Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82824 FMS 251 EXPERIMENTAL ARCHIVES Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: FMS 251, GER 280, SA 245 (P)
Instructors: LEBLANC-ROBER; HWANG J
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Prerequisites: Minimal exp with digital photography or related media
Description: What happens when we think of archives as exhibits and exhibits as archives? Archives do not just store facts and materials, they make traces of the past tangible. Like exhibits, archives create a context and an audience. By blurring these categories and exploring the multiple definitions of what an archive can be, we will explore questions of access, power and subjectivity in relation to creating and exhibiting art. The class projects will focus on photography with an emphasis on hybrid/multidisciplinary approaches to the medium such as site-specific installation and time/screen based imagery. Various digital and analog processes, inkjet printing, studio lighting techniques and exhibition strategies will be covered. In conjunction to their studio projects, students will view and analyze a range of artistic practices, read contemporary criticism and engage in probing discussions and original writing. This collaborative practice/theory course will take place in various locations on campus with the RCL as main
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
43000 FMS 251 FILMS OF THE 1930S Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: AH 264, AH 464, ENG 264 (P), ENG 464, FMS 251
Instructors: GRELLA G
Restrictions: [E] Not open to First year
Final Exam Schedule: MOREY 205 on 0505 at 1915
Description: We will screen a selection of films from the richest period in Hollywood cinema, paying particular attention to such mattes as the establishment of genres, the advances in film technology, and the important connections between the films and their times, especially in the context of the Great Depression. Titles will include "Public Enemy," "Bride of Frankenstein," "42nd Street," "The Wizard of Oz," among others.
Clusters: H1ENG010, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring Summer

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
71959 FMS 251 FILMS OF THE 1930s Spring 2012 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
26
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: AH 264, AH 464, ENG 264 (P), ENG 464, FMS 251
Instructors: GRELLA G
Final Exam Schedule: MOREY 321 on 0512 at 1230
Description: The course will deal with a selection of American films from the richest and possibly most important decade in the history of Hollywood. We will screen and discuss a variety of genres, from horror to documentary, concentrating on the films themselves, their place in the history of cinema, their relevance to social, political, and cultural issues. Supplementary reading will include texts on the period and on films of the time. Two or three papers will be required, along with a final examination. Possible films include "King Kong," "Frankenstein," "Our Daily Bread," "Public Enemy," "Golddiggers of 1933," "Dinner at Eight," etc. Applicable English Clusters: Media, Culture, and Communication; Modern and Contemporary Literature.
Clusters: H1ENG010, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring Summer