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CTS 012: Introduction to Media Computation (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion/laboratory—1 hour. Introduction to key computational ideas necessary to understand and produce digital media. Fundamentals of programming are covered as well as analysisof how media are represented and transmitted in digital form. Aimed primarily at non-computer science students. (Same course as Engineering: Computer Science 012.) GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng

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CTS 040A: Media History (4)

History of Media to 1945, with particular focus on mechanically reproduced mass media technologies including the printing press, the newspaper, photography, cinema, radio and early computing technology. Analysis of inter-related cultural and political topics.  

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CTS 041B: History of Cinema from 1945 to the present

Examination of cinema in the postwar period. Study of world cinema trends and the economic and socio-political conditions enabling innovative work in the film industry.

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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 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 130: Fundamentals of 3D Computer Graphics (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Foundation course teaches the theory of three-dimensional computer graphics, including modeling, rendering and animation. Development of practical skills through the use of professional software to create computer graphics. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 130. GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 163: Arts & Cinema: Between the White Cube and the Black Box (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Current debates between cinema studies and contemporary art. Issues covered include, experimental modes of filming, montaging, installing, screening, and displaying images between the White Cube (gallery/museum) and the Black Box (cinema). GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter 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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CTS 162: Surveillance Technologies & Social Media (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): TCS 001 or STS 020. Study of the ubiquitous presence of CCTV, face recognition software, global tracking systems, biosensors, and data mining practices that have made surveillance part of our daily life. Study boundaries between security and control, information and spying. (Same course as STS 162.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.

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FMS 125: Topics in Film Genres (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001. A study of one or more of the film genres (such as the documentary, the musical, film noir, screwball comedy, or the western), including genre theory and the relationship of the genre(s) to culture, history, and film industry practices. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. Not open for credit to students who have completed HUM 125, unless topic differs. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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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 159: Media Subcultures (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Relationships between subcultural groups and media technologies. Media as the cohesive and persuasive force of subcultural activities. List-servs, websites, free radio, fan ‘zines, and hip-hop culture. GE credit: ACGH, VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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TCS 175: Small Scale Film Production (4)

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.

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