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Film Media (FLM)

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 for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director 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 for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director 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 Production (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 Film Media Production (4)

Advanced study and practice of production techniques, technologies and aesthetics through 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 351. May be repeated 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

Art

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

Art History

374 Topics in Film

376 History of Animation

377 History of Experimental Film

Communication Studies

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

English

205D Creative Writing: Screen Writing

245 Introduction to Film Decades

300A Literature into Film: Drama

300B Literature into Film: Narrative

302 Topics in Film Theory and Criticism

303 Cinematic Auteurs

304 Film Genres

305D Advanced Creative Writing: Screenwriting

352 Black Images in Film

French

320 Studies in French Cinema

Italian

315 Italian Cinema

Journalism

110 Introduction to the Mass Media

230 Introduction to Radio and Television News

311 Media Criticism in America

331 Electronic News Gathering

Spanish

320 Studies in Spanish Cinema

Theatre

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.


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