FILM STUDIES (FILM)

FILM 201 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FILM STUDIES

Americana Film Introduction to film and its American practitioners. Emphasis on basic techniques and vocabulary for analyzing and writing about film and reading film theory. Attention to prominent directors and popular genres--the thriller, Introduction to film and its American practitioners. Emphasis on basic techniques and vocabulary for analyzing and writing about film and reading film theory. Attention to prominent directors and popular genres--the thriller, melodrama, Western, buddy picture. melodrama, Western, buddy picture.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 102

FILM 205 - FILM HISTORY

History of film as an art form in light of its technological, aesthetic, and cultural developments and influence. Particular attention to the correlation between the history of the medium and the larger history of the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 102

FILM 221 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PRODUCTION

Course is designed to build core competency in utilizing and expanding communication technology to tell the stories; studying the principles of production in the areas of photography, video, audio, and interactive media. From both practical and theoretical perspectives, students will learn to: 1) analyze media forms (such as design, user interface, composition, framing, lighting, sound and editing) and 2) produce elementary productions that exhibit an understanding of these forms.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: FILM 201 or FILM 205

FILM 253 - SCREEN WRITING

Students produce a full-length screenplay in a workshop atmosphere while analyzing the techniques professional screenwriters use to create complex characters, thrilling action, and original plots. Some attention to marketing the screenplay, including the treatment and pitch.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: FILM 201 or FILM 205

FILM 340 - TOPIC IN FILM GENRE

A film seminar that focuses on a particular genre of cinema, such as road films, film noir, zombie films, etc.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 341 - TOPIC: FILM THEME OR PERIOD

A film seminar that looks closely at cinematic treatment of a particular theme, period, trope, or location.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: FILM 201 or FILM 205

FILM 350 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN FILM THEME OR GENRE

Advanced seminars dealing with primary films and theory focused on a particular unifying topic. Recent topics have included "American Road", "Philosophy and Film".

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: FILM 201 or FILM 205

FILM 360 - SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR IN A SINGLE FILMMAKER

A film seminar in the work of a notable auteur in film history.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: FILM 201 (may be taken concurrently) or FILM 205 (may be taken concurrently)

FILM 362 - SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR IN A SINGLE FILMMAKER

Advanced film seminars that look closely at the work and career of a single author in relationships to cultural history or other relevant touchstones. For more details, please click the highlighted CRN number for this course on the specific term schedule.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: FILM 201 or FILM 205

FILM 363 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN FILM BY A SINGLE AUTEUR/AUTHOR

Advanced literature seminars that look closely at the work and career of a single author in relationships to cultural history or other relevant touchstones. Recent topics include "Shakespeare and Film," "Charlie Chaplin". For more details, please click the highlighted CRN number for this course on the specific term schedule.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: ENG 220