FAVS Featured Courses
[For Fall 2017 - last updated 03.23.2017]
FAVS 365: Documentary Filmmaking
Mondays, 4:30-7:10pm, CRN 74419
An introduction to documentary filmmaking in which each student makes a short digital documentary, from concept development to finished piece. The class covers essential technical skills, emerging styles of nonfiction film, and documentary storytelling techniques.
FAVS 399-007: Interactive Storytelling and Social Change
Tuesdays, 10:30am-1:10pm, CRN 81598
In Interactive Storytelling for Social Change students study the craft of transmedia storytelling while producing projects for impact and action. Transmedia is a way of telling stories across media platforms, for both fiction and non-fiction. This allows creators to engage television and film audiences for greater impact. Students will also study interactive storytelling as a readily used marketing tool in our industry.
FAVS 300: Global Horror
Mondays, 10:30am-1:10pm, CRN 78260
Fridays, 1:30-4:10pm, CRN 81163
Taking an historical approach through various national and international cinemas, the course begins with horror film’s literary and theatrical origins and traces its development into a modern (and postmodern) form of universal storytelling.
FAVS 352: Ethics of Film and Video
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-2:45pm, CRN 81413
Examines the relationship between ethics and the arts, focuses on the theory and practice of media authorship, and increases comprehension of how technological and social developments intersect with ethics. Students develop heightened media literacy through an analysis of representative work and revisit creative projects in order to assess and demonstrate growth in modes of thought and production.
FAVS 399-004: Advanced Cinematography
Wednesdays, 1:30-4:10pm, CRN 75549
The objective of this course is to recreate as best as possible a professional camera department environment. The class attempts to do this in two ways. First, by the end of the course, the student should be able to understand and perform the function of 1st Assistant Camera Person or 2nd Assistant Cameraperson on a camera crew. Second, the student will understand the history, function, art, craft, and science of cinematography. While these two objectives seem to contradict each other, they go hand in hand. Through instruction in on-set protocol, film viewings, visits to rental houses, and a final production in the class, the student will understand the function and form of cinematography.