Cinema & Digital Media

(College of Letters and Science)

Michael Neff, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 101 Art Building; 530-752-0105; http://arts.ucdavis.edu/cinema-and-digital-media

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/cinema-digital-media-program-faculty

The Cinema and Digital Media Major Program

The Cinema and Digital Media (CDM) program combines the study of audio-visual and digital media, theories about such media, and the relevant modes of artistic practice and production. CDM integrates the analysis of audio-visual and digital texts with their theoretical underpinnings and their methods of production. The program also addresses the particular impact that technology has on culture in its many forms and fields.

CDM faculty teach and research on various histories, theories, and practices of media. Current fields for teaching and research in cinema and digital media include the history and analysis of film and video, film and video production, electronic music, digital content creation and design, the digital arts, community media and activism, computer graphics, animation, and gaming—as well as the theories and politics of these various areas.

The Program. Preparatory course work involves a solid introduction to the history, ideas and current trends in cinema and digital media. For depth subject matter, students in the major select a combination of critical studies and creative production courses. Two courses will be selected from the production/programming distribution, two from the theory/history distribution and four will be elected by the student, allowing them to take up to six production courses or six studies/theory classes, should they so choose.

Major Advisor. Information on the current Academic Advisors can be obtained by contacting the Arts Group Advising Center at 530-752-0616 or http://arts.ucdavis.edu/arts-group-undergraduate-advising.

Career Alternatives. Cinema and Digital Media is designed to prepare graduates to be highly adaptable analytical thinkers, collaborative, multi-skilled and current with the latest developments in media and technology. Perhaps most importantly is self-motivation: students do best when fueled by their own passions and plot their own directions, while held to very high standards. We feel this is the best education for living and working in a complex, rapidly changing world. Final research papers and creative production portfolios will provide graduate school admissions committees, employers or clients with tangible evidence of Cinema and Digital Media graduates' track records and talents.

Course Changes. Cinema and Digital Media is working on updating all of the existing FMS, TCS, and CTS courses to the CDM course code. If you have any questions regarding the course code changes and equivalent major requirements please contact the Arts Group Advising Center at 530-752-0616.


Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 25
CTS 012
Introduction to Media Computation (Active)
4
CTS 020
Filmmaking Foundations (Discontinued)
5
Choose two:
8
FMS 001
Introduction to Film Studies (Active)
4
TCS 001
Introduction to Technocultural Studies (Discontinued)
4
TCS 005
Media Archaeology (Discontinued)
4
Choose two:
8
CTS 040A
Media History 1, Guttenberg to Oppenheimer (Active)
4
CTS 040B
Media History 2 1945-Present (Active)
4
CTS 041A
History of Cinema from 1895 to 1945 (Discontinued)
4
CTS 041B
History of Cinema from 1945 to the present (Active)
4
FMS 045
Vampires and Other Horrors in Film and Media (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 37-38
FMS 127
Film Theory (Active)
4
or
CTS 150
Media Theory (Active)
5
Choose two for a total of eight units:
8
ART 114A
Intermediate Video: Animation (Active)
4
ART 114B
Intermediate Video: Experimental Documentary (Active)
4
ART 114C
Intermediate Video: Performance Strategies (Active)
4
ART 117
Advanced Video and Electronic Arts (Active)
4
CTS 116
Design on Screen (Active)
4
CTS 124E
Costume Design for Film (Active)
4
CTS 174
Acting for Camera (Active)
4
TCS 100
Experimental Digital Cinema I (Historical)
4
TCS 101
Experimental Digital Cinema II (Historical)
4
TCS 103
Interactivity and Animation (Active)
4
TCS 104
Documentary Production (Active)
4
TCS 111
Community Media Production (Active)
4
TCS 112
New Radio Features and Documentary (Active)
4
TCS 113
Community Networks (Discontinued)
4
TCS 115
Electronics for Artists (Discontinued)
4
TCS 121
Introduction to Electronic Sound (Discontinued)
4
TCS 122
Intermediate Sonic Arts (Discontinued)
4
TCS 123
Sight and Soundtrack (Discontinued)
4
TCS 125
Advanced Sound: Performance and Improvisation (Discontinued)
4
TCS 130
Fundamentals of 3D Computer Graphics (Discontinued)
4
TCS 131
Character Animation (Discontinued)
4
TCS 170A
Advanced Technocultural Workshop (Active)
1
TCS 170B
Advanced Technocultural Workshop (Active)
1
TCS 170C
Advanced Technocultural Workshop (Active)
1
TCS 170D
Advanced Technocultural Workshop (Active)
1
TCS 170E
Advanced Technocultural Workshop (Active)
1
TCS 175
Small Scale Film Production (Active)
4
TCS 192
Internship (Discontinued)
1-4
TCS 198
Directed Group Study (Discontinued)
1-5
TCS 199
Special study for advanced undergraduates (Discontinued)
1-5
Choose two for a total of eight units:
8
CTS 146A
Modern Iranian Cinema (Active)
4
CTS 147A
Chinese Film (Active)
4
CTS 150
Media Theory (Active)
5
FMS 120
Italian-American Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 121
New Italian Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 121S
New Italian Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 124
Topics in U.S. Film History (Active)
4
FMS 125
Topics in Film Genres (Active)
4
FMS 127
Film Theory (Active)
4
FMS 129
Russian Film (Active)
4
FMS 142
New German Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 176A
Classic Weimar Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 189
Special Topics in Film Studies (Active)
4
FMS 194H
Special Study for Honors Students (Active)
1-5
FMS 195H
Honors Thesis (Active)
1-5
FMS 198
Directed Group Study (Discontinued)
1-5
FMS 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Discontinued)
1-5
STS 160
Ghosts of the Machine: How Technology Rewires our Senses (Active)
4
TCS 151
Topics in Virtuality (Active)
4
TCS 152
New Trends in Technocultural Arts (Active)
4
TCS 155
Introduction to Documentary Studies (Active)
4
TCS 158
Technology and the Modern American Body (Discontinued)
4
TCS 159
Media Subcultures (Active)
4
Some courses are identified as fulfilling more than one requirement; a given course can only fulfill one such requirement.
 
Choose four additional courses, chosen from the lists above, for a total of at least 16 units.
16
Total: 62-63
Courses in CDM:
CDM 002Introduction to Technocultural Studies (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Contemporary developments in the fine and performing arts, media arts, digital arts, and literature as they relate to technological and scientific practices. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 001. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CDM 003Media Archaeology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Evolution of media technologies and practices beginning in the 19th Century as they relate to contemporary digital arts practices. Special focus on the reconstruction of the social and artistic possibilities of lost and obsolete media technologies. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 005. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Summer Session 1.
CDM 020Filmmaking Foundations (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 and/or CDM 003 recommended. Introduction to filmmaking concepts, principles, and methods. Emphasis on form, content and historical dialectic between classical narrative filmmaking conventions and artists' challenges to these conventions. Not open for credit to students who have taken CTS 020. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CDM 041AHistory of Cinema from 1895-1945 (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 recommended. Examination of the cultural context of the emergence of cinema. Discussion of cinema as a product of the age of industrialization and conquest, as well as an element of urban culture, and mass transportation. Not open for credit to students who have taken CTS 041A. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CDM 072Introduction to Games (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the history, theory, and practice of play. Survey of both analog and digital games. Overview of gaming cultures, aesthetics, industries, and technologies. (Same course as ENL 072.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CDM 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—1-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised internship, on or off campus, in the area of cinema and digital media. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in cinema and digital media. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study for undergraduates in cinema and digital media. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 100Experimental Digital Cinema I (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 020 or ART 012; or Consent of Instructor. Experimental approaches to the making of film and video in the age of digital technologies. Builds upon the foundation provided by course 020. Instruction in technical, conceptual, creative, and critical skills for taking a project from idea to fruition. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CDM 101Experimental Digital Cinema II (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 100; Consent of Instructor. Continuation of course 100 with further exploration of digital cinema creation. Additional topics include new modes of distribution, streaming, installation and exhibition. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CDM 105Feminist Media Production (6) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CTS 020; or equivalent and one course in Women and Gender Studies, or consent of instructor. Media production as a mode of cultural criticism, furthering feminist and social justice goals. Fundamentals of camera, editing and distribution via a social engagement model. Study and hands-on response to key historic and contemporary feminist and social justice media discourses. (Same course as WMS 165) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CDM 105Feminist Media Production (6) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (CTS 020 or CDM 020); or two WMS courses. Media production as a mode of cultural criticism, furthering feminist and social justice goals. Fundamentals of camera, editing and distribution via a social engagement model. Study and hands-on response to key historic and contemporary feminist and social justice media discourses. (Same course as WMS 165.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 113Community Networks & Social Media (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Impact and implications of computer-based networks in community, civic, and social life. Subjects may include community-access computer sites, neighborhood wireless networks, the digital divide, open-source software, and citizen action. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CDM 121Introduction to Sonic Arts (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to the use of sound within the arts. Techniques and aesthetics of experimental contemporary practices. Creation of original sound works. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CDM 122Intermediate Sonic Arts (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 121; or Consent of Instructor. Techniques of recording, editing, mixing, and synthesis to combine voice, field recordings, and electronic signals. Incorporating live, recorded, found sounds to create multidimensional stories. Presentation of live performances, etc. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CDM 123Sight and Soundtrack (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Use of sound to articulate, lend mood or subconsciously underscore visual, environmental, or performative situations, combining music, voice, sound effects and other noises to create sound designs that enhance, alter or support action and movement. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 125Advanced Sound: Performance and Improvisation (4) Active
