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MEA 101 - 62127 - Tv & Film Media Aesthetics - Jennifer Overdevest

Course:Tv & Film Media Aesthetics
Professor:Jennifer Overdevest
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


My name is Jennifer Overdevest and I have been teaching at College of the Canyons as an adjunct professor for the past six years.  This is one of my favorite courses to teach as we look at the various fundamentals in Film and TV and why we watch these formats.  

Course Description

This course surveys and examines the fundamental components of cinematic art, as found in television, film and digital media.  Students analyze how various dramatic, narrative, and technological conventions are used to tell stories and create meaning.  Representative TV programs, films, and new digital media are viewed and discussed to understand the structure of the moving image.


What to Expect in this Course

This course will meet three times a week for five weeks straight.  We will be meeting synchronously on zoom, but I will be treating this as a Hybrid course where you will watch various projects on your own time.  We will be doing quick discussions in class and to further your knowledge of the various topics you will be creating fun projects.  Everything will be done through Canvas.

Types of Assessments

There will be daily short quizzes, two essays, and three projects.  There will also be a midterm and final, but those questions will be from the daily quizzes.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

No textbook needed.

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Last updated: 05/13/2022 Sub#: 1352