Roy H. Park School of Communications

Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts Courses

CNPH 10100 - Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis HU LA

An analysis of the cinematic techniques utilized throughout film history to create meaning, suggest mood, develop psychology of characters, and communicate ideas. Emphasis is placed on classic American and foreign films, from the silent period to the present day. 3 credits. (F)

CNPH 11100 - Cinema Production 1 NLA

In this intensive production experience, students learn the rudiments of creating a motion picture. Aspects of preproduction (idea conception, budgeting), production (camerawork, directing), and postproduction (sound and picture editing) are introduced as students create multiple works of cinema art. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 14100 - Introduction to Photography 3B LA

Introduction to photographic processes and historical, conceptual, and aesthetic concerns. Fundamentals of the art, including camera handling, exposure, digital image control and correction, lighting, composition, and printing. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 20100 - Film and Literature HU LA

Analysis of relationships between literature and film, focusing on the filmmaker's translation of verbal information to the screen. Topics include how the filmmaker transforms words into images and sound to establish setting and mood and convey characters' physical, emotional, and mental experiences, and how the filmmaker or scriptwriter is influenced by political, sociological, and production factors in determining what aspects of the work of literature are conveyed in the new medium. Prerequisites: CNPH 10100. 3 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 20200 - Cinema in Exhibition NLA

Addresses the issue of cinematic exhibition — focusing on context, format, and distribution — as it affects the experience and meaning of moving images. Students will attend a series of film exhibitions and will critically evaluate the content of each through written papers and oral presentations. Prerequisite: One course in the humanities or fine arts. Students in the B.S. in Cinema and Photography who have a concentration in Cinema Production must take this course concurrently with CNPH 21001-99 (they do not have to take it concurrently if CNPH 21001-99 is taken a second time under a different topic). 1 credit. (F)

CNPH 20300 - The Edge of the Outback, Photo Print Media Workshop 3B NLA

A photographic journey exploring a regional Australian outback landscape using the media of photography, printmaking, and multimedia. Workshops and field trips will provide a platform for exploration of imagery based on the region's ancient landscape and the sociological issues created by pre and post-colonial influences. This course is only offered in the Ithaca College Walkabout Down Under (Australia) program. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and acceptance to the Australian Walkabout Program. 2 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 20310 - The Photograph in Exhibition LA

Addresses the issue of photographic exhibition — touching on considerations of context, scale, and installation — as it affects the experience and meaning of images. Students will attend a series of photographic exhibitions and will critically evaluate the content of each through written papers and oral presentations. Prerequisites: Open only to B.S. cinema and photography students in the still photography concentration. Corequisites: CNPH 24000. 1 credit. (S)

CNPH 20600 - British Documentary LA

Exploration of the canon of British film and television documentary from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. Focuses on the global influence of the British documentary and documentary's influence on the social and political development of contemporary Britain. This course is offered only through the Ithaca College London Center. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; acceptance into the Ithaca College London program. 3 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 20700 - European Cinema LA

Concentrates on post-Second World War European cinema up to the present day. Study of the themes and styles of the European art film, authorship, and the relation of audience to film criticism. This course is offered only through the Ithaca College London Center. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; acceptance into the Ithaca College London program. 3 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 21001 - Special Topics in Cinema Production NLA

Study of the cinema production process using significant works representative of important historic and contemporary ideas and movements. Screenings and readings guide discussions and analysis geared toward providing familiarity with a broad range of production models and connecting them to larger questions of culture production and artistic expression. Students in the B.S. cinema production concentration and B.F.A. degree in film, photography and visual arts may repeat the course once. Corequisite: CNPH 20200 Cinema in Exhibition for students in the B.S. in cinema and photography - cinema production concentration only. Prerequisite: One course in the humanities or fine arts. 3 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 21002 - Special Topics in Cinema Production NLA

Study of the cinema production process using significant works representative of important historic and contemporary ideas and movements. Screenings and readings guide discussions and analysis geared toward providing familiarity with a broad range of production models and connecting them to larger questions of culture production and artistic expression. Students in the B.S. cinema production concentration and B.F.A. degree in film, photography and visual arts may repeat the course once. Corequisite: CNPH 20300 Cinema in Exhibition for students in B.S. Cinema & Photography - Cinema Production concentrations only. Prerequisite: One course in the humanities or fine arts. 3 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 21003 - Special Topics in Cinema Production NLA

