Winter 2018 Courses

AVA-120-01:  Photography 1 — TTh 9:30 am – 12:20 pm (Benjamin)  CC: HUM
A course in black and white silver halide film and gelatin silver printing. Students learn the basics of the art’s aesthetics, the camera, processing, printing, and evaluation/assessment of photographic prints. Three separate projects lead students through making their own photographic prints in various themes and genres of contemporary fine art photography. Students study important works in photography that relate to each project and have critiques of their work. A 35mm film camera with a light meter and adjustable focus is required. Limited enrollment, by permission of instructor.

AVA-160-01:  Digital Art — TTh 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Orellana) CC: HUM
This introductory course focuses on the fundamentals of using the computer as an art tool in the production of two-dimensional content. Topics covered include essentials of digital imaging, digital printing, and posting information to the Internet. Class lectures and hands-on studio will incorporate technique demonstrations, discussions, technical exploration, aesthetic inquiry and historical information relevant to computer multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications. Students are encouraged to pursue areas of interest and explore new ideas throughout the course. Outside work required. No previous experience necessary.

AVA-220-01:  Photography 2 — TTh 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Benjamin)  CC: HUM
This class experience is two-fold. The first half involves advanced black and white film/chemistry/printing that encourages a refinement of technique and increased sophistication of aesthetics and ideas. The second half involves color digital photography, learning the basics of Photoshop® editing software as used by photographers. Students do “Language of Photography” projects and make printed portfolios. Prerequisite(s): AVA 120; limited enrollment, by permission of the instructor.

CSC-385-01:  Computer Graphics — TTh 1:55 pm – 3:40 pm (Anderson)
Implementation and use of algorithms for computer graphics. Rendering and representation of 3D objects. Lighting, shading and texture mapping surfaces of 3D objects. Programming interactive graphics applications. Constructing 3D models of real-world objects Prerequisite(s): (1) C- or higher in CSC 151 or (2) MTH 197 and a C- or higher in CSC 150. MTH 199 can be substitued for MTH 197.

EGL-288-01:  Film As Fictive Art — TTh 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm (Troxell) CC: HUM, WAC
The designation “world cinema” has customarily denoted cultures of filmmaking existing outside the Hollywood monolith and has generally focused on traditions of national cinema. Today more than ever, however, the film industry is enmeshed in systems of TV and cable networks, digital technologies, and capital flows, which exceed national boundaries. Over the course of the term, we will investigate the heuristic, political, and affective force of the concept of “national cinema,” while at the same time, analyzing the complex formations of identity, citizenship, and ethics, portrayed on screen and constructed through transnational networks of production, exhibition, and distribution. We will play close attention to methods, terminology, and tools needed for the critical analysis of film and will link the analysis of such formal features as editing, mise-en-scene, and sound design to specific historical and cultural distinctions and changes, ranging from the coming of synchronized speech to the digital convergences that shape screen studies today. Prerequisite(s): EGL 100 or EGL 101 or EGL 102 or a grade of 5 on the AP English Literature or Language test.

FLM-303-01: Cinematic Montage — TTh 10:55 am – 12:40 pm (de Sève) CC: HUM
Learn and practice cinematic montage in this fun, hands-on course. From Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera to modern movie chase scenes, montage takes the basic building blocks of film and combines them to evoke the condensation of space, time, and information. The course will review the history of montage as a starting point to help you practice shooting, editing, sound and effects to create your own montages.

FLM-310: Environmental Action Media Lab — (de Sève) Section 01: TTh 1:55 – 3:40; Section 02: MW 3:05-4:45
This hands-on media production class challenges students to investigate and create media on environmental issues critical the Earth’s survival. Students will also develop a plan to move audience members to substantive action on their issue(s). The course will culminate in a locally-sourced banquet at Proctor’s Theater in March 2018 in which the banquet food itself will serve as a platform for investigating the environmental impact of food and sustainability.

MLT-201-01:  Chinese Cinema — MW 3:05 – 4:45 (Zhang) CC: LCC, HUM
From the glitzy production studios of 1930’s Shanghai to the contemporary hinterlands of China, the backstreets of Hong Kong, and the towns of Taiwan, this course examines the development and transformation of Chinese cinema. It explores questions of aesthetics, Chinese identity, transnationalism, and representation. All films subtitled.

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