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CINE 102 : Introduction to Contemporary Cinema

Prerequisites: None
Description: Studies in recent filmmaking. Dominant forms (Hollywood, Europe) and alternative modes (documentary, experimental). How films reflect and contribute to the values and culture of a society.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 200 : Introduction to Cinema Studies

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above, or consent of instructor; cinema major/minor.
Description: Expressive properties and codes of cinema. Mainstream and alternative traditions of film: Hollywood, the art film, documentary, third cinema, the avant-garde. Basic critical methods and perspectives. Must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 202 : Introduction to Filmmaking

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above or consent of instructor; cinema major; concurrent enrollment in CINE 204 required.
Description: Introductory survey of film production. Operation, function, and creative use of filmmaking tools common to development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. Exploration of technical considerations, the language of filmmaking, and creating meaning in cinema.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 204 : Introduction to Filmmaking Laboratory

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above; or consent of instructor; cinema major; concurrent enrollment in CINE 202 required.
Description: Practice in the creative use of filmmaking tools common to pre-production, production, and post-production. Development and execution of short individual and group film projects designed to explore creative problem-solving in motion picture production. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 211 : Film History I

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above, or consent of instructor; cinema major/minor.
Description: Narrative, documentary, and experimental films (1895-1945), including directors such as Griffith, Murnau, Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Bunuel, Chaplin, Richter, Dreyer, Pabst, Lorentz, Deren, Cocteau. Must be completed with a grade of C or better. [Formerly CINE 300; CINE 311.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 212 : Film History II

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above, or consent of instructor; cinema major/minor.
Description: Narrative, documentary and experimental films since 1945, including directors such as de Sica, Rossellini, Clair, Bergman, Fellini, Brakhage, Kurosawa, Ray, Truffaut, Antonioni, Rouch, and Godard. Must be completed with grade of C or higher. [Formerly CINE 302, CINE 312.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 301 : Introduction to Film Studies and Production

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; priority given to CINE majors.
Description: Introduction to the basic principles of film studies and production; historical development of film,taking into consideration technical developments and the evolution of film aesthetics. (Formerly CINE 203)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

CINE 303 GW : Writing About Cinema - GWAR

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent with C- or better); cinema major or cosent of instructor.
Description: Advanced analysis and persuasive writing. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 304 : Gender and Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 9 units as topics vary. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed.) (Formerly CINE 404.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

CINE 304 : Homosexuality in Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examines how homosexuality has been portrayed in American and foreign films. Deals with the issues of lesbian and gay gender stereotypes and ethnicity. Shows how censorship, the marketplace, politics, religion, and public pressure have shaped the films. (Formerly CINE 404.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

CINE 304 : Women and Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The representation of women in classical cinema and alternative modes, including films made by women. Exploration of feminism both as critical methodology and as a force in filmmaking practice. (Formerly CINE 404.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 305 : Film and the Holocaust

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The use of film to promote, document, and dramatize the Holocaust. Filmmakers who have sought to give expression to its human scale. Significant works which have helped define the issues. [Formerly CINE 405.] This course is offered as CINE 305 and JS 405. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 306 : Chinese Documentary Film

Prerequisites: CINE 200 and 202 or 203.
Description: Study of contemporary Chinese documentary since the 1980s; exploration of the cultural, social, and aesthetical context of Chinese documentary films and filmmaking.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 308 : Third Cinema

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Critical perspectives on the cultural and social values of formerly "third world" societies.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Media and Social Issues
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 310 : Workshop in Film Production

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better, or consent of instructor; must be taken concurrently with CINE 316.
Description: Film production workshop where students are required to design and complete solutions to a set of exercises featuring camera, sound, editing, and writing.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 315 : Cinema Production: Technical Crew

Prerequisites: CINE 310/316 or equivalent, and consent of instructor.
Description: Experience in phases of technical crew work associated with cinema productions. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

CINE 316 : Film Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 310.
Description: Experience in 16mm production, including use of camera, lighting, sound, and editing equipment.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 324 : Filmmaking Master Class

Prerequisites: Cinema major; upper division standing and completion of CINE 310, CINE 316 or equivalent, and consent of instructor.
Description: Explores and conceptualizes a select dimension of the craft of filmmaking (pre-production, production, or post-production) as a professional endeavor. Introduction of the role of collaboration in filmmaking; strategies for incorporating critique and feedback into different stages of filmmaking. May be repeated for a total of 4 units in any combination of CINE 324, CINE 325, and CINE 326, as topics vary. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 325 : Focus on Film Topics

Prerequisites: Upper division standing. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 4 units in any combination of CINE 324, CINE 325, and CINE 326, as topics vary. (CR/NC grading only.)
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Bay Area Filmmakers

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An introduction to the varied and active Bay Area film scene--feature, underground, documentary, collective. Viewing of films and discussion. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Focus on Contemporary Filmmakers

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the work of a contemporary director, producer, or actor who has created a distinguished body of work. The filmmaker selected will be present, subject to availability. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 325 : Focus on Cult Films

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Study of cultural politics surrounding cult films. Critical inquiries into class, taste, gender, nationality, and issues of representation; historical tensions between art and exploitation; various viewing strategies; questions of auteurism. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Focus on Emerging Cinemas

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Identifies, trends and directions, artists and issues in newly emerging cinemas. Normally offered in conjunction with the San Francisco International Film Festival. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Focus on Hitchcock

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An examination of the stylistic and thematic elements present in Alfred Hitchcock's major suspense films with particular emphasis on the themes of appearance versus reality, the notions of the voyeur and "putting the audience through it," and the place of the wrong man accused of a crime. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Focus on James Bond

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Study in-depth of the cinema's most popular on-going series. Aesthetic, industrial, and social origins; critical approaches to character, narrative, ideology; close study of representative examples from different periods to explore variations within the genre. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Focus on Women Filmmakers

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Recent experimental and feature length films by important women filmmakers whose work and ideas challenge conventional media strategies and provide new ways of representing women and the world: Rainer, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Ackerman, Potter, Dash, etc. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

CINE 325 : Focus on the French New Wave

Prerequisites: upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: No national cinema movement was ever more influential than the film revolution triggered by Truffaut, Godard, Resnais, and others from 1958-1966. Through gangster parodies, social dramas, and political fables, analyzes camera style, genre, and the concept of "auteur." CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Focus on the Horror Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Concentrated investigation of the design, iconography, moral polarities, and conventions in the Hollywood Horror genre. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Focus on the Western

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: A study of Hollywood's most popular and enduring of genres, emphasizing its formal and thematic conventions, its major practitioners, and key eras (such as the fifties) of productivity. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Four Movie Goddesses

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Studies in detail the "Hollywood Star Industry." Emphasis is given to the careers of four female actresses: Dietrich, Hayworth, Monroe, and Swanson. Issues such as eroticism, fetishism, and identification are emphasized within the sessions. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Radical Documentary

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An examination of films which fit into the documentary category but represent political, social, and/or aesthetic concepts at odds with dominant norms. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Science Fiction

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Intensive study of one of the most popular and enduring genres in film history. From its classical beginnings to our post modern era, science fiction cinema has opened a space where complex questions about our identity and relationship to machines are explored. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 325 : Stanley Kubrick

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Stanley Kubrick's contributions as filmmaker and social critic; his ambivalent relationship to the film industry and penchant for working at its margins, at times within the industry and at others against it. CR/NC grading only.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

CINE 326 : Film Festivals, Archives, and Movements in the San Francisco Bay Area

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent).
Description: Exploration of the rich and diverse film culture of the S.F. Bay Area, including film societies, archives, and established festivals. Presents the model of film festival as a business with complex organizational and marketing challenges. Introduces the intricacies of the selection process for films submitted to festivals. May be repeated for a total of 4 units in any combination of CINE 324, CINE 325, and CINE 326, as topics vary. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 327 : Anthropology and Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with ANTH 327. For course description, see ANTH 327. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Media Literacy in the Electronic Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 331 : Hollywood Representation of Race and Ethnicity

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with grade of C- or better.
Description: Examination of the representation and narration of race and ethnicity in American Cinema. Employs critical and cultural theory as means to uncover the social significance of race as an ideological formation intertwined with the art and industry of American film.
Units: 3

CINE 332 : Understanding the Representation and Narration of Sexuality in Cinema

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent).
Description: Examination of the representation and narration of sexuality in cinema with an emphasis on Hollywood. Employs critical and cultural theory, including critical race, queer and feminist theory, as means to uncover the social and political significance of sexuality in cinema. Explores ways in which cinema reflects and refracts ideologies associated with sexual identify and expression. This course is offered as CINE 332 and SXS 332. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3

CINE 340 : Critical Studies

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of 2nd year composition requirements (ENG 214 or equivalent); cinema major/minor; completion of core requirements (CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, CINE 212) with grades of C or better; concurrent enrollment in CINE 341 required; or consent of instructor.
Description: Critical approaches for analyzing cinema.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 341 : Critical Studies Discussion Group

