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Media & Communication Arts

MCA Summer Courses

 summer 2014


FEATURED COURSE:

 Filmmaking in Oklahoma

MCA 31566  Ethnographic Filmmaking  (1Q)  6 credits

An ethnographic study of American Indians in Oklahoma through the lens of a video camera. Students spend the first week on CCNY campus taking one of three tracks in this collaborative course offering - Documentary Film Production (3 credits) and/or Ethnographic Studies of American Indians in Oklahoma (3 credits) or both. The second and third week are spent in Oklahoma, hosted by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, where the field work will be performed. The fourth week is spent back on CCNY campus editing short documentaries, reviewing, evaluating and analyzing the ethnographic experience through screenings and presentations.

 

OPEN TO ALL: for information, see Professor Campbell Dalglish

Download the Flyer HERE

cdalglish@ccny.cuny.edu


 

SESSION I: June 2nd to June 26th 2014

MCA 101  Intro to Media Studies  3 credits

This survey course will introduce students to technological, historical, economic and social perspec-tives on the communications field. Particular emphasis will be placed on research, critical analysis, effective writing and dynamic presentation skills essential for success in the highly competitive com­munication industries. Open to all students in good academic standing. (Required for all Ad/PR and Film/Video majors and Journalism minors)

 

MCA 121  Intro to Film Studies  3 credits

What comes after "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" to a movie? MCA 121 opens the toolkit that allows students to understand how, why, and for whom the movies are made. Students see "thumbs up"  films to learn how the medium makes us care about characters, stories, and much more. Open to all students in good academic standing. (Required for Film/Video majors and Cinema Studies minors)

 

MCA 31176   New Journalism -- All About Blogging   3 credits


This course offers a fun and practical way to strengthen your writing skills, build digital literacy, improve and understand how to use basic blogging software. You'll explore popular blogs and learn how to create your own.  

 

MCA 31177   Not Not Shakespeare  3 credits

William Shakespeare's influence on popular culture is profound. A great plagiarist himself, his plots have been stolen, tortured, and re-animated throughout history, especially on film. There are lots of movie adaptations of Shakespeare (997 according to IMDB), but this class will look at films that--instead of being adaptations--are rip-off, parodies, or send-ups of Shakespeare, movies that take Shakespeare's plots and characters in completely new and unexpected directions, in order to examine Shakespeare's place in popular culture not simply as the author of museum pieces, but as a playwright whose stories are endlessly malleable and still poignant today. Along the way we shall look at points where Shakespeare intersects with different genres and periods of film history, giving us a chance to study and discuss more than just instances of filmic Bardolotry.. Some of the movies we will look at include the 1957 Samurai classic "Throne of Blood" (Macbeth), the 1958 science fiction movie "Forbidden Planet" (The Tempest) and the Bob and Doug Mackenzie comedy from 1983 "Strange Brew" (Hamlet).

 

MCA 374  Events Planning  3 credits

Special events and effective meetings require detailed preparation, coordination and effort.  Good communication and organizational abilities are essential.  From establishing goals to putting together budgets to scheduling media coverage to utilizing social media, students learn techniques and skills necessary for successful special event execution. Veteran event planners share their real-world knowledge and expertise. Students create, plan and present a hypothetical event from start to finish. (Pre Req. MCA 209)

  

SESSION II: June 30th to July 24th 

 

MCA 101  Intro to Media Studies   3 credits

This survey course will introduce students to technological, historical, economic and social perspec-tives on the communications field. Particular emphasis will be placed on research, critical analysis, effective writing and dynamic presentation skills essential for success in the highly competitive com­munication industries. Open to all students in good academic standing. (Required for all Ad/PR and Film/Video majors and Journalism minors)


MCA 121  Intro to Film Studies  3 credits

What comes after "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" to a movie? MCA 121 opens the toolkit that allows students to understand how, why, and for whom the movies are made. Students see "thumbs up"  films to learn how the medium makes us care about characters, stories, and much more. Open to all students in good academic standing. (Required for Film/Video majors and Cinema Studies minors)


MCA 368   Media Planning  3 credits

This course provides a detailed introduction to media planning and buying. Students examine media placements from a theoretical perspective and through applied connections to social sciences, such as sociology, anthropology and economics. Students learn how to research, analyze and determine appropriate media outlets for designated target audiences, and how to create a media plan from start to finish for final presentation.


MCA 31130   Queer Cinema    3 credits

An exploration of GLBT identity as portrayed in American and international cinema during the past century.  Beginning with Conrad Veidt in Anders als die Anderen (1919), we move on to presentations of both stereotypical and groundbreaking portrayals of gay people, delving into narratives and documentaries dealing with homophobia, self-hatred, acceptance, AIDS, familial interaction, and the evolution of the GLBT rights movement in a heteronormative society. Underground films will be included.

 

 

EXTENDED SESSION:  June - July

 

Internships:  MCA 29901, 02, 03 and 39901-03 (1-3 credits)  Appelbaum 

By faculty approval only:  Please see Prof. Appelbaum. S 472A.  For MCA Majors only.

 

Graduate Internships: MCA B9301-03 (1-3 credits) Weiss

By faculty approval only:  Please see Prof. Weiss. S 272.  For MCA MFAs only.