Upcoming Courses

Now Enrolling for Summer 2020

 

FMST 0120 & ENGFLM 0400 - Introduction to Film

This is an entry-level course on the visual arts that offers the student a broad introduction to the medium of film. As part of this overview, the class will consider such issues as: the process of contemporary film production and distribution; the nature of basic film forms; selected approaches to film criticism; comparisons between film and the other media. This is a Critical Studies course and counts for Category II towards the Film and Media Studies major and minor.

Six Week - First: TuThu 6:00PM-9:50PM with Adam Hebert

FMST 0150 & ENGFLM 0530 - Film Analysis

This course introduces students to the art of the cinema, and to the techniques for its formal analysis.  It examines the nature of shot composition and visual framing, the use of color, the role of lighting as a pictorial element, the potentials of camera movement, the modes of editing and the nature of image/sound montage.  It also introduces students to dominant cinema forms--narrative, experimental, documentary, etc.  This is a Critical Studies course and is a required course for the Film and Media Studies major and minor.

Six Week - Second: MoWe 12:00PM-3:50PM with Augustus Cook

FMST 0170 & ENGFLM 0540 - World Film History

 

This course both introduces students to techniques of film analysis and acquaints them with major works and movements in international cinema.  The course pays particular attention to the evolution of film narrative and visual style through landmarks in film development--European avant-garde films,  British documentary, Italian neo-realism, etc.  This is a Critical Studies course and is a required course for the Film and Media Studies major and minor.

Six Week - First: MoWe 12:00PM-3:50PM with Denis Saltykov

FMST 0500 & ENGFLM 0532 - Introduction to Film Genres

This course surveys major film genres, which may include Westerns, musicals, horror, film noir, screwball comedy, etc. We will trace the history of film genres from the studio era to the present, including European transformations. The course seeks to relate film genres to the culture that created them. This is a Critical Studies course and counts for Category II towards the Film and Media Studies major and minor.
 
Six Week - Second: MoWe 6:00PM - 9:50PM with Jonah Jeng

FMST 0800 - Filmmaking I: Fundamentals

Filmmaking is a creative process that combines art, science, craft, and collaboration. This course is a hands-on introduction to the process, starting with the building blocks of motion pictures: light and cameras, composition, editing, and visual storytelling. You will complete two short videos over the course of the semester, shooting video with DSLR cameras and editing using Adobe Premiere Pro. In-class exercises will provide a deeper understanding of making moving images.
 
Six Week - First: MoWe 6:00PM-9:00PM with Staff

FMST 1275 & ENGFLM 1390 - Contemporary Film

Surveys international film from 1970 to the present and the major film movements of the period.  It also demonstrates the stylistic and cultural interrelationships between the international film schools. This is a Critical Studies course and counts for Category I towards the Film and Media Studies major and minor.

Six Week - First: TuThu 12:00PM-3:50PM with Silpa Mukherjee