Practice—3 hour(s); Workshop—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 121; CDM 122; or Consent of Instructor. Culmination of CDM sound courses. Focuses on performance and improvisation, culminating in a final public performance. Expectation of extensive reading and rehearsal outside of class time. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CDM 130Fundamentals of Computer Graphics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Foundation course that teaches students the theory of three dimensional computer graphics, including modeling, rendering and animation. Development of practical skills through the use of professional software to create computer graphics. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 130. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 131Character Animation (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 130 or TCS 130. The art of character animation in three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and practical skills. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 131. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 135Object-Oriented Programming for Artists (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 002 recommended. Introduction to object-oriented programming for artists. Focus on understanding the metaphors and potential of object-oriented programming for sound, video, performance, and interactive installations. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 136Electronics for Artists (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Creative application of electronic technology relevant to media and fine arts involving both electronic principles and hands-on application. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
CDM 156Epic Television: The Golden Age of TV? Sopranos, Wire, Girls, Walking Dead (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Critically celebrated scripted television since the mid-1990s. Key themes including class, ethnicity, race, violence, and US politics. Major developments in the medium’s history as context for recent wave of epic television. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 158Technology and the Modern American Body (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. History and analysis of relationships between human bodies and technologies in modern society. Dominant and eccentric examples of how human bodies and technologies influence one another and reveal underlying cultural assumptions. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 158. (Same course as AMS 158.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CDM 163Art & Cinema: Between the White Cube and the Black Box (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Current debates between cinema studies and contemporary art. Issues covered include, experimental modes of filming, montaging, installing, screening, and displaying images between the White Cube (gallery/museum) and the Black Box (cinema). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CDM 165ENazi and Fascist Cinema: Film and other Visual Media (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing. Analysis of nefarious and noxious cultural products in history: films made under the Nazis and other fascists, 1933-1945. Questions at heart of humanistic studies: relationship of culture to propaganda, politics, and even unfathomable crime. (Same course as GER 165E.) (Letter.) GE credit: OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—1-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Supervised internship, on or off campus, in the area of cinema and digital media. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 197TTutoring in Cinema and Digital Media (1-5) Active
Tutorial—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Consent of Department Chair. Leading small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with departmental courses under the supervision of the course instructor. May be repeated up to 10 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CDM 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in cinema and digital media. For students with upper division standing. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study in cinema and digital media. For advanced undergraduates with upper division standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CDM 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Teaching assistant training practicum. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
Courses in CTS:
CTS 012Introduction to Media Computation (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Introduction to key computational ideas necessary to understand and produce digital media. Fundamentals of programming are covered as well as analysis of how media are represented and transmitted in digital form. Aimed primarily at non-computer science students. (Same course as ECS 012.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SE, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
CTS 020Filmmaking Foundations (5) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): CTS 005 or TCS 005 and/or FMS 001 recommended. Introduction to filmmaking concepts, principles, and methods. Hands-on exercises build critical and creative capacities. Emphasis on form, content and the historical dialectic between classical narrative filmmaking conventions and artists' challenges to these conventions. Weekly Lab, Lab Preparation, and Evening Screening. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
CTS 020Filmmaking Foundations (5) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): CTS 005 or TCS 005 and/or FMS 001 recommended. Introduction to filmmaking concepts, principles, and methods. Hands-on exercises build critical and creative capacities. Emphasis on form, content and the historical dialectic between classical narrative filmmaking conventions and artists' challenges to these conventions. Weekly Lab, Lab Preparation, and Evening Screening. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
