SAC 402 - Television II
Section: 001 Situation Comedy from Multi-Camera to Verite
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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.

Course Requirements:

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.

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SAC 402 - Television II
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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