Professor Ira Konigsberg, Director
May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program
Professors Alexander (English), Beaver (Communication), Kirkpatrick (History of Art), Konigsberg (Film and Video) and McDougal (English)
Associate Professors Bahti (German), Bauland (English), Cohen (Residential College), Eagle (Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Paul (Film and Video)
Lecturers Rayher (Film and Video), Knight (Film and Video), Hurbis-Cherrier (Communication), and Ukadike (Communication),
The curriculum in Film and Video Studies provides an integrated, multidisciplinary program of courses in the history, aesthetics, theory, and techniques of film and video. Emphasis is placed on a diverse liberal arts sequence which includes courses elected in the Program and in the departments of of American Culture, Communication, English Language and Literature, and Residential College Humanities. Introductory courses in production give students hands-on experience with both film and video while the course in Art of the Film prepares them for advanced study in the history and aesthetics of these media. The two courses in American and World Cinema give students a solid foundation for electives in the films of specific cultures and periods, films by individual artists, and various film genres and types. Cognates help students relate film-video study to other academic disciplines such as literature, theatre, art, photography, and music. The film-video curriculum is designed to prepare students for more advanced work in film writing and criticism, in creative film and video making, and for advanced study in graduate film-video programs.
Prerequisites to Concentration. None.
Concentration Program. 43 credits minimum including Film-Video 300 and 301, Film-Video 236, Film Video 350, Film-Video 360, and Film-Video 414, and an integrated sequence chosen from among the following:
Film-Video 310, 399, 400, 401, 405, 406, 412, 413, 420, 440, 442, 455, 470, 500; American Culture 490; Communication 320, 421-425, 427, 428, 521, 527, 528; English 411; German 330; Italian 380; Philosophy 368; Slavic 311 and 312; RC Humanities 455, 456, 457.
Electives in cognate fields are selected from among a large number of courses approved as cognates; a list of cognates is available at 2512 Frieze Building. Required course work usually totals 19 credits, electives 15 credits and cognates 9 credits. Students concentrating in Film and Video Studies must earn a grade of C- or better in all concentration courses.
Advising. Students who may be interested in a concentration in film and video studies are encouraged to consult with the Director of the Program. Appointments are scheduled at 2512 Frieze Building (764-0147).
Honors Concentration. The Honors Program in Film and Video Studies is open to juniors and seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in film and video courses and who have demonstrated both the interest and capacity to carry out the independent work required to complete an Honors thesis or an Honors film and video production during their senior year.
300. Filmmaking I. (3). (Excl).
301. Video Art I. (3). (Excl).
310. Screenwriting. Introductory composition. (3). (Excl).
350. The History of American Film. (3). (HU).
360. The History of World Film. (3). (HU).
399. Independent Study. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
400. Filmmaking II. Film and Video 300 or equivalent experience in filmmaking and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
401. Video Art II. Film and Video 300 or equivalent experience with video production and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
405. Computer Animation I. Film and Video 301 or equivalent experience with video production and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
406. Computer Animation II. Film and Video 301 or equivalent experience with video production and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
412/English 412. Major Directors. (3; 2 in the half-term). (HU). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.
413/English 413. Film Genres and Types. (3; 2 in the half-term). (HU). May be repeated for credit with department permission.
414. Film Theory and Criticism. (3). (Excl).
420. Documentary Film. (3). (Excl).
422. Topics in Avant-Garde Film. (3). (Excl).
440/CAAS 440. African Cinema. (3). (Excl).
442/CAAS 442. Third World Cinema. (3). (Excl).
455. Topics in Film Studies. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.
470/CAAS 470. Cultural Issues in Cinema. (3). (Excl).
480. Internship. Concentration in Film and Video Studies. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
490. Senior Honors Research. Acceptance as an Honors Candidate in Film and Video Studies. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.
500. Directed Study in Film and Video. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.