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Cinema Calendar

Apr. 11-14 UM Cinema Festival

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The Department of Theatre Arts is pleased to present student-written and student-produced short films, including the … [Read More...]

Mar. 20-Apr. 3 Academic Advising

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Advising for all summer term and fall semester courses is available from March 20 to April 3. To declare the Cinema … [Read More...]

Feb. 15-19 Oxford Film Festival

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The 15th annual Oxford Film Festival will be at the Malco Oxford Commons and additional locations, February 7-11, 2018. … [Read More...]

Courses: Spring 2018

THEA 308 Acting for the Screen II (Wilson)

Advanced study in acting for the screen through readings, screenings, and on-camera performance.

THEA 305 Screenwriting I (Arrivee)

Introduction to the fundamentals of screenwriting with emphasis on character development and structure.

THEA 354 Directing for the Screen I (Arrivee)

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of directing for the screen through readings, screenings, discussion, and motion picture production.

THEA 250 Film Production I (Witt)

This course will introduce students to professional equipment, techniques, and set protocol for single-camera narrative film production while working in small groups to create a series of short films.

PORT 361 Brazilian Cinema (Bussade)

Study of the evolution of Brazilian cinema through selected films to explore the nature and development of contemporary Brazilian aesthetics and culture.

REL 386 Religion and Film (Forrest)

This course explores religious issues through the visual narrative of film. Methodologies from film studies and religious studies are utilized to analyze such themes as tragedy and suffering, truth and justice, beauty and love, sacrifice and redemption in domestic and international cinema. Myth, folklore and ethics in Indian film

ENGL 310 Introduction to Cinema Studies (Duck)

This course is an overview of cinema history and an introduction to the study of cinema form and criticism. It is a lecture course with weekly film showings.

THEA 463 Writing from Stage to Screen (Arrivée)

This course provides students with a working knowledge of the fundamentals of playwriting and screenwriting within the overall theatre and filmmaking processes with emphasis on character development and structure.

THEA 460 Cinematography II (Witt)

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Cinematography and is dedicated to deepening the student’s understanding of how to master control over image production in digital formats. The goal is to gain control over image production in practical situations.

THEA 450 Editing II (Pirani)

Advanced study of nonlinear editing for narrative motion pictures with emphasis on audio processing, motion graphics, color grading, and color correction.

THEA 406 Advanced Screenwriting (Arrivée)

Advanced study of screenwriting with emphasis on character development and three-act structure.

THEA 323 Film and Aristotle (Justice-Malloy)

This course examines how human emotions are expressed in the films and explores their effects on the audience.

THEA 202 Introduction to Cinema (Arrivee)

This course introduces students to major methods of film analysis and important moments in cinema history, while offering a behind-the-scenes look at how films are made. An emphasis is placed on studio and independent filmmaking in the U.S. and on the methods and theories that have most influenced these filmmakers. NOTE: This course may not… [Continue Reading]

SPAN 361 Cinema in Spanish (Marting)

An analysis of films from Spain and/or Spanish America within their social, political, and historical contexts.

ITAL 361 Italian Cinema (Cappozzo)

Study of the evolution of Italian cinema through selected films to explore the nature and development of contemporary Italian aesthetics and culture.

GERM 361 German Cinema (Petrescu)

Topic or genre-oriented course about German film.

ENG 411 Special Topics in Cinema/Media Studies (Bondurant)

Documentary Films and Narrative Structure

ENG 304 Screenwriting Workshop (Bondurant)

This course introduces students to major methods of film analysis and important moments in cinema history, while offering a behind-the-scenes look at how films are made. An emphasis is placed on studio and independent filmmaking in the U.S. and on the methods and theories that have most influenced these filmmakers.

CINE 202 Cinema Survey II (Emanuel)

A survey of the film industry from the end of World War II through the beginning of the 21st century, from the development of sound into the digital era.