Study of the cinema production process using significant works representative of important historic and contemporary ideas and movements. Screenings and readings guide discussions and analysis geared toward providing familiarity with a broad range of production models and connecting them to larger questions of culture production and artistic expression. 4 credits. (F,Y)

CNPH 21004 - Special Topics in Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 21005 - Special Topics in Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 21006 - Special Topics in Cinema Production NLA

Study of the cinema production process using significant works representative of important historic and contemporary ideas and movements. Screenings and readings guide discussions and analysis geared toward providing familiarity with a broad range of production models and connecting them to larger questions of culture production and artistic expression. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CNPH 21400 - Hollywood and American Film HU LA

The focus is on the historical, economic, and social formations in the evolution of a wide range of American cinemas, including Hollywood, independent work, documentary, experimental, and hybrid forms. A survey and analysis of films of representative American directors, styles, and genres will be conducted. 4 credits. (S)

CNPH 22400 - Cinema Production 2 NLA

In this intermediate-level motion picture production course, students complete several works of cinema, continuing where Cinema Production I left off in both technical and artistic sophistication. Students will make significant progress in the areas of sound design, cinematography, directing, and editing. Prerequisites: CNPH 11100. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 23300 - Screenwriting NLA

Introduction to the theory and practice of screenwriting. Topics include analysis and writing of feature-length, short, and experimental screenplays; adapting literary sources for the screen; the business of screenwriting; and computer formatting of screenplays. Prerequisites: CNPH 10100 or TVR 13400; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 24000 - History of Photography HU LA

Study of photography from its beginning to its emergence as an important means of communication and expression. Critical examination of the growth and relationship of the contribution of photography to the visual arts. The development of the medium is seen through the eyes of past and present masters who struggled to understand and perfect it. Prerequisites: Nonmajors must have at least sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S)

CNPH 24200 - Intermediate Photography NLA

Rigorous immersion in color processes and aesthetic concerns. Further technical mastery of image making, including large-format film, digital acquisition, high-resolution scanning, color control, and digital color output. Coursework introduces different modes of working and genres in the medium of photography. Students are asked to employ the various techniques to solve a variety of conceptual and aesthetic problems in the medium. Prerequisites: CNPH 14100. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 25500 - Survey of Critical Methodologies in Mass Media LA

Introductory overview of methodologies and approaches for the study of mass communications. Critical, historical, and social science methods are examined in terms of their framing of mass media, their philosophical approaches, their method of research, and their history and usage within the field of mass communications. Emphasis is placed on using these methods as analytical tools. Prerequisites: TVR 12100 or CNPH 10100. 3 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 29200 - Minicourses in Cinema, Photography and Media Arts NLA

A series of short courses in specialized areas of cinema, photography and media arts that do not meet the College guidelines for liberal arts designation. Department faculty participate in their areas of expertise. Cannot repeat specific topics. Prerequisites: Vary depending on the topic; refer to
Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. Pass/fail. 1 credit. (IRR)

CNPH 29201 - Minicourses in Cinema, Photography And Media Arts NLA

A series of short courses in specialized areas of cinema, photography, and media arts that do not meet the College guidelines for liberal arts designation. Department faculty participate in their areas of expertise. Cannot repeat specific topics. Prerequisites: Vary depending on the topic; refer to "Undergraduate Course Offerings" each semester. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Pass/fail. 1 credit. (IRR)

CNPH 29202 - Minicourses in Cinema, Photography and Media Arts NLA

A series of short courses in specialized areas of cinema, photography and media arts that do not meet the College guidelines for liberal arts designation. Department faculty participate in their areas of expertise. Cannot repeat specific topics. Prerequisites: Vary depending on the topic; refer to
Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. Pass/fail. 1 credit. (IRR)

CNPH 30000 - Fiction Film Theory LA

Close visual analysis of film, focusing on cinematographic and directorial aspects of film style. Detailed examination of specific films and various theories. Prerequisites: CNPH 10100; at least two level-2 liberal arts courses; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F)

CNPH 30100 - Nonfiction Film Theory HU LA

Investigation of the social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic implications of nonfiction film through historical overview of various films. This course uses social theory, economic theory, ethnography, historiography, and documentary theory to explore the intersection of historical contexts and film movements. Prerequisites: CNPH 10100 or TVR 12200; at least two level-2 liberal arts courses. 3 credits. (F)

CNPH 30200 - Selected Topics in Cinema and Photography LA NLA

Intensive exploration and analysis of a specific area of film study, allowing students to concentrate their study in an upper-level course. Depending on faculty research interests and student demand, this course may cover genres, periods, directors, and other cinematic conceptual frameworks. Prerequisites: Vary depending on the topic; consult department. 3 credits. (S)

CNPH 30300 - Images of Men and Women in Mass Media LA

Investigation and assessment of the social construction of gender representations in mass media: feminist films, television, pornography, art photography, popular music, and fashion. As a survey of contemporary feminist cultural theory, social history, and criticism, this course analyzes mass culture as the site of mediation and articulation of discourses on women, men, and gender difference. Prerequisites: CNPH 23300, CNPH 24000, or at least three level-2 courses in television-radio, art history, politics, or sociology. 3 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 30400 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific area of photography. Topics vary based on student demand and on faculty expertise and research interest. Prerequisites: CNPH 14100, CNPH 24200, or may vary depending on topic — refer to Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester. 4 credits.
(F-S)

CNPH 30401 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific area of photography. Topics vary based on student demand and on faculty expertise and research interest. Prerequisites: may vary depending on the topic (refer to Course Offerings each semester), CNPH14100, CNPH24200. 4 credits. (F,S)

CNPH 30402 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific area of photography. Topics vary based on student demand and on faculty expertise and research interest. Prerequisites: may vary depending on the topic (refer to Course Offerings each semester), CNPH14100, CNPH24200. 4 credits. (F,S

CNPH 30403 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA
CNPH 30404 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA
CNPH 30405 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA
CNPH 30406 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA
CNPH 30407 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific area of photography. Topics vary based on student demand and on faculty expertise and research interest. Prerequisites: may vary depending on the topic (refer to Course Offerings each semester), CNPH14100, CNPH24200. 4 credits. (F,S)

CNPH 30408 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

CNPH 30410 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific area of photography. Topics vary based on student demand and on faculty expertise and research interest. Prerequisites: CNPH14100, CNPH24200, or may vary depending on topic - refer to Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 30411 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA
CNPH 30412 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific area of photography. Topics vary based on student demand and on faculty expertise and research interest. Prerequisites: CNPH 14100, CNPH 24200, or may vary depending on topic — refer to Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 30413 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA
CNPH 30414 - Selected Topics in Photography NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific area of photography. Topics vary based on student demand and on faculty expertise and research interest. Prerequisites: CNPH 14100, CNPH 24200, or may vary depending on topic — refer to Undergraduate Course Offerings each semester. 4 credits.
(F-S)

CNPH 30500 - Contemporary Film Criticism LA

Analysis and evaluation of contemporary films and criticism. Students trace current feature films to their artistic and cinematic roots and assess the value of the new offerings. At the same time, they evaluate national criticism (not reviews) of the new offerings. Prerequisites: CNPH 10100; CNPH 11000 or TVR 13100; CNPH 23300; CNPH 30000. 3 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 31000 - British Comedy: Film, Television, and Radio LA

Exploration of the development of the cultural characteristics of British Comedy programming for cinema, television, and radio. This class traces the evolution of comedic forms, and surveys contemporary genres—sketch, broken, sitcom, satire, stand-up, improv, the impressionists, and "sit-trag." Only offered in London. Prerequisites: three courses in humanities (HU) and/or social sciences (SS), junior standing and acceptance into the Ithaca College London Program. 3 credits. (Y)

CNPH 31300 - Writing for Immersive Media LA

An examination of the process of creating nonlinear game and web-based narratives. Students will develop an idea for a nonlinear narrative — which might be an original video game, a video game based on an existing literary property, or an idea for an online narrative — and write parts of that narrative. Students will also compare existing video games adapted from other material to explore the basic principles of writing for video games and will examine the needs and expectations of the audience/viewer/player for immersive/interactive media and that of established media. Prerequisites: CNPH 23300. 4 credits. (S)

CNPH 32100 - Advanced Cinema Production: Fiction NLA

This intensive, advanced-level course examines cinema as a form of storytelling. Students produce their own cinema projects and critical papers to familiarize themselves with techniques of aesthetics specific to narrative cinemas. A final project of the student's design and participation in a culminating public exhibition of work from the class are required. Prerequisites: CNPH 22400. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 32200 - Advanced Cinema Production: Nonfiction NLA

This intensive, advanced-level course examines the relationship between the theory and practice of cinematic documentary. Students produce short cinema projects and critical papers to familiarize themselves with techniques and aesthetics specific to documentary modes of cinema. A final project of the student's design and participation in a culminating public exhibition of work from the class are required. Prerequisites: CNPH 22400 or TVR 29900; open only to students in the B.S. cinema and photography, B.F.A film, photography, and visual arts, or B.A. documentary studies and production programs. 4 credits. (S)

CNPH 32300 - Advanced Cinema Production: Experimental NLA

This intensive, advanced-level course examines cinema as a visual art form akin to painting, photography, and sculpture. Readings, lectures, and screenings are used to develop a basic context for relevant critical, historical, and theoretical issues, with emphasis placed on the various formal, conceptual, structural, and post-structural ideas that characterize 20th-century modern and contemporary art. Students produce their own cinema projects and critical papers to familiarize themselves with these ideas and practices. A final project and participation in a culminating public exhibition of work from the class are required. Prerequisites: CNPH 22400. 4 credits. (F)

CNPH 32400 - Advanced Cinema Production: Animation NLA

Intensive exploration of the art and craft of animated cinema. Through directed productions, screenings, readings, and workshops, students develop experience in several modes of animation including, but not limited to, cameraless, cel, electronic, and object animation within the context and history of cinema. Prerequisites: CNPH 22400. 4 credits. (Y)

CNPH 33001 - Special Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33002 - Special Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33003 - Special Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33004 - Special Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33005 - Special Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33006 - Special Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33007 - Special Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33008 - Selected Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33009 - Selected Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33010 - Selected Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA
CNPH 33011 - Selected Topics in Advanced Cinema Production NLA

Exploration of a specific area of cinema production, designed to enhance and enrich the traditional production curriculum and provide significant professional training for an ever-changing discipline. Subjects will likely include, but are not limited to: cinematography, sound design, advanced editing, alternative special effects, and directing for the screen. Topics will vary to reflect current and future trends in cinema production, as well as student demand and faculty expertise. Prerequisites: CNPH 22400. 4 credits. (Y)

CNPH 33300 - Advanced Screenwriting NLA

Advanced theory and practice of screenwriting, with analysis of both classic and contemporary screenplays. Students complete a substantial portfolio of work in short and/or feature-length forms and participate in written and oral critiques of each other's work. With the permission of the instructor, students may rewrite and polish a script begun elsewhere. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: CNPH 23300. 3 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 40200 - Photographers' Forum LA

Addresses the continuities and disparities between photographic images and the intent of their makers. Students attend a series of photographers' presentations and critically evaluate each through written and oral presentations. Prerequisites: CNPH 24000; one level-3 course in cinema, photography, or art history; senior standing. Open only to B.S. cinema and photography students in the photography concentration. Corequisites: CNPH 44000. 1 credit. (F)

CNPH 40900 - Seminar in Film Studies LA
CNPH 40901 - Seminar in Film Studies LA
CNPH 40902 - Seminar in Film Studies LA
CNPH 40903 - Seminar in Film Studies LA
CNPH 40904 - Seminar in Film Studies LA

Capstone course in film studies that provides an intensive experience in cinema research. Designed as a seminar to allow students to engage actively in their own research and critical thinking in this area, the course revolves around an intensive schedule of screenings and key readings on a particular topic in film studies. May be repeated with permission of instructor. Prerequisites: CNPH 30000, CNPH 30100, or permission of instructor. 4 credits. (Y)

