4.356 / 4.357
Cinematic Migrations

Prerequisites: 
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or 4.354 or permission of instructor G: 4.355 or permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
UG: 4.356, G: 4.357 — Limited to 12

Explores ideas and contexts behind moving images through a multifaceted look at cinema's transmutations, emergence on local and national levels, and global migrations. Examines the transformation caused by online video, television, spatial installations, performances, dance, and many formats and portable devices, as well as the theory and context of film's categorization, dissemination, and analysis. Presentations, screenings, field trips, readings, visiting artists, and experimental transdisciplinary projects broaden the perception of present cinema. Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.