COMMUNICATION

COMM-696
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (.5-6)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

COMM-696
001
COMMUNICATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (.5-6)

Colloquium: The Story of Film

This course surveys the global history of cinematic arts from 1895 to the future. The focus is on lessons and inspirations for film and media arts makers, highlighting pioneers, groundbreaking innovations, and movements. The primary texts are the book and BBC series The Story of Film and How to Read a Film. Students watch and discuss exemplary films in class and keep weekly journals on the readings and screenings. Students demonstrate their understanding of the historical context for their professional development by participating in class and online discussions; writing critical film reviews; attending and reporting on film events; producing a multimedia report on a filmmaker whose work inspires them; and commenting on each other's work. Prerequisite: admission to the MA Film and Video or MFA Film and Electronic Media program.