Course Info

FILM 479: Visual Design

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

Definition, analysis, and structure of visual components that cinema employs to support and emphasize the story. Theory of visual design will be applied through student still photos, as well as an original, visually-oriented, narrative or documentary short film, animation or game design. PREREQUISITE(S): DC 461 or ANI 422 (FORMERLY DC 476)

FILM 410 or ANI 422 is a prerequisite for this class.

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 701
Class number: 10657
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 701
Class number: 15967
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Fall 2018-2019


Section 701

Class number 14746

Meeting dates: 9/5/2018 - 11/20/2018
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: N/A
Meeting dates: 9/5/2018 - 11/20/2018
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES P0201 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus


Spring 2017-2018

Section: 901
Class number: 34086
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Fall 2017-2018


Section 701

Class number 12473

Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES P0101 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus


Spring 2016-2017

Section: 901
Class number: 33510
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 801
Class number: 22044
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 701
Class number: 33068
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 901
Class number: 32806
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 801
Class number: 22544
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 701
Class number: 11529
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus