Filmmaking Studio 1

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Filmmaking Studio 1

Spring 2021

Taught By: Kathleen Rugh

Section: A

CRN: 1552

Credits: 3

This course is an opportunity for the serious beginner to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking. Students respond to conceptual and aesthetic challenges posed broadly as problems of time, movement, space, place, and point of view that students solve in both short exercises and concentrated study. Weekly assignments, discussions, exercises, lectures, virtual field trips and critiques further students’ understanding of filmmaking. Consideration is given to the historical and emergent potentials of filmmaking as students become familiar with diverse modes of cinematic expression and better equipped to discover and realize their own creative voices. A range of examples are discussed and understood as responses to technical limits and possibilities as well as to social, cultural, economic, and political contexts. By the end of the course, students will have gained experience that prepares them for more ambitious personal film projects at the next level of the production course sequence.

Required software/hardware: Students should have access to a video capture device, such as a DSLR, mirrorless camera, camcorder or smartphone and non linear editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Rush, HitFilm 3 Express, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve 12, Lightworks, AVID Free DV, Shotcut or Sony Vegas.
This course is open to BPATS BA/BS Media Studies and minor in Film Production students only. All other undergraduate students may request permission three (3) weeks before the start of the course by emailing

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:27pm 3/3/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021