CNPH 42000 - Thesis Cinema Production NLA

Individual experience preparatory to graduate study and careers in cinema production. This course is designed to bring together ideas, processes, practices, and theories in the service of the production of a substantial work of cinema. Students will pursue an entire project from conception to completion, combining intensive preproduction, production, and post-production with in-depth instruction on lab work, distribution, and exhibition. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on instructor, peer, and self-critique. In addition to completion of the final production, students are expected to generate an essay that situates their work within the history of the medium and contextualizes its relationship to current intellectual and creative debates. Prerequisites: CNPH 23300 or TVR 13400, CNPH 30000, or CNPH 30100; CNPH 32100, CNPH 32200, CNPH 32300, or CNPH 32400; senior standing. 4 credits. (F-S)

CNPH 43201 - Selected Topics in Screenwriting NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific genre or type of screenwriting. Topics vary based on faculty interests and student demand. May be repeated once for credit under a different topic. Prerequisites: CNPH 33300; junior standing; screenwriting concentration; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

CNPH 43202 - Selected Topics in Screenwriting NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific genre or type of screenwriting. Topics vary based on faculty interests and student demand. May be repeated once for credit under a different topic. Prerequisites: CNPH33300; junior standing; screenwriting concentration; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

CNPH 43203 - Selected Topics in Screenwriting NLA
CNPH 43205 - Selected Topics in Screenwriting NLA
CNPH 43206 - Selected Topics in Screenwriting NLA

Exploration and analysis of a specific genre or type of screenwriting. Topics vary based on faculty interests and student demand. May be repeated once for credit under a different topic. Prerequisites: CNPH 33300; junior standing; screenwriting concentration; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

CNPH 43300 - Screenwriting Workshop NLA

A workshop in writing feature-length scripts for narrative film, preparatory for graduate study or a career in screenwriting, film, or television. Students complete a new feature-length script or, in rare instances with permission of the instructor, rewrite and polish a script begun elsewhere. Prerequisites: At least two semesters of CNPH 33300 or TVR 43100 and one semester of CNPH 33300; senior standing. 3 credits. (S-Y)

CNPH 44000 - Contemporary Photographic Issues LA

Through lectures and discussions, the student is exposed to the changes and growth of the photographic medium. Photographic theories, criticism, classification, and aesthetics, as well as individual photographers, are explored to develop an understanding of contemporary photography. Prerequisites: CNPH 24000; one level-3 course in cinema, photography, or art history; senior standing. 3 credits. (F)

CNPH 44300 - Photo Workshop NLA

Individual experience preparatory to graduate study and to careers in photography. Designed to fit the individual student's background and interests. May include research projects or advanced photography. Course participants are expected to complete an artist's essay that situates their work within the history of the medium and contextualizes its relationship to current intellectual and creative debates. Students may take a second semester of this course with permission of instructor. Prerequisites: CNPH 14100; CNPH 24200; 1 course from CNPH 30400-30499; senior standing. 4 credits. (S)

CNPH 45000 - Cinema Production Practicum NLA

Capstone-level motion picture production course in which students undertake the primary creative and professional roles in a significant project under the direct supervision of a faculty specialist. The nature of the project will vary with each offering. Prerequisites: CNPH 11100; CNPH 22400; CNPH 32100, CNPH 32200, CNPH 32300, or CNPH 32400; senior standing; faculty permission. 4 credits. (IRR)

CNPH 49000 - Internship: Cinema and Photography NLA

Jointly supervised work experience with a cooperating institution in the field of cinema or photography, intended to motivate the intern toward professional growth through observation and participation, to provide opportunities to meet active professionals, and to stimulate career planning. Skills and academic knowledge will be put into practice. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Junior cinema and photography or film, photography, and visual arts major or minor; completion of the Park School internship procedures. 1-6 credits. Total may not exceed 12 credits, including London and Los Angeles internships. Pass/fail only. (F-S)

CNPH 49800 - London Communications Internship NLA

A limited number of internships with cooperating institutions or organizations are available to communications majors. The jointly supervised work experience offers the opportunity to learn through observation and participation in a professional setting. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; completion of Park School internship procedures; approval of the dean in the semester preceding the London registration. Pass/fail only. 3-6 credits. (F-S) See "London Center."

CNPH 49900 - Independent Study: Cinema and Photography LA

Intensive study of one of the following problems under the supervision of a faculty adviser: program evaluation, scriptwriting, production, programming, film and cinema studies, contemporary issues in communications. Comprehensive research paper and/or project is required. Prerequisites: Junior cinema and photography or film, photography, and visual arts major. 1-4 credits. (F-S)