CTS 040AMedia History 1, Guttenberg to Oppenheimer (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. History of Media to 1945, with particular focus on mechanically reproduced mass media technologies including the printing press, the newspaper, photography, cinema, radio and early computing technology. Analysis of inter-related cultural and political topics. (Same course as STS 040A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CTS 040BMedia History 2 1945-Present (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): CTS 040A. History of media from 1945 to present, with particular focus on the development of the computer, digital network and internet technologies in the context of other media infrastructures like radio, television and satellite networks. Analysis of inter-related cultural/political topics. (Same course as STS 040B.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
CTS 041AHistory of Cinema from 1895 to 1945 (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Examination of the cultural context of the emergence of cinema. Discussion of cinema as a product of the age of industrialization and conquest, as well as an element of urban culture, and mass transportation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CTS 041AHistory of Cinema from 1895 to 1945 (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Examination of the cultural context of the emergence of cinema. Discussion of cinema as a product of the age of industrialization and conquest, as well as an element of urban culture, and mass transportation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
CTS 041BHistory of Cinema from 1945 to the present (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Examination of cinema in the postwar period. Study of world cinema trends and the economic and socio-political conditions enabling innovative work in the film industry. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CTS 116Design on Screen (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Analysis of the contribution of outstanding designers for cinema, television and filmed entertainment. Study of diverse aesthetic theories of production design and art direction, costume design, or cinematography. Introductory principles and practice, history. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Same course as DRA 116.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
CTS 124ECostume Design for Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DRA 024; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Theatre and Dance majors. Theory and practice of the art and business of film costume design. Script analysis, costume research, developing design concepts, budgeting, and current production practices and methods. Execution of designs for period and contemporary films. Viewing of current films. (Same course as DRA 124E.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CTS 146AModern Iranian Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Iranian cinema of the 20th century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Iran especially since the Iranian Revolution. Productions by representative directors such as Kiarostami, Makhmalbaf, Bahram Beizaie are included. Knowledge of Persian not required. (Same course as MSA 131A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
CTS 146BModern South Asia Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper-division standing or consent of instructor. South Asian cinema of last 100 years in the context of cultural, social, and political changes. South Asian history, Independence, Partition, urban life, class, migration, postcolonial identity, diaspora, gender, sexuality, religion, sport, performance, etc. (Same course as MSA 131B and ANT 147.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CTS 147AChinese Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HIS 009A; Or any course on traditional China; upper division standing. English language survey of Chinese film, from its inception to the end of the twentieth century. Chinese films as important texts for understanding national, transnational, racial, gender, and class politics of modern China. (Same course as CHN 101.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
CTS 148BJapanese Literature on Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Survey of films based on works of Japanese literature, emphasis on pre-modern and early modern texts. Introduction to major directors of Japan, with a focus on cinematic adaptation. Lectures and readings in English. Films in Japanese with English subtitles. (Same course as JPN 156.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
CTS 150Media Theory (5) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Critical and theoretical approaches to the emergence of new technologies since the invention of photography. Examine various approaches to media (formalist, semiotic, structuralist, Frankfurt School, cybernetics, visual and gamer theory). (Same course as STS 151.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CTS 162Surveillance Technologies and Social Media (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): TCS 001 or STS 020. Study of the ubiquitous presence of CCTV, face recognition software, global tracking systems, biosensors, and data mining practices that have made surveillance part of our daily life. Study boundaries between security and control, information and spying. (Same course as STS 162.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
CTS 172Video Games and Culture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 001 or ENL 003 or STS 001; Or equivalent of courses listed above. Critical approaches to the study of video games, focusing on formal, historical, and cultural modes of analysis. History of software and hardware in North American and global contexts. Relations of games to society, politics, economics, literature, media, and the arts. (Same course as STS 172 and ENL 172.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, SS, VL. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CTS 174Acting for Camera (4) Active
Lecture/Lab—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Analysis and practice of acting skills required for camera work and digital media. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s) when instructor differs. (Same course as DRA 174.) (Letter.) Effective: 2013 Spring Quarter.
