ARTS 102: Community-based Film-making

Number of Sections: 1 | Days and Times: Tuesday & Thursday (9:15-10:45 AM ICT)


  • Dr. Courtney Wittekind

Course Description

This course offers students an introduction to documentary and fiction filmmaking as community-based practice. It will include screenings, filmmaking exercises, and discussions around authorship and social impact. Theoretically, course sessions will introduce community-oriented frameworks at the intersection of filmmaking, participatory research, and documentary studies. Practically, students will receive a hands-on introduction to film/video production applicable to future work in the creative arts and participatory research processes, social impact campaigns, and multimedia journalism. Students will end the course with written and recorded materials needed to pursue a short film. Basic technical training for cellphone-based shooting and introductory video and sound editing will be provided.




Broad Disciplines