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Please check Buckeyelink and/or refer to a course's home department for any questions about course topics, instructors, or schedules. You can find instructor contact information on the department's homepage or using the people find search engine on my.osu.edu.

If you have questions about major or minor requirements please see the advising sheets linked on this page or contact an advisor to assist you.

Moving-Image Production courses / Film Studies Undergraduate Major and Minor courses / Screenwriting Focus courses / Production Focus courses / Graduate Courses 

Moving-Image Production Major

 

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ACCAD 5001 - 0010 :  Motion Studies through Hand-Drawn Animation

The principles of animation as demonstrated through hand-drawn animation. The work produced serves as a tool for comprehending the underlying process of any animation technique.

Course Topic:  The course provides an overview of techniques ranging from 2D animation, to stop motion and pixilation as it introduces animation as a tool for filmmakers to employ. Students will learn the principles of animation through developing and creating various animation projects independently and collaboratively.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 683.

Lecture: 2 sections

  • TuTh 12:30PM - 1:50PM / TBA / Benjamin Zelkowicz (25207)
  • TuTh 2:00PM - 3:20PM / TBA / Benjamin Zelkowicz (34803)

 

ACCAD 5002 - 0010 :  3D Computer Animation: Form, Light and Motion I

Overview of 3D computer animation components and stages of production.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 749. ACCAD 5001 may also be required.

Lecture: (combined sections)

  • TuTh 11:10AM-1:00PM / Sullivant Hall 349A / Kyoung Swearingen (20930)
  • TuTh 11:10AM-1:00PM / Sullivant Hall 349A / Kyoung Swearingen (20931)

 

ACCAD 5003 - 0010 :  3D Computer Animation: Form, Light and Motion II

Further exploration of 3D computer animation components and stages of production.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 749. ACCAD 5002 may also be required.

Lecture: (combined sections)

  • WeFr 9:35AM-11:25AM / Sullivant Hall 349A / Kyoung Swearingen (34805)
  • WeFr 9:35AM-11:25AM / Sullivant Hall 349A / Kyoung Swearingen (34806)

 

ART 2000 - 0010 :  Encountering Contemporary Art

Readings, lectures, discussions and field trips will introduce students to a diverse range of ideas, processes and contexts shaping the experience of visual art today.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 162 or 200..

Lecture: (combined sections)

  • TuTh 3:55PM-5:15PM / Stilman Hall 100 / Staff (12586)

 

ART 3555 - 0020    Introduction to Digital Photography and Contemporary Issues 

Students will learn fundamental digital camera techniques and explore contemporary and historical issues in photography including the relationships between technique, concept, and aesthetics as well as the relationship between images, identity formation, and larger social structures.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2555.

GE VPA course.

Available Labs:

  • MoWeFr 8:05AM – 9:55AM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • TuTh 8:10AM – 10:55AM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • MoWeFr 4:05PM – 5:55PM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • MoWeFr 10:05am – 11:55AM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • MoWeFr 12:05PM – 1:55PM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • MoWeFr 2:05PM – 3:55PM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • TuTh 3:55PM – 6:40PM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • MoWe 6:05PM – 8:45PM / Hopkins 262 / Staff
  • TuTh 6:55PM – 9:40PM / Hopkins 262 / Staff

 

ART 4009 - 0010 :  Film/Video II: Experimental Strategies

This course is designed as an overview of a broad range of strategies and issues unique to the practice sometimes labeled "experimental film," avant-garde cinema," or "video art." Intermediate theory and practice of creating film/video artwork.  Emphasis on personal expression and experimental approaches.

Prereq: 3009, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 5551.

Lecture: (combined sections)

  • MoWe 3:55PM-6:40PM / Hopkins Hall 1354 / Staff (26062)

 

ART 5019 - 0010 :  Film/Video III: Topics in Technologies and Strategies

A variable-topics film or video production course focused on a conceptual issue or set of issues related to contemporary film and video practice. May focus specifically on film and video in the context of other arts or on issues with relevance outside of the narrowly defined fields of experimental film or video art.

