Areas of Interest for Plan-Level Work:

  • Film criticism and analysis
  • Screenwriting
  • Editing
  • Lighting & Cinematography
  • Producing
  • Directing
  • And so much more ….

Types of Courses Offered:

There are three types of courses in Film and Video Studies: production, survey, and tutorials.

  • Production courses provide foundational skills in a guided way to pursue your creative vision, and are offered in introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Some examples of production courses:
    • Narrative Production, Social Representation & Documentary Production, Art of the Mini-Doc, Experimental/Avant-Garde Production, Advanced Lighting Techniques, Editing Within the Adobe Ecosystem,and Live Event Shooting
  • Survey/Theory/Critique courses develop visual literacy, deconstruct cinematic technique, and provide socio-political context for historical and contemporary films. Some examples of survey courses:
    • Migrant & Diasporic Cinema, Contemporary Latin American Cinema (co-taught with Latin American Studies), Afro-Futurist Cinema, The Six Modes of Documentary Film, Muybridge to DuVernay: A Technical History of Cinema, Climatic Apocalypse Depicted in Film, Women Auteurs, A Theoretical Study of Cinematography
  • Tutorials support both individual and group pursuit of Plan-related work. The curriculum is developed in tandem with Plan students and informed by their interest. Some examples of tutorials:
    • Women in Suits: Resistance Narratives in TV Under Trump. Deconstructing Comedy. In-House Motion-Picture Processing of Super-8 Film. Analysis of Representations of Gender in Film, with a Focus on Non-Binary and Queer Representations. The History & Structure of Hybrid Docs. Series of Experimental Videos in Relation to Perceptual Psychology. Surrealism in Mainstream Media. A Queer Retelling of the Musical Peter Pan.


(a mostly random selection of Marlboro microdestinations)