Course Info

FILM 170: The Art of Production Design (Formerly DC 121)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

This course explores production design and art direction as a narrative art form in cinema and examines the collaborative relationship between director, production designer and cinematographer. Using films, observational readings, screenplays, lectures, research, and discussion, students will study the fundamentals of a production designer's approach towards visualizing and conceptualizing story. Students will also gain a historical perspective of how the role of production design has evolved and how advances in technology have influenced the various crafts.

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 401
Class number: 10626
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: OLSYN CH000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 10625
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: OLSYN CH000 at Online Campus

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 901
Class number: 30157
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: REMOT E0000
CLOSED

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 801
Class number: 25692
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 401
Class number: 15907
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 701
Class number: 15906
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 901
Class number: 30660
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 801
Class number: 25897
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 701
Class number: 14939
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 901
Class number: 34547
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 801
Class number: 26486
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 701
Class number: 12744
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 901
Class number: 34036
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 701
Class number: 33642
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 901
Class number: 37236
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 701
Class number: 11877
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus