Spring 2017 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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 202         19978 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 202         18760 Textbook
On-Campus

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.Lewis              SCC MAIN RHS 208         18761 Textbook
Web-enhanced
On-Campus



TAFILM 304    History of Film: 1950's to Present    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 (effective Fall 2015); IGETC Area 3A (effective Fall 2015)
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 1950's to present. (This course was formerly known as TA 315.)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         18992 
Textbook
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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         18762 
Textbook
On-Campus



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 (effective Fall 2015); IGETC Area 3A (effective Fall 2015)
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 - First, Jan 14-Mar 13
Action Films
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         19979 
Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 14-May 11
Academy Award Winners:
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         18763 Textbook
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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       02:30PM-03:20PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 121         18764 
Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-05:35PM LAB R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 121           
On-Campus



TAFILM 340    Film Editing with Final Cut Pro    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts and technical elements of film editing for the cinema. Students will gain practical experience in editing images and synchronous sound to create cinematic products. Students will receive training in the features and capabilities of current film editing equipment including the latest film editing software. Some of the topics covered in the course include a basic overview of editing, video montage, subclippings, storyboarding, and editing dialogue, as well as digitizing and final output. This course involves the use of software that is primarily Macintosh based. (This course was formerly known as TA 333.)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         18766 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus



TAFILM 343    Introduction to Motion Graphics for Film: Apple Motion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GCOM 330 and TAFILM 340 with a grade of C or better and basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This hands-on course will familiarize students with Motion, Apple's software for motion graphics design. The course comprehensively covers Motion's Real-Time Design engine and interface, behavior-based animation, parameter behaviors, blend modes, advanced particle system design, advanced title animation, working with templates, chroma key techniques, masking methods, DVD motion menu design, tablet-driven gesture UI techniques, and working with audio, keyframing, and integration. (This course was formerly known as TA 336.)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        03:30PM-04:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         19980 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC 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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN RHN 228         18768 
Textbook
On-Campus



Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: July 10, 2017