Film (FILM)

FILM 180 - 14 FILMS YOU SHOULD SEE BEFORE YOU GRADUATE FROM RICE UNIVERSITY

Short Title: 14 FILMS BEFORE YOU GRADUATE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Featuring the important, but less familiar works of American and European directors from the 1930s - 1960s. This class represents an ideal mixture of modernist auteur cinema and shameless viewing pleasure. Cross-list: HART 180.

FILM 215 - MYSTIC CINEMA: KABBALAH IN FILM

Short Title: MYSTIC CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course explores uses by the film industry of ideas drawn from Jewish mysticism. We will examine themes such as monsters, spirits, numerology and the paranormal, as portrayed in classic film and through to contemporary Hollywood. Emphasis will be placed on the medieval textual and folkloric traditions behind such portrayals. Cross-list: RELI 215. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FILM 215 and FILM 114/FSEM 141/RELI 114.

FILM 218 - HISTORY THROUGH FILM IN EAST AND NORTHEAST ASIA

Short Title: EAST/NORTHEAST ASIA FILM HIST

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Can we learn history by analyzing movies? Using documentary and feature films from Asian film culture's beginnings, we view 19th-20th century Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history. Collective in-class film viewing, discussion and reading required. Cross-list: ASIA 218, HIST 218.

FILM 225 - INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING AND EDITING

Short Title: INTRO TO FILMMAKING & EDITING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course introduces the student to filmmaking in general through specific techniques of digital video production. The emphasis in this class will be the medium as a means of effective storytelling through the craft of filmmaking. All aspects of production will be discussed, including preproduction and postproduction. Core topics will include the basic principles and operation of digital video cameras, lighting instruments, and audio recording gear; concepts and practical use of nonlinear digital editing gear, planning and scripting using applications of various filmmaking techniques; and delivery of a finished project.

FILM 250 - CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN CINEMA

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This class examines trends in European cinema of the last fifteen years. Particular attention will be given to the issues of history, memory and national identity in Europe's shifting geopolitical climate, and to the formal and aesthetic concerns with which filmmakers responded to these shifts. The discussion will include films by Michael Haneke, Fatih Akin, Christian Mingiu and others. Cross-list: HART 250.

FILM 273 - INTRODUCTION TO FILM: FILM CRITICISM

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A writing-intensive course that teaches students to view films analytically and to write film criticism. Each week, students will view a film, read criticism of that film, and write their own review of the film. Screenings will be taken from important movements in world cinema history. Cross-list: ENGL 275, HART 285.

FILM 275 - COMICS AND SEQUENTIAL ART

Short Title: COMICS AND SEQUENTIAL ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to the art of combining words and pictures: diverse applications such as storyboarding for stage and screen, comic books and graphic novels, and serial or multiples in a variety of media all fall under the umbrella of Sequential Art. Through instruction, demos, readings and practice, students will learn the history and implementation of linear visual narratives utilizing the Comics Art Teaching and Study Workshop as a resource. Students in this class will also participate in the construction and establishment of a permanent research center for the study of Comic Book Art within the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. This course has limited enrollment. The roster is formatted on the first day class by the instructor, who may allow additional registration for majors and underclassmen. It is necessary to attend the first class meeting to confirm your place on the class roster. Cross-list: ARTS 230.

FILM 280 - HISTORY & AESTHETICS OF FILM

Short Title: HISTORY & AESTHETICS OF FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the art and aesthetics of film as an artifact produced within certain social contexts. Includes style, narrative, mise-en-scene, editing, sound, and ideology in classical Hollywood cinema, as well as in independent, alternative, nonfiction, and Third World cinemas. Cross-list: ARTS 280, HART 280.

FILM 281 - THE BEGINNINGS OF CINEMA

Short Title: THE BEGINNINGS OF CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This class studies the emergence of cinema in the context of cultural developments at the turn of the 20th century. Early films will be examined together with such contemporaneous issues as technologies of vision, modern mass culture, urban expansion and consumerism. Cross-list: HART 281.

FILM 284 - NONFICTION FILM

Short Title: NONFICTION FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the history and aesthetics of nonfiction film as both a social artifact and as a work of art. Includes discussions of actualities, the city film, the social documentary, surrealist cinema, propaganda, ethnography, the essay film, and the contemporary nonfiction film from around the world. Cross-list: HART 284.

FILM 285 - AUTEUR FILM: CASE STUDIES OF THREE AUTEURS

Short Title: AUTEUR FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course will explore the tradition of auteur filmmaking, with an emphasis on how this particular artistic mode situates itself within the evolving system of Hollywood institutional film. The auteur, in contrast to other filmmakers, exhibits unparalleled control over the production and post-production processes and is uniquely identifiable through the notable conventions of aesthetics, style, theme, content, atmosphere, etc. FILM 485/HART 481 ( 4 Credit Hours ) will require completion of additional coursework for the additional credit than the FILM 285/HART 283 (3 Credit Hours). Credit may not be received for more than one of FILM 285 or FILM 485 or Hart 283 or HART 481. Cross-list: HART 283. Equivalency: FILM 485. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FILM 285 and FILM 485.

