Film & Digital Media Summer Courses


    Introduction to Film Studies

  • FILM 20A

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    An introduction to the basic elements, range, and diversity of cinematic representation and expression. Aesthetic, theoretical, and critical issues are explored in the context of class screenings and critical readings. Students are billed a course materials fee.

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  • Introduction to Production Technique

  • FILM 20P

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduction to the production processes of visual/aural, time-based, creative work. Students work on a range of creative projects: performed, written, photographed, and created digitally. Assignments emphasize imaginative problem-solving, collaboration, visualization, and critical media literacy. Students are billed a course materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

     


  • Experimental Film and Video

  • FILM 136A

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    A survey of various experimental styles and practices in film and video, addressing the historical developments of these media formats. The course situates experimental film and video work within the larger contexts of artistic traditions as well as networks of production and reception. Students are billed a course materials fee. (General Education Code(s): IM, A.)

  • Screenwriting

  • FILM 150

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Problems in writing for film and television are explored through the writing of original material and analysis of existing works. Various film genres, conventions, and styles, both fictional and nonfictional, are examined. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, W.) 

     


  • Fundamentals of Digital Media Production

  • FILM 170A

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduction to the conceptual and technical fundamentals of making digital media. Covers principles of digital image manipulation, basic web authoring, and interface design through projects that introduce production techniques and methods. Students are billed a course materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A.)

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  • Advanced Topics in Digital and Electronic Media Studies

  • FILM 189

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Study of a selected aspect of digital and/or electronic media history and criticism. Topics can include virtual environments, electronic networks, video installations, computer games, and hyper-media. Usually offered in alternate academic years. Students are billed a course materials fee. May be repeated for credit.