Courses in FMS:
FMS 001Introduction to Film Studies (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Analysis of film form and narrative, including cinematography, editing, and sound. Issues in film studies, including authorship, stardom, race, gender, class, and cultural identity. Includes introduction to selected cinematic movements and national film traditions. Not open for credit to students who have taken HUM 010. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 045Vampires and Other Horrors in Film and Media (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). History of representations of vampires and horror generally from the 19th through 21st centuries. Emphasis on transnational history of the horror genre; psychologies of horror effects; issues of race, gender, and class; intersections with prejudice, medicine, modernity. (Same course as GER 045.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 090XLower Division Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Study of a special topic in Film Studies in a small class setting. May be repeated for credit if topics differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 092Internship (1-12) Review all entries Historical
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of Film Studies. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 092Internship (1-12) Review all entries Discontinued
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of Film Studies. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
FMS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Directed Group Study (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Directed Group Study (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
FMS 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special Study for Undergraduates (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special Study for Undergraduates (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
FMS 120Italian-American Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001. Exploration of representations of Italian-American identity in American (U.S.) cinema. Analysis of both Hollywood and independently produced films, especially as they represent ethnicity, gender, and social class of Italian Americans. Not open for credit to students who have taken HUM 120. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 121New Italian Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; And upper-division standing, or consent of instructor. Italian cinema of the 21st century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Italy since World War II. Productions by representative directors such as Amelio, Giordana, Moretti, Muccino are included. Knowledge of Italian not required. (Same course as ITA 121.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 121SNew Italian Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; And upper-division standing or consent of instructor. Italian cinema of the 21st century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Italy since World War II. Productions by representative directors such as Amelio, Giordana, Moretti, Muccino are included. Knowledge of Italian not required. (Same course as ITA 121S.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 124Topics in U.S. Film History (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001. Study of an aspect of American film history (such as the silent era; the studio system; U.S. avant-garde cinema), including the influences of technological, economic, regulatory, cultural, and artistic forces. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. Not open for credit to students who have completed HUM 124, unless topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 125Topics in Film Genres (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001. A study of one or more of the film genres (such as the documentary, the musical, film noir, screwball comedy, or the western), including genre theory and the relationship of the genre(s) to culture, history, and film industry practices. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. Not open for credit to students who have completed HUM 125, unless topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 127Film Theory (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of the conceptual frameworks used to study film (including semiotics, psychoanalysis, spectatorship, auteur, genre and narrative theories). Historical survey of major film theorists. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 129Russian Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Subject A requirement. History of Russian film; film and social revolution, the cult of Stalin, dissident visions; film and the collapse of the Soviet empire; gender and the nation in Russian film. Course taught in English; films are in Russian with English subtitles. (Same course as RUS 129.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 142New German Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. German filmmakers of the 1960s-1980s such as Fassbinder, Herzog, Syberberg, Brückner, Schlöndorf, Kluge, Wenders. Knowledge of German is not required. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Same course as GER 142.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 176AClassic Weimar Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HUM 001. German Weimar (1919-1933) cinema. Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, and G.W. Pabst among others. Influence on world-wide (esp. Hollywood) film genres such as film noir, horror, science fiction, and melodrama. Not open for credit to students who have taken HUM 176. (Same course as GER 176A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 176BPostwar German Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001. Exploration of German cinema from 1945 to 1980, when the Nazi past was a central theme. Includes study of postwar "rubble films," escapist "homeland films," and New German Cinema of the 1970s (including films by Fassbinder, Kluge, Syberberg, and Herzog). Not open for credit to students who have taken HUM 177. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 189Special Topics in Film Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; or Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Group study of a special topic in film, focusing on a national tradition, a major filmmaker, or a specific era. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 190XUpper Division Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Study of a special topic in film studies in a small class setting. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 192Internship (1-12) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of film studies. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 192Internship (1-12) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of film studies. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
