Seats Available in Cinema Studies Fall Term '22 Courses

Space is still available in a few Fall Term 2022 Cinema Studies courses! Read the course descriptions for more information, and check for updates on seat availability of these courses and others in the major.

CINE Majors: Please visit the course list page for the complete list of fall courses and how they satisfy the major.

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CINE 198: Workshop: Post Production Workflow (1 credit)
Friday, 9/30-11/04, 10:00-11:50 a.m.
Instructor:  Kevin May

CINE Elective

In this six-week workshop, for both beginners and more experienced editors, we will explore non- linear editing with a focus on Media Management and Workflow. We will examine strategies for media organization and selection, how to efficiently use the tools within the editing software, and methods to efficiently review and refine your work. We will primarily be working in Adobe Premiere, but we will also look at other NLEs such as Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer. By the end of the workshop, with either tutorial media or your own, you will have created and refined a short edit highlighting what you’ve learned in the class. Note: Because this course has special meeting dates, regular academic deadlines do not apply. Please contact the academic department for more information. Learn more about CINE 198: Post Production Workflow in a few short videos by the instructor

CINE 399: African Cinema (4 credits)
Monday/Wednesday 12:00-1:50 p.m.
Instructor:  Allison McGuffie
Core C: Global/National/Transnational Cinemas

Are you interested in other countries and cultures? Curious about media production in Africa? Are you a cinephile hungry for new and interesting directors and filmmaking styles? African cinemas provide a wealth of diverse, fascinating, politically engaging, and beautiful films to watch and discuss. In this introductory course, students will learn about the history, aesthetics, and politics of films made in Africa. Diverse modes of production and styles will be addressed, including documentary, art, popular, and educational films. No previous knowledge of African history or filmmaking required.

CINE 410: Cinema Careers (4 credits)
Monday/Wednesday, 2:00–3:50 p.m.
Instructor:  Alissa Phillips

CINE Elective

The world of filmmaking is vast – it’s not all directors and screenwriters! This course bridges the gap between education and employment in production and creative by helping students identify career paths possible with a Cinema Studies degree. You will learn how to get your first job/internship in ‘the biz.’ You will also create pitches, coverage, creative decks, resumes and much more. 

Previously taught as CINE 399 Sp St Internship Devel, CINE 399 Sp St Intern/Job Srch, and as 4 credits; not repeatable. Also previously taught as CINE 415 Cinema Careers (2 credits); not repeatable.

CINE 410: Cinema and Censorship (4 credits)
12:00-1:50 p.m.
Instructor:  Peter Alilunas
Core A: Cinema Industries

In this course, we will explore the connections between the histories, practices, and policies of cinema censorship, and in particular the role that sex and sexualities have played in those histories, practices, and policies. This course will examine significant events in media history as they pertain to these topics—including the development of various technologies; the regulatory responses both internal and external to the film industry; the various laws and court decisions that have defined the legal landscape central to this history; and the changing depictions and representations created by the film industry. We will consider how the film industry has both created and participated in various dynamics of power and privilege, and how those in regulatory positions have exercised their own power and privilege. Topics will include LGBTQ histories and representations, pornography, censorship, feminism, queer theory and media, and the intersections of race, sex, and sexualities. We will also examine historical debates and controversies surrounding these issues, as well as the defining theories and movements within the various academic fields associated with these topics.

CINE 490: Top Global Blockbusters
Monday/Wednesday 12:00-1:50 p.m.
Instructor:  HyeRyoung Ok

Core B: Theory and Criticism

This course explores one of the most visible, yet least critically discussed forms of popular culture: the movie blockbuster. We will endeavor to evaluate or re-evaluate the cultural significance of this often easily dismissed cultural phenomenon by positioning it at the intersections of such discourses as globalization, transnationalism, film historiography and genre. At the same time we will trace the genealogy of the movie blockbuster and examine its shifting definitions and generic conventions. In particular, challenging a myopic perception that blockbusters are the exclusive products of Hollywood, this class will survey the global dissemination of the movie blockbuster and focus on blockbusters, spectacles or “event movies” from Asia, including, but not limited to, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and India. In addition to looking into the formal, aesthetic, and industrial elements of blockbusters across nations, the analysis of films will lead us to interrogate cinematic and cultural constructions of history, nation, gender and sexuality.