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of 2nd year composition requirements (ENG 214 or equivalent); cinema major/minor; completion of core requirements (CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, CINE 212) with grades of C or better; concurrent enrollment in CINE 340 required; or consent of instructor.
Description: Applied critical studies, including writing, discussion, and research about cinema. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 342 : Documentary Film

Prerequisites: Cinema major/minor; completion of second year composition requirement (ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better); completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 with grades of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Description: Development and shifting roles of non-fiction, live action film; significant work of such figures as Flaherty, Vertov, Riefenstahl, Grierson, Leacock-Pennebaker, and Marker.
Units: 3

CINE 342 GW : Documentary Film - GWAR

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; cinema major or consent of instructor.
Description: Development and shifting roles of non-fiction, live action film; significant work of such figures as Flaherty, Vertov, Riefenstahl, Grierson, Leacock-Pennebaker, and Marker. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 344 : Film Genre

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 9 units as topics vary.
Units: 3

CINE 344 : Chinese Perspectives on Western Cinema

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Concept of readership in genre studies and specific perspectives based on traditional Chinese view on arts, narratives, and cinema. Similarities and differences in the interpretation of European and Hollywood films that such perspective generates.
Units: 3

CINE 344 : Ecology and Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the ways in which film has represented the individual in nature and civilization and the impact of society on the environment, and the ways in which film has become a medium for exchange.
Units: 3

CINE 344 : Film Genre: "Fantasy Genres"

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of the aesthetic, historical, and cultural facets of fantasy genres.
Units: 3

CINE 344 : Film Noir

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of films, directors, and genres that emerged in American cinema to constitute the classical period of film noir (1945-55), and the historical and political forces that determined this pronounceable pessimistic tendency and style.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 344 : Genre: The Horror Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of the aesthetic, historical, and cultural facets of horror films.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 344 : The Science Fiction Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of the origin, characteristics, and evolution of the science fiction film. Basic narrative conventions and iconography. Relationship to other genres (i.e., westerns, horror films). Ideological functioning within changing social realities.
Units: 3

CINE 346 : The Art of Short Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; cinema major; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of short film as a unique form of expression deserving serious study apart from the study of feature length films. Unique structural, aesthetic, and rhetorical dimensions of both fiction and nonfiction short films.
Units: 3

CINE 346 GW : The Art of Short Film - GWAR

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; cinema major; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of short film as a unique form of expression deserving serious study apart from the study of feature length films. Unique structural, aesthetic, and rhetorical dimensions of both fiction and nonfiction short films. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 356 : Fundamentals of Screenwriting

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents) with grades of C or better; completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; cinema major/minor; or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to the principles of screenwriting; historical context for the development of dramatic writing. [Formerly CINE 353.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 360 : Animation I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Aesthetics, dynamics of movement, and techniques of animation. Projects in varied media and methods. Laboratory. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 361 : Drawing for Animation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Studies in drawing techniques for animation: gesture and movement, kinetic volume, and abstraction of motion. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 362 : Animation II

Prerequisites: CINE 360, CINE 423, and consent of instructor. CINE 423 may be taken concurrently.
Description: Developing storyboard and sound animation techniques. Laboratory. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 364 : Animation Pre-Production

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Visual planning and picture/sound relationship including scripting, storyboarding, and soundtrack design.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 365 : History of Animation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Animated filmmaking around the world, from origins in graphic and photographic arts to current and future trends in film and electronic media. Varied techniques produced by studios and individual artists.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 372 : Film Theory

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Seminar in aesthetics with an analysis of theoretical and critical writing on film.
Units: 3

CINE 373 : Film and Society

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Major social issues through analysis of film texts: race, class, gender and sexual role, feminism, ideology, political movements, social and historical change.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Media and Social Issues
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 375 : U.S. Culture and Cinema of the 1950s

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor
Description: Analysis of representative Hollywood films of the 1950s in light of contemporary political, ideological, social, and economic shifts in U.S. culture, with the goal of understanding the historical precursors of current conceptions of the relationship the between individuals and society.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 376 : Cinema Department Internship

Prerequisites: Cinema major; upper division standing.
Description: Development of research, writing, and technical skills; training in production practices and technical equipment. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. (CR/NC grading only)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 401 : National/Regional Cinemas

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 9 units as topics vary.
Units: 3

CINE 401 : Chinese Cinema

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: An examination of aspects of Chinese cinema from its early 20th century beginning to the present. Close study of the cultural, social, and political forces that have shaped its evolution and propel its future development.
Units: 3

CINE 401 : Eastern European Film Art

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of outstanding directors and films from Eastern Europe since WW II. Consideration of political content, artistic freedom, and censorship.
Units: 3