Prereq: 3009 and 4009. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

  • MoWe 3:55PM – 6:40PM / Hopkins 246/ Roger Beebe (34238)

Special Topic: Found Footage/Appropriation Art

With the increasing reproducibility of digital media of all sorts, we are daily confronted with the gray areas of the legal landscape around copyright. Conversations about appropriation are no longer just for the obscure hallways of the legal system—they are now part of our everyday lives, in things like memes, animated gifs, segments on TV shows like Last Week Tonight, etc.  This course will engage those conversations with an eye toward putting them in practice in a series of film and video projects.  Projects will use a range of materials from 16mm films and VHS tapes to the latest digital forms, including cell phone video, social media.  Students’ found footage work will engage simultaneously with the ethics of appropriation and the strategies used by important contemporary makers who use found materials. 

 

MVNGIMG 2201 - 0010 :  Filmmaking Foundation I

This entry-level course presents moving image production as an artistic, cultural, and multi-modal practice. It focuses on the building blocks of film grammar and offers an introduction to fundamental concepts and tools needed to work in the moving image, grounded in critical and historical context. Students use project-based learning to work independently and collaboratively.

Lecture:

  • We 1:50PM – 3:10PM / Gateway House 1 / Roger Beebe

Available Labs:

  • Tu 9:05PM – 11:50PM / Mendenhall Lab 129 / Staff (24543)
  • Tu 12:05PM – 2:50PM / Mendenhall Lab 129 / Staff (24287)
  • Tu 3:05pm – 5:50PM / Mendenhall Lab 129 / Staff (24288)
  • Tu 6:05PM – 8:50PM / Mendenhall Lab 129 / Staff (25308)

 

THEATRE 4381 - Narrative Filmmaking Fundamentals 

This course provides a foundation in the conceptual and technical building blocks of cinematic narrative, emphasizing collaborative projects. Students will investigate the nature of event, character, and place, developing their production and post-production skills in composition, camera movement, lighting, editing, and sound design to support and enhance storytelling.
Prereq: Admission to Moving-Image Production major, or permission of instructor.

Lecture: (combined sections) - Advisor Enrollment Required

  • WeFr 2:00PM – 4:00PM / TBA / Vera Brunner-Sung

 

THEATRE 5322 - 0010   Art of Editing

Exploration of post-production techniques from editorial concepts to outputting video. Students will expand their knowledge of the editorial process and their analytical skills.

Prereq: 5321 and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 633.

Lecture: (combined sections) - Advisor Enrollment Required

  • WeFr 9:10AM - 10:10AM / Drake Center 2060 / Staff

 

THEATRE 5325 -  The Film Director's Voice 

This advanced-level course offers students an understanding of the fundamentals of directing narrative film, with an emphasis on the director's personal voice and vision. It considers responsibilities and techniques across all stages of production, from early development through the completion of postproduction, as well as an introduction to promoting your finished project.
Prereq: 4381 and 5323, or permission of instructors.

Lecture: (combined sections) - Advisor Enrollment Required

  • WeFr 9:10AM - 10:10AM / TBA / Vera Brunner-Sung

 

THEATRE 5341 - 0010   Studies in Documentary

Exploration of the conceptual, aesthetic, critical, social, ethical, and practical issues in the practice of documentary and reality production of cinema and video works.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 777.

Lecture: (combined sections) - Advisor Enrollment Required

  • WeFr 11:30AM – 1:35PM / TBA / Staff

 

For Post Pre-Majors Only

MVNGIMG 4200 - Cinema Today  

Students to attend a specific set of new films, documentaries, and classics at world-class venues such as the Wexner Center of the Arts and when available, any associated visiting filmmakers' discussions of their work. To synthesize these viewings, students will submit response writings that apply specific elements of film language to answer questions about the films.

Seminar (Student should hold this time for possible meetings or screenings) Advisor Enrollment Required

  • Th 6:50PM – 9:40PM / TBA / TBA
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MVNGIMG 4501 - Senior Project I 

The first of a two-semester experience in which students develop an iterative pre-production plan and rough cut/draft stage for their individual or collaborative senior project. Students produce a creative work in the areas of animation, documentary, experimental or narrative or combinations of these modes. Group-oriented critiques advance projects to an intermediate stage of development.
Prereq: Sr standing, and permission of instructor or department.

Seminar (Student should hold this time for possible meetings and critiques) Advisor Enrollment Required

  • We Fr 2:30 – 3:30PM / Hagerty Hall 042/ TBA

 

Film Studies Undergrad MJ/MN

 

 

ACCAD 3350 - 10   The History of Animation

An overview of the history and theory of animation including origin of animation forms, Hollywood Studio animation, a sample of World Animation and contemporary animation. 

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 350. Cred: 3 units

  • We Fr 9:35AM - 10:55AM / Wexner Center 001 / David Filipi

 

AFAMAST 4571 - 10 : Black Visual Culture and Popular Media

An examination of African Americans in visual culture and the theories of representation in popular media. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 571. GE VPA and diversity soc div in the US course.

  • TuTh 9:35AM - 10:55AM / Hagerty Hall 045 / Laura - Ashley Taylor
  • TuTh 3:55PM - 5:15PM / TBA / TBA

 

COMPSTD 3607 : Film and Literature as Narrative Art

Relationships between film and literature; emergence of cinematic art as a form of representation with emphasis on diverse cultural traditions. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 3607H (358H, 358). GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • Class 14397 / Mo 12:10PM – 2:00PM AND WeFr 12:40PM - 1:35PM / Mendenhall Lab 131 / Susan Hanson
  • Class 21949 / MoWe 12:45PM – 2:05PM AND Fr 12:45PM – 2:55 PM / McPherson Lab  1045 / Staff

 

ENGLISH 2263 : Introduction to Film

Introduction to methods of reading film texts by analyzing cinema as technique, as system, and as cultural product. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 263. GE VPA course. Cred: 3 units

LECTURE:

  • MoWe 12:45-2:05 / Macquigg Lab / Ryan Friedman

RECITATIONS:

  • Fr 1:50PM -2:45PM / Cockins Hall 218 / Staff
  • Fr 1:50PM -2:45PM / Mendenhall Lab 131 / Staff
  • Fr 12:40PM – 1:35PM / Journalism Bldg 375/ Staff
  • Fr 12:40PM – 1:35PM / Cockins Hall 218 / Staff

 

MINOR ONLY

ENGLISH 3378  : Special Topics in Film and Literature 

This course can satisfy various requirements: an upper-level (4000-level) or lower-level (3000-level) course for the English Major and Minor; a course for the Film Studies Minor; a course for the Popular Culture minor; a film course for the Pre-Education Major; and a Cultures and Ideas course for GE credit.

  • TuTh 3:55PM - 5:15PM / Sullivant Hall 205 / Frederick Aldama
  • TuTh 2:20PM - 3:40PM/ Denney Hall 209 / Luke Wilson

 

ENGLISH 4578 – 20 : Special Topics in Film

Examination of particular topics, themes, genres, or movements in cinema; topics may include particular directors (Orson Welles), periods (The Sixties), genres (horror). Prereq: 10 qtr cr hrs or 6 cr hrs of English at 2000-3000 level, or permission of instructor. 5 qtr cr hrs in 367 or 3 cr hrs in 2367 in any subject is acceptable towards the 6 cr hrs. Not open to students with 15 qtr cr hrs for 578 or 9 sem cr hrs for 4578 or 4578H. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

  • WeFr 11:10AM – 12:30PM / Denney Hall 238 / Jared Gardner
  • Course Topic: Disney (Plus) This course will study the history of Disney from its founding in 1923 as a small animation studio in a Hollywood dominated by major studios to its emergence in the 21st century as the world's most profitable global media conglomerate. Along with analysis of film, television, and other media texts, the course will engage heavily with film history (including studio and industry history), media history, and popular culture studies from 1920s-2020, considering not only Disney's own theatrical output but also the wide range of media that the company has acquired and developed, including Pixar, the Star Wars franchise, and of course the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The launching of the new Disney+ streaming platform will also provide us with an occasion to consider the state (and future) of transmedia storytelling and media circulation in the new age of the horizontally integrated “studio.