FMS 194HSpecial Study for Honors Students (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing; GPA of at least 3.500. Guided research on a topic in Film Studies in preparation for the writing of an honors thesis in course 195H or the creation of an honors project in course 196H. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 195HHonors Thesis (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 194H; and Consent of Instructor. GPA of at least 3.500; senior standing. Writing of an honors thesis on a topic in Film Studies under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 196HHonors Project (1-5) Active
Project (Term Project)—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 194H; and Consent of Instructor. Senior standing, GPA of at least 3.500. Creation of an honors film, video, or mixed-media project under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 197TTutoring in Film Studies (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the program's regular courses. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 197TTutoring in Film Studies (1-5) Review all entries Discontinued
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the program's regular courses. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
FMS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed Group Study (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed Group Study (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
FMS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
FMS 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
FMS 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
Courses in TCS:
TCS 001Introduction to Technocultural Studies (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Contemporary developments in the fine and performing arts, media arts, digital arts, and literature as they relate to technological and scientific practices. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 001Introduction to Technocultural Studies (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Contemporary developments in the fine and performing arts, media arts, digital arts, and literature as they relate to technological and scientific practices. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
TCS 005Media Archaeology (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Evolution of media technologies and practices beginning in the 19th Century as they relate to contemporary digital arts practices. Special focus on the reconstruction of the social and artistic possibilities of lost and obsolete media technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 005Media Archaeology (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Evolution of media technologies and practices beginning in the 19th Century as they relate to contemporary digital arts practices. Special focus on the reconstruction of the social and artistic possibilities of lost and obsolete media technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Summer Session 1.
TCS 007ATechnocultural Workshop; Digital Imaging (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Workshops in technocultural digital skills; Digital Imaging. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 007BTechnocultural Workshop; Digital Video (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Workshops in technocultural digital skills; Digital Video. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 007CTechnocultural Workshop; Digital Sound (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Workshops in technocultural digital skills; Digital Sound. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 007DTechnocultural Workshop; Web Design (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Workshops in technocultural digital skills; Web Design. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 007ETechnocultural Workshop; Topics in Digital Production (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Workshops in technocultural digital skills; Topics in Digital Production. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 100Experimental Digital Cinema I (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CTS 020 or ART 012 or TCS 007B; TCS 170B; or equivalent with consent of instructor. Class size limited to 20 students. Experimental approaches to the making of film and video in the age of digital technologies. Builds upon foundation provided by course 20. Instruction in technical, conceptual, creative, and critical skills for taking a project from idea to fruition. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
TCS 100Experimental Digital Cinema I (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CTS 020 or ART 012 or TCS 007B; TCS 170B; or equivalent with consent of instructor. Class size limited to 20 students. Experimental approaches to the making of film and video in the age of digital technologies. Builds upon foundation provided by course 20. Instruction in technical, conceptual, creative, and critical skills for taking a project from idea to fruition. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
TCS 101Experimental Digital Cinema II (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 100. Continuation of course 100 with further exploration of digital cinema creation. Additional topics include new modes of distribution, streaming, installation and exhibition. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 101Experimental Digital Cinema II (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 100. Continuation of course 100 with further exploration of digital cinema creation. Additional topics include new modes of distribution, streaming, installation and exhibition. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
TCS 103Interactivity and Animation (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Fundamentals of creating interactive screen-based work. Theories of interactivity, linear versus non-linear structures and audience involvement and participation. Use of digital production tools to produce class projects. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 104Documentary Production (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): TCS 007B; TCS 155; Or equivalent proficiency to TCS 007B. Traditional and new forms of documentary, with focus on technocultural issues. Skills and strategies for producing work in various media. Progression through all stages of production, from conception through post-production to critique. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 110Object-Oriented Programming for Artists (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 001. Introduction to object-oriented programming for artists. Focus on understanding the metaphors and potential of object-oriented programming for sound, video, performance, and interactive installations. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 110Object-Oriented Programming for Artists (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 001. Introduction to object-oriented programming for artists. Focus on understanding the metaphors and potential of object-oriented programming for sound, video, performance, and interactive installations. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
