Course Descriptions

CINE 110 Introduction to Cinema Studies (1)

An introduction to the critical study of film and moving images, covering basic elements of cinema—construction of the image in the frame (including lighting, the use of black and white and color), editing, elements of sound, and narrative strategies. The course will consider the effects of technological changes on cinematic practice, on the nature of the film industry and on audiences. Emphasis on constructing readings of films as well as on basic theoretical strategies that question and critique the role of cinema in culture and society.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Bishop, Fofana, Michel

CINE 394 Major Internship (.25-1)

This course is offered to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Cinema Studies. The instructor will work with students to help acquire internships in the Salem/Portland area and oversee the internship as it progresses throughout the semester. A variety of internship placements will be pursued including those in pre-production, production, distribution, and exhibition. Interns are placed only in positions which provide academic learning opportunities and the availability of such positions may be limited. Credit will vary depending on number of hours and extent of final paper; all interns will maintain a journal of internship experiences and meet regularly with the instructor. Interested students should contact Cinema Studies faculty the semester prior to their internship in order to secure a worthwhile position. May be repeated for credit.

  • Prerequisite: CINE 110 and Permission of Instructor
  • Offering: Every Semester
  • Instructor: Staff

CINE 499 Senior Project (1)

Development of a senior thesis or project approved by Cinema Studies faculty and developed in a group seminar as well as advanced independent work.

  • Prerequisite: Cinema Studies major and senior standing.
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff