2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Film Studies

FLM 105      3 Credits
History of the Cinema (h)
(Cross-listed with JRN 105)
History and development of the medium of film in the U. S. and abroad during the last 100 years. Content will vary each semester. Available only via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Year


FLM 215      3 Credits
Dramatic Literature (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 215)
Studies of drama and forms of plays such as tragedy, comedy, melodrama, farce and tragicomedy. Emphasis on reading plays of the classic theatre designed to give basic knowledge of masterpieces of world drama. (Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


FLM 217      3 Credits
Introduction to the Study of Film (h)
(Cross-listed with ENGL 217 and JRN 217)
An appreciation course designed to introduce the student to the various forms of cinematic art with special emphasis on humanistic and artistic aspects. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X.) (2 + 2) Offered Spring


FLM 271      2 Credits
Let's Make a Movie (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 271)
Produce a short dramatic video including concept and script development, basic camera and shooting techniques, working with actors, directing fundamentals, location scouting and production schedule development. Students do not need previous experience making movies to take this class. (Recommended: THR 241 and 121. Next offered: 2007-08.) (1 + 2) Offered Alternate Fall


FLM 272      1 Credit
Let's Make a Movie: Post-Production (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 272)
Post-production process of making a short fiction-based video including concept development, fill-in shooting techniques, working with actors and editing techniques. Production work required. Complete post-production work for the student movie created in THR/FLM 271 during the previous semester. (Prerequisites: FLM 271. Next offered: 2007-08.) (1 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


FLM 308      3 Credits
Film Criticism (h)
(Cross-listed with JRN 308)
Theoretical approaches to viewing, analyzing and evaluating film and television program content. Available only via Independent Learning. (3 + 0)


FLM 310      3 Credits
Acting for the Camera (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 310)
Apply skills introduced in fundamentals of acting, intermediate and advanced acting to acting for the camera. Through exercises and scene study, the class will expand each performer's range of emotional, intellectual, physical and vocal expressiveness for the camera. Act in numerous on-camera exercises, television and film scenes. May be  repeated twice for credit. (Recommended: THR 221 and 321. Prerequisites: THR 121. Next Offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


FLM 331      3 Credits
Directing Film/Video (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 331)
Introduction to the history, theory and basic concepts of film direction. Includes interpretative script analysis, creative visualization, conceptualization, use of space, working with actors and designers, and direction of short scenes and videos. (Prerequisite: THR 121, THR 215 or permission of instructor.) (1 + 4) Offered Spring


FLM 332      3 Credits
Directing Theatre (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 332)
History, theory and basic concepts of stage direction. Interpretive script analysis, creative visualization, conceptualization, use of space, working with actors and designers and direction of short scenes. (Recommended: THR 121.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


FLM 334W     3 Credits
Movies and Films; Watching and Analyzing (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 334)
Thematic topics in the art of classic cinema (films) and popular mass media (movies). Comparative analysis of classics and recent motion pictures is used to present elements of film language, analysis and criticism. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


FLM 470      3 Credits
Advanced Film and Video Directing (h)
(Cross-listed with THR 470)
In depth investigation into the history, theory and basic concepts of film and video direction. Script preparation, story board, blocking actors and staging the camera, sound and editing. Projects include directing and shooting short videos. (Recommended: THR 331. Next offered: 2008-09.) (1 + 6) Offered Alternate Fall


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