FILM 287 - INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO AND INSTALLATION ART

Short Title: INTRO TO VIDEO AND INSTALL ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Learn to create unique experiences by sculpting time and space. With an emphasis on production and practice, this course introduces students to installation art and non-traditional, experimental uses of video. Students will learn the basic tools and techniques of digital video production using Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

Course URL: www.arts.rice.edu/

FILM 308 - IMPROVISATION FOR STAGE AND SCREEN

Short Title: IMPROV FOR STAGE AND SCREEN

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This is a course in the practical training of comedic, long-form, improvisation. Students will learn how to craft scenes spontaneously using tools like character dynamic, status, comedic pattern, beat structuring, and agreement. Classic forms of scenic improv will be taught and the course will also examine the role of improvisation in comedy films, video, and the creation of sketch comedy. Students will get to practice their skills by crafting videos in the class' culmination run of improv shows. Cross-list: THEA 308.

FILM 321 - LIFE IN REAL-TIME

Short Title: LIFE IN REAL-TIME

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores digital video as a contemporary art medium rich with possibilities of cultural critique. We will examine how artists deploy the speed of time-based media to underscore the urgency of specific environmental issues and offer observations on serous issues through the use of metaphor, irony, and humor. We will compare and contrast these ways through reading, films, and presentations.

FILM 323 - EXPERIMENTAL SOUND AND VIDEO

Short Title: EXPERIMENTAL SOUND AND VIDEO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The purpose of this course is to create experimental, collaborative digital media artworks. Students will learn the basic tools and techniques of digital video and audio production. Students will engage in experiment with sound and moving images by working to complete a number of short projects. Pre-registration of this course is limited to 8 students. 4 additional places will be reserved for VADA and Shepherd School of Music majors. Cross-list: MUSI 316. Repeatable for Credit.

FILM 327 - DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Short Title: DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the expressive possibilities of documentary production using digital systems. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ANTH 324, ARTS 327.

FILM 328 - FILMMAKING I

Short Title: FILMMAKING I

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Dramatic film production class that requires the making of one digital video and one 16mm film. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ARTS 328.

FILM 329 - FILM FORM

Short Title: FILM FORM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Viewing, analysis, and discussion of modern and classic films. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ARTS 329.

FILM 332 - CRITICAL STUDIES OF MULTIMEDIA ARTS

Short Title: CRITICAL STU OF MULTIMEDIA ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Critical Studies for Multimedia Arts is a course designed to familiarize art and non-art majors with key theories and core concepts in modern and contemporary multimedia art. Students will examine a broad spectrum of specific topics in contemporary artwork related conceptually to: space/time; bodies and performance; "sculptural" studies in an expanded field and video & film space. This is a multi-dimensional class consisting of guest lectures, artist-speakers, and field trips to local museums, galleries and alternative art spaces. This course will include discussions on readings, writings and special projects. This promises to be a fun and thought-provoking class and is designed to enhance studio practice and encourage interest in the visual arts. Cross-list: ARTS 332, FOTO 332, THEA 332.

FILM 334 - FILM LITERATURE

Short Title: FILMING LITERATURE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course engages a wide range of filmic adaptations of literary texts, with close attention to the specificity of the medium, genre and sub-genre, narrative and point of view.

FILM 336 - CINEMA AND THE CITY

Short Title: CINEMA AND THE CITY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class explores representations of the city in 20th and 21st century world cinema. Central concerns will include the city as cinematic protagonist, parallels between urban and cinematic space and the intertwined histories of both film and urban design over the last century. Cross-list: ASIA 355, HART 336.

FILM 339 - A REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN: TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE

Short Title: TRENDS IN CUBAN CULTURE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This research seminar will explore contemporary trends in Cuban culture through literary texts, films, music and works of art. We will examine the ways in which politics and the practices of artistic representation intersect in post-revolutionary Cuba. A research trip to Cuba has been organized as part of this seminar. Course taught in Spanish. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: HART 304, SPPO 375.

FILM 351 - HOLOCAUST REPRESENTATION IN LITERATURE, ART, AND FILM

Short Title: HOLOCAUST REPRESENTATION

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will address the representation of the Holocaust in literature, art, and film. Is the Holocaust representable? What literary and artistic techniques and devices have been employed to represent the unrepresentable? Through Holocaust narrative, poetry, fiction, art, memorials, documentary and narrative film, we will explore these questions. Cross-list: JWST 351. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FILM 351 and FILM 349/RELI 349.

