This is a list of all cinematic arts courses. For more information, see Cinematic Arts.

CINE:1000 First-Year Seminar1 s.h.

Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities, field trips). Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.

CINE:1185 Internshiparr.

Opportunity to apply skills; faculty supervision, on or off campus. Requirements: cinema major.

CINE:1601 Introduction to Film Analysis3 s.h.

Formal analysis of film; narrative cinema and approaches to narrative structure; authorship and genre issues, other major topics.

CINE:1602 Introduction to Film Studies3 s.h.

Film history, theory, criticism; issues of form, technologies, and cultural functions of cinema; screenings of narrative, documentary, experimental films from varied periods and nations. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

CINE:1610 Contemporary Cinema3 s.h.

Current cinema; key genres, movements, filmmakers, technological changes; recent cultural contexts, industrial and economic factors, changes in the film viewing experience. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

CINE:1615 Introduction to Film Theory3 s.h.

Classical film theory--formalist and realist theories, authorship, genre; contemporary film theory--semiotics, feminism, psychoanalysis, ideological criticism, postmodernism, queer theory.

CINE:1620 Film Criticism3 s.h.

Evaluation and analysis of film, from journalistic reviews to academic scholarship; principles and theoretical positions.

CINE:1625 Gender and Film3 s.h.

Representations of femininity, masculinity, sexual identity, how they relate to society, culture; examples from feminist, psychoanalytic, queer theory.

CINE:1630 Introduction to Film Sound3 s.h.

Sound as an acoustic, technological, aesthetic, and historical issue; functions of voice, music, sound effects.

CINE:1632 Disney in America3 s.h.

How Walt Disney Corporation has influenced American cultural values, ideals, and experiences through its evolution from an animation company in the 1920s, to a theme park company and television producer in the 1950s, to a media conglomerate today; the corporation's national importance, Hollywood's contributions to the Depression and World War II, postwar urban and community planning, America's changing leisure behavior, advertising and childhood, modern business history, and exportation of American culture. Same as AMST:1065.

CINE:1635 Styles and Genres3 s.h.

Major film types (musicals, science fiction, westerns, film noir) and their cultural significance.

CINE:1640 Film Authors3 s.h.

A major director or comparison of directors; director's role in industrial and collaborative contexts, relations between biography and criticism, function of individual styles.

CINE:1645 Film and Literature3 s.h.

Relationships among films, novels, plays, adaptations; shared and distinct formal elements of cinematic and literary texts, their cultural functions.

CINE:1834 Modes of Film and Video Production4 s.h.

Introduction to filmmaking; how to shoot and edit short works of cinematic art; exposure to various working methods including nonfiction, fiction, and experimental modes of video production. Corequisites: CINE:1601, if not taken as a prerequisite. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CINE:2195 Individual Studyarr.

CINE:2198 Honors Tutorialarr.

CINE:2620 U.S. Film3 s.h.

American film industry; social and artistic perspectives.

CINE:2621 Introduction to European Film3 s.h.

Major works, movements, and recent developments in European cinema; German Expressionism, Soviet montage, Italian Neorealism, French New Wave; social, cultural, political contexts. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

CINE:2622 World Film3 s.h.

Filmmaking and film culture outside the United States; key works from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America; social, cultural, political contexts.

CINE:2623 Documentary Film3 s.h.

Key works and movements in international nonfiction film, from early cinema to present; formal, historical, philosophical issues in documentary practices.

CINE:2624 Introduction to Latin American Film3 s.h.

Introduction to filmmaking and films in Latin America through an overview, emphasis on one or more Latin American countries, or a specific theme in Latin American cinema.

CINE:2625 Introduction to Asian Film3 s.h.

Introduction to filmmaking and films in Asia through an overview, emphasis on one or more Asian countries, or a specific theme in Asian cinema.

CINE:2627 Film Club1 s.h.

Theme-based film program comprising a weekly film screening followed by a guided group discussion intended to inspire debate and film literacy.

CINE:2654 U.S. Cinema and Culture3 s.h.

Representation of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in Hollywood movies. Same as AMST:2500.

CINE:2800 Digital Arts: An Introduction3 s.h.

