Communication and Culture | Production as Criticism
C335 | 1148 | Staff

This course teaches principles of media criticism by focusing on a
single genre and investigating its conventions of representation
through a combination of critical readings and hands-on video
production.  A combination of course readings, class discussions,
short writing assignments, and
production lab exercises will help students sharpen their
understanding of not only the techniques that film and television
directors use, but some of the key critical issues in contemporary
media scholarship as well.  The
emphasis of the course is not on producing a final video project but
on producing a series of short videos which will enhance the
student's critical understanding of how a genre works.  All levels
of film or video production skill are welcome.  Pre-requisite: C312
(or T310) Introduction to Television Criticism or C190 An
Introduction to Film.