Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2024

  • Special Topics in Media Production – Dreamwork and Creative Production

    187 001 | CCN: 27384

    Nicole Starosielski

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    4 Units

    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 cognitive neuroscience perspectives—but will become skilled in the practice of their analysis, using your own dreams as case studies. The primary assignment of the course will be to keep a dream journal and to bring its content to bear on your own media production, whether screenplay or film. The class will focus on students’ creative projects, using dream analysis to spark directions in your thinking, to reflect on your major points of struggle, and to mine for imaginative content. Dream analysis and free association will be used to open up new pathways in your work and deepen your own creative engagement.

    Interested students should fill out an application form at by Friday July 19. Students considered for enrollment may be contacted by the instructor for a short zoom interview. Applicants will be notified of enrollment by Friday August 2.

    Note — there is no need to place yourself on the waitlist for this course. Instead, due to the limited space in the class, enroll in a back up course. Thank you!