CINE-104
Credit Hours:
4
Film Aesthetics and Analysis
An introductory study of the dominant theatrical medium of the 20th century. Critical analysis of narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental cinema. An introduction to basic scholarly and evaluative approaches to film and video art. Screenings, readings, and critical papers. No prerequisites. Required of Cinema majors.
CINE-150
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Cinema
Selected topics in Cinema.
CINE-219
Credit Hours:
4
Elementary Cinema Production
An introductory video production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an emphasis upon cinema as an aesthetic form. Each student will complete a series of projects in the video format. Students are required to share in the expenses of their video productions. Required of Cinema majors. No prerequisites.
CINE-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in Cinema
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
CINE-308
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Animation
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of traditional animation techniques, as well as cover many aspects of the more experimental contemporary forms of stop-motion animation processes. Students will be given several animation "studies" over the course of the semester that will offer them experience with different types of stop-motion and computer key-framed techniques, as well as experience in story-boarding, sound recording, character movement and rig development, and post digital effects work. In addition to workshop projects, students will be exposed to outside readings and film viewings.
CINE-310
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate Cinema Production
An introductory course in 16mm film examining this chemical-based medium in both theory and practice. Each student will complete a series of short film projects with an emphasis on film grammar, film aesthetics, and all facets of film production. Students are required to share in the expenses of their film productions. Required of Cinema majors. Prerequisite: 219.
CINE-312
Credit Hours:
4
Cinema Seminar
The subject for these seminars varies from year to year, and offers the advanced student of cinema intensive and humanistic investigation of specialized generic, stylistic, and creative problems in the fields of film and/or video. Research papers, screenings, critical essays, readings. Prerequisite: one cinema course or consent. Repeatable.
CINE-326
Credit Hours:
4
History of Cinema
A survey of the social and aesthetic impact and development of cinema from its literary and technological origins in the 19th century through the French and American development of the early silent cinema, Soviet expressive montage, German expressionist cinema, the French surrealist avant garde, the studio years of Hollywood, Italian neo-realism, the new wave and contemporary developments, including the recent influence of electronically generated and broadcast cinema. Screenings, readings, research and critical papers. Required of Cinema majors.
CINE-328
Credit Hours:
4
Screenwriting
A course offering a small group of students guided practice in dramatic writings for the screen. This seminar includes readings, film viewings, script analyses and weekly writing exercises, with emphasis upon the dramatic feature screenplay. Prerequisite: one previous Cinema course, junior or senior standing, or consent.
CINE-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
CINE-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
CINE-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
CINE-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
CINE-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced Topics in Cinema
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
CINE-407
Credit Hours:
4
Jr./Sr. Film Production Seminar
These seminars vary from year-to-year, and offer junior and senior cinema students intensive inquiry into specific cinematic production topics. Prerequisite: CINE 410 or consent. Repeatable.
CINE-408
Credit Hours:
4
Jr./Sr. Film Studies Seminar
These seminars vary from year-to-year, and offer junior and senior cinema students intensive inquiry into specialized topics in film studies. Prerequisite: CINE 104 or consent. Repeatable. Prereq: CINE 104 or Consent of Instructor.
CINE-410
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced Cinema Production
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema. A rigorous and intensive practical course in the techniques of sound motion picture production. Working in the 16mm format, students complete a series of individual and group projects. Students learn the fundamentals of production management, camera work, sensitometry, lighting, sound recording and mixing, double-system editing, printing and laboratory processes. Students are required to share in the expenses of their productions. Required of Cinema majors. Prerequisite: 310.
CINE-412
Credit Hours:
4
Theory of Cinema
An investigation of the salient theories of cinema from the pioneering work of Eisenstein and Pudovkin to current work in ideological, structuralist, and semiotic analysis. Reference is made to traditional literary and art criticism, as well as to relevant sociological and anthropological research. Little attention is paid to routine journalistic film criticism. Emphasis is on screenings, readings, research, and critical papers. Prerequisite: CINE 104. Required of Cinema majors.
CINE-419
Credit Hours:
4
Cinema Workshop
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production. The course involves students in the creation of works of cinematic art in 16mm sound format as a total process from script to screen. Some advanced video production may be permissible, by consent. Students are required to share in the expenses of their productions. Repeatable up to a limit of 16 credit hours. It should be noted that Cinema Workshop is not designed to provide professional training but rather to permit students to explore their creative abilities while employing professional tools and procedures. Prerequisites: 410.
CINE-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
CINE-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research