Spring 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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECTBASCC MAIN PAC 20219780Textbook
On-Campus

MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECTBASCC MAIN PAC 20218682Textbook
On-Campus

Th05:30PM-08:35PMLECA.LewisSCC MAIN RHS 22218683Textbook
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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 13-May 16

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.Young TBA TBA18847Textbook
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 13-May 16

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 20218684Textbook
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 13-Mar 12
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MW06:00PM-09:20PMLECTBASCC MAIN PAC 20219113Textbook
On-Campus

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TTh06:00PM-09:10PMLECTBASCC MAIN PAC 20218685Textbook
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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 13-May 16

TTh02:30PM-03:20PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 12118686Textbook
TTh03:30PM-05:35PMLABR.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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh06:00PM-06:50PMLECR.YoungSCC MAIN PAC 12120514Textbook
TTh07:00PM-09:05PMLABR.YoungSCC 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 13-May 16

MW12:30PM-01:20PMLECN.SchemelSCC MAIN PAC 10918688Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABN.SchemelSCC MAIN PAC 109
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, Jan 13-May 16

MW03:30PM-04:20PMLECN.SchemelSCC MAIN PAC 10920516Textbook
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLABN.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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECL.HansonSCC MAIN RHN 22818690Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 15, 2017