UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


Peck School of the Arts


FILM Film, Video, Anim & New Genres



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114 Film and Experience: The Filmmaker and the Viewer. 3 cr. U. Consideration of film as an experience--aesthetic, physical, psychological, social, and historical--for both the filmmaker and the viewer.|Prereq: none.
115 Media Archaeology. 3 cr. U. A course for beginning media artists, this is a hands-on journey into the language of media using case studies from the past four hundred years.|Prereq: Film 116(C) recom.
116 Listening and Recording. 3 cr. U. Development of perceptual and expressive competencies using low-cost tools, fieldwork, and the web in response to historical and contemporary issues facing media artists.|Prereq: none
117 Filmmaking Technologies and Techniques. 3 cr. U. Fundamentals of still & motion picture image making, incl lighting, exposure, composition, digital transfer.|Counts as a repeat of Film 203 w/same topic. Prereq: none. When over-enrolled, preference will be given to Pre-Film or Pre-InterArts/IAT students.
118 Sound and Image. 3 cr. U. A timebased media arts production course incorporating preceding core Film courses (Film 114, 116, 117), furthering skills and imagination in the integration of image and sound.|Prereq: Film 114(P), Film 116(P), 117(P); or cons instr.
150 Multicultural America. 3 cr. U. Cross-cultural study of U.S. ethnic and racial identities through materials drawn from a variety of media arts practices (e.g. film, photography, new media) with attention to African-, Asian-, Hispanic- and Native American experiences.|Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Art 150. Prereq: none.
201 Introduction to Experimental Media Arts. 3 cr. U. Survey of independent media art production in film, video, photography and emerging media from the artist's point of view. Lectures, screenings, and workshops exploring ideas and techniques relevant to the making of personal statements.|Prereq: none.
203 Media Workshop: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Lab tutorial consisting of intermedia exercises and class projects. Specific credits announced in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.|May be retaken w/chg in content to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
210 Concepts of Production in the Media Arts. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the basic elements of cinema and related media in an inter-arts context through the development of critical and practical skills.|Prereq: none.
220 16mm Filmmaking II. 3 cr. U. Pre-portfolio studio in 16mm film production.|Prereq: Film 117(P); or cons instr.
221 Basic Elements of Filmmaking II. 6 cr. U. Theory and practice of 16mm non-sync sound techniques. Emphasis on project development, cinematography, editing, sound recording, audio transfers and mixing.|Prereq: grade B or above in Film 220; or cons instr.
222 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking. 3 cr. U. Pre-portfolio studio in digital filmmaking and editing techniques.|Prereq: admis to Pre-Film/Film prog & Film 116(P), 117(P); & either 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or admis to Inter-Arts/IAT prog & Film 116(P) or 117(P); Art 118(P) & Music 220(P); or cons instr.
231 Concept Development for Film Practice. 3 cr. U. A practice-driven course on developing skills for conceptualizing and writing for short-form cinema.|Prereq: none.
232 Animation I. 3 cr. U. Introduction to single-frame cinematic principles and techniques including drawing, collage, and kinetic analysis for short animated film projects.|Prereq: none.
234 Introduction to the Screenplay. 3 cr. U. Approaches to screenwriting from both artistic and professional points of view from the cultivation of an idea to the realization of a scenario.|Prereq: none.
250 Internship/Professional Practice. 3 cr. U. This project-oriented course supports student engagement in professional internships, production of a media project for a non-profit organization or curating a media arts event/series.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: cons instr.
251 Theory/Practice Workshop: (Subtitled). 3-4 cr. U. Development of techniques for projects in the theory and practice of media arts.|May be retaken w/chg in content to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
255 Introduction to Digital Arts. 3 cr. U. Pre-portfolio studio in digital art practices.|Prereq: admis to Pre-Film/Film prog & Film 116(P), 117(P); & either 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or admis to Inter-Arts/IAT prog & Art 118(P) & Music 220(P); or cons instr.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Production and special problems designed to provide relevant course work for a study abroad program in the media arts.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
299 Independent Study. 1-6 cr. U. Individual program of supervised study in media arts theory & practice.|May be retaken for cr. Prereq: cons instr.
301 Conversations with Filmmakers and Critics. 3 cr. U. Lectures, screenings, and discussions by contemporary filmmakers and critics. Subjects of presentation will include the contemporary state of the art, the condition of the industry, and the relations of film to a critique of the culture.|Prereq: none.
302 Video in the Classroom. 3 cr. U. Introduction to creative and technical processes of video making. Planning and production of topical video projects with small team of K-12 students and teacher.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: none.
303 (202) Current Topics in Media Arts Production: 3 cr. U. Lectures, screening, discussions, and workshops in media arts production from the artist's point of view. Development of ideas/proposals for possible production in subsequent film department courses.|Prereq: Film 201(P); or cons instr.
305 Digital Cinema and the Computer. 3 cr. U. Relation of digital cinema to the cultural, philosophical, and technical implications of computing technology.|Satisfies GER-Art and Oral & Writ Commun (OWC) Part B requirements. Prereq: none.
