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Major Requirements

Introduction

Film and New Media Studies is an interdisciplinary program, including core courses offered within the major, plus a wide range of cross-listed courses from around the college. Students may choose to emphasize either theory or practice.

The Major

Twelve units minimum. Six units (the core courses) are required of all majors. Upon commencement of their junior year, majors must declare either a theoretical emphasis or a practical emphasis. The remaining six units reflect this choice. With the exception of the core courses, majors may petition the Program in Film and New Media Studies for other courses in other college departments to fulfill various requirements.

 

CORE COURSES
(6 units, required of all majors)

FM101 Introduction to Film, Television, and New Media Studies (2 units).

FM102 Basic Filmmaking (1 unit)

FM301 Advanced Media Theory (1 unit).

FM302 Junior Seminar: Collaborative Practices (1 unit).

FM401 Senior Thesis (1 unit).

 

THEORETICAL EMPHASIS
(6 units: 1 unit Experimental (Ex), 1 unit Comparative (C), 1 unit Practical, 3 units Elective) 
Note: At least 4 units must be at the 200 level or above.

103 Art and Society

104 Language and Culture

105 Creativity: Theory and Practice (C)

106 History of Photography (C)

200 Topics in Film and New Media Studies.

201 Independent Work in Film and New Media Studies

202 Media and Psychoanalysis (C)

Funny Games movie poster203 World Cinema (C)

204 Genre Studies in Film and New Media

205 Auteur Studies in Film and New Media

206 Revolution and Tradition in Modern Arts: 1880-1945 (C)

207 Art Since 1945 (C)

208 Aesthetics

209 Popular Culture

300 Intermediate Independent Work in Film and New Media Studies.

Spirit of the Age303 Philosophy of Technology in Film and Media Studies

304 Shakespeare and Film (C)

305 Culture and Power (C)

306 Performance Studies (Ex)

307 Queer Performance and Body Politics (C)

308 Feminist Performance (C)

Super Mario Bros309 Videogames, Aesthetics, Culture (Ex)

 

PRACTICAL EMPHASIS
(6 units: 1 unit Experimental (Ex), 1 unit Comparative (C), 1 unit Theoretical, 3 units Elective)
Note: at least 4 units must be at the 200 level or above.

105 Creativity: Theory and Practice (C)

110 Basic Studio

111 Intro to Two-Dimensional Arts

112 Intro to Drawing

113 Basic Graphics

114 Pre-Theory (Music)

115 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

116 Computer Science I

200 Topics in Film and New Media Studies

201 Independent Work in Film and New Media Studies

Banksy Photo Booth210 Documentary Film

211 Screenwriting

212 Writing for Performance (C)

213 Video Art (Ex)

214 Intermediate Performance Design (Ex)

215 Music at the Computer (Ex)

216 Video Dance (C)

217 Introduction to Journalism (C)

YouTube Debate218 New Media, Ethics, and Journalism

219 Computer Science II

300 Intermediate Independent Work in Film and New Media Studies.

311 Advanced Performance (Ex)

312 Experimental Music (Ex)

313 Advanced Video Art (Ex)

314 Advanced Filmmaking