Film Media B.A.

Course Descriptions

FLM100: Introduction to Film/Media for Online Programs

(3 crs.) Introduction to techniques of film practice for medical professionals, including film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context. (Accelerated Online Program) (A4) (C2)

FLM101: Introduction to Film Media

(4 crs.) Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context. (Lec. 4/Online) (A4) (C2)

FLM101H: Honors Section of FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media

(4 crs.) Honors Section of FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media. (Lec. 4/Online) Pre: Must have a 3.40 overall GPA. (A4) (C2)

FLM110: Introduction to Film Media Production Technologies

(4 crs.) Introduction to single-camera field production styles and aesthetics with emphasis on camera operation, lighting and editing by means of fundamental critical studies, field projects, studio supervision and experience. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2)

FLM203: Film Theory

(4 crs.) Introduction to film theory and criticism through examination of a variety of modes of film-making that explore specific topics and traditions in the history, art and development of the moving image. (Lec. 4) (A4) (B1)

FLM204: History of Film I

(4 crs.) A survey of world cinema from its invention in the 1890's to the early 1950's, examining the production, distribution, and exhibition of narrative, documentary and experimental, among other forms of film. (Lec. 4/Online) (A4) (C2)

FLM205: History of Film II

(4 crs.) A survey of world cinema from the 1950's to 2000, examining the production, distribution and exhibition of narrative, documentary and experimental among other forms of film. (Lec. 4/Online) (A4) (C2)

FLM206: History of Film III: The 21st Century

(4 crs.) A survey of world cinema in the 21st century, examining the production, distribution and exhibition of narrative, documentary and experimental among other forms of film. (Lec. 4/Online) (A4) (C2)

FLM220: Topics in Intermediate Film Production

(4 crs.) Lectures and practical projects providing aesthetic and technical proficiency in components of video camera handling, lighting, sound, and/or editing methods and filmmaking techniques, strategies and protocols. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with change of topic. (Lec. 4) Pre: FLM 110 or permission of instructor.

FLM306: Audio Media

(4 crs.) Cross-listed as (COM), FLM 306. Basic audio production concepts and techniques for radio, film, and music. Students completing this course are eligible to take the Pro Tools 101 pre-certification exam. (Lec. 3, Online 1)

FLM312: Introduction to Video Games: Design and Development

(4 crs.) Cross-listed as (SCM), ART, COM, FLM 312. Introduces video game development through the perspective of artistic design and production. Projects include pitches, storyboards and mock-ups, narratives and scripts, and prototypes. Entails substantial collaborative work. (Lec. 3, Studio 2) Pre: sophomore standing.

FLM344: The Athlete: Short Films

(4 crs.) Cross-listed as (COM), FLM 344. Students shall study and produce short films representing stories of student athletes past & present. The course will prepare students to engage approaches to documentary, commercials, narrative and experimental films. (Lec. 4) Pre: COM 342 or FLM 351 or FLM 445 or permission of instructor.

FLM351: Topics in Film Media Production

(4 crs.) Application of one or more production technologies in film media genres and analysis of their aesthetic implications. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2/Online) Pre: FLM 110 and sophomore standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director and change of topic.

FLM352: Topics in Film Media Critical Studies

(4 crs.) Critical examination of historical, theoretical and aesthetic topics in world cinema. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2/Online) Pre: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 101, 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director and change of topic.

FLM406: Advanced Audio Media

(4 crs.) Cross-listed as (COM), FLM 406. Advanced audio production for media including radio, music, and film. Upon completing, students with Pro Tools 101 pre-certification will be eligible for Pro Tools 110 certification. (Lec. 3, Online 1) Pre: COM/FLM 306.

FLM417: Media Industry History & Practice

(4 crs.) Cross-listed as (FLM) COM 417. Examines the industrial parameters of current and past media industries. The key economic and commercial factors and how these have influenced the shape of the current industry are highlighted. (Lec. 4) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

FLM444: Advanced Topics in Documentary Film Media Production

(4 crs.) Critical examination and research of selected historical, theoretical or aesthetic issues in international documentary filmmaking. (Lec. 3, Lab 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor; FLM 101 and 204 or 205. May be repeated once with permission of the instructor and with change of emphasis. Not for graduate credit.

FLM445: Advanced Topics in Film Media Production

(4 crs.) Advanced study and practice of production techniques, technologies and aesthetics through projects, studio supervision and field experience. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor, and either ART 215 or COM 341 or COM 342 or JOR 331 or FLM 351. May be repeated with change of emphasis and permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

FLM451: Advanced Topics in International Film Media

(4 crs.) Cross-listed as (FLM), ENG, CLS 451. Study of international film genres from one or more national, regional or diasporic cultures and traditions. Emphases on theoretical, historiographic and media research methods. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor. FLM 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits with change of emphases or topics. (A4) (C2)

FLM477: Field Experience in Film Media

(1-6 crs.) Structured academic work in a business, industry, educational, or agency setting. May be repeated as needed with permission of program director or faculty advisor. (Practicum) Pre: permission of faculty advisor.

FLM491: Directed Studies in Film Media

(1-6 crs.) Directed Study for students wanting to do advanced work in film media. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest (Independent Study). Pre: Acceptance of project by faculty member and approval by program director. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

FLM495: Seminar in Film Media

(4 crs.) An intensive, interdisciplinary capstone course; exploring writings and ideas about film across two or more fields of study; or examining cross-cultural themes and issues in world cinema. Topic to be announced. (Seminar) Pre: FLM 101 and 203 or ENG 302 or permission of instructor.