FTVM 203 - Media Production Mini Course I
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Active Viewing: Bad Movies
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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What makes a "bad movie" bad? In this 7-week mini course we will diagnose the problems of several deeply flawed films as a way of looking at principles of screenwriting and production. Assigned readings will provide context, and course meetings will be given over to active viewing -- answering specific questions about the movie while watching -- and a discussion afterward.

Course Requirements:

There will be readings on topics of screenwriting and film production as well as readings and viewings related to the movies under discussion. Assessment will be based on attendance and participation at class meetings, online quizzes and written answers to screening questions.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in the craft of screenwriting and production and the ways things can go wrong in the process of making movies.

Class Format:

The course will meet once per week for 2 hours per meeting, the first 7 weeks of the term. 


FTVM 203 - Media Production Mini Course I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Class meets 1/5/2022 - 2/22/2022

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