3109

    Date and Time: M, W, F 1:00pm - 1:59pm

    For a concept so formative to identity, it is striking how enigmatic the concept of nation remains. So significant is it, at least in principle, to the sense of self that it is often spoken of in... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A 002 | CCN: 31129

    Instructor: Cole Alexander Moore

    Location: Dwinelle 134

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

    Rhetorical approach to reading and writing argumentative discourse with a film focus. Close reading of selected texts; written themes developed from class discussion and analysis of rhetorical strategies. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A 003 | CCN: 32143

    Location: Evans 31

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

    Rhetorical approach to reading and writing argumentative discourse with a film focus. Close reading of selected texts; written themes developed from class discussion and analysis of rhetorical strategies. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1B 001 | CCN: 24923

    Location: Dwinelle 189

    Date and Time: M, W, F 1:00pm - 1:59pm

    Intensive argumentative writing stimulated through selected readings, films, and class discussion. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement. ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – The Digital Mundane

    R1B 002 | CCN: 31131

    Instructor: Annie Golda Felix

    Location: Cory 237

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

    Taking the personal computer user as its starting point, this course considers the ways in which digital technologies have seeped into everyday life. Thinking of this quotidian practice of using and living with computers as performance, we... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – Identity and Film

    R1B 003 | CCN: 32145

    Instructor: Alina Predescu

    Location: Wheeler 220

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

    This course explores the expression and the representation of identity in film. We will study films that question established perceptions of identity through political modes of representation. These mostly non-narrative films (documentary and essay films) reveal people... More