To see all of the Fall Quarter courses and read more information about them: Film Course Offerings Fall 2022.
This class will focus on both animation history and theory, from the 1890s to the present, considering various techniques, among them stop-motion, cel animation, and digital animation. We will pay attention to the evolving ideologies of animation, considering such questions of how animated film has been defined and for which audiences it has been intended.
This course serves as an introduction to the art and craft of screenwriting with a hands-on approach. Students will learn the basic concepts of storytelling for the screen by reading/discussing scripts and by writing their own. The emphasis will be on how the core elements of character, conflict and dramatic structure can be used to tell universal stories as well as express one’s personal voice and vision on a screen.
Calling all filmmakers, remixers, mash-up artists and cinephiles! This production course will examine the dynamic and distinctly modern practice of found footage film and media production. We will consider the practice of “recycling” images and sounds, and the possibility of finding new use for that which has been discarded, a use perhaps not intended by the original “owner” or “creator.” We will explore the history of the “found object,” collage, appropriation, sampling, as well as issues of authorship and originality, ownership, cultural critique, autobiography and parody, through the work of a diverse range of artists and filmmakers.
Every student is strongly encouraged to consider taking at least ONE internship for credit in Fall Quarter and one additional (paid or unpaid) no credit internship before you graduate. It’s an essential way to network and gain professional experience!
According to a recent study from Michigan State University,* employers go on to offer 50 percent of their interns fulltime jobs.
(*Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Report, 2017. Study reported in NY Times, April 7, 2017)
A 5-credit internship requires 15 hours weekly with the employer. In addition to these hours, you will also need to meet with your academic supervisor and complete specified academic assignments (such as a storyboard, reports, visual media samples, research projects or a final reflective essay). We will work together to find the best academic requirements that match your internship and professional interests.
Your internship could also be split into two separate internships taken over two different quarters but generally must add up to 5 credits (unless you don't need 5 full credits to graduate in your credit count). There is flexibility in the credit count to accommodate your work schedule or credit count needs. There are no summer internships for credit (but you can do them for no credit)
These are the hour requirements you must work for the employer, for an internship for credit:
5 Credits = 15 hours/week or 150 hours/quarter
4 Credits = 12 hours /week or 120 hours/quarter
3 credits = 9 hours /week or 90 hours/quarter
2 credits = 6 hours /week or 60 hours/quarter
1 credit = 3 hours/week or 30 hours/quarter
Here are just a sampling of recent internships featured on Handshake, the platform that offers you access to internships, career information and more.
Internships can be taken for credit toward the major.
Check out the College of Arts and Sciences' Pathways to Professional Formation website with information about internships and how to get them.
Create a Student account on the new national website, Handshake, to search for internships and apply for them.
If you know an employer who might be a suitable candidate for an internship, get them to register themselves on Handshake here and then post the position there. Instructions for posting jobs are available here.
Do you have more questions? Make an appointment with the Career Engagement Office.
We also have a number of dedicated internships that are reserved just for Film Majors!
Once you have found a suitable internship, fill out the internship packet. These are available, with the instructions, below. Then, make an appointment with Dr. Thompson to register for 5 credits (or less) for the next quarter.
Email Dr. Kirsten Moana Thompson, Internship Director, Film Department.