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CDM 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. Introduction to selected cinematic movements and national film traditions. GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2021 Winter Quarter.

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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)

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. (Same course as ENL 072.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 107—Acting for Camera (4)

Lecture/Lab—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Analysis and practice of acting skills required for camera work and digital media. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when instructor differs. (Same course as DRA 174.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2020 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 166—Topics in U.S. Film History (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001; or Consent of Instructor. 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. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. . GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2021 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 173—Introduction to Analog Game Design (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 072 or CDM 172 or CTS 172; or Consent of Instructor. Fundamental theories and practices of analog game design. Pen & paper, dice & cards, checkers & chess to riddles & stories, track & field, and other forms of play. Prototype, playtest, and presentation of original analog games. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2021 Spring Quarter.

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CDM 189—Special Topics in Cinema & Digital Media (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 or CDM 002 recommended. Special topics in cinema & digital media. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.

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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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