Fall 2018 Class Schedule (SCC)



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TAFILM 300    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Same As: ENGLT 400
Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the artistic, business, and social elements of modern film. It examines the elements that go into making films: acting, directing, cinematography, writing, and editing. It investigates the techniques used to manipulate the audience into fear, laughter, and sadness and compares the commercial box office hit and "movie star" to enduring artistic films and actors. This class will view and analyze films to evaluate filmmaking techniques and the impact of films and the movie business on society. This course is cross-listed with ENGLT 400. It may be taken only once for credit as TAFILM 300 or as ENGLT 400, but not both. This course was formerly known as TA 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECN.SchemelSCC MAIN BUS 23618712Textbook
Web-enhanced
On-Campus

MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECN.WoolleySCC MAIN BUS 23618658Textbook
Web-enhanced
On-Campus


TAFILM 303    History of Film: 1880's through 1950's    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110 with grades of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a historical and critical survey of film as an art form. It emphasizes the evolution of artistic and technical facets of production in features, documentaries, and experimental films. The focus is on films from the 1880's through 1950's. (This course was formerly known as TA 314.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 10618467Textbook
On-Campus


TAFILM 307    Diversity in American Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better, or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to cultural diversity as it is expressed in American film. The course will focus on the cultures of Asian/Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and recent immigrant groups, as expressed in film narrative, production practices, and critical responses. Issues of class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Media stereotypes and their social, political, and cultural origins and the responses to these stereotypes by 20th and 21st century film makers will be examined through film viewings, lecture, and discussion. (This course was formerly known as TA 318.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa01:00PM-04:15PMLECN.WoolleyWest Sac WSC 11418401Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


TAFILM 320    Cinema Genres    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 310 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to explore in depth one or more film genres. Special attention is paid to development, aesthetics, popularity, and artists of the specific form. (This course was formerly known as TA 320.)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
Horror Films

TTh05:30PM-08:40PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 20218660Textbook
On-Campus


TAFILM 330    Film Making    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes contemporary methods of film production, including low-budget art films with a concern for the aesthetics of film making. Stressed are techniques of direction, lighting, tilting, camera use, editing, film types, lenses, and other aspects of cinema. Equipment and supplies for individual projects must be furnished by each student. Supplies and equipment are furnished for students working on group projects. (This course was formerly known as TA 331.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 12118402Textbook
TTh03:00PM-05:05PMLABR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 121
On-Campus


TAFILM 332    Film Production Workshop I    3 Units

Prerequisite: TAFILM 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will give an overview of the creative, technical, and management skills necessary to design and produce a film production on location. Students will gain hands-on experience in production techniques using film production equipment. Within this course, students plan the total operational process for actual film productions. Students participate in and take responsibility for various aspects of the finished product, such as pre-production planning, scripting, equipment operations, lighting, audio, and post-production. (This course was formerly known as TA 332.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:30PM-07:20PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 12121271Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 121
NEW SECTION - 21271 - as of 8/8/18
On-Campus


TAFILM 333    Film Production Workshop II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TAFILM 332 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course allows students to gain additional experience in technical and management skills necessary to design and produce a film production on location. Students may take more active lead roles for various aspects of the finished product, such as pre-production planning, scripting, equipment operations, lighting, audio, and post-production.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:30PM-07:20PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 12121273Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 121
NEW SECTION - 21273 - as of 8/8/18
On-Campus


TAFILM 334    Film Production Workshop III    3 Units

Prerequisite: TAFILM 333 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course allows students to gain advanced skills and leadership experiences in technical and management areas necessary to design and produce a film production on location. Students will take lead positions and may be required to assist in the training of other students for various aspects of the finished product, such as pre-production planning, scripting, equipment operations, lighting, audio, and post-production. Students may serve as department heads or as producers, directors, and production managers.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:30PM-07:20PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 12121275Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 121
NEW SECTION - 21275 - as of 8/8/18
On-Campus


TAFILM 344    Introduction to Digital Effects    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: TAFILM 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introductory study of digital effects production, with specific focus on motion graphics, compositing, effects processing, and title sequences. Students will explore digital effects for film, multimedia, and emerging broadcast technologies.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-03:50PMLECN.SchemelSCC MAIN PAC 10918949Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLABN.SchemelSCC MAIN PAC 109
On-Campus


TAFILM 360    Screenwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 (College Composition) with a grade of "C" or better, or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the creativity and techniques of screenwriting for short films, feature films, and television. Students will view and analyze exemplary films, participate in writing exercises and workshops, and complete a treatment and master scenes of a full-length professionally formatted screenplay. (This course was formerly known as TA 339.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECL.HansonSCC MAIN PAC 13418406Textbook
On-Campus

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: October 18, 2018