Students who wish to declare will be majoring in
Cinema and Digital Media from now on. See
complete details about the major here, including the major
checklist PDF, which lists all courses in
the major. Cinema and Digital Media courses are
currently designated with the letters CTS. Also please see
FMS courses for additional
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of
creating interactive screen-based work. Subjects will include
theories of interactivity, linear versus non-linear structures
and audience involvement and participation. Students will utilize
various digital production tools to produce class projects.
History and practice of media production focusing on how media
makers use video and new media tools to address social issues
among neighborhood and community groups. Students will utilize
basic video, sound, and lighting techniques as they work with
local groups in a group video project.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Impact and
implications of computer- based networks in community, civic, and
social life. Subjects may include community-access computer
sites, neighborhood wireless networks, the digital divide,
open-source software, and citizen action.
Performance and Improvisation (4) Workshop 3 hours; practice 3
hours. Prerequisite: courses 121 and 122 or consent of
instructor. Culmination of TCS sound courses. Class will focus on
performance and improvisation, culminating in a final public
performance. Students will be expected to do extensive reading
and rehearsal outside of class time. III. (III.) Ostertag
Lecture 3 hours; laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: course
130 or consent of instructor. The art of character animation in
three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles
of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and
practical skills. III. (III.) Neff
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Recent evolution
of the documentary. The personal essay film;
found-footage/appropriation work; non-linear, multi-media forms;
spoken word; storytelling; oral history recordings; and other
examples of documentary expression. GE
credit: ACGH, AH, DD, VL. Effective:
2012 Fall Quarter.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1
and either American Studies 1 or 5. The history and analysis of
the relationships between human bodies and technologies in modern
society. Dominant and eccentric examples of how human bodies and
technologies influence one another and reveal underlying cultural
assumptions. (Same course as American Studies 158.) GE credit:
Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing or discussion—1 hour.
Historical, aesthetic and critical approaches to how information
technologies produced ghost effects or a sense of terror in
response to new media like the photograph, gramophone, film,
typewriter, computer, Turing Machine. Focus on technological
media transforms sense perception. Offered in alternate years.
(Same course as Science and Technology Studies 160.) GE credit:
ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, VL, WE.—Ravetto-Biagioli
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3
hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of
Instructor. Lecture and intensive workshop teaching
small-scale film production. Appointments as a(n) director,
director of photography, actor, writer, lighting designer, sound
designer and other critical positions are used to produce and
submit a short film to a film festival. May be repeated up
to 2 time(s). (Same course as DRA 175.) Effective:
2012 Fall Quarter.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project. Introduction to basic
research methods for Technocultural Studies: electronic and
archived images, sounds and data, satellite downlinking,
radiowave scanning, and oral histories. GE credit: VL, WE.—Drew
Cinema and Digital Media Major course offerings for the
academic year. To see course descriptions, use the menu at left
to view them on our site, or use our link to the general
catalog, at right.
Use the Registrar’s Course Search Tool to see times, dates, and
locations for each course and to plan your schedule.