Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2024

  • Film History & Form

    10 001 | CCN: 24342

    Instructor: Anne Nesbet

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

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

    125 001 | CCN: 33638

    Instructor: Caleb Christopher Murray-Bozeman

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    This course surveys the history, theory and practice of the documentary, aka “non-fiction” film and video. We will explore this term and examine the ways its forms and ethics have changed since the beginning of cinema. We... More
  • Documentary Forms

    125 002 | CCN: 31234

    *Discussion section will not meet ... More
  • Experimental and Alternative Media Art – Game Art and Art Games

    135 001 | CCN: 24352

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: TU, TH 9:00am - 10:29am

    This class explores the relationship between video games and art, examining the ways both game makers and artists create game-based artwork through the lens of history, theory, and politics. In doing so we will examine a number... More
  • Global Media – Italian Cinema and the Ecological Imagination

    145 001 | CCN: 25866

    Instructor: Rhiannon Welch

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    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 have always relied upon natural resource extraction, petrochemicals... More
  • Global Media – Global Queer Cinema

    145 002 | CCN: 31237

    Instructor: Iggy Cortez

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    This course explores how queer cinema is mutually articulated with the contested notion of the global. In what ways does queerness help us to imagine a different world order? And how might post-colonial critique, critical race theory... More
  • Media Technologies – Cinema After Digitization

    155 001 | CCN: 26615

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    This course will examine the influence of digital technology on contemporary film and visual media. Drawing on cinema studies, art history, architecture, and media studies we will historicize the radical shift brought about by digital technology while... More
  • Special Topics in Film – Slow Cinema

    170 001 | CCN: 24356

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: M, W 3:30pm - 4:59pm

    In this course, we will consider how the concept of “slowness” can be a way of comprehending contemporary reality. Much has been written about how film as a medium shaped the sensorium of the modern spectator with... More
  • Special Topics in Film

    170 002 | CCN: 26190

    Instructor: Jinsoo An

    Location: Wheeler 222

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

    Selected topics in the study of film. ... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre – Culture on Trial: Race, Media & Intellectual Property

    171 001 | CCN: 24502

    Instructor: Joseph Coppola

    Location: Dwinelle 142

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

    This course explores the US intellectual property regime’s impact on the production, distribution and consumption of media and art. We will consider intellectual property’s seminal role in the formation of emerging media landscapes including cinema, television, social... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre – Japanese Visual Culture: Becoming Cyborgs: Cinema, Anime, and the Practices of Sociality

    171 002 | CCN: 26617

    Instructor: Daniel Cuong O'Neill

    Location: Dwinelle 209

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

    This semester, we will explore a range of media works with a focus on cinema and anime, including eco-horror, melodrama, and tech-noir. We will approach contemporary Japanese cinema and anime as participants in a series of... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre – The Stylized, the Pretty, the Picturesque: On Ornamental Cinema

    171 003 | CCN: 26339

    Instructor: Annie Golda Felix

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    This class traces the genre of decorative or ornamental films over the course of the 20th century. Theorized variously as ‘hyper-stylized,’ ‘picturesque,’ or even as ‘pretty,’ these films are identified for their imagistic qualities, where meaning is... More
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

    180 001 | CCN: 23187

    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 workshop outlines and... More
  • TV Writing

    182 001 | CCN: 23918

    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 – Focus on the Narrative Short

    185 001 | CCN: 23186

    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: 25021

    Instructor: Tijana Petrović

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    This production course focuses on nonfiction filmmaking. The course will explore experimental approaches and methods that are pushing the form in new directions. We will explore durational, conceptual, sensory, poetic and speculative aspects of this vibrant and... More
  • Special Topics in Media Production – Dreamwork and Creative Production

    187 001 | CCN: 27384

    Instructor: Nicole Starosielski

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    This class is about dreaming: its theories, its media representations, and critically, its usefulness for your own creative work. Over the course of the semester, you will not only engage with dream theory—extending from Freud to current... More
  • Documentary and Non-fiction Media Production

    188 001 | CCN: 25253

    Instructor: Tijana Petrović

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    This course will introduce each student to the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking. Over the course of the semester students will complete several short exercises and will direct, shoot, and edit one final film in collaboration with a... More
  • Advanced Film Writing

    194 001 | CCN: 31261

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    Location: Dwinelle 226

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

    This course is open to 3rd-year and 4th-year Film & Media majors. How does one translate a cinematic experience into words? Different forms of film and television writing serve a variety of professional functions, engaging different audiences to... More
  • Film and Media Theory

    20 001 | CCN: 21527

    Instructor: Damon R Young

    Location: Berkeley Art Museum 1T75

    Date and Time: TU, TH 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
  • Film Aesthetics – Contemporary Experimental Interventions

    30 001 | CCN: 24348

    Instructor: Rizvana Bradley

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    Film 30: Film Aesthetics—Contemporary Experimental Interventions focuses on the practices of a diverse range of contemporary (post-1968) filmmakers. While these filmmakers are predominantly situated within the North Atlantic region, their filmic experimentations traverse black, indigenous, diasporic, feminist... More
  • Television Studies

    45 001 | CCN: 24350

    Instructor: Joseph Coppola

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    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

    R1A 001 | CCN: 21496

    Instructor: Morgan Jennings

    Location: Social Sciences Building 50

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

    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 002 | CCN: 25017

    Location: Dwinelle 134

    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

    R1A 003 | CCN: 25112

    Location: Social Sciences Building 50

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

    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

    R1A 004 | CCN: 26587

    Location: Dwinelle 106

    Date and Time: M, W 6:30pm - 7:59pm

    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

    R1B 001 | CCN: 23919

    Location: Social Sciences Building 80

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

    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

    R1B 002 | CCN: 25019

    Instructor: Isaac Arland Preiss

    Location: Social Sciences Building 50

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

    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

    R1B 003 | CCN: 25114

    Instructor: Miles Herbert Taylor

    Location: Social Sciences Building 80

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

    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

    R1B 004 | CCN: 26591

    Location: Dwinelle 206

    Date and Time: M, W 6:30pm - 7:59pm

    Intensive argumentative writing stimulated through selected readings, films, and class discussion. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement. ... More