CINE 401 : Italian Cinema

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: A survey of outstanding directors and films from Italy after World War II. An examination of cultural, political, and national characteristics of Italian cinema.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 401 : Latin American Film

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of films from major Latin American film-producing countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba.
Units: 3

CINE 402 : Arab Cinema

Prerequisites: Major or minor in Cinema or minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies; CINE 340 and CINE 341, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Arab history, themes, motifs, aesthetics and cultural traditions. This course is offered as CINE 402 and MEIS 402. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3

CINE 402 GW : Arab Cinema - GWAR

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with a grade of C- or better; cinema major or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of historical and contemporary debates about Arab cinemas; history of national film industries and film cultures in the region; consideration of contemporary experimental filmmakers and media artists such a Mona Hatoum, Akram Zaatari, and Mounir Fatmi. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 407 : History and Film

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of historical events as they are presented in film. Representative examples might include narrative, documentary, and experimental films. May be repeated for a total of 6 units as topics vary.
Units: 3

CINE 407 : Film, Dissent, and Black Lists

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration, analysis, and examination of films subjected to censorship.
Units: 3

CINE 407 : Histories of Sexuality

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of how sexualities have been represented in cinema, and presupposes that sexuality is not universal, but rather has a history.
Units: 3

CINE 407 : History and Film: Representing the Catastrophic

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: The 20th-century witnessed some of the most catastrophic events in human history. The magnitude of these events seems to defy all human forms of expression. How then to represent them?
Units: 3

CINE 408 : Israeli Cinema

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with JS 408. For course description, see JS 408. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 409 : Latina/o Cinema

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Cross listed with LTNS 409 [RAZA 409]. For course description, see LTNS 409. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 410 : Art and Film

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Consideration of art and the artist in historical context. How does film situate the artist within the fabric of a given culture? How do we situate an artist who makes films?
Units: 3

CINE 410 GW : Art and Film - GWAR

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of second year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with a grade of C- or better; cinema major, or consent of instructor.
Description: Consideration of debates between film studies, art history, and visual studies. Focus on key film artists, such as Farocki, Weerasethakul, Marker, and Ackerman. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 423 : Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 360 and consent of instructor.
Description: The aesthetics and production techniques of filmmaking using digital tools and processes.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

CINE 425 : Art of Cinematography

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341, or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of outstanding cinematographers and films in the world film history; examination of art, aesthetics, photography elements and cinematic techniques in cinematography.
Units: 3

CINE 430 : Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 310/CINE 316 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor; cinema major/minor.
Description: Survey documentary production in a variety of non-fiction filmmaking techniques and practice. Emphasis on new media distribution and storytelling strategies for the deployment and impact of socially conscious documentaries. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 441 : Signs of Aliens: Semiotics of Film and Popular Culture

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of 2nd year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent).
Description: The sign of the alien, an element of popular culture, encompasses troubling ideologies such as xenophobia and racism. Through semiotics and cultural studies, alienation is examined as an aesthetic expression and value system reflected in immigration, race, sexuality, and more.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 442 : Producing and Financing Films I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212, each with grade of C or better; completion of 2nd year composition requirements (ENG 214 or equivalent); cinema major/minor; or consent of instructor.
Description: Economics of production, budgeting, breakdowns, financing and contracts, distribution and exhibition, censorship, copyright, libel and slander, law of privacy, releases.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 454 : Writing Short Films

Prerequisites: Cinema major/minor; completion of CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212 (or equivalents), with grades of C or better; completion of 2nd year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of visual and verbal screenwriting strategies for developing short films in both standard and experimental formats. [Formerly CINE 354.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 456 : Feature Screenwriting I

Prerequisites: Cinema major/minor; CINE 356 [formerly 353]; or consent of instructor.
Description: Practice in film writing, emphasizing story and plot dynamics, characterization, narration, dialogue, script forms, and alternatives. Analysis of current motion picture scripts. [Formerly CINE 355.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 466 : Animation III

Prerequisites: CINE 362 and consent of instructor.
Description: Workshop emphasizing completion of soundtracks, editing, and laboratory operations for projects. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. Extra fee may be required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 468 : Advanced Animation Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 362 and consent of instructor.
Description: Study, design, and execute a variety of visual effects. Aesthetic integration of effects into existing film projects and experimental animation. Laboratory. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 502 : Experiments in Cinematic Form

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341, or consent of instructor. See online Bulletin for list of topics.
Description: Focus on experimental cinematic forms, from radical experimental films emphasizing social aesthetic modes, periods, and artists, to contemporary explorations of forms outside the conventional cinematic infrastructure. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary.
Units: 3

