COM ARTS 547

An examination of the forms, practices, economies, institutions, politics, and modes of engagement that make digital games an important site of culture and power.

COM ARTS 552

An examination of contemporary Hollywood films focusing on the interrelations of cinematic narrative, style, technology, and institutions. It surveys the work of major directors and considers the box office impact of key genres and film …

COM ARTS 540

An examination of a specific television genre, analyzing it as a narrative, economic, cultural, and political entity and exploring its role in perpetuating and/or challenging ideas of what society is or could be.

COM ARTS 467

Learn the fundamentals of sync-sound moving image production, including cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and production logistics. With an emphasis on dramatic visual storytelling, students will produce scenes from existing scripts, rotating the positions of director …

COM ARTS 465

Focus on the theory and practice of video editing and post-production. Gain a thorough understanding of narrative editing techniques, color correction, audio post-production and the requisite software. Discusses the art of post-production and how post-production …

COM ARTS 466

Basic introduction to the elements of a successful dramatic screenplay. Particular emphasis placed on story concept, dramatic structure, character development, dialogue, and visual storytelling.

COM ARTS 463

This course examines the history and aesthetics of avant-garde/experimental film from its beginnings in the early 1920s to the present. Key aesthetic programs are studied with attention to their relation to adjacent movements in art …

COM ARTS 462

History of American independent narrative cinema with particular attention to the impact various art movements and subcultures have had on its development over the past 60 years.

COM ARTS 458

Analysis of media systems, practices and uses from a global perspective.

COM ARTS 459

Explores political, economic and cultural relationships between new media of communication and society, including issues of history, race, gender, class, globalization, national identity and everyday life.