 

ENGLISH 4578 - 30 : Special Topics in Film

Examination of particular topics, themes, genres, or movements in cinema; topics may include particular directors (Orson Welles), periods (The Sixties), genres (horror). Prereq: 10 qtr cr hrs or 6 cr hrs of English at 2000-3000 level, or permission of instructor. 5 qtr cr hrs in 367 or 3 cr hrs in 2367 in any subject is acceptable towards the 6 cr hrs. Not open to students with 15 qtr cr hrs for 578 or 9 sem cr hrs for 4578 or 4578H. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

  • TuTh 12:45PM – 2:05PM / Denney Hall 206 / David Brewer
  • Course Topic: Special Topics in Film: Musicals This course will investigate what is perhaps simultaneously the most beloved and the most mocked of all film genres: the musical.  We'll explore the enduring appeal of characters bursting into song and dance when their emotions swell.  And we'll consider why such an inherently ridiculous form should persist, despite all of the changes to both society and the film industry over the past century.  Likely viewings will include 42nd Street, Singin' in the Rain, Oklahoma!, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, West Side Story, The Blues Brothers, The Little Mermaid, Chicago, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Moulin Rouge!, Sweeney Todd, Mamma Mia!, and La La Land. Course requirements include a weekly viewing journal, a few short written exercises, an ethnographic field trip to a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, active participation in our discussions, and a final project whose form can be negotiated.

 

FILMSTD 2271 : Introduction to Film Studies for Majors

An introduction to the field of Film Studies based on a survey of the major theories of film analysis, specifically geared for incoming majors. Prereq: English 2263 (263), or HistArt 2901 (260). Not open to students with credit for 2270 (270). GE VPA course.

  • TuTh 12:45PM - 2:05PM / Denney Hall 209 / Ryan Friedman

 

FILMSTD 4895   : Advanced Seminar: Topics in Film Studies

Selected problems (themes, movements, theories, genres, styles, etc.) in film studies; topics vary per semester. Preq: Enrollment in Film Studies major, and Sr standing, or permission of instructor.

  • Friday 12:45PM – 3:40PM / Denney 207/ Sean O’Sullivan

Course Topic: Television -  Details to be announced

 

HISTART 2901 - 0001 : Introduction to World Cinema

Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 260. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • Class 15832 / Tu Th 9:35AM - 10:55AM / Hagerty Hall 180/ Staff
  • Class 15833 / TuTh 5:30PM - 6:50PM / Hitchcock Hall 324 / Staff
  • Class 25560 / Online / Staff

 

HISTART 3901 - 0010 : World Cinema Today

An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content. Prereq: Sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 350. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • Class 22571/ TuTh 3:55PM – 5:15PM /Pomerene Hall 260/ Erica Levin
  • Class 26185/ TuTh 5:30PM - 6:50PM / Scott Lab E125/ Staff

 

HISTART 5645:  Video Art

Introduces students to video as an artistic medium by studying its contentious past, multiple forms, and the trajectories of this expanding field.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for a 640.

  • Class 33837 / TuTh / 2:20PM - 3:45PM / Kris Paulsen

 

HISTART 5910 :  History of Documentary Cinema

A Historical, chronological survey of significant ideas about and contributions to documentary cinema. Prereq: Jr standing.

  • Class 18043 / MoW 3:55PM – 5:15PM/ Dreese Lab 264 / Erica Levin
  • Class 18042 / MoW 3:55PM – 5:15PM/ Dreese Lab 264 / Erica Levin

 

ITALIAN 2053  Introduction to Italian Cinema

OSU Italian Film - @OSUItalianFilm - #osuitaliancinema 

Survey of the Italian cinema from the beginnings to today, with special emphasis on neorealism. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 221. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

Italian 2053: Italian Cinema - Sex and Politics 

In Italian culture sex and politics are intimately entwined, as a daily look at Italian newspapers will reveal. Through examining the crossovers between ‘private’ arenas of home and family and ‘public’ realms of politics, the economy, and religion, this course aims to disclose how, in Italian culture, the personal and the political are inextricably linked. This course presents students with an overview of Italian cinema of the last seventy years and we will look in detail at films and serial television by several important Italian directors. We will touch upon major movements in Italian screen history, including Neorealism, commedia all’italiana, engaged or political cinema, the spaghetti western, mafia movies, the film noir, and quality television. Topics and historical periods to be addressed include: Italian fascism (including Italy’s problematic alliance with Nazi Germany and the Partisan Resistance,) the so-called ‘economic miracle,’ regionalism, Italy’s not-so ‘Dolce vita,’ gender relations, the mafias, political corruption, and terrorism. Taught in English. GE Visual Performing Arts and Diversity Global Studies.

