Film Studies

Become a discerning consumer, interpreter and producer of one of our most influential art forms. Our Film courses will give you knowledge of American and international film history, theory and criticism.

Film Studies 107

FILM 107: FILM, VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY I

Spring. Credit, four hours. Creative as well as technical problems in these related media are examined; techniques in using cameras, projectors, and video editing equipment.

Film Studies 270

FILM 270—INTRODUCTION TO FILM (HAP)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. General aesthetic and historical introduction to cinema, with selected readings in film criticism and theory. Weekly in-class screenings required.

Film Studies 299R

FILM 299R: DIRECTED RESEARCH

On demand. Credit, one-four hours. Prerequisite: By consent of instructor only. A supervised project in an area of study to be determined by the instructor and student. Requires faculty approval. Only four credit hours can be applied toward fulfillment of the major.

Film Studies 373R

FILM 373R—SPECIAL TOPICS IN FILM (HAP OR HSC, DEPENDING ON THE TOPIC)

On demand. Credit, one to four hours. Prerequisite: Film Studies 270 or by consent of instructor. Individual topics on film study focusing on a specific period or movement. Weekly screenings required. FS270 is the introductory course for film studies. This course does not count toward the creative writing major.

Film Studies 378R

FILM 378R—SCREENWRITING (HAP)

Every other year. Credit, four hours. A writing-intensive course in the construction and formatting of screenplays, which also broaches various aspects of preproduction planning.