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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Film and Electronic Arts

FEA Courses - Graduate Level

**The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. Prerequisites have been updated for FEA 598/498 and 599/499. A list of differences in the online and published version of the catalogĀ is available. **

501./401.Film Theory II: Contemporary (3)

Prerequisites: FEA 205 and 302 or consent of instructor.
Study of contemporary theoretical models of film analysis and evaluation. Topics include: Spectorship, Post-Structuralism, Feminism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Narratology, Cultural Studies, Postcolonialism, Queer Theory, Postmodernism, and Reception Studies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

505./405. Comedy Writing (3)

FEA 303 or 304 with a "C" or better or ENGL 405 or 407 with a "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Study of a variety of historical and contemporary models. Practice in the creation of print pieces; stand-up routines; scripts for television, film, and other media. Heavy focus on comedy as social, political, and technological criticism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

508./408. Writing the Screen Adaptation (3)

Prerequisites: FEA 303 or 304 with a "C" or better or ENGL 405 or 407 with a "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Writing script adaptations, with study of adaptation theory and successful adaptational models.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

590./490. Selected Topics in Film and Electronic Arts (3)

Prerequisites: Major status; conditional classified status in the MFA (Screenwriting) or conditional classified or consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in film and electronic arts selected for intensive development.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units with different topics, only 6 units may be applied toward the B.A. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

598./498. Advanced Seminar (3)

Prerequisites: FEA 299 with a "C" or better and senior standing in the FEA major; conditional classified status in the MFA (Screenwriting) or consent of instructor.
Intensive study of significant issues in film and electronic arts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

599./499. Special Projects in Film and Electronic Arts (3)

Prerequisites: Major status, FEA 299 with a "C" or better; conditional classified status in the MFA (Screenwriting) or consent of instructor.
Research into an area of special interest to the student, culminating in a research paper or production. Productions will be limited by equipment and facilities available during any term.

604A. Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)

Open to graduate students only and consent of instructor.
Advanced seminar and intensive workshop in creative writing, reading, criticism, media history, and aesthetics. From a thematic basis, course covers prose, poetry, and all formats and genres of omni media, leading students from text-for-print creativity to text-for-performance and screen/film/video art.
Letter grade only (A-F).

604B. Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)

Prerequisites: FEA 604A and consent of instructor.
Advanced workshop in intensive thematic and creative consciousness, writing, criticism, media history, aesthetics, and instructional paradigms, as students write, workshop, revise, and complete a long-form screenplay.
Letter grade only (A-F).

604C. Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)

Prerequisites: FEA 604A and 604B, or consent of instructor.
Advanced workshop in intensive and practical creative writing for collaborative media. Long-form screenplay developed and drafted to completion by class as a group, then submitted to industry professionals, and finally revised pursuant to creative commentary and business necessity.
Letter grade only (A-F).

604D. Graduate Seminar in Dramatic Writing (3)

Prerequisites: FEA 604A, 604B, 604C, and consent of instructor.
Advanced seminar and intensive workshop in creative writing, reading, criticism, media history, aesthetics, and the teaching of a creative writing curriculum. Course leads students to completion of their Thesis Project Proposals.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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