  • MoWe 12:40PM – 1:35PM / Sullivant 220/ Staff
  •  Fr 12:40PM – 1:35PM / University Hall 043/ Staff
  • Th 12:40PM – 1:35PM / Cunz Hall 160/ Staff
  • Th 12:40PM – 1:35PM / TBA/ Staff
  • Th 12:40PM – 1:35PM / University Hall 047/ Staff
  • Fr 12:40PM – 1:35PM / TBA / Staff
  • Fr 12:40PM – 1:35PM /University Hall 051 / Staff

 

ITALIAN 2055 - 10   Mafia Movies

Examines Italian and American mafia movies made from 1905 to the present day and traces the history of the Italian and Italian American Mafias.  Taught in English. GE VPA course.

  • TuTh 12:45PM - 2:05PM / Hagerty Hall 180 / Dana Renga

 

Japanese 4400 Japanese Film and Visual Media

An overview of Japanese cinema and visual media, with a focus on genre: canonical and popular works of anime, yakuza film, historical/samurai film, comedies, and documentaries. Taught in English, no Japanese required.

  • Class 24578 / TuTh 12:45-2:05PM / Mendenhall Lab 115 / Richard Torrance

 

RUSSIAN 3460: Modern Russian Experience through Film

Exploration of some of the most revealing hopes and disappointments of Russian people presented in internationally acclaimed Russian films. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 360. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • TuTh 11:10AM - 12:30PM / Mendenhall 115 / Helena Goscilo
  • TuTh 9:35AM – 10:55AM / Denney Halll 206/ Staff

 

SLAVIC 3310: Science Fiction: East vs. West

Slavic, American, and British sci-fi on page and screen as reflection of major cultural concerns: progress, utopia, human perfectibility, limits of science and knowledge, gender, identity. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3320 or WGSSt 3310. GE VPA and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in WGSSt.

  • TuTh 12:45PM – 2:05PM / Page Hall 010 /Helena Goscilo
  • TuTh 9:35AM – 10:55PM / Derby Hall 238 / Helen Myers

 

SPANISH 2380:  Introduction to Latin American Film

Introduction to Latin American film traditions; analysis of genres, filmmakers, and alternate aesthetics; focus on relation of film to social, political, and economic processes. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 380. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • WeFr 12:45PM – 2:05PM / Mendenhall Lab 115 / Laura Podalsky

 

SPANISH 2380 Introduction to Latin American Film

Introduction to Latin American film traditions; analysis of genres, filmmakers, and alternate aesthetics; focus on relation of film to social, political, and economic processes.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 380. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

Prereq: Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 380. Level 1 CCP course, GE Visual and Performing Arts, GE Diversity: Global Studies .

  • WeFr 12:45PM – 2:05PM / Hopkins Hall 246 / Laura Podalsky

 

SPANISH 4581:  Spanish Film

Study of Spanish film; special attention is paid to the relationship between film and the society in which it is produced. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 3450 (450) or 3450H (450H). Not open to students with credit for 581. FL Admis Cond course.

  • TuTh 11:10AM – 12:30PM / Hagerty Hall 046 / Elizabeth Davis

 

SPANISH 4582:  Latinx Cinema in the 21st Century

Explores how films by and about Latinxs respond to the U.S. Latinx experience. Analyzes how representational strategies (in terms of race, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, and class) and the deployment of formal devices (such as narrative structure, lighting, cinematography, sound, editing, and mise-en-scene) give various shapes to Latinx experiences and identities.
Prereq: Second-level writing course, or permission of instructor.

  • TuTh 9:35AM – 10:55PM / Gateway Film Center House 1 / Frederick Aldama

 

WGSST 2317 - 0010   Introduction to Gender & Cinema

A study of the representation of gender in relationship to race, sexuality, and class in cinema. Topics may include stardom, genre, narrative, national cinemas, women and minority filmmakers, and film history.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3317. GE VPA course. GE VPA course.