FILM 359 - CINEMAS OF URBAN ALIENATION

Short Title: CINEMAS OF URBAN ALIENATION

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar examines cinematic engagements with urban spaces and experiences around the world spanning the last two centuries. Particular attention will be paid to issues of migration, marginality, colonialism, war and post-war, nostalgia and memory, race and gender. Cities of focus include Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Algiers, Beirut and Paris. Our weekly discussions of individual films will be grounded in critical writings of the cities' histories and theories of space and film. Cross-list: ARCH 359, HART 359.

FILM 361 - WHAT IS CINEMA? CLASSIC READINGS OF CLASSIC FILMS

Short Title: WHAT IS CINEMA?

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Using a variety of readings now considered classics as our guide, this class will look closely at a broad range of films and film movements discussed by critics and theorists such as Rudolf Amheim, Jean Epstein, Sergei Fisenstein, Walter Benjamin and Andre Bazin. Cross-list: HART 361.

FILM 373 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN FILM AND CULTURE

Short Title: SURVEY OF AMER FILM & CULTURE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that explores the history of cinema in the U.S. from its origins to the present day. Cross-list: ENGL 373, HART 380.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

FILM 378 - PLACE AND MEMORY IN MIDDLE EASTERN AND EUROPEAN CINEMA

Short Title: MEMORY AND PLACE IN CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Focuses on cinematic explorations of and preoccupations with the notion of place. Screenings include iconic and lesser - known films from Europe and the Middle East that offer diverse lenses and contexts (love, family, landscapes, borders, trauma, exile) through which we will examine questions of real and imagined place and the politics of memory. Cross-list: ANTH 378, HART 391.

FILM 380 - RIPPED, RECYCLED AND REMADE CINEMA

Short Title: RECYCLED CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This hybrid seminar/production class investigates the practice cinematic quoting in media works. We will look at how the appropriation process critiques political and cultural concerns between the source and reworked material, new conversations it introduces, and these works in relation to fair-using, hijacking, open sourcing, and stealing.

FILM 381 - MEDICAL MEDIA ARTS LAB

Short Title: MEDICAL MEDIA ARTS LAB

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students will collaborate with health professionals to create solutions to real-world medical communication, visualization and design problems. Working individually and in teams, students will apply critical thinking and theory to hands-on design. Projects may include production of short videos, infographics, app development, 3-D virtual models, creative writing, and other media arts. Cross-list: ENGL 386.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

FILM 382 - MODALITIES OF CINEMA

Short Title: MODALITIES OF CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course we will survey the range of organizing principles of cinema- the differing and combative ways cinema arranges its images and sounds. We will look at classicism, modernism, postmodernism and many other modes. The films will range from early silent pictures, to experimental shorts, to commercial blockbusters. Cross-list: HART 382.

FILM 383 - GLOBAL CINEMA

Short Title: GLOBAL CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to cinema as a global enterprise. It explores the relationship between nations, identities, races, concepts, and genres. It inquires into the question of globalization as it relates to the motion picture audience, corporations, and the commerce of ideas. Cross-list: HART 383.

FILM 384 - AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA

Short Title: AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores the history of filmmaking outside of Hollywood in the United States throughout the 20th century, emphasizing the period from 1959 to the present. Special attention to the contributions of marginalized communities and the art world, innovative film styles, and the interdependence of alternative and mainstream media cultures. Cross-list: ENGL 384.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

FILM 385 - FILM STUDIES

Short Title: FILM STUDIES

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that may focus on such areas as film genres, national cinemas, world cinema, directors or other thematically organized topics. Cross-list: ENGL 385. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

FILM 386 - MEDICAL MEDIA ARTS LAB

Short Title: MEDIA STUDIES

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that addresses interdisciplinary approaches to studying the relationships between film, photography, television, and digital technologies such as the internet and computer-generated imaging. Cross-list: ENGL 388. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

FILM 388 - POST WAR EUROPEAN CINEMA

Short Title: POST WAR EUROPEAN CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class surveys major developments in European cinema from the late 1940s to the late 1960s. Our study will include such movements as Italian Neorealism, German Rubble Films, French New Wave, and Soviet cinema in the Thaw. Particular attention will be paid to such issues as cinema and post-war reconstruction, memory and nation, and body and space. Cross-list: HART 388.

FILM 389 - FILM MELODRAMA

Short Title: FILM MELODRAMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Melodrama - the genre of tears, sensationalism and excess - has long been the focus of critical debates. Initially dismissed as mere escapism, melodrama films have begun to generate nuanced studies about their engagement with issues of gender, sexuality, class, and race. This seminar examines aesthetic, socio-political, and psychological dimensions of film melodrama, including historical works by Vidor, Sirk, Godard, and Fassbinder, as well as more recent projects by Haynes and Almodovar. Cross-list: HART 389.

