Art Film Studies (ARTF)

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ARTF 5000 (3) Advanced Digital Postproduction

Explores the advanced practices and aesthetics of computer-based moving-image art editing. Topics include how to edit and manage a postproduction cycle, how to use digital editing systems and capabilities such as compositing, digital audio and optical effects treatments. Cannot be taken simultaneously with CINE 3400 or CINE 3600.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4000
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CINE 2500 and CINE 3400 or CINE 3600 and CINE 1502 and CINE 2000 or CINE 2300 (all minimum grade (D-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5003 (3) Film and Literature

Explores similarities and differences between literature and film as narrative arts. Studies novels, short stories and plays and films made from them. Examines problems in point of view, manipulation of time, tone, structure, and setting.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4003
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5004 (3) Topics in Film Theory

Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write "position" papers and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4004 and HUMN 4004
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CINE 3051 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5010 (1-3) Topics in Film Production

Prepares students for advanced film production courses. Subject matter varies each semester.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4010
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5013 (3) Film, Photography and Modernism

Provides interdisciplinary study of film, photography and modernism, focusing on issues such as dystopia, alienation, sexuality, subjectivity and self-referentiality. Photographs by Stieglitz, Strand, Weston, Evans, Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz and Moholy-Nagy. Films by Dziga-Vertov, Eisenstein, Resnais, Antonioni, Bergman, Bunuel and Bertolucci.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: FILM 4013
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of FILM 1502 (minimum grade D-).
Recommended: Prerequisite FILM 3051.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5021 (3) Directing/Acting for the Camera

Offers an intensive workshop that provides students with experience directing dramatic material, acting before a camera, and interpreting or adopting dramatic material for film. No experience in directing or acting required. Attendance, research, and papers required.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4021
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Recommended: Prerequisite CINE 1502.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5023 (3) Topics in International Cinema

Focuses on major international filmmakers who have had a decisive impact on world cinema. Students will learn how directors create their own innovative body of work with specific formal and thematic patterns and will also learn to place such work within multiple frameworks that will cover film history, theory, aesthetics, philosophy and social and cultural analysis.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4023
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CINE 1502 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Recommended: Prerequisites CINE 3051 and CINE 3061.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5024 (3) Advanced Research Seminar

Focuses on a specific topic, director, or genre chosen by the professor. Research skills and critical thinking are emphasized. With faculty guidance, students determine individual projects and present them to the class. Class participation is mandatory. Each student submits a thorough and original research paper for a final grade.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4024
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Recommended: Prerequisites CINE 3051 and CINE 3061.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5040 (3) Advanced Analog Alchemy

Investigating, developing, and re-interpreting historical approaches and processes involved in the creation of Analog motion picture works. Students will work with Analog mediums in alternative modes and unestablished ways and develop their personal process towards the goal of producing a unique moving image work to be presented in a final analog format for exhibition.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4040
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Art Practices (ARTF) students only.

ARTF 5043 (1-3) Topics in Cinema Critical Studies

Prepares students for advanced Cinema Studies critical studies courses. Subject matter varies each semester.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4043
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5105 (3) Advanced Screenwriting

Introduces professional screenwriting, in the form of a creative writing workshop. Admission by portfolio (see film department). Students write scenes and scripts for short films, feature treatments, etc., and are graded on a final portfolio. Department enforced prerequisite: approved writing sample.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4105
Recommended: Prerequisites CINE 3051 and CINE 3061.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5200 (3) Flow Visualization

Explores techniques for the visualization of the physics of fluid flows including seeding with dyes, particles and bubbles, and shadowgraphy and schlieren. Reviews optics and fluid physics, especially atmospheric clouds. Assignments are student-driven, to individuals and mixed teams of graduates, undergraduates, engineering majors and photography/video majors.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4200, MCEN 4151, MCEN 5151, ATLS 4151 and ATLS 5151
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5400 (3) Digital Post-Production

Through projects, discussions, and screenings, this class explores the practices and aesthetics of computer-based moving-image art editing.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: FILM 4400
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5453 (3) Elective Affinities: Avant-Garde Cinema and the Arts

Traces the history and aesthetics of avant-garde/experimental films in light of similar ideas found in the other arts, particularly painting, poetry, photography and music. Topics covered include Dada and the early avant-garde; surrealism and psychodramas; Brakhage and abstract expressionism; feminist arts and film since the 1980s; the idea of the sublime in painting, music and film; landscape in painting, photography and film; post-modernism and the cinema; queer theory, gender/identity politics and aesthetics of recent films; and specific multiple disciplinary artists such as Andy Warhol, Michael Snow, Helen Levitt and Gunvor Nelson.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 4453
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CINE 1502 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5500 (3) Cinema Production 2

Advanced exploration of creative cinema production through short production and post-production projects. Course focuses on the tactics and strategies of independent cinema production exploring either documentary, experimental, or narrative genres.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: FILM 4500
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of FILM 3400 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5604 (3) Colloquium in Film Aesthetics

Seminar for the serious round table discussion and critique of film as an art form, emphasizing development of appropriate verbal and written language skills for description of film.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: FILM 4604
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5610 (3) Image-makers Graduate Seminar

Explores advanced graduate studio work in a seminar setting. Focuses on the development of ideas and activities which advance creative image making.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 12.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5717 (1-3) Graduate Studio Critique

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5846 (1-3) Graduate Independent Study-Video

Participate in graduate independent study.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 5857 (1-3) Graduate Independent Study

Participate in graduate independent study.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses

ARTF 6959 (1-6) Master's Thesis

Preparation, research, writing of critical studies Master's thesis in fulfillment of concurrent BAMA in Film.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of ARTF 5004 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Film Courses