  • Class 20067 / WeFr / 12:45PMAM – 2:05PM / University Hall 056 / Guisela Latorre
  • Class 20068 / TuTh / 9:35AM – 10:55AM / University Hall 056 / Maghan Jackson

 

WGSST 4527.01:  Studies in Gender and Cinema

Analysis of different film types focused on women to help students understand historical scope, theoretical frameworks, and reading strategies for understanding these films; topics vary. Prereq: Not open to students with 10 qtr cr hrs of 527 or FilmStd 527.

Studies in Gender and Cinema: The American Horror Film: Early feminist film theory criticized the horror film as a misogynist genre that punished female sexuality and identified women with monsters.  But recent feminist film critics have explored more complicated explorations of this genre’s renditions of difference, sexuality, race, disability, and reproduction.  Jordan Peele’s hits Get Out and Us confirm the importance of the horror film in its ability to articulate social issues.  This course focuses on the Frankenstein tradition, which emphasizes the theme of motherhood evident in the Peele films; this tradition is also the source of the serial killer subgenre (Psycho, Scream) as well as the subgenre of monstrous reproduction (Alien, The Ring). Our approach will equally emphasize both social and psycho/sexual theories of horror.

  • TuTh 3:55PM – 5:15PM / University Hall 056 / Linda Mizejewski

 

Marion Campus Only

HISTORY 3310 - History of African Cinema 

Emergence and development of African cinema as a film genre and part of material culture. European colonial and ethnographic film to modern African cinema. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
Prereq: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for AfAmASt 3320. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in AfAmASt 3320.

Lecture:

  • TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM / Morill Hall 160 / James Genova

 

Screenwriting

 

FILMSTD 4800 Story Development for Film and Television

In this course, students will harness their pre-existing critical thinking skills and historical knowledge to develop a personal statement-of-purpose that enables them to generate and refine their own original film and television concepts for subsequent production projects.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not available for students with credit for FilmStd 4194 AU 14 or English 4800.

Lecture: (combined sections) - Advisor Enrollment Required

  • Mo 3:30PM – 6:15PM / Denney Hall 245 / Angus Fletcher

 

FILMSTD 4880 - 10   Screenwriting and the Business of Cinema

This course examines screenwriting as both a literary art form and a challenging profession. Prereq: Theatre 5331 (636), or permission of instructor. Not open to credit to students with credit for 680.

  • WeFr 9:35AM - 10:55AM / Denney Hall 265 / Andrew Rose

 

FILMSTD 4881 - 10   Screenwriting and the Business of Television

This course examines television writing from both a creative and business perspective. Each student will individually pitch, and then write the show's bible, outline, and pilot. Students learn about teleplay structure, as well as ways to develop intriguing characters, realistic dialogue, and engaging episodes. In small groups students develop, write, and read others' work collectively. Prereq: Theatre 5331 or permission of instructor. Not available to students with credit for 5194 Sp15.

  • WeFr 11:10AM - 12:30PM / Derby 060 / Andrew Rose

 

THEATRE 5331: Screenwriting

Exploration of creative script-writing for video/cinema; development of short or feature length scripts. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 636.

Lecture: (combined sections) - Advisor Enrollment Required

  • WeFr 2:20PM – 3:40PM / Drake Center 2038 / Scott Spears (combined section class)
  • WeFr 3:55PM – 5:15PM / Drake Center 2038 / Scott Spears (combined section class)

 

Focus Area and Production Electives

Students pursuing a Film Studies Focus Area in "Production" or "Animation" or a minor in Video Arts should consult with an advisor about taking these courses as well as course listed above in the Moving-Image Production major to acquire enrollment information. 

ACCAD 5100 - 10   Concept Development for Time-Based Media

Methods for developing concepts for time-based media through the cultivation of ideas and problem-solving strategies. Storyboarding, composition, editing and sound principles will be explored. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 730. Credit: 3 units

  • TuTh 9:35AM – 10:55AM / Sullivant Hall 349A / Stephen Conroy

 

ART 3000: Digital Image Manipulation

Introduction to the creation, manipulation and critical interpretation of graphic and photographic artwork. Includes input and output of digital work as it applies to artists. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 350.

