FILM - FILM

FILM - 1310   INTRODUCTION TO FILM
[3 hours]  Introduction to the history and interpretation of cinema as art form, with  emphasis on discovering how meaning is encoded in film at the levels of shot, sequence and narrative construction.  (Not recommended or required for majors.)

FILM - 2310   FILM I
[3 hours]  An intensive introduction to the theory and practice of creative filmmaking utilizing the professional 16 mm format.  Individual and group production exercises.  Students must purchase supplies.

FILM - 2320   VIDEO I
[3 hours]  An intensive introduction to the theory and practice of video as an art form and means of expression.  Individual and group production projects supported by critical reading and writing assignments.  Students are required to purchase supplies. WAC Course.

FILM - 2340   INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA STUDIES
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ARTH 4990.  A critical approach to the development of cinema as an industrial, artistic, and ideological practice.  Emphasis on theories of film construction and interpretation and the development of research skills for cinema studies. WAC Course.

FILM - 2980   CINEMA STUDIES TOPIC I
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ARTH 4990.  Topics of Cinema Studies, concentrating on a specific style, genre, or national cinema, such as, Italian Cinema, Non-Western Cinema, etc.  Topics vary. May be repeated for 9 hours. Prerequisite: THR 2340 or THR 1310 (non-majors)

FILM - 2990 SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1-3 hours]  Individual study provides the student an opportunity to work independently on a problem of special interest in Film/Video under the direction of the faculty.  For Freshman and Sophomore students.

FILM - 3310   FILM II
[4 hours]  Intermediate 16mm filmmaking workshop. Emphasis on sync-sound and narrative film, advanced lighting and exposure techniques, and camera movement.  Individual and group projects. Students are required to purchase supplies. Prerequisite: FILM 2310

FILM - 3320   VIDEO II
[4 hours]  Intermediate video production; emphasis on personal and political uses of the medium.  Individual and group projects. Students are required to purchase supplies. Prerequisite: FILM 2320

FILM - 3350   SCREENWRITING
[4 hours]  Creative script writing for film and video. Individual and group writing exercises emphasizing aspects of narrative structure and screen play format as expressive elements. WAC Course. Prerequisite: FILM 2310 or 2320

FILM - 3360   PRODUCTION TOPIC
[4 hours]  Topics of Film or Video production including Animation, Sound, Lighting, Editing, etc. Individual and group projects.  Students must purchase supplies.  Prerequisite: FILM 2310 or 2320

FILM - 3730   DIRECTING FOR CAMERA
[3 hours]  Directing dramatic scenes for camera with emphasis on effective director/actor communication and the creation of dramatically meaningful camera and actor blocking.  Prerequisite: FILM 2310, 2320

FILM - 3980   CINEMA STUDIES TOPIC II
[4 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ARTH 4990.  A non-historical approach to specific topics of cinema studies, concentrating on problems of film theory and and individual research projects.  Topics vary.  (May be repeated to 12 hours.)

FILM - 4320   FILM/VIDEO WORKSHOP
[4 hours]  Advanced independent production projects, including screenwriting. Weekly critiques of work in progress. Requires proposal for admission. Larger projects may be completed over successive semesters. May be repeated up to 8 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing, approval of a project proposal, and one of the following: FILM 3310, 3320, 3350, 3360.

FILM - 4370   CINEMA STUDIES SEMINAR (TOPICS)
[4 hours]  A research oriented seminar concerning a specific topic of cinema studies, emphasizing original research culminating in an individual research project.  Prerequisite: FILM 2340 or permission of instructor

FILM - 4940  INTERNSHIP
[3 hours]  Internship with an approved program, company, or agency in Film.  Video or television.  (repeatable for 6 credit hours)

FILM - 4950  HONORS THESIS
[3 hours]  Research or a creative project on a topic in Film or Video.  Required of all BA candidates seeking department honors.  (Repeatable for 6 credit hours.)

FILM - 4990  SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1-3 hours]  Individual study provides the student an opportunity to work independently on a problem of special interest in Film/Video under the direction of the faculty.  For Junior and senior students.

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