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Courses at the 300-level

FILM 305: Exploring Ethnographic Film

A broad perspective is given on the ethnographic category of documentary film. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 305 and FILM 305.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101 or FILM 116 or 220.
FILM 351: Major Directors

The work of directors who have made major contributions to film is examined. Focus is limited to one or two directors. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 219 or consent of program director
FILM 352: Film Genres

An important film genre is traced. Topic varies. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 219 or consent of program director
FILM 353: National Cinemas

Movements in national cinemas are analyzed. Topics vary. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 219 or consent of program director
FILM 370: Screenwriting I

Basic techniques of screenwriting are introduced. Emphasis is on narrative film form and development of plot lines, character, and film treatments. The workshop approach allows students to write, discuss, and revise screenplays and treatments.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 219
FILM 371: Screenwriting II

Advanced techniques for screenwriting are presented. Emphasis is on the development of characters, dialogue, and direction. The workshop approach allows students to write, discuss, and revise an original screenplay using a treatment from FILM 370.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 370
FILM 372: Preproduction: Word to Moving Image

Basic techniques of planning a film production are introduced. Narrative and documentary forms are introduced. Emphasis is on storyboarding, script writing, location scouting, casting, equipment planning, and shooting schedules.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 219
FILM 373: Introduction to Film Production

Basic techniques for lighting, shooting, audio capture, and editing digital film are presented. Emphasis is on developing a working understanding of the grammar of film and digital film editing practices.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 372
FILM 374: Film Production: Narrative Form

Building on an understanding of the techniques of narrative film form, students conceptualize, script, cast, shoot, and edit multiple narrative short films.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 373
FILM 375: Film Production: Documentary Form

Building on an understanding of the documentary film form, students research and write a documentary film proposal. Upon approval, students produce a documentary short film.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 373
FILM 376: Film Production: Experimental

Students are introduced to historical and contemporary practices in experimental film/video, with emphasis on creative decision making, concepts of play and possibility, experimentation, and personal approaches to filmmaking.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 373
FILM 377: Film Production: 2D Animation

Students are introduced to 2D digital animation tools, with emphasis on basic techniques (movement, character/background design, walk cycles, lip sync, and motion graphics). Short projects are created.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 373
FILM 378: Film Production: 3D Animation

Students are introduced to 3D digital animation tools, with emphasis on modeling and animating scenes. Short projects are created.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 377
FILM 379: Digital Audio Production

Students are introduced to sound theory and digital audio production. They gain experience with sound design, field and studio recording, editing, mixing, signal processing, and basic MIDI production.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FILM 373
FILM 380: Workshop in Film Studies

For details, see the program director.
4 credit hours

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