Online Courses for Summer

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Session A: June 20 – July 29, 2016
Session C: August 1 – September 9, 2016

For information about UCLA Summer Sessions, including registration and fee information, visit summer.ucla.edu. Additional information can be found on our list of frequently asked questions.

Click through the session name under each class to see the course description on the Registrar's website.

Questions about TFT online courses can be directed to online@tft.ucla.edu.

Summer 2016 Courses

  • Film TV 122B - Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking - 4 units

    Counts toward film minor

    Students acquire understanding of practical and aesthetic challenges undertaken by artists and professionals in making of motion pictures and television. Examination of film as both art and industry: storytelling, sound and visual design, casting and performance, editing, finance, advertising, and distribution. Exploration of American and world cinema from a filmmaker's perspective. Honing of analytical skills and development of critical vocabulary for study of filmmaking as technical, artistic and cultural phenomenon.

    Professor Rory Kelly is an assistant professor in the Department of Film, Television and Digital and the Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

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  • Film TV 122E - Digital Cinematography - 4 units

    Counts toward film minor

    Film clips and videotaped on-site demonstrations by Professor Tom Denove highlight this exploration of the principles and practices of digital cinematography. Examines how tools and techniques affect the visual storytelling process. Topics include formats, aspect ratios, cameras, lenses, special effects, internal-menu picture manipulation, lighting, composition, coverage, high definition, digital exhibition, multiple-camera shooting and more.

    Professor Tom Denove is Vice Chair of the M.F.A. Production/Directing program at UCLA/TFT.

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  • Film TV C132/133 - Screenwriting Fundamentals - 2/4 units

    Counts toward film minor

    C132 - 2 units - Learn the fundamental elements of effective storytelling for the screen. Lectures, readings, screenings and two short papers.

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    133 - 4 units - Follow the same lectures and readings as C132. Work with a TA from the UCLA MFA screenwriting program to develop a short treatment for your own original feature-length screenplay.

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    Professor Richard Walter is a celebrated storytelling educator, movie industry expert and longtime co-chairman of the graduate screenwriting program at the School of Theater, Film and Television.

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  • Film TV 146 - Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing: So You Want to Make a Movie? - 4 units

    Counts toward film minor

    An overview of the development, production, and distribution of feature films for the worldwide theatrical market. Topics include identifying material, attaching elements and understanding the basics of financing for both studio and independent feature films.

    Professor Barbara Boyle is Associate Dean and Professor at the School of Theater, Film and Television. Her company, Sovereign Pictures, has financed and distributed 25 films internationally, including My Left Foot and Phenomenon.

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  • Film TV 184A - Overview of Contemporary Film Industry - 4 units

    Counts toward film minor

    This course, also known as Navigating Hollywood, is an institutional analysis of the American film and television industry. It examines Hollywood's economic structures and business practices. Special emphasis is placed on marketing and distribution systems, the history and operations of studios and networks and their relationships to independent producers, talent and agencies. Know as much as — or more than — the savviest Hollywood insider.

    Professor Denise Mann is Vice Chair of the UCLA M.F.A. Producers Program.

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  • Theater 10 - Introduction to Theater - 5 units

    UCLA General Education Credit

    Explores the principles and major components of live theatrical performance,including the collaborative dynamics between director, playwright, actor, and audience. The course covers major theatrical works from around the globe, exploring how theater is informed by and reflects its cultural and historical contexts.

    Dr. David Gorshein holds a Ph.D. from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

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  • Theater 120A - Acting and Performance in Film I - 5 units

    An exploration of screen performance from an artistic, historical and cultural perspective. Examines the Stanislavski Method and other techniques advanced by famed acting teachers such as Uta Hagen, Stanford Meisner and Stella Adler. Theater 120A, 120B and 120C explore different elements of screen performance and can be taken in any order.

    Professor Joe Olivieri is the Vice Chair of the UCLA Bachelor of Arts in Acting.

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  • Theater 120B - Acting and Performance in Film II - 5 units

    Examines challenges confronted by actors in 10 film genres from the 1930s to the present. Streaming lectures and film clips illustrate skills required of performers in epic films, science fiction, musicals, comedies, action/adventure, Westerns, crime and gangster films, horror and suspense, war and anti-war films and dramas. Theater 120A, 120B and 120C explore different elements of screen performance and can be taken in any order.

    Professor Joe Olivieri is the Vice Chair of the UCLA Bachelor of Arts in Acting.

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