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Summer 2022 Courses

Session A: June 21 – July 29, 2022
Session C: August 1 – September 9, 2022

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.

Classes are offered in two different instructional methods:

- Online-Asynchronous. Students do not need to be online at a specific time or report to a physical location for any portion of the class, including exams. Lecture videos can be viewed at any time; there are specific deadlines for assignments.

- Online (Remote Synchronous). Class meetings are scheduled and held in real-time using Zoom, allowing for live interaction with your classmates and instructors. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

 

  • Film TV 4 – Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking – 5 units

    UCLA General Education Credit
    Satisfies diversity requirement for most programs

    This course will introduce students to the formal and aesthetic principles of cinema, cultivating students’ literacy in both media form and cultural representation. Many of us watch some variation of film and television each day. Though we may not realize it, the representations we see on screen can have a profound effect on how we understand social categories such as gender, class, race, sexuality, and national identity. In this course, students will gain fluency in the audio-visual language that comprises visual media and the complex ways in which that language creates cultural meaning.

    Offered Session A (6 Week) - Online Asynchronous
    Session C (6 Week) - Online Asynchronous

    Professor Jasmine Nadua Trice an assistant professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Film TV 33 - Introductory Screenwriting - 4 units
    Counts toward film minor

    Learn the fundamental elements of effective storytelling for the screen. Work with a TA from the UCLA MFA screenwriting program to develop a short treatment for your own original feature-length screenplay. This course is intended to be truly introductory; no previous screenwriting experience is expected.

    Offered Session A (6 Week) - Online Asynchronous

    Professor George Huang is a screenwriter and director who has worked on dozens of film and TV projects including S.W.A.T., Spy Kids, Machete and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Film TV 84A - 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.

    Offered Session A (6 Week) - Online Asynchronous

    Professor Denise Mann teaches in the M.F.A. Producers Program at UCLA TFT.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Film TV 106C - History of African, Asian, and Latin American Film: Lecture 2 – 6 units

    This course is a critical, historical, aesthetic, and social study--together with exploration of ethnic significance--of Asian, African, Latin American, and Mexican films

    Professor María Elena de las Carreras is a Fulbright scholar and film critic from Argentina. She teaches at the UCLA School of Film, Theater and Television

    Offered Session A (6 Week) - Remote Synchronous
    Tuesday/Thursday 11am-12:50pm PDT

    Schedule of Classes

  • Film 122J - Disney Feature: Then and Now – 5 units

    Study and analysis of Disney's animated features. Evaluation of why Disney's animated features have dominated until recently and ramifications of this dominance on animation and society.

    Offered Session C (6 Week) – Remote Synchronous
    Monday/Wednesday 7pm-9:20pm PDT

    Schedule of Classes

  • Film TV 122M - Film and Television Directing - 4 units

    Counts toward film minor

    In this class we are going to explore the art and craft of directing. When we think of directors, we tend to imagine them on set deciding where the camera will go and guiding the actors, but a director’s creative work begins during the script phase and continues through final post-production. For those of you interested in making films, most of what is covered will be of practical use to you.

    Offered Session A (6 Week) - Online Asynchronous
    Session C (6 Week) - Online Asynchronous

    Filmmaker Rory Kelly is an assistant professor in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Film 183B – Producing II: Entertainment Economics – 4 units

    Critical understanding of strategies and operating principles that drive flow of revenue in entertainment industry. Exploration of theoretical frameworks and development of critical perspective, while studying industrial processes through which movie and television properties are financed and exploited throughout all revenue streams.

    Offered Session B3 (3 weeks) – 7/11-7/29 – Remote Synchronous
    Tuesday/Wednesday 7pm-9:50pm PDT

    Hans-Martin Liebing is an award-winning independent film and television producer, screenwriter and director. He has worked on projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia and New Zealand, and is the co-founder of the South East European Film Festival's Film Frontiers Initiative, an international Film and TV incubator.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Film TV 188A - Special Courses in Film, Television, and Digital Media: Global Film and Television Development – 4 units

    Special topics in film, television, and digital media for undergraduate students taught on experimental or temporary basis.

    Offered Session C3 – 3 weeks – 8/1-8/19 – Remote Synchronous
    Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 3pm-6:20pm PDT

    Hans-Martin Liebing is an award-winning independent film and television producer, screenwriter and director. He has worked on projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia and New Zealand, and is the co-founder of the South East European Film Festival's Film Frontiers Initiative, an international Film and TV incubator.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Theater 10 - Introduction to Theater - 5 units
    Required for Theater minor
    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 UCLA TFT and has designed many courses for theater majors and non-majors.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Theater 106 - History of American Theater and Drama – 5 units
    UCLA General Education Credit
    Counts toward Theater minor

    This GE course is an artist-centered look at the history of American drama and theater through the lens of formal innovation in the 20th and 21st centuries. The main objective of this offering of Theater 106 is to re-think the history of American theater, which often excludes many voices from the American experience. The syllabus is arranged to look at both the centers and margins of American theater, and how national traumas are defined through theatrical works.

    Professor Sylvan Oswald is a writer and artist working at the intersection of theater and live art. His language-driven plays, texts, publications and videos unravel narrative forms to explore how we construct our identities. Oswald is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Drama and Performance Art.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Theater 107 – Drama of Diversity – 5 units
    UCLA General Education Credit
    Counts toward Theater minor
    Satisfies diversity requirement for College of Letters and Science and School of Music

    From Beyonce’s Lemonade to suffragette theater, drag queens to Hamilton, in this class we will survey a wide variety of 20th and 21st century theater movements and performances—interrogating the ways in which minoritarian theatermakers have used the stage to inspire their communities, create great art, communicate, agitate for political change and more. The dramas of diversity don’t occur only on the stage—some of them surround even the meaning of the word, how people use it in universities, and its status as an American value—the Drama of Diversity will balance a consideration of what diversity means and how it works today with introductions to many of the most exciting theater movements of the last hundred years.

    Professor Michelle Liu Carriger specializes in the historiography of theater, performance and everyday life. This course also features guest lectures from a wealth of expert theater practitioners and scholars. More information on the guests can be found on the syllabus.

    Schedule of Classes

  • Theater 110 - History of American Musical Theater – 5 units
    Counts toward Theater minor

    This course surveys the history of the American musical, by examining its early roots in various performance forms, tracing its remarkable evolution throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. By contextualizing the history of the Broadway musical in terms of its global reach today, the course offers a fresh take on pivotal shifts in the American theater. The class content includes original, archival materials and also features a diverse array of perspectives on musical theater studies. The course is designed with special emphasis on Broadway’s artistic and social impacts, aiming to introduce students to specific musicals and also to encourage critical engagement with the dynamic issues that are staged in and by musical theater.

    Dr. David Gorshein holds a Ph.D. from UCLA TFT, and has designed many courses for theater majors and non-majors.

    Schedule of Classes

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

    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 Head of Acting in the Department of Theater.

    Schedule of Classes