Introduction to potential of integrating art with technology, providing a foundation of skills and concepts through hands-on experimentation; lectures and demonstrations will introduce key concepts and ideas as well as the history of digital arts; in labs, students will develop skills that will form a foundation for future investigation; work may include using an Arduino, programming, and developing an interface to control a software project; the final project will be shared with the public in some way; critical discourse, in the form of writing assignments, will allow for reflection and evaluation. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as ARTS:2800, CS:2800, DANC:2800, MUS:2800, THTR:2800.

CINE:2861 Screenwriting: Short Form3 s.h.

Introduction to basic principles of screenwriting; develop, write, and workshop screenplays for short film/video projects including fiction, nonfiction, and experimental work. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:2863 Film/Video Production: Film Festival3 s.h.

How to run a film festival; management and orchestration of annual Iowa City International Documentary Festival. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:2864 Film/Video Production: Alternative Forms3 s.h.

Alternative or innovative video/film practices and technologies; varied topics. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C or INTM:2710 with a minimum grade of C. Same as INTM:2864.

CINE:2865 Film/Video Production: Material of 16mm Filmmaking3 s.h.

Individual and small-group work to create projects using 16mm filmmaking techniques including camera operation, editing, lighting, and sound production; intermediate production course. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:2866 Film/Video Production: Nonfiction3 s.h.

Individual and small group work to create video projects using nonfiction filmmaking techniques, from camera and lighting to postproduction. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:2867 Screenwriting: Long Form3 s.h.

Introduction to basic principles of screenwriting; develop, write, and workshop screenplays for longer form film/video projects including fiction, nonfiction, and experimental work. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:2868 Film/Video Production: Fiction3 s.h.

Individual and small group work to create video projects using fiction filmmaking techniques, from camera and lighting to postproduction. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:2869 Introduction to Intermedia3 s.h.

Interdisciplinary focus; emphasis on conceptual, installation, video, time-based media, performance art. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 or (ARTS:1520 and ARTS:1510). Requirements: for CINE:2869 -- grade of C or higher in CINE:1834. Same as INTM:2710.

CINE:3135 Narrative and the Cinema3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as ENGL:3135.

CINE:3195 Undergraduate Seminar3 s.h.

Focus on a significant text or critical problem. Requirements: cinema major, and junior or senior standing.

CINE:3750 Topics in Cinema and Culture3 s.h.

One or more national cinemas in relation to social, historical, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: CINE:1601.

CINE:3876 Video for Performance4 s.h.

Introduction to making video for use in a performance; how video can unlock new artistic possibilities for performance in theater, dance, and performing arts in general; focus on acquiring basic skills necessary to shoot and edit video, and project it during a performance; practices of animation, found or archival footage work, and live performance. No previous knowledge of cameras or editing equipment required. Same as THTR:3876.

CINE:3877 Screenwriting: Short Form4 s.h.

Developing, writing, and workshopping screenplays for short film/video projects including fiction, nonfiction, and experimental work; introduction to preproduction activities; exercises and journal assignments. Prerequisites: CINE:2861 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2865 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2867 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:3878 Film and Media Practicum1 s.h.

Research and production-oriented film and media practicum; individual and small-group work on a single film, video, or media production as determined by instructor; independent library and web-based research, group presentations, readings. Requirements: junior or senior standing.

CINE:4603 Topics in Contemporary Film3 s.h.

Specific issues or periods in contemporary film. Prerequisites: CINE:1601.

CINE:4604 Topics in European Film3 s.h.

Specific issues or periods in European film. Prerequisites: CINE:1601.

CINE:4606 Topics in Asian Cinema3 s.h.

Issues or topics in East or South Asian cinemas. Prerequisites: CINE:1601. Same as ASIA:4606.

CINE:4608 History of Documentary Film3 s.h.

A period, type, or concern of nonfiction filmmaking. Prerequisites: CINE:1601.

CINE:4616 Topics in National Cinema3 s.h.

Cinema's intersection with the nation; questions of representation, culture, and identity in the national, subnational, and/or transnational context. Prerequisites: CINE:1601.

CINE:4618 Topics in World Cinemas3 s.h.

Issues in international film history and film theory. Prerequisites: CINE:1601.

CINE:4620 Issues in Film Theory3 s.h.

Key theorists, approaches, topics in film theory. Prerequisites: CINE:1601.

CINE:4674 Transnational Chinese Cinemas3 s.h.

Films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Chinese diasporic communities, silent era to present; relationship of film to nation-state, cultural interflows, media technologies, ideologies. English subtitles. Same as CHIN:4206.

