The primary goal of the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures is to provide students with high quality instruction in the history, theory, aesthetics, and technique of moving image media in its historical and emergent forms. We also believe that a significant element of creative practice in the field, broadly conceived, is extremely important both to student's understanding of media and to making their knowledge marketable post-graduation.
The curriculum in Screen Arts and Cultures provides an integrated program of courses in the history, aesthetics, theory, and techniques of film and moving image electronic media (television, single camera video, digital). Emphasis is placed on a liberal arts sequence that provides students with a solid foundation for understanding how film and electronic-based visual media arise out of varied cultural, historical, social, and technological circumstances.
The Screen Studies mission is to advance the knowledge and understanding of all forms of the moving image media, from film, television, and video to emergent digital forms, and courses stress the importance of understanding international or global contexts. The Screen Studies curriculum is based on the premise that a broadly based education in the moving image gives our graduate an advantages an advantage when entering their chosen profession, the film industry, or graduate school.
SAC 190, 232, 236, 245, 272, 309, 320, 330, 340, 351, 352, 353, 355, 361, 365, 366, 367, 368, 372, 375, 376, 380, 381, 422, 440, 441, 442, 451, 455, 460, 461, 470, 480, 485, 490, 499, 500.
Production courses in the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures are integrated into the students study of the history, aesthetics and theory of the moving image. A wide variety of courses are offered in all phases and genres of production. Courses are offered in film, video, television and digital arts. The program is oriented to teach all genres including dramatic narrative, documentary as well as experimental and personal work. Students are expected to master fundamental production techniques as they apply to their conceptual goals.
SAC 290, 300, 301, 302, 306, 400, 401, 402, 404, 406.
SAC 310, 410, 423, 427.
SAC 311, 411.
Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC) Waitlist Policy:
- Students who wish to obtain an override, must get permission
from the instructor of the course.
- Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC) concentrators will be given
preference on the waitlist over non-SAC students.
- Waitlist priority will be at the discretion of the instructor.
Once a permission is issued, students will have three business days to register for the course. If a student does not use the class permission before it expires, the next student chosen by the instructor will be given permission..
It is critical that students attend classes from the beginning of the term. The department may drop a student from a course if the student does not attend the first course meeting. If a student plans to miss the first course meeting, arrangements must be APPROVED by the instructor in ADVANCE.