CDM Cinema & Digital Media

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) 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 111Community Media Production (4) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 020 recommended. Use of video and new media tools to address social issues among neighborhood and community groups. Use basic video, sound, and lighting techniques while working with local groups in a group video project. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
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 137Topics in Virtuality (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): CDM 002 recommended. 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: AH. Effective: 2019 Summer Session 1.
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 189Special Topics in Cinema & Digital Media (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 or CDM 002 recommended. Special topics in cinema & digital media. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 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.