  • TuTh 11:10AM - 1:55PM / Hopkins Hall 356 / Staff
  • TuTh 8:10AM - 10:55AM / Hopkins Hall 356 / Staff
  • TuTh 3:55PM - 6:40PM / Hopkins Hall 356 / Staff
  • Mo We Fr 8:00AM - 9:50AM / Hopkins Hall 356 / Sta

 

ART 3009 - 0010 : Film/Video I: Technologies and Analysis

Introduction to the creation and analysis of video artwork; including techniques of video capture, post production, manipulation and critique within the context of art. Not open to students with credit for 5501.

  • MoWe 6:55PM – 9:40PM / Hopkins Hall 156 / Staff

 

ART 4101: Moving Image Art

Creation, manipulation and animation of digital imagery, including the integration of multiple media elements, such as video, drawings and audio into artistic projects.  Prereq: 2500 or 350, and 3101 (452) or 4001 or 553. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

  • TuTh 3:55PM – 6:40PM / Hopkins Hall 354 / Staff

 

ART 4401: Computer Animation

Focus on the concepts, aesthetics, processes, and practice of designing and producing 3D computer animation. Theory and techniques of cinematography, video production and sound as related to 3D computer animation will be covered.

Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

  • TuTh 11:10AM – 1:55PM / Hopkins Hall 356 / Staff

 

THEATRE 5321: Film/Video Production I

Basics of film/video production through lectures, analysis, and projects. Camera, sound, lighting, and editing techniques are practiced in collaborative and individual settings. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 634.

Lecture: (combined sections) - Advisor Enrollment Required

  • TuTh 3:55PM - 5:15PM / Drake Center 2060 / David Fisher

 

 

     

    Graduate Courses

     

    ENGLISH 6778.01 Introduction to Graduate Study in Film and Film Theory

    An advanced survey of the methodologies, contexts, and development of film and film theory.

    Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 6778.01 (778) or 6778.02.

    • We 1:50PM – 4:50PM / Denney Hall 419 / Sean O'Sullivan

     

     German 6400  Introduction to German Film

    Graduate introduction to German arts concentrating on moving images and non-text-based forms. Overview of visual-aesthetic movements and film history since 1900 in context. Fundamentals of analysis for film and visual media. 
    Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 672.

    • TuTh 2:20PM – 3:40PM / Hagerty Hall 488 / John Davidson

     

    HISTART 8901 - 0010   Cinema Studies

    Intensive studies of specific movements, artists, periods and theories of cinema. 

    Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

     

    • Class: 33956 / We 2:15PM - 5:00PM / TBA / Erica Levin

     

    ITALIAN 8243 - 0010   Studies in Italian Cinema

    Detailed exploration and analysis of selected topics in Italian cinema.
    Prereq: Doctorial and MA Candidates or, qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs. FL Admis Cond course.

     

    • Class: 33956 / We 2:20PM - 5:00 /  Dana Renga and Alan O’Leary (University of Leeds)

    Course Topic: Italian Cinema and Videographic Criticism - This course will use Italian film and television as a case study to investigate the utility and power of videographic criticism (the audiovisual analysis of film and cinema in video essays). As an approach to analytical work on film, videographic criticism is increasingly practiced within as well as beyond the academy and can be considered a growing part of digital humanities. The types of video essay range from the illustrated lecture to abstract or poetic meditations, and the number of video essays produced has multiplied exponentially over the last decade. But there is no agreement yet on the appropriate form that videographic criticism should take in order to qualify as scholarly practice. This course will consider the history and current state of videographic criticism and investigate the capacities of the practice by considering it in relation to themes and issues in Italian cinema studies as well as in relation to individual genres and films (we will also consider material on non-Italian cinema and TV). What forms of knowledge can videographic criticism provide about Italian films and cinema? Can it deal as effectively with questions or audience, ideology or industry as it does with formal aspects of individual films? What advantages does the practice of videographic criticism have over traditional academic forms of research and writing, and what are its disadvantages? Students may choose to make their own video essays as part of this course if they wish. Relatively few video essays have so far been made on Italian film and cinema, so this course is opportunity to take stock of, and to contribute to, a small but growing field.