309 Theory & Practice of Media Literacy. 3 cr. U. Explores the relationship between image, sound and text in light of an expanded sense of 'writing,' 'image-making,' and 'critique' in the digital age.|Prereq: none.
314 Topics in Conceptual Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Consideration of issues in critical studies including ethnographic film, found-footage filmmaking, experimental documentary or surrealist film.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Film 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or cons instr.
316 Filmmaker as Theorist/Practitioner: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Examines filmmakers particularly engaged in theory/practice investigations of film form including Chantal Ackerman, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergei Eisenstein, Laura Mulvey & Trinh T. Minh-ha.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Film 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or cons instr.
318 Film and the Visual and Performing Arts: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Consideration of film's relationship to a specific art form, its formal similarities and historical intersections including film & painting, film & dance, film & music.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Film 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or cons instr.
319 Film Genres: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Formal investigation of what comprises a film genre across both national & international contexts. Critical writing & production assignments will foreground conventions & their transformations in film history.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Film 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or cons instr.
320 Structures of Film. 3 cr. U. Advanced examination of structural dimensions in film, including space, time, causality, image, and sound. Practical techniques explore structural possibilities for creative expression in film.|Prereq: Film 114(214)(P) & 210(P); or cons instr.
341 Theory/Practice Seminar: (Subtitled). 3-4 cr. U. Theoretical/practical approaches to film and video production.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: admis to upper-level film classes per portfolio review, or cons instr.
380 Media Arts Module: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Post-portfolio course introducing specialized production skills in film, video, audio or new genres.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: admis to upper level course per portfolio review or cons instr. In case of over-enrollment, admission based on gpa in major.
399 Advanced Independent Study. 1-6 cr. U. Individual program of supervised study for the advanced student of film and/or video.|May be retaken for cr. Prereq: admis to upper-level film classes per portfolio review & cons instr.
410 Junior Project. 6 cr. U. Individual production projects in film or video facilitated by critiques and technical demonstrations tailored to student needs.|Prereq: admis to upper level course per portfolio review or cons instr. In case of over-enrollment, admission based on grade point average in major.
420 Intermediate Media Arts Module: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Intermediate level course in specialized production skills in film, video, audio or new genres.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: admis to upper level course per portfolio review; jr st or cons instr. In case of over-enrollment, admission based on gpa in major.
434 Film Aesthetics: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Consideration of a particular aesthetic aspect of film including performance, sound, decor, frame/sequence, color, narrative & narration, temporality.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st., Film 210(P); or const instr.
450 Advanced Internship/Professional Practice. 1-6 cr. U/G. This project-oriented course supports student engagement in professional internships, production of a media project for a non-profit organization or curating a media arts event/series.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: admis to upper-level Film classes per portfolio review, cons instr.
455 Integrated Film/Video Exploration. 6 cr. U/G. A study of the relationship between film/video production and film/video analysis, team taught by an artist and a critic.|Jointly offered with ArtHist/English/JMC 310. Prereq: jr st. Film majors: portfolio review and/or cons instr; non-film majors: cons instr.
460 Advanced Media Arts Module: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Advanced-level course in specialized production skills in film, video, audio or new genres.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: admis to upper level course per portfolio review; jr st or cons instr. In case of over-enrollment, admission based on gpa in major.
470 Advanced Media Arts Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual student projects exploring portable and studio media arts production techniques. Students will submit production proposals for faculty approval.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: Film 389(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Production and special problems designed to provide relevant course work for a study abroad program in the media arts.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: admis to upper-level Film classes per portfolio review, or cons instr.
509 Senior Project I. 3 cr. U. Pre-production/production of individual media arts projects facilitated by critiques and work sessions.|Prereq: min 12 cr of upper-level film/video/animation/new genres electives, including 3 cr. of Portfolio Production electives; or cons instr.
510 Senior Project II. 6 cr. U. Continuation of capstone project started in Film 509. Emphasis on production and post-production, facilitated by critiques, work sessions and preparations for a public presentation.|Prereq: Successful completion of Film 509(P); or cons instr.
512 Senior Project in Conceptual Studies. 6 cr. U. Capstone seminar investigates and interrogates relationship between filmmaking, theory and history. Archival research and critical analysis will produce final multimedia project.|Prereq: Film 320(P), 455(P).

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