FILM 388 connects the theoretical understanding of film studies that students develop in the classroom to professional experience in the workplace. The course is open to Film Studies majors who have earned at least 60 credits toward their degrees and who have obtained internship placements working with professionals in film production, exhibition, preservation, or other related fields. To be eligible for 3 academic credits, students will be expected to accumulate at least 135 hours of professional experience during the term. FILM 388 can be used to fulfill part of the Film Electives requirement for the major. Admission to the course is by permission only.
The academic component of the course consists of reading and written work designed to provide a theoretical framework for the experiential learning. Students will submit a portfolio of writing, reflections, and evaluations where they connect these readings to their on-site experiences.