01702/Film and Media Arts

 

0100. Media Arts I (4 s.h.) F SS.

An introductory course in media arts and theory, which examines the history and practice of image making, sound production, and new technologies. Students will explore both hands-on production processes and theoretical foundations of film, video, and audio in a range of technologies including low-tech formats, professional studio, and computerized digital settings. Coursework will emphasize individual students' rigorous exploration of creative, personal visions, along with commercial applications.

0101. Media Arts II (4 s.h.) S SS.

Prerequisite: FMA 0100 .

A continuation of media arts and theory with an increased emphasis on aesthetics, genres, writing, and project design. Assigned production projects and readings will include documentary, financial, and experimental formats.

0102. The Production of Media Culture (3 s.h.) F S.

An overview of cultural production, distribution, and reception explored through lectures, readings, and screenings. Equally oriented towards practical concerns such as the economics of the arts and the mass media, and theoretical debates on the social, political, and economic forces that shape culture.

0110. Media Arts Combined (4 s.h.) F S. $.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair Required. Prior study of production courses required.

An introductory course in media arts production and theory, which examines image making, sound, and new technology for those students who already have a production background. Course will further develop hands-on production process, while relating them to the theoretical and expressive foundations of media arts. Course work will include production projects, readings and writing.

Note: Duplicate Courses: FMA 0110 counts in place of FMA 0100 and FMA 0101.

X155. Introduction to Film and Video Analysis (3 s.h.) F S SS. Core: AR.

Film and television analysis through screenings, lectures, and readings in the context of theory, history, and aesthetics.

0200. Videography (4 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor.

Intensive instruction and practice with the tools of recording and structuring video. Coursework will consist of individual and group exercises and projects conducted in the studio and in the field.

0201. Writing for Media (4 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor .

Seminar and workshop exploration of various approaches to fiction and nonfiction media writing.

0202. Production Research and Development (4 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor .

Using contemporary and historical events, this course teaches research and development for documentary, docu-drama, and reality based narrative.

0203. Theory and Practice of Media Culture (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor .

The course will describe how cultural studies have grown out of film and media studies, combining intellectual and social history with changing representational practices. Students will analyze the dynamic relationship between ideas, socio-cultural, practices and technologies.

0210. Filmmaking (4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor .

Intensive instruction and practice with the tools of recording and structuring 16mm film. Coursework will consist of individual and group film exercises and projects.

0230. Audio Production (4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Completion of FMA core or permission of instructor .

A programmatic investigation of the sound sense, utilizing experimental demonstrations of multiple track audio, its control, use, and effects.

0241. Experimental Video and Multi-Media (4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor .

Intensive laboratory and field experience exploring personal, aesthetic, and social applications of video-utilizing camcorders, editing, and multi-media facilities. This course includes regularly scheduled screenings of significant experimental video and multimedia projects.

0245. Multimedia Production (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

Cross Listed with Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media.

Students explore the aesthetic, communications, and practical aspects of creating web sites with user input and feedback, and with streaming audio or video. They also will consider these issues in designing and producing multimedia CDís. Course will concentrate on both message-based and artistic uses of multimedia production.

0249. New Media Colloquium (1 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

Cross Listed with with BTMM and JPRA.

A seminar for New Media students, which will host guests from the New Media professions and arts. The course will critique student and professional work and focus on a topic related to this discipline. Class will seek to integrate student’s work across the New Media concentration.

0257. Editing Film and Video (4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor .

Techniques, practices, equipment, procedures, and theories involved in achieving structure in film and video.

0258. Computerized Editing (4 s.h.) SS.

Prerequisite: FMA 0257.

A second semester editing course that serves as an introduction to the use of computers in the editing process. The course will provide a background in digital editing from CMX for TV broadcast to current desktop editing for independent film and videomakers (includes Quicktime, Premiere and AVID non- linear editing system).

0270. How To Be A Producer (4 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor.

The business of making media from conceptualization, budgeting, financing, and fundraising to production management, distribution, and marketing. Focusing on both commercial and not-for-profit organizations and strategies, coursework includes readings, lectures, case studies, as well as guest professionals, and multi-genre assignments in developing hypothetical projects.

0292. Topics in Film Study (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core.

Cross Listed with Women Studies.

An intermediate exploratory seminar in film study

0300. Race and Racism in Film and Media Arts (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor.

Drawing from a variety of forms of popular entertainment, this course explores the way stereotypes, genre, and other narrative structures function to discriminate against or provide models of negotiated relations in a multicultural society.

0307. Seminar in London (3 s.h.)

Summer seminar in London. Offered only through the Temple London Program. Only available during summers when an FMA faculty member is leading the seminar. FMA students may only count three credits towards FMA major.

0310. Animation Workshop (4 s.h.) SS.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of instructor.

A workshop on the art and techniques of animation, exploring several approaches from cards and cells to computer imagery.

0311. Lighting for Film and Video (4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: FMA 0200, 0210, photography or theater lighting course, or permission of the instructor.

This workshop will function both to explore the technical, aesthetic, and compositional aspects of lighting for cinematic, photographic, and electronic media for all students, and to cover advanced issues of cinematography and synchronous sound for those students who wish to continue study of filmmaking. The course will analyze the evolution of lighting styles (such as classical Hollywood, neorealist, film noir, and expressionism) in fiction and non-fiction moviemaking, commercials, trailers, and music videos. Each student will complete an individual and/or group portfolio of different lighting exercises. Students with an advanced interest in filmmaking will substitute camera and synchronous sound exercises for some of the lighting exercises.

W320. Writing for Media II (4 s.h.) F S. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: FMA 0201 or permission of instructor.

An advanced course concentrating on the preparation of a complete television, motion picture, or non-fiction script.

0321. Screen Directing (4 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: 200 level production course or permission of instructor.

Theories of directing, dramatic form, and acting are examined through lectures, demonstrations, readings, and applied exercises to establish a theoretical and practical foundation in film and television directing.

0322. Screen Performance (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Completion of 200 level production course or permission of instructor.

Cross Listed with Theatre 0319.

Acting theory and advanced acting technique as applied to television and film; individual and ensemble exercises on location and in the studio.

0323. Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: FMA 0201; and FMA 0200, 0210 or 0241.

Analysis and exercises dealing with the conventional language of mainstream narrative film, including how this language, traditionally presented as the only way to organize narrative films, actually serves to circumscribe the kind of stories that may be told.

0324. Narrative Theory and Practice (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: FMA 0341 or FMA 0343 or permission of instructor..

Analysis and exercises to push the conventions of mainstream narrative cinema in search of a personalized style. The class will look at foregrounding the lyrical narrative "voice," challenging mainstream structures, mixing genres, rethinking characterization, and flattening or artificially heightening of dramatic line.

0325. Making Documentaries (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: FMA 0200 and 0201 or permission of instructor.

An advanced workshop in the theory, practice, and ethics of documentary production. The workshop will feature exercises in oral history and interview techniques, hand-held and traditional camerawork, field-sound recording, archival film/photo and music research, specialized video and audio editing assignments, and a final camcorder project. These skills will be integrated with screenings of classics, work by women and minorities and experimental makers, along with reading and discussion of non-fiction theory

0331. Film and Video Sound (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: FMA 0230 or permission of the instructor.

Theory and practice of sound as it relates to film and video production including location sound, making a frame, wild sound pick-up, overdubbing and acoustical reproduction, Foley, sound sweetening, scoring for film and sound mixing for film.

0341. Experimental TV (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of the instructor.

An advanced workshop to develop projects in experimental, documentary, or narrative forms using portable video, TV studio, and editing facilities.

0354. New Technologies Lab (4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Exploration, study, design, production, and implementation of hypermedia projects including interactive and computer controlled video, computer graphics, digital sound, videodisc, virtual reality, and other emerging technologies. Interdisciplinary collaborations will be encouraged between Film and Media Arts, Mass Media and Telecommunications, Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture, Art, and Music.

W360. History of Documentary (4 s.h.) Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of the instructor.

An interpretive historical survey of the non-fiction film explored through lectures, readings, and screenings. Films and writings to be studied will include work by Muybridge, Marey, Flaherty, Cooper, Grierson, Jennings, Lorentz, Van Dyke, Vertov, Ruttmann, Murrow, Leacock, Wiseman, Trinh Min Ha, and others.

0361. Media Anthropology (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core and junior or senior standing.

Anthropological perspectives on media studies in terms of both cultural organization and anthropological research tools; includes anthropological and communication theory, history of ethnography, and research methods with special emphasis on visual recording modes.

0366. International Cinema (4 s.h.) S.

The course will survey and examine the various cultural determinants of international film forms through screenings, lectures, and readings. It will attempt to define the differences and similarities between mainstream Hollywood cinema and the range of international film forms from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

W368. History of Narrative Film (4 s.h.) F. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core or permission of the instructor.

Major trends in theatrical film history and the methods and issues in the writing of film history.

0380. Senior Media Culture Thesis I (4 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in FMA core courses, plus FMA 0202 and 0203 and senior status .

The planning, conceptualization, and design of a written research project that combines skills in theory, criticism, and historiography, or a producible script based on research.

0381. Senior Media Culture Thesis II (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Senior Media Culture Thesis I .

The completion of the project or script begun in FMA 0380.

0382. Senior Project (4 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in FMA core courses, plus FMA 0200 and 0201, senior status, and an approved project proposal.

Advanced pre-production, production, and post-production of film, video, and emerging technologies with specific emphasis on producing works of artistic and social consequence, with critiques and evaluations by faculty and visiting professionals. Intensive field and laboratory work leading towards individual or collaborative final project for exhibition.

Note: First semester of a two-semester sequence (0382-0383).

0383. Senior Project II (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: FMA 0382 .

Continuation of FMA 0382.

Note: Second semester of a two-semester sequence (0382-0383).

0390. Topics in Media Culture (2 - 8 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core and permission of instructor.

An exploratory seminar with varying special topics, which might include "Gender," "Theories of Subjectivity," and "Marginalization and Representation." Course may be repeated. Lectures, screenings, discussion, and written assignments.

0391. Topics in Film Study (2 - 4 s.h.) F S.

W391. Topics in Film Study (2 - 4 s.h.) F S SS. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core and permission of instructor.

An exploratory seminar with varying special topics which might include "East European Cinema," "The Auteur Theory Re-examined," and "Ideology and Hollywood Cinema of the '50s." Course may be repeated. Lectures, screenings, discussion, and written assignments.

0392. Topics in Television Study (2 - 4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Completion of the basic FMA core and permission of instructor.

An exploratory seminar with varying special topics. Topics might include "Interactive Television," "Race, Class, Gender, TV Representation," and "Guerrilla Television." Course may be repeated. Lectures, screenings, discussions, and written assignments.

0393. Topics in Production (2 - 4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor .

A workshop in film, video, audio, or emerging new technologies. The course will address a particular production issue (an aspect of technology or an aesthetic approach) each time it is offered, such as special effects, field recording, audio experimentation, computer imagery, video verite, and film/video diary.

0395. London Seminar (3 - 6 s.h.)

Offered through the London program. An exploratory seminar with varying topics each time it is offered.

0396. Special Projects (1 - 4 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Formal acceptance of project in writing by faculty sponsor and approval of FMA Department Chair.

Individual projects proposed by advanced students. Candidates submit a detailed project plan on prescribed form before registration.

0397. Internship (4 s.h.) F S SS.

Students selected on the basis of special qualifications are assigned as interns on an unpaid basis with organizations professionally engaged in broadcasting and film. Enrollment subject to availability of openings.

0398. Honors Reading (1- 4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Open to departmental honors students only; permission of departmental Honors Director.

Designed to orient students to the field of Film and Media Arts through assigned readings. Oral and written reports presented in seminars.

0399. Honors Research/Project (1 - 4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Open to departmental honors students only; permission of departmental Honors Director.

Honors students in consultation with an assigned adviser will design and complete individual research studies or experimental projects.