TCS 111Community Media Production (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Use of video and new media tools to address social issues among neighborhood and community groups. Students will use basic video, sound, and lighting techniques as they work with local groups in a group video project. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 112New Radio Features and Documentary (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). New feature and documentary production for radio and other audiophonic media, including audio streaming websites and installation. Emphasis on new and experimental approaches to audio production for broadcast on community radio and in international arts programming. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 113Community Networks (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Impact and implications of computer-based networks in community, civic, and social life. Subjects may include community-access computer sites, neighborhood wireless networks, the digital divide, open-source software, and citizen action. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 113Community Networks (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Impact and implications of computer-based networks in community, civic, and social life. Subjects may include community-access computer sites, neighborhood wireless networks, the digital divide, open-source software, and citizen action. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
TCS 115Electronics for Artists (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Creative application of electronic technology relevant to media and fine arts involving both electronic principles and hands-on application. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 115Electronics for Artists (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Creative application of electronic technology relevant to media and fine arts involving both electronic principles and hands-on application. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
TCS 120History of Sound in the Arts (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): TCS 001. A survey of the use of sound, voice, noise, and modes of listening in the modernist, avante-garde, and experimental arts, from the late 19th Century to the present. Focus on audiophonic and audiovisual technologies. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 121Introduction to Electronic Sound (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to the use of electronic sound within the arts. Techniques and aesthetics of experimental contemporary practices. Creation of original sound works. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
TCS 121Introduction to Electronic Sound (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to the use of electronic sound within the arts. Techniques and aesthetics of experimental contemporary practices. Creation of original sound works. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
TCS 122Intermediate Sonic Arts (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 121; TCS 170C. Techniques of recording, editing, mixing, and synthesis to combine voice, field recordings, and electronic signals. Incorporating live, recorded, and found sounds to create multidimensional stories. Presentation of live performances, audio recordings, and sound installations. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 122Intermediate Sonic Arts (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 121; TCS 170C. Techniques of recording, editing, mixing, and synthesis to combine voice, field recordings, and electronic signals. Incorporating live, recorded, and found sounds to create multidimensional stories. Presentation of live performances, audio recordings, and sound installations. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
TCS 123Sight and Soundtrack (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 007C; TCS 170C. The use of sound to articulate, lend mood or subconciously underscore visual, environmental or performative situations, combining music, voice, sound effects and other noises to create sound designs that enhance, alter or support action and movement. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 123Sight and Soundtrack (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 007C; TCS 170C. The use of sound to articulate, lend mood or subconciously underscore visual, environmental or performative situations, combining music, voice, sound effects and other noises to create sound designs that enhance, alter or support action and movement. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
TCS 125Advanced Sound: Performance and Improvisation (4) Review all entries Historical
Workshop—3 hour(s); Practice—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 121; TCS 122; or Consent of Instructor. Culmination of TCS sound courses. Class will focus on performance and improvisation, culminating in a final public performance. Students will be expected to do extensive reading and rehearsal outside of class time. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 125Advanced Sound: Performance and Improvisation (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Workshop—3 hour(s); Practice—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 121; TCS 122; or Consent of Instructor. Culmination of TCS sound courses. Class will focus on performance and improvisation, culminating in a final public performance. Students will be expected to do extensive reading and rehearsal outside of class time. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
TCS 130Fundamentals of 3D Computer Graphics (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). A foundation course that teaches students the theory of three dimensional computer graphics, including modeling, rendering and animation. Development of practical skills through the use of professional software to create computer graphics (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 130Fundamentals of 3D Computer Graphics (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). A foundation course that teaches students the theory of three dimensional computer graphics, including modeling, rendering and animation. Development of practical skills through the use of professional software to create computer graphics (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
TCS 131Character Animation (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 130; or Consent of Instructor. The art of character animation in three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and practical skills. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 131Character Animation (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 130; or Consent of Instructor. The art of character animation in three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and practical skills. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