CINE 502 : Avant Garde Cinema

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341, or consent of instructor.
Description: Radical experimentalism in film emphasizing social aesthetic modes (e.g., Dada, structuralist-materialist cinema), periods, and artists.
Units: 3

CINE 502 : Avant-Garde Cinema and Media Arts in Latin America

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341, or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of twentieth century Latin American avant-garde cinema and media arts.
Units: 3

CINE 506 : Cinematheque Management

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341 or consent of instructor.
Description: Practical experience in presenting film and video offerings to the public. Program planning; promotion and publicity; house management and public relations. May be repeated once.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 508 : Film Authorship

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Focus may be on directors, stars, studios, writers, producers or others who may be the creative force behind a given film. May be repeated for a total of 9 units as topics vary.
Units: 3

CINE 508 : Alfred Hitchcock

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: The work of Alfred Hitchcock as a film author, tracing characteristics, themes, and styles across the body of his work.
Units: 3

CINE 508 : Director's Cinema

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: The method of film authorship by comparing the work of at least two major film authors, and their respective generic, industrial, stylistic, and national concerns.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 508 : John Ford

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examining one of America's greatest directors, spanning silent and sound eras, and both the prestige side of his career--his literary adaptations and socially conscious films--and the "entertainer"--director of genre/mass entertainment pictures.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 508 : Orson Welles

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Orson Welles revolutionized the cinema with his first feature, "Citizen Kane", and continued to expand the nature of the medium with his adventurous work as an independent filmmaker. Examination of his artistic legacy and influence.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 508 : Romantic Comedy: Lubitsch and Wilder

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Ernst Lubitsch and his protege Billy Wilder, two great German emigre directors, transformed Hollywood in their images as they developed the romantic comedy genre, one of the most popular and meaningful expressions of social commentary in the American cinema.
Units: 3

CINE 508 : Steven Spielberg

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341, or consent of instructor.
Description: Steven Spielberg has transformed modern filmmaking with his wide-ranging artistry. Spielberg's work will be studied in the context of the changes in the film industry that he has influenced.
Units: 3

CINE 510 : Directing Visual Style

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; CINE 310 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Creative role of the director, manipulation of space and time, problems of continuity, script planning and blocking, visual style and authorship. Laboratory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 512 : Sound Production for Cinema

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; CINE 310 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Laboratory in aesthetics of field and studio recording. Practice in production recording, sound effects, narration, and foley production. Preparation of tracks and post-production manipulation of sound across film genres.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 514 : Performing for the Screen

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration and practice of issues related to performing for the camera. Instruction and critique for preparing scene work, engaging in rehearsal, and acting on-set. Laboratory. May be repeated for a total of 3 units.
Units: 1

CINE 515 : Directing Actors

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; completion of CINE 310, CINE 316 and consent of instructor.
Description: Creative role of director; focus on directing actors for character driven work.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 519 : Soundstage Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 710 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Laboratory in lighting for film. Aesthetic and atmospheric effects of film lighting. Extra fee required. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 520 : Sound Post-Production for Cinema

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; CINE 310 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Preparation and editing of multiple sound tracks. Recording and mixing of sound tracks for picture using file-based technologies.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 522 : Projects in Film Editing

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 710 and consent of instructor.
Description: Techniques and aesthetics of film editing. Extra fee required. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 523 : Exploration in Interactive Cinema

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 360 and consent of instructor.
Description: Conceptualization, programming, production, and presentation of cinema using interactive digital tools and processes. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3

CINE 524 : Exploring Sound Design for Cinema

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; CINE 310 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of sound design for cinema focusing on computer-based technologies. Evaluation of sound/picture relationships.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 525 : Cinematography and Lighting

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 710 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Skills and aesthetics of cinematography and lighting. Extra fee required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 526 : Optical Printing

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 710 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Description: Optical printing for motion pictures.
Units: 3

CINE 527 : Documentary for Health and Social Justice I

Prerequisites: Completion of 2nd year composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) and consent of instructor.
Description: Hands-on collaborative production of social justice and health documentary films. Preproduction research includes identifying issues and community participants. Screening, critiquing, and editing. May be repeated for a total of 12 units, but not under an alternate prefix. This course is offered as CINE 527 and H ED 527. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 6
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 528 : Documentary for Health and Social Justice II