CINE:4678 Topics in Latin American Cinema3 s.h.

Taught in English. Prerequisites: CINE:1601. Requirements: one Spanish literature or culture course numbered above SPAN:3200 or one film studies course. Same as LAS:4678, SPAN:4810.

CINE:4821 Film/Video Production: Selected Topics4 s.h.

Exploration of a particular genre, issue, or process; varied topics; individual work on several video projects. Prerequisites: CINE:2864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2865 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4841 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4843 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4845 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4862 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4825 Digital Production: Animation4 s.h.

Intermediate 3-D modeling, motion graphics; student projects culminating in CDR or video presentation. Prerequisites: CINE:1834 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4835 Issues in Film and Video Production4 s.h.

Proposal and grant writing, conceptualization, budgeting, and research on varied distribution models for independent films. Prerequisites: CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2863 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2867 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2865 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4836 Advanced Screenwriting4 s.h.

Write a feature screenplay (105-115 pages) within the industry standard contract guidelines for independent and studio projects; completion of outline, beat sheet, treatment, first draft; one rewrite. Prerequisites: CINE:2861 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2867 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4841 Film/Video Production: Sound Design4 s.h.

Exploration of sound design for film and video, from recording to editing and mixing; individual work on several audio and video projects. Prerequisites: CINE:4821 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4843 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4862 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4841 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4845 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2865 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4843 Film/Video Production: Image Design4 s.h.

Lighting strategies and techniques, camera work, composition, and postproduction; individual work on several video projects. Prerequisites: CINE:2863 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2865 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:3876 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4845 Film/Video Production: Editing4 s.h.

Development of editing techniques and strategies; editing for impact, mood, story; individual work on several video projects. Prerequisites: CINE:2864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2865 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:3876 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4841 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4843 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4862 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4862 Film/Video Production: Advanced Video4 s.h.

Expanded narrative or nonfiction/documentary topics; individual work on several video projects. Prerequisites: CINE:2864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:3876 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4821 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4841 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4843 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4845 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4864 Film Production: Advanced 16mm4 s.h.

Processes and approaches to short 16mm film; advanced cameras; sync‑sound techniques; individual work on several projects. Prerequisites: CINE:2864 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2865 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2866 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:2868 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:3876 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4821 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4841 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4843 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4845 with a minimum grade of C or CINE:4862 with a minimum grade of C.

CINE:4890 Media Production Workshop4 s.h.

Development, production, and realization of a self-directed project; methods and projects may include film, video, screenwriting, or hybrid forms. Prerequisites: CINE:3876 with a minimum grade of B- or CINE:4821 with a minimum grade of B- or CINE:4841 with a minimum grade of B- or CINE:4843 with a minimum grade of B- or CINE:4845 with a minimum grade of B- or CINE:4862 with a minimum grade of B- or CINE:4864 with a minimum grade of B-. Requirements: submission and acceptance of written proposal by deadline.

CINE:5673 Advanced Film Theory3 s.h.

A major figure, issue, or approach in film theory.

CINE:5675 Advanced Film History3 s.h.

A major period or topic in film history; issues in film historiography, research.

CINE:5677 Studies in Sound and Image3 s.h.

Theoretical and historical approaches to film sound, technology, style.

CINE:5890 Colloquium in Film and Video Production4 s.h.

Projects and critical studies; focus on varied topics including process and theoretical issues; workshop, readings, production. Recommendations: previous experience with video production; prior cinema courses or filmmaking experience helpful, but not required.

CINE:6009 Special Projectsarr.

Requirements: doctoral candidate.

CINE:6080 American Film and American Culture3 s.h.

Relationships between film and culture as developed in a particular approach, period, subject. Same as AMST:6080.

CINE:6605 Special Topics in European Film3 s.h.

Key issues, movements, periods, or figures in European film.

CINE:6632 Crossing Borders Proseminararr.

Same as ANTH:6632, GEOG:6632, GRMN:6632, HIST:6132, POLI:6632, SPAN:6903.

CINE:6992 Individual Studyarr.

Requirements: advanced B.A. enrollment with international and comparative literary projects, or M.A. enrollment in comparative literature.

CINE:7615 Seminar: Film Theory3 s.h.

A major figure, issue, or approach in film theory.

CINE:7616 Seminar: Film History3 s.h.

A major period or topic in film history; issues in film historiography, research.

CINE:7992 Thesisarr.