FILM 395 - FILM INTERNSHIP

Short Title: FILM INTERNSHIP

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is a field-based, supervised, professional learning experience designed to enhance classroom learning. Students will be responsible for identifying and securing internship positions and must obtain permission from the department chairman and have a department faculty sponsor. All interns are required to keep an internship journal recording duties and activities; the journal will be used as the basis of a five-page paper summarizing the internship experience. Documentation of the work produced during the internship is required portfolio, CD, DVD, etc. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FILM 396 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FILM & VIDEOTAPE MAKING

Short Title: SPEC. PROB: FILM & VIDEO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of problems in film and film production. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FILM 420 - FILM STUDIO

Short Title: FILM STUDIO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): FILM 327 and FILM 328

Description: A class for advanced filmmaking students working independently, but meeting as a group to participate in discussions about a variety of filmmaking topics. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FILM 427 - ADVANCED FILMMAKING

Short Title: ADVANCED FILMMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): FILM 225 and (FILM 327 or ARTS 327) and (FILM 328 or ARTS 328)

Description: Advanced documentary production using digital camera and editing systems. Continuation of FILM 327. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ARTS 427.

FILM 428 - FILMMAKING II

Short Title: FILMMAKING II

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: 16mm film production course utilizing handmade cinema techniques. Space in class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ARTS 428.

FILM 430 - ADVANCED METHODS IN SOUND, CINEMATOGRAPHY, AND EDITING

Short Title: ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): FILM 327

Description: This class will prepare students for more rigorous work in professional media. Building on the basic understanding of sound, image, and editing, students will focus on the controlled and strategic use of techniques and equipment. We will explore visual representation theory, psychoacoustics and narrative sound design, and the use of editing as a storytelling mechanism. Students will gain valuable and realistic crew experience and learn to anticipate and understand many aspects of film production.

FILM 432 - FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN

Short Title: FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of the essential American film experience spanning all the years of U.S. cinema, with emphasis on the western and its mythic function in society. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ARTS 432.

FILM 433 - FILM GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA

Short Title: FILM GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course we will trace the history and elements of the popular film genre of science fiction, from early silents to recent configurations. We will look at the links between the genre cinema itself. Topics for the Film Genre courses will vary and will include the uncanny, transhumanism, utopia and dystopia, and technology.

FILM 435 - SEMINAR ON FILM AUTHORSHIP: THE NEW HOLLYWOOD

Short Title: SEMINAR ON FILM AUTHORSHIP

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar covers the concept of authorship in Hollywood cinema since 1968. Filmmakers include Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch, The Coen Brothers, and Charlie Kauffman. Cross-list: ARTS 435, HART 480.

FILM 444 - HANDMADE FILM

Short Title: HANDMADE FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: 16mm film production course utilizing handmade cinema techniques, 4 required 16mm films made using surface treatments, shooting with a 16mm film camera, hand developing, classic animation, crating soundtracks and digital editing. Space in class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. Cross-list: ARTS 444.

FILM 455 - VIDEO AND EXPLANDED CINEMA

Short Title: VIDEO AND EXPANDED CINEMA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar explores the emergence of video and "expanded cinema" as a primary field of artistic practice over the course of the 1960s and 1970s. We will examine seminal works by artists including Andy Warhol, Dan Graham, and Robert Whitman as well as the shifting aesthetic, political, and media landscapes in which this work emerged. Cross-list: HART 457.

FILM 456 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMMAKING

Short Title: SPECIAL PROBLEM: FILMMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in film and film production. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FILM 483 - DOCUMENTARY AND ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

Short Title: DOCUMENTARY & ETHNOGRAPH FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the history of documentary and ethnographic cinema from a worldwide perspective. Includes both canonical and alternative films and film movements with emphasis on the shifting and overlapping boundaries of fiction and nonfiction genres.

FILM 485 - AUTEUR FILM: CASE STUDIES OF THREE AUTEURS

Short Title: AUTEUR FILM

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore the tradition of auteur filmmaking, with an emphasis on how this particular artistic mode situates itself within the evolving system of Hollywood institutional film. The auteur, in contrast to other filmmakers, exhibits unparalleled control over the production and post-production processes and is uniquely identifiable through the notable conventions of aesthetics, style, theme, content, atmosphere, etc. FILM 485/HART 481 ( 4 Credit Hours ) will require completion of additional coursework for the additional credit than the FILM 285/HART 283 (3 Credit Hours). Credit may not be received for more than one of FILM 285 or FILM 485 or Hart 283 or HART 481. Cross-list: HART 481. Equivalency: FILM 285. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FILM 485 and FILM 285.