TCS 150Introduction to Theories of the Technoculture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Major cultural theories of technology with emphasis on media, communications, and the arts. Changing relationships between technologies, humans, and culture. Focus on the evolution of modern technologies and their reception within popular and applied contexts. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 151Topics in Virtuality (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): TCS 001. Social, political, economic, and aesthetic factors in virtual reality. Artificial environments, telepresence, and simulated experience. Focus on contemporary artists' work and writing. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 152New Trends in Technocultural Arts (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Current work at the intersection of the arts, culture, science, and technology including biological and medical sciences, computer science and communications, and artificial intelligence and digital media. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 153Concepts of Innovative Soundtracks (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Innovative and unconventional soundtracks in cinema, media arts, and fine arts. Introduction to basic analytical skills for understanding sound-image relationships. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 154Outsider Machines (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Invention, adaptation and use of technologies outside the mainstream, commonsense, and the possible. Topics include machines as metaphor and embodied thought, eccentric customizing and and fictional technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 155Introduction to Documentary Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Recent evolution of the documentary. The personal essay film; found-footage/appropriation work; non-linear, multi-media forms; spoken word; storytelling; oral history recordings; and other examples of documentary expression. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 158Technology and the Modern American Body (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): TCS 001; (AMS 001A or AMS 005). The history and analysis of the relationships between human bodies and technologies in modern society. Dominant and eccentric examples of how human bodies and technologies influence one another and reveal underlying cultural assumptions. (Same course as AMS 158.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 158Technology and the Modern American Body (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): TCS 001; (AMS 001A or AMS 005). The history and analysis of the relationships between human bodies and technologies in modern society. Dominant and eccentric examples of how human bodies and technologies influence one another and reveal underlying cultural assumptions. (Same course as American Studies 158.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
TCS 159Media Subcultures (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Relationships between subcultural groups and media technologies. Media as the cohesive and persuasive force of subcultural activities. List-servs, websites, free radio, fan 'zines, and hip-hop culture. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 160Ghosts of the Machine: How Technology Rewires our Senses (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion—1 hour(s). Historical, aesthetic and critical approaches to how information technologies produced ghost effects or a sense of terror in response to new media like the photograph, gramophone, film, typewriter, computer, Turing Machine. Focus on technological media transforms sense perception. (Same course as STS 160.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
TCS 170AAdvanced Technocultural Workshop (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 007A; Or equivalent. Workshop in advanced technocultural digital skills: Digital Imaging. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 170BAdvanced Technocultural Workshop (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 007B; Or equivalent. Workshop in advanced technocultural digital skills: Digital Video. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 170CAdvanced Technocultural Workshop (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 007C. Workshop in advanced technocultural digital skills: Digital Sound. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 170DAdvanced Technocultural Workshop (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 007D. Workshop in advanced technocultural digital skills: Web Design. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 170EAdvanced Technocultural Workshop (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Workshop in advanced technocultural digital skills: Topics in Digital Production. (Letter.) GE credit: VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 175Small Scale Film Production (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lecture and intensive workshop teaching small-scale film production. Appointments as a(n) director, director of photography, actor, writer, lighting designer, sound designer and other critical positions are used to produce and submit a short film to a film festival. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Same course as DRA 175.) (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 190Research Methods in Technocultural Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Introduction to basic research methods for Technocultural Studies: electronic and archived images, sounds and data, satellite downlinking, radiowave scanning, and oral histories. (Letter.) GE credit: VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 191Writing Across Media (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Introduction to experimental approaches to writing for different media and artistic practices. How written texts relate to the images, sounds, and performances in digital and media production. (Letter.) GE credit: WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 192Internship (1-4) Review all entries Historical
Internship—3-12 hour(s). Supervised internship on or off campus in area relevant to Technocultural Studies. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 192Internship (1-4) Review all entries Discontinued
Internship—3-12 hour(s). Supervised internship on or off campus in area relevant to Technocultural Studies. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
TCS 197TTutoring in Technocultural Studies (1-5) Active
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Undergraduates assist the instructor by tutoring students in one of the department's regularly scheduled courses. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
TCS 199Special study for advanced undergraduates (1-5) Review all entries Historical
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Guided study with faculty member in independent scholarly activity. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
TCS 199Special study for advanced undergraduates (1-5) Review all entries Discontinued
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Guided study with faculty member in independent scholarly activity. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.