Prerequisites: Completion of 2nd year composition (ENG 214 or equivalent) and consent of instructor; completion of CINE 527 or H ED 527.
Description: Production of documentary films with a focus on issues related to social justice and health. Includes research to identify salient issues and community participants. Develops proficiency in various stages of documentary filmmaking (pre-production, production, post-production). Culminates in public screening of film projects. Lecture, 3 units; activity, 3 units. This course is offered as CINE 528 and H ED 528. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 6

CINE 529 : Experimental Filmmaking

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 710 or equivalent, and consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of experimental film aesthetics, techniques, and practices. Projects in varied media and methods.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 530 : Digital Cinematography

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Skills, techniques, and aesthetics in digital cinematography. Practice in fields and studio digital cinematography and lighting. Post-production digital workflow and imaging manipulation. May be repeated for 3 units for degree credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 532 : International Documentary Workshop

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and prior approval of project proposal.
Description: A cross-cultural student program with the collaboration of comparable film programs in other countries. Students will broaden their cultural vision and develop their cinematic techniques in a global context.
Units: 6

CINE 540 : Issues in Film Theory

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced study of selected methods or issue in film theory. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 6 units as topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CINE 540 : Documentary Film Form

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced exploration of issues in documentary film form, including work of specific directors, shifting concepts of how to represent reality persuasively. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CINE 540 : Issues in Film Theory: Sound and Voice in Cinema

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced exploration of the history, aesthetics and theory of sound and voice in cinema.
Units: 3

CINE 541 : Race, Sex, and Identity Online

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of 2nd year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent).
Description: Analysis of the relationship between race, sex, and social identity online. Examination of race, gender, sexuality, capitalism, and the politics of social resistance as manifested in online media.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

CINE 542 : Producing and Financing Films II

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of CINE 442 or consent of instructor; completion of core requirements of cinema major; completion of 2nd year written composition (ENG 214 or equivalent).
Description: Examines the economics of post-production, marketing, distribution and exhibition of independent films. Explores role of producer during post-production stage of independent filmmaking. Develops skills in creating collaborative strategies for marketing and distribution, including use of Web and social media tools.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 551 : 2D Digital Animation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to cinema majors.
Description: Exploring the aesthetics, structures and techniques of experimental, documentary and narrative 2D digital animation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 554 : Writing for Documentary and Nonfiction

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; completion of CINE 456 or consent of instructor; major and minor only.
Description: Teaches the writing of a script for a documentary film project. Examines research process for documentary concept. Develops techniques for writing treatments and creating visual plans. Explores methods of incorporating interviews and other nonfiction devices.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 556 : Feature Screenwriting II

Prerequisites: Cinema major/minor; CINE 456 [formerly CINE 355].
Description: Advanced practice in conceptualizing and writing scripts. [Formerly CINE 455.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 610 : Senior Critical Studies Seminar

Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in CINE 300 or CINE 311, CINE 302 or CINE 312, and CINE 372.
Description: Original research, seminar reports, close analysis. Refining critical skills, developing project outline for work to be produced within an independent studies format. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 612 : Digital Cinema Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 710 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 6 units as topics vary.
Units: 1

CINE 620 : Fiction Filmmaking I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; CINE 310 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Portfolio required. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 624.
Description: Development of senior fiction filmmaking project. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 622 : Fiction Filmmaking II

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; cinema major; completion of CINE 620. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 624.
Description: Completion of senior fiction. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 623 : Exploration in Cinema as an On-Line Medium

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 360 and consent of instructor.
Description: Conceptualization, programming, production, and presentation of cinema on the Internet, using digital tools and processes. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 624 : Advanced Production Crafts

Prerequisites: Upper division standing. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 620 or 622.
Description: Use of filmmaking equipment and materials. Development of advanced production skills and techniques. Laboratory. May be repeated for a total of 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 625 : Post Production Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or 710 and consent of instructor.
Description: Post production workshop for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students who need to complete works-in-progress. Students work individually editing, building sound tracks, preparing their projects for mixing and conforming, and following through the required steps in post producing independent films. CR/NC grading only. (May be repeated for a total of 6 units.)
Units: 1-3

CINE 625 : Post Production Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or 710 and consent of instructor.
Description: Post production workshop for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students who need to complete works-in-progress. Students work individually editing, building sound tracks, preparing their projects for mixing and conforming, and following through the required steps in post producing independent films. CR/NC grading only. (May be repeated for a total of 6 units.)
Units: 1

CINE 630 : Workshop in Experimental Documentary

Prerequisites: CINE 310 or CINE 710 and consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of experimental film practices in nonfiction.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 651 : Experimental Animation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Studies in the aesthetics, structures, and production techniques of experimental and auteur animated films. Priority enrollment for cinema students.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 652 : Documentary Animation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; CINE 310 and CINE 316; majors/minors; or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of contemporary practices of animation in documentary cinema.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 654 : Writing and Performing in Film and Theatre

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; TH A 230 or CINE 454 [formerly 354] or CINE 456 [formerly CINE 355] or equivalent; cinema major/minor; or consent of instructor.
Description: Workshop brings each student through practical hands-on exercises in writing, directing and working with actors. [Formerly CINE 555.] This course is offered as CINE 654 and TH A 558. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 656 : Screenwriting Workshop

Prerequisites: Cinema major/minor; CINE 556 [formerly 455].
Description: Advanced projects in film writing. Writing of 60 minutes or longer screenplay, analysis and evaluation of works in progress. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [Formerly CINE 655.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 660 : 3D Computer Animation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Developing technical and conceptual skills related to modeling, motion choreography, and rendering. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 661 : Intermediate 3D Computer Animation

Prerequisites: CINE 360 and CINE 660 or consent of instructor.
Description: Developing intermediate technical and conceptual skills in 3D computer animation. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 685 : Projects in Teaching in Cinema

Prerequisites: Cinema major and consent of instructor.
Description: Teaching experiences in cinema in production, animation, studies and/or history, through assigned instructional projects as classroom aides. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)
Units: 1-3

CINE 690 : Production Practice

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced production practice in which students propose and carry out individual projects. Students act as screenwriters, directors, editors, and/or producers. Semester-based goals are approved and supervised by course instructor. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 692 : Internship

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Experience in a special field. 100+ hours of field experience in cinema-related activities under the supervision of professionals. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 695 : Independent Critical Studies

Prerequisites: CINE 340 and CINE 341; or consent of instructor.
Description: Independent studies for qualified students who wish to pursue research and scholarly work under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212, each with grade of C or better; cinema major/minor; or consent of instructor.
Description: Selected projects in cinema studies or production. May be repeated for a total of 3 units.
Units: 1-3

CINE 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; CINE 200, CINE 202, CINE 204, CINE 211, and CINE 212, each with grade of C or better; cinema major/minor; or consent of instructor.
Description: Individual, supervised study of selected topics and projects in cinema studies or production not included in the curriculum.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 700 : Introduction to Graduate Studies

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Cinema Studies.
Description: Orientation to graduate study; introduction to the professional standards and practices of cinema discipline; survey of cinematic and media culture theory. Development of a tentative mater's thesis forms the primary basis for written work. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 701 : Creative Process I

Prerequisites: Admission to M.F.A. in Cinema; must be taken concurrently with CINE 710, 711, and 721.
Description: Basic elements of film writing and design: conceptualization, idea development, scripting, storyboarding, composing/staging for the camera, and image gathering.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 702 : Creative Process II

Prerequisites: CINE 701; must be taken concurrently with CINE 712 and 722.
Description: Continuation of CINE 701. Emphasizing writing and design for a specific film project and basic principles of writing a research proposal.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 710 : Production Practice I

Prerequisites: Admission to M.F.A. in Cinema. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 701, CINE 711, and CINE 721.
Description: Beginning graduate course in cinematography and lighting. Use of film stocks, cameras, lenses, filters, light meters, and lights as well as screen direction, camera composition, and movement.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 711 : Production Practice II

Prerequisites: Admission to M.F.A. in Cinema. Must be taken concurrently with 701, 710, and 721.
Description: Beginning graduate course in editing and sound for film. Processes and procedures of picture and sound editing. Field, studio, and post-production sound for motion pictures. Problems in design and the production of meaning.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 712 : Production Practice III

Prerequisites: CINE 701, CINE 710, CINE 711, and CINE 721. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 722.
Description: Continuation of CINE 710 and 711. Refinement of basic filmmaking skills and processes. Production of required first year M.F.A. project.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 713 : Animation Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 360, CINE 362, and consent of instructor.
Description: Aesthetics of animation and production of a short animated film using film or computer techniques. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

CINE 713 : Animation Workshop

Prerequisites: CINE 360, CINE 362, and consent of instructor.
Description: Aesthetics of animation and production of a short animated film using film or computer techniques. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3

CINE 720 : Critical Paradigms and the Cinematic

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. in Cinema Studies.
Description: Approaches to the cinematic form through critical paradigms such as theories of the postmodern, post-colonial theory, structuralism/post-structuralism, systems theory, posthumanist theories. (Plus-minus letter grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 721 : Cinematic Documentary

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. Cinema Studies or M.F.A. Cinema.
Description: Issues and concepts related to non-fiction cinematic forms such as documentary, or ethnographic film. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 722 : Independent Cinema

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. Cinema Studies or M.F.A. Cinema.
Description: The tradition of independent narrative filmmaking: narrative structure, European art cinema, Third cinema, and American independent cinema. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CINE 723 : Cinema Forms and Aesthetics

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. Cinema Studies or M.F.A. Cinema.
Description: Theoretical and critical perspectives on dominant traditions and major modes of filmmaking: classical, film narrative, documentary; avant-garde film.
Units: 3

CINE 726 : Cinema Theory II

Prerequisites: CINE 724, 761, 762, and advancement to second year M.F.A. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 763 and 770.
Description: Combines the practical aspects of portfolio and teaching preparation with the theoretical concerns generated from thesis projects and questions of pedagogy.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 727 : Cinematic Styles

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. Cinema Studies or M.F.A. Cinema.
Description: Examination of selected aspects of concepts such as how does style or form affect content; how does film style changed with time; what relationship does style bear to narrative storytelling, documentary expression, or avant-garde practice? (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CINE 728 : Cinema Histories

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. or M.F.A. in Cinema.
Description: Examination of cinematic traditions through historical methods with an emphasis historiographic research, modes of argumentation, principles of causality, narrative and rhetoric. (Plus-minus letter grading only.)
Units: 3

CINE 740 : Seminar in Film Theory

Prerequisites: CINE 700 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 9 units as topics vary.
Units: 3

CINE 741 : Cinema and the City

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. Cinema Studies or M.F.A. Cinema.
Description: Issues of the representation of the city in cinema, urban space has proven crucial to genre films, as well as documentaries and the avant-garde. Utopic and dystopic elements of urban life receive close scrutiny. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CINE 743 : Sexuality in the Cinema

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. or M.F.A. in Cinema.
Description: Examination of alternative sexualities in the cinema set against the backdrop of "compulsory heterosexuality." Focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual identities and at celibacy, addiction, polyamory, and bdsm as alternative practices. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CINE 747 : Post-colonial Cinema

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. Cinema Studies or M.F.A. Cinema.
Description: Examination of post-colonial theories, including notions of modernity, nationalism, post-nationalism, hybridity, subalternity, as well as the politics of differences, and how they can be applied to critical thinking in film. Focus on Hollywood cinema and third world cinema. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

CINE 748 : Cinema and Cultural Studies

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. or M.F.A. in Cinema.
Description: Examination of the field of Cultural Studies and its influence on cinema and media studies. Students will read both founding theoretical texts and contemporaneous scholarship. Emphasis on intersecting structures of power, including class, nation, gender, race and sexuality. (Plus-minus letter grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 749 : Critical Practices

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. Cinema Studies or M.F.A. Cinema.
Description: Exploration of the relationship between critical theory/practice and digital media practices; familiarization with the emerging possibilities for critical work made possible by digital media. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 755 : Feature Screenwriting

Prerequisites: Graduate status, introductory screenwriting, and consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced screenwriting leading to the completion of a feature-length original script. The development of ideas, premise pitching, and disciplined writing practice. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 761 : Directing for Cinema

Prerequisites: Completion of first-year M.F.A. requirements.
Description: Advanced production course that emphasizes students' individual ideas, how to put them into moving images/sound/text, and how/why these inform their evolving creative work.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CINE 762 : Advanced Cinematography and Lighting

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in cinema; CINE 701, CINE 710, CINE 711, CINE 712, CINE 721, CINE 722, and advancement to second year M.F.A.
Description: Working cinematographers, steadicam operators, gaffers, and other crew peope give master classes in cameras, production and lighting techniques, and industry practices. Directors, digital imaging technicians, and lighting company reps visit the classroom. Students complete projects in video and 16mm film.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 763 : Projects in Advanced Editing

Prerequisites: CINE 701, CINE 710, CINE 711, CINE 712, CINE 721, CINE 722; and advancement to second year M.F.A.
Description: Aesthetic and technical aspects of editing and post-production in diverse cinema genres. Current technical strategies for editing picture and sound applied to original film or video designed by students. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 765 : Internship

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. or M.F.A. in Cinema.
Description: Field experience with production entities and organizations within the cinema industry. May be repeated once with consent of instructor. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CINE 770 : Film Production Research

Prerequisites: CINE 724, 761, 762, and advancement to second year M.F.A. Must be taken concurrently with CINE 726 and CINE 763.
Description: Focuses on the development of the students' individual vision and aesthetics and its realization through research, script development, and production planning for the thesis film.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: