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Film

We’ve established a simple application process for courses offered by the School of the Arts this summer, including courses in Film. Please visit Arts in the Summer with the School of the Arts for details.

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course offerings.

Summer 2022 Session Information

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022

Please note, some courses may be open only to students in the major. This can verified in the Directory of Classes by viewing the course rules under the "Open To" field.

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WORLD CINEMA: MEXICO
FILM2295S001 3 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FILM2295S001 001/10199 Session A Tu 09:30 AM–01:15 PM
Th 09:30 AM–01:15 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Breixo Viejo Vinas
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
INTRO-STUDY AND THEORY OF FILM
FILM3001S001 3 points.

The nature of cinema as a technology, a business, a cultural product, an entertainment medium, and most especially an art form. Study of cinematic genres, stylistics, and nationalities; outstanding film artists and artisans; the relationship of cinema to other art forms and media, as well as to society.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FILM3001S001 001/10201 Session B Tu 10:00 AM–01:10 PM
Th 10:00 AM–01:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Vito Adriaensens
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
PRODUCING THE LOW BUDGET FILM
FILM3833S001 3 points.
This practical lab focuses on the fundamental aspects of development, planning and preparation for low budget films. While using a short film script as their own case study – students will learn pitching, development, script breakdown, scheduling, budgeting and fundraising. Discussion of legal issues, location scouting, deliverables, marketing, distribution and film festival strategy will allow students to move forward with their own projects after completing the class. Using weekly assignments, in-class presentations and textbook readings to reinforce each class discussion topic, students will complete the class having created a final prep/production binder for their project, which includes the script breakdown, production schedule, line item budget, financing/fundraising plan and film festival strategy for their chosen script.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FILM3833S001 001/10204 Session B Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joshua Troxler
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
TV WRITING
FILM4030S001 3 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FILM4030S001 001/10203 Session B Mo 10:00 AM–01:10 PM
We 10:00 AM–01:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joseph Cacaci
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
SCREENWRITING I: INTRO
FILM4037S001 3 points.
Modern feature-length screenplays demand a specific architecture. In this class students will enter with an idea for a film, and during the first eight sessions build a coherent treatment; that is, a summary of the events and major emotional arcs of the film's three acts. In the final four sessions students will begin and complete the first act of their feature-length screenplay.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FILM4037S001 001/10200 Session A Tu 10:00 AM–01:10 PM
Th 10:00 AM–01:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Loren-Paul Caplin
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL DOCUMENTAR
FILM4215S001 3 points.

Documentaries are increasingly proliferating across small and large screens around the world. They circulate as market commodities, forms of entertainment, and vehicles for social change. In this seminar we will compare different national and regional contexts of contemporary documentary production, including projects created within the media industries of Mexico, Peru, India, China, Cambodia, and Israel. We will also examine how documentaries resonate locally, but can still transcend geographic borders and engage viewers across the globe. Crucial to our course will be the close analysis of how documentaries actively address civil rights struggles, oppressive government regimes, cultural trends, environmental crises, and progressive social movements to create more inclusive, equitable communities. So, too, will we examine emerging technologies (such as VR/AR), strategies of international co-production, star-studded film festivals, as well as the global reach and impact of mega studios such as Netflix and Wanda. This course fulfills the Global Core requirement.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
FILM4215S001 001/10202 Session A Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joshua Glick
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person