Film

http://www.miracosta.edu/FILM

Students take film courses to satisfy general education requirements in artsĀ and humanities and to explore the discipline. Students who earn a bachelor's degree in film at a four-year university pursue careers as filmmakers, editors, digital media artists, film archivists, media educators, film festival curators, script analysts, cinematographers, television producers, and studio executives.

Contact Information

Chair: Tracy Williams

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

www.miracosta.edu/FILM

Department: Theatre and Film

Office: Building OC4700, 760.795.6844

Full-Time Faculty

Billy Gunn

Courses

FILM 101: Introduction to Film

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in FILM 101H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)

As an introduction to film as an art form and as a cultural artifact, this course examines content and techniques found in film, historical and stylistic influences on film makers, their artistic values, and the social implications of film. Students view feature films as well as shorts and animated films as a basis for critical analysis.

FILM 101H: Introduction to Film (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in FILM 101.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)

This honors course offers highly motivated students an enriched introduction to film as an art form and as a cultural artifact. Students examine, research, and present content and techniques found in film, historical and stylistic influences on film makers, their artistic values, and the social implications of film. Students view feature films as well as shorts and animated films as a basis for critical analysis. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for FILM 101 or FILM 101H.

FILM 106: Study of Filmed Plays

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 106.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)

This course focuses on filmed adaptations of plays by comparing and contrasting the stage and screen versions in concept, writing, and production. Students gain insight and appreciation for both art forms through structural analysis, class discussions, and written critiques. Students are required to attend public performances.

FILM 110: Film History

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)

This course traces the history of motion pictures from 1880 to the present. It examines film as a serious historical study including aesthetics, politics, economics, socio-political assumptions and biases, and evolving technologies. It also explores both American and foreign films from their conception as an entertainment novelty through their ethical, social, and political consequences on society today.

FILM 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

FILM 296: Topics in Film

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Film that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

FILM 298: Directed Study in Film

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor and department chair approval and successful completion of 12 units of college work with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Laboratory 6 hours
Laboratory 9 hours. (0612.00)

This course allows students to pursue a special area of interest in order to achieve specific goals beyond the scope of existing courses within the discipline. Students work independently and interact directly with an instructor on an individual basis and as prescribed by the Directed Study Agreement.