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: Andrew Layton

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

www.miracosta.edu/FILM

Department: Theatre and Film

Office: Building OC4700, 760.795.6844

Full-Time Faculty

Billy Gunn

How to Read Course Descriptions

For more detailed information about a course, such as its content, objectives, and fulfillment of a degree, certificate, or general education requirement, please see the official course outline of record, available at http://www.miracosta.edu/governance/coursesandprograms/courseoutlines.html.

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)
Course Typically Offered: F, SP, SU

This course introduces students to the art of film and the critical vocabulary of film studies through analysis of filmmaking techniques and the meanings they create. It explores film as a synthetic art form by examining the various individuals and elements involved in the production process. Feature, documentary, and genre films may be used to analyze artistic techniques, cultural impact, and socio-political implications. Film viewing is required both inside and outside of class.

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
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)
Course Typically Offered: F OR SP

This honors course offers highly motivated students an enriched introduction to the art of film and the critical vocabulary of film studies. Students examine, research, and present content as they explore film as a synthetic art form. Feature, documentary, and genre films may be used to analyze artistic techniques, cultural impact, and socio-political implications. Film viewing is required both inside and outside of class. 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)
Course Typically Offered: F, SP

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 111: Film History I: 1880-1945

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in FILM 110.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)
Course Typically Offered: F OR SP

This course traces the history of motion pictures from 1880 to 1945 through a critical examination of the technical, aesthetic, social, political, and economic factors that had an impact on this emerging art form. It explores the cinema from its conception as an entertainment novelty, through major international movements of the silent era, to the development of the American studio system, the transition to sound, and the effect of two world wars.

FILM 112: Film History II: 1945-Present

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)
Course Typically Offered: F OR SP

This course traces the history of motion pictures from 1945 to the present through a critical examination of the technical, aesthetic, social, political, and economic factors that have an impact on production, distribution, and exhibition of film. It explores the cinema of the post-WWII era, through major international movements of the 1950s and 1960s, to the development of the new Hollywood of the 1970s, concluding with the globalization and digitalization of film culture in the 21st century.

FILM 211: Identity and Film: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality

Units:
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)
Course Typically Offered: F OR SP

This course explores the impact of identity on film as an art form and cultural artifact by confronting ideologies of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation as they are reflected in cinematic representation. American film is used as the primary lens through which to view how social, political, and cultural values have been formulated over the last century. Students analyze major films, figures, character types, and narrative strategies to evaluate the relationship between film and identity.

FILM 212: Women and Film: Representation and Impact

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (0612.00)
Course Typically Offered: F OR SP

This course explores the significant, and frequently unrecognized, role of women in film. It investigates cinematic history and artifacts through the lens of feminist theory in order to critically examine of the various ways women have been both (mis)represented in a male-dominated industry and participated in the art of filmmaking. Key individuals in film history and a variety of genres are discussed as ways to explore the social, political, and cultural impact of women in film.

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
Course Typically Offered: TBA

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)
Course Typically Offered: TBA

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)
Course Typically Offered: TBA

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.