Course Descriptions

The CINE 100, 101, 200, 201, 300, and 301 classes comprise a series of seminars that students are required to take in sequence. However, in addition to the workshops, and the CINE 390 and 490 Summer Intensives, students are encouraged to enroll in electives that focus on specific facets of filmmaking.

CINE 100

Visual Storytelling 2 Hours

Semester course; 1 lecture and 2 studio hours. 2 credits. Screenplay and mise en scene course examines the relationship of the performer and narrative to the cinematic frame without the use of an edit to disrupt the time/space relations in the shot. The student will write seven short scripts to explore the classical mise en scene concept and then produce, shoot or direct a final scene as part of a production team.

CINE 101

Visual Storytelling 2 Hours

Semester course; 1 lecture and 2 studio hours. 2 credits. Screenplay and mise en scene course examines the relationship of the performer and narrative to the cinematic frame with the use of linkage editing. The student will write a new script based on a classic scene and, working with performers, will block, shoot and edit their scene. The editing will consist of no more than four cuts.

CINE 200

Cinema Form and Concept I 2 Hours

Semester course; 2 lecture and 2 studio hours. 2 credits. Open only to B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. Concepts, issues and processes involved in feature and short-form narrative filmmaking.

CINE 201

Cinema Form and Concept II 2 Hours

Semester course; 2 lecture and 2 studio hours. 2 credits. Open only to B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. Concepts, issues and processes involved in feature and short-form narrative screenwriting and filmmaking.

CINE 300

Cinema Form and Concept III 2 Hours<

Semester course; 2 lecture and 1 studio hours. 2 credits. Prerequisite: UNIV 200 or HONR 200. Open only to B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. Concepts, issues and processes involved in feature and short-form narrative filmmaking including screenplay treatments and storyboards.

CINE 301

Cinema Form and Concept IV 2 Hours

Semester course; 2 lecture and 1 studio hours. 2 credits. Open only to B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. Concepts, issues and processes involved in feature and short-form narrative filmmaking including the roles of dialogue and light.

CINE 390

Digital Cinema Production Intensive I 15 Hours

Semester course; 30 lecture and 10 studio hours. Additional evening and weekend hours for location filming and postproduction. 15 credits. Prerequisites: CINE 200 and 201 or permission of instructor. Open only to B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. Production and postproduction of narrative short films using digital technology for camera, editing and sound, with an emphasis on the relationships among production crew roles and departments.

CINE 392

Independent Study in Film 1-3 Hours

Semester course; variable hours. 1-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: junior standing as a major in film and approval of department chair and instructor. Individual instruction and supervision of a special project.

CINE 490

Digital Cinema Production Intensive II 15 Hours

Semester course; 30 lecture hours and 10 studio hours. Additional evening and weekend hours for location filming and postproduction. 15 credits. Prerequisites: CINE 300, 301 and 390 or permission of instructor. Open only to B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. Advanced production and postproduction of narrative short films using digital technology for camera, editing and sound, with the development of budgets, production schedules and rehearsals with performers.

CINE 491

Special Topics in Cinema 3 Hours

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. May be repeated for 6 credits. Prerequisites: ARTH 270 and 271 or permission of instructor. An in-depth examination of selected topics. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

CINE 493

Film Internship 3 Hours

Semester course; variable hours. 3 credits. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits. Open only to B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. Supervised work experience related to the film industry.

CINE 495

Cinema as Art 3 Hours

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ARTH 270 and 271 or permission of instructor. An analysis of cinema as art, image, narrative and philosophy.

CINE 496

Advanced Screenwriting Seminar 3 Hours

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CINE 390. Open to junior and senior B.A. in Cinema majors. A study of the screenwriting process and writers on the subject including Aristotle, Joseph Campbell, David Mamet and Lajos Egri.

CINE 497

Expanded Cinema 3 Hours

Semester online course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Open to junior and senior B.A. in Cinema majors or with permission of instructor. A lecture and workshop exploring film techniques that push the boundaries of conventional narratives through structure, content and ideas. Students examine filmmakers as film theorists and multimedia artists as filmmakers. Films studied range from feature narratives to short experimental films of all styles and genres.