Director: Professor Wills
101 Introduction to Film Media (3)
Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2/Online) (A) [D]
110 Introduction to Film Media Production Technologies (4)
Introduction to single-camera field production styles and aesthetics with emphasis on camera operation, lighting and editing by means of fundamental critical studies, field projects, studio supervision and experience. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2)
203 Film Theory (3)
An introductory survey of classical and contemporary approaches to film theory and criticism. (Lec. 3). (A) [D]
204 History of Film I (3)
A survey of world cinema from its invention in the 1890s to the early 1950s, examining the production, distribution, and exhibition of narrative, documentary, and experimental among other forms of film. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2. (A) [D]
205 History of Film II (3)
A survey of world cinema from the 1950s to the present time, examining the production, distribution, and exhibition of narrative, documentary, and experimental among other forms of film. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2). (A) [D]
351 Topics in Film Media Production (4)
Application of one or more production technologies in film media genres and analysis of their aesthetic implications. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 110 or video or filmmaking course from ART, COM, or JOR recommended. May be repeated once with permission of instructor and change of topic.
352 Topics in Film Media Critical Studies (4)
Critical examination of historical, theoretical and aesthetic topics in world cinema. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 101, 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated once with permission of instructor and change of topic.
401 Field Experience in Film Media (1-6)
Structured academic work in a business, industry, educational, or agency setting under the supervision of a faculty advisor. (Practicum) Pre: permission of faculty advisor.
444 Advanced Topics in Documentary Film Media (4)
Critical examination and research of selected historical, theoretical or aesthetic issues in international documentary filmmaking. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor; 101 and 204 or 205. May be repeated once with permission of the instructor and with change of emphasis. Not for graduate credit.
445 Advanced Topics in Documentary Film Production (4)
Advanced study and practice of documentary production techniques, technologies and aesthetics through field projects, studio supervision and field experience. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor, and either ART 215 or COM 341 or COM 342 or JOR 331 or FLM 352. May be repeated once with change of emphasis and permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.
451 (or ENG 451 or CLS 451) Advanced Topics in International Film Media (4)
Study of international film genres from one or more national, regional, or diasporic cultures and traditions. Emphases on theoretical, historiographic, and media research methods. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of the instructor. FLM 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits with change of emphases or topics.
491 Directed Studies in Film Media (1-6)
Directed study for students wanting to do advanced work in film media. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance of project by faculty member and approval by program director. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
495 Seminar in Film Media (3)
An intensive, interdisciplinary capstone course; exploring writings and ideas about film across two or more fields of study; or examining cross-cultural themes and issues in world cinema. Topic to be announced. (Seminar) Pre: 101 and 203 or ENG 302 or permission of instructor.
Following are related courses in other departments eligible for both the film media major and minor.
African and African-American Studies
352 Black Images in Film
204 Digital Art and Design I
215 Video and Filmmaking I
304 Digital Art and Design II
316 Video and Filmmaking II
417 Video and Filmmaking III
374 Topics in Film
376 History of Animation
377 History of Experimental Film
341 Documentary Film Pre-Production
342 Documentary Film Production
346 Social and Cultural Aspects of Media
414 Rhetoric of Sports in Film
445 Media Advertising
205D Creative Writing: Screen Writing
245 Introduction to Film Decades
300 Literature into Film: Drama or Narrative
302 Topics in Film Theory and Criticism
303 Cinematic Auteurs
304 Film Genres
352 Black Images in Film
320 Studies in French Cinema
315 Italian Cinema
110 Introduction to the Mass Media
230 Introduction to Radio and Television News
311 Media Criticism in America
331 Electronic News Gathering
320 Studies in Spanish Cinema
182 Script Analysis: Film Media
In addition, special topics and temporary courses offered by other departments may be eligible for both the film media major and minor.