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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 003—Media Archaeology (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Evolution of media technologies and practices beginning in the 19th century as they relate to contemporary digital arts practices. Special focus on the reconstruction of the social and artistic possibilities of lost and obsolete media technologies. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 005. GE credit: AH, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Summer Session 1.

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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 041B—History of Cinema from 1945-Present (4)

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 recommended. Examines cinema from 1945 through the present, with focus on neo-realist, new wave and third-world movements. Examines social critique in cinema from studio system to New Wave, Cine Novo, postcolonial cinema and contemporary independent cinema. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2021 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 101—Experimental Digital Cinema II (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 100; Consent of Instructor. Continuation of CDM 100 with further exploration of digital cinema creation. Additional topics include new modes of distribution, streaming, installation and exhibition. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.

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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 Summer Session 1.

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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 131—Character Animation (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 130 or TCS 130. The art of character animation in three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and practical skills. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 131. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 135: Object-Oriented Programming for Artists (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 002 recommended. Introduction to object-oriented programming for artists. Focus on understanding the metaphors and potential of object-oriented programming for sound, video, performance, and interactive installations. GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 156: The Golden Age of TV – Topic: Dark Mirror

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Critically celebrated scripted television since the mid-1990s. Key themes including class, ethnicity, race, violence, and US politics. Major developments in the medium’s history as context for recent wave of epic television. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 174—Special Topics in 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. Recommended: CDM 173, CDM 175 or CDM 177. Special topics in analog game design for upper division students. May be repeated up to 3 time(s) when topic or instructor differs. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2021 Spring Quarter.

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CDM 176—Special Topics in Digital Game Development (4

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 072 or CDM 172 or CTS 172; or Consent of Instructor. Recommended: CDM 173, CDM 175 or CDM 177. Special topics in digital game development for upper division students. May be repeated up to 3 time(s) when instructor or topic differs. GE credit: AH, SE, 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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CDM 198: Directed Group Study: Games Studies Seminar

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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CDM 198: Directed Group Study: Post Production

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 040B—Media History 2 1945-Present (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): CTS 040A. History of media from 1945 to present, with particular focus on the development of the computer, digital network and Internet technologies in the context of other media infrastructures like radio, television and satellite networks. Analysis of inter-related cultural/political topics. (Same course as STS 040B.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.

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CTS 116: Design on Screen (4)
Cross-listed as DRA 116

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Analysis of the contribution of outstanding designers for cinema, television and filmed entertainment. Study of diverse aesthetic theories of production design and art direction, costume design, or cinematography. Introductory principles and practice, history. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.

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CTS 150: Media Theory (5)

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Critical and theoretical approaches to the emergence of new technologies since the invention of photography. Examine various approaches to media (formalist, semiotic, structuralist, Frankfurt School, cybernetics, visual and gamer theory). (Same course as STS 151.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.

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FMS 045: Vampires and other Horrors in Film and Media (4) [S'20 will be the last time this class is offered, becoming CDM 165P]

Lecture-2 hour(s); Discussion-1 hour(s); Film Viewing-3 hour(s). History of representations of vampires and horror generally from the 19th-21st centuries. Emphasis on transnational history of the horror genre; psychologies of horror effects; issues of race, gender, and class; intersections with prejudice, medicine, modernity. (Same course as GER 045.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE.

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TCS 112—New Radio Features & Documentary (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). New feature and documentary production for radio and other audiophonic media, including audio streaming websites and installation. Emphasis on new and experimental approaches to audio production for broadcast on community radio and in international arts programming. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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TCS 160: Ghosts of the Machine: How Technology Rewires our Senses (4)

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

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