Course Info

DC 470: Advanced Topics in Cinema

This class will be an in-depth examination of a filmmaker, film genre, or film movement that has had a significant influence on the development of cinematic storytelling and expression. Through lectures, screenings, readings, discussions, and critical writing assignments, students will analyze the distinctive traits of the selected topic within the broader context of cinema history and culture. Specific topics will be selected by the instructor and will vary with each quarter. PREREQUISITE(S): None

This course is repeatable.

Winter 2017-2018

Topic: Psychotic Women
Section: 501
Class number: 20955
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Topic: Experimental Filmmaking
Section: 502
Class number: 21143
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus
Section: 540
Class number: 21165
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 802
Class number: 21128
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Fall 2017-2018


Section 150

Class number 17002

Topic: Sa: Cdm India
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Study Abroad
Topic: Sa: Cdm India
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Study Abroad



Section 702

Class number 16729

Topic: Beyond Bollywood
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Topic: Beyond Bollywood
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus


Summer 10 week 2016-2017

Topic: Sa: Spaces of Cinema in Rome
Section: 250
Class number: 42339
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Study Abroad
Instructor: Michael Deangelis

Winter 2016-2017

Topic: Freedom in Cinema
Section: 501
Class number: 22456
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Topic: Experimental Filmmaking
Section: 502
Class number: 27371
Meeting time: Th 2:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Section 510

Class number 22457

Topic: Freedom in Cinema
Meeting dates: 1/2/2017 - 3/18/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Suzi Wachowski
Topic: Freedom in Cinema
Meeting dates: 1/2/2017 - 3/18/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus


Section: 540
Class number: 27639
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 802
Class number: 27109
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Fall 2016-2017

Topic: Experimental Filmmaking
Section: 401
Class number: 34086
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus
Topic: Latin American Cinema
Section: 701
Class number: 41541
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 01137 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Luisela Alvaray

Summer II 2015-2016

Topic: John Carpenter
Section: 501
Class number: 42230
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
Topic: John Carpenter
Section: 510
Class number: 42622
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus

Spring 2015-2016

Topic: Creativity in Practice
Section: 601
Class number: 33297
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus
Topic: Directing II
Section: 602
Class number: 37838
Meeting time: Th 2:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Topic: Experimental Filmmaking
Section: 603
Class number: 37865
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2015-2016

Topic: Blade Runner
Section: 804
Class number: 10031
Meeting time: MTuWTh 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Topic: Blade Runner
Section: 814
Class number: 10032
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Topic: Psychotic Women in Horror Cinema
Section: 501
Class number: 23048
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Topic: Psychotic Women in Horror Cinema
Section: 510
Class number: 23049
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 401
Class number: 17842
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Section: 440
Class number: 11927
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus

Section 702

Class number 17098

Topic: Beyond Bollywood
Meeting dates: 9/9/2015 - 11/24/2015
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Topic: Beyond Bollywood
Meeting dates: 9/9/2015 - 11/24/2015
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus


Topic: Creating the Personal Documentary
Section: 703
Class number: 16950
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Summer 10 week 2014-2015

Topic: Sa: Spaces of Cinema in Rome
Section: 250
Class number: 42105
Meeting time: -
Location: DPROM 00000 at Study Abroad
Instructor: Michael Deangelis

Summer II 2014-2015

Topic: Media, Culture and Race
Section: 501
Class number: 40975
Meeting time: TuTh 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00506 at Loop Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Topic: Paul Thomas Anderson
Section: 301
Class number: 30291
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Topic: Paul Thomas Anderson
Section: 310
Class number: 37281
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Topic: Creativity in Practice
Section: 602
Class number: 37295
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus
Topic: B-Movies
Section: 901
Class number: 37395
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 01137 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Blair Davis
Topic: The Art of Editing
Section: 902
Class number: 37831
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2014-2015

Topic: Holiday Films
Section: 501
Class number: 10022
Meeting time: MTuWThF 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Matthew Irvine
Topic: Feature Film Production
Section: 502
Class number: 10028
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus

Section 510

Class number 10025

Topic: Holiday Films
Meeting dates: 12/1/2014 - 12/5/2014
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Dwight Eastman
Topic: Holiday Films
Meeting dates: 12/1/2014 - 12/5/2014
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Matthew Irvine


Winter 2014-2015

Topic: Evolution of Comedy
Section: 801
Class number: 27083
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 802
Class number: 27094
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00603 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara
Topic: Evolution of Comedy
Section: 810
Class number: 27084
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 440
Class number: 17559
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus

Spring 2013-2014

Topic: Lighting II
Section: 601
Class number: 36846
Meeting time: Tu 2:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Pete Biagi | View syllabus
Topic: Creating the Personal Documentary
Section: 901
Class number: 30343
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Dec Intersession 2013-2014

Topic: Holiday Films
Section: 503
Class number: 10031
Meeting time: MTuWThF 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Kristyn Benedyk
Topic: Holiday Films
Section: 513
Class number: 10032
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Kristyn Benedyk

Spring 2012-2013

Topic: Entertainment Law
Section: 901
Class number: 35243
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Marci Rolnik
Topic: Producing the Indie Feature
Section: 902
Class number: 36986
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00202 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus