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CDM 002: Introduction to Technocultural Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Contemporary developments in the fine and performing arts, media arts, digital arts, and literature as they relate to technological and scientific practices. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 001. GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 020: Filmmaking Foundations (5)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 and/or CDM 003 recommended. Introduction to filmmaking concepts, principles, and methods. Emphasis on form, content and historical dialectic between classical narrative filmmaking conventions and artists’ challenges to these conventions. Not open for credit to students who have taken CTS 020. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 072: Introduction to Games (4)
Cross-listed as ENL 072

Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the history, theory, and practice of play. Survey of both analog and digital games. Overview of gaming cultures, aesthetics, industries, and technologies. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.

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FMS 001: Introduction to Film Studies (4)

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Analysis of film form and narrative, including cinematography, editing, and sound. Issues in film studies, including authorship, stardom, race, gender, class, and cultural identity. Includes introduction to selected cinematic movements and national film traditions. Not open for credit to students who have taken HUM 010. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 121: Introduction to Sonic Arts (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to the use of sound within the arts. Techniques and aesthetics of experimental contemporary practices. Creation of original sound works. Effective: 2018

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CDM 122: Intermediate Sonic Arts (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 121; or Consent of Instructor. Techniques of recording, editing, mixing, and synthesis to combine voice, field recordings, and electronic signals. Incorporating live, recorded, found sounds to create multidimensional stories. Presentation of live performances, etc. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.

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CDM 198: Directed Group Study: Analog Game Design (1-5)

Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in cinema and digital media. For students with upper division standing. May be taught abroad. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CTS 124E: Costume Design for Film (4)

Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DRA 024; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Theatre & Dance majors. Theory and practice of the art and business of film costume design. Script analysis, costume research, developing design concepts, budgeting, and current production practices and methods. Execution of designs for period and contemporary films. Viewing of current films. (Same course as DRA 124E.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.

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CDM 125—Advanced Sound: Performance and Improvisation (4)

Practice—3 hour(s); Workshop—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 121; CDM 122; or Consent of Instructor. Culmination of CDM sound courses. Focuses on performance and improvisation, culminating in a final public performance. Expectation of extensive reading and rehearsal outside of class time. GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.

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FMS 124: US Film History (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1. Study of an
aspect of American film history (such as the silent era; the studio system; U.S. avant-garde cinema), including the influences of technological, economic, regulatory, cultural, and artistic forces. Not open for credit to students who have completed Humanities 124 unless topic differs. May be repeated two times for credit if topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WE.

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FMS 127: Film Theory (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of the conceptual frameworks used to study film (including semiotics, psychoanalysis, spectatorship, auteur, genre and narrative theories). Historical survey of major film theorists. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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TCS 104: Documentary Production (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project. Prerequisite: course 7B or the equivalent, course 155. Traditional and new forms of documentary, with focus on technocultural issues. Skills and strategies for producing work in various media. Progression through all stages of production, from conception through post-production to critique. GE credit: VL

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TCS 112: New Radio Features and Documentary (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. New feature and documentary production for radio and other audiophonic media, including audio streaming Web sites and installation. Emphasis on new and experimental approaches to audio production for broadcast on community radio and in international arts programming.
 

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TCS 155: Introduction to Documentary Studies (4)

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.

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