SAC 402 - Television Studio II
Section: 001 Situation Comedy from Multi-Camera to Verite
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
SAC 302, SAC concentrators only.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

SAC 402 is an advanced production course that explores the television situation comedy, from multi-camera, studio-based comedies, to the single camera, “comedy verite” forms of the contemporary televisual landscape. Through viewing and discussion, the class will explore common sit-com tropes, considering production style, the nature of humor/comedy, and narrative structure. We will also consider how sitcoms reflect and refract contemporary America popular culture and explore representations of race, gender, ethnicity, class, region, and sexual orientation. Students will direct multi-camera scenes in the studio, then work in teams to write and direct original half hour productions in either multi-camera, or single-camera style, exploring the production challenges and the historical trajectory of these forms.

SAC 402 - Television Studio II
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:30AM - 12:30PM
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