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Media Studies Classes - Fall 2021

We offer a wide variety of classes from practical courses, like Podcasting and Media Writing to critical classes like Latin American Cinema and Advertising Aesthetics. Classes are online, hybird or in-person.

For questions about classes or registration:

  • If you are a Media Studies major, please contact your adviser. If you do not know who your adviser is, contact Karen Mandoukos (karen.mandoukos@qc.cuny.edu).
  • If you are a Film major, contact Professor Julian Cornell (julian.cornell@qc.cuny.edu).
  • If you are interested in the Advertising major, contact Professor Mara Einstein (mara.einstein@qc.cuny.edu).
  • For general inquiries, such as signing up for the major, registering for classes if you are not a major, etc., please email us by clicking on the Contact Us button, or beginning August 2, you can call 718-997-2950.
Code /
Section
Course /
(cr, hr)
Description Day /
Time
Instructor Location /
Mode
38429
1
MEDST 100
(3, 3)
Media Technologies Gut to Int   Maxwell,
Richard
Online
Required for MEDST. Broad historical survey of media technologies and their social implications.
38430
2
MEDST 100
(3, 3)
Media Technologies Gut to Int   Arroyo,
Brandon
Online
Required for MEDST.
38431
1
MEDST 101
(3, 3)
The Contemporary Media Monroy,
Juan
Online
Required for MEDST. Survey of contemporary media institutions and their economic, social, political, and cultural implications.
38433
1
MEDST 103
(3, 3)
Interpersonal Communication Fasos,
Sofia
Online
Basic concepts and processes of human communication with special emphasis on the role of individual factors in group interaction. Theoretical and experiential consideration of such topics as communication models, verbal and nonverbal codes, perception, and self-concept.
38434
1
MEDST 143
(4, 3)
Hist of Cinema I: 1880-1930 Tsika,
Noah
Online
Required for FILM. Survey of the motion picture from the pre-cinematic origins of motion picture technology through the rise of the silent film industry and the transition to sound.  Significant films are viewed and discussed.
63576
1
MEDST 160
(3, 3)
Advertising Aesthetics M, W​
1:40 - 2:55 PM
Cohen,
James
Online
Required for ADVERTISING. Historical survey course that examines advertising from the printed page to commercials to augmented and virtual realities using multiple analytical perspectives with an emphasis on semiotics, linguistics, and aesthetics.
38436
1
MEDST 200
(4, 3)
Principles of Sound and Image Cornell,
Julian
Online
Required for MEDST/FILM. An introduction to fundamental principles of media aesthetics and visual rhetorics that govern the use of sound and image in media, new and old. Integrating principles and practice, the course combines theoretical approaches to media forms with a primer on key media techniques, including production planning, camera techniques, digital editing, shot composition, storyboarding, narrative. development, and sound design. No previous technical experience is required
38439
3
MEDST 201W
(3, 3)
Media Criticism Arroyo,
Brandon
Online
Required for MEDST. Survey of a variety of critical approaches to the study of media texts.
38440
1
MEDST 211
(3, 3)
Intro Sports Television Th
10:05 - 1 PM
Cohen,
Michael
KY 250
In-Person
63577
1
MEDST 223
(3, 3)
Media Writing M, W
3 - 3:50 PM
Keifetz,
Mandy
In-Person
Required for ADVERTISING. This course offers students the opportunity to develop writing skills across a wide variety of traditional and new media. Students will learn and hone the techniques required for mastery of particular media and platforms, while studying the changing nature of rhetoric and narrative in different media environments.
63580
2
MEDST 223
(3, 3)
Media Writing Th
4:30 - 6 PM
Youssef,
Jennie
Online
Required for ADVERTISING.
38444
1
MEDST 240
(4, 3)
Styles of Cinema Th
12 - 1:30 PM
Riazi,
Saba
Online
Required for FILM. Intensive introduction to film analysis through an exploration of selected cinematic styles such as Realism, Expressionism, and Surrealism.
38445
1
MEDST 241
(3, 3)
Multimedia W
1:40 - 4:30 PM
Mccleave,
Leslie
KG 105
Hybrid
Students learn to edit video with soundtracks that include voice over, music and sound effects. Each student completes a web site that incorporates QuickTime movies, Gif animations, images and text. Consideration is given to graphic design, user interface and the most productive way to work with text, images and video in a web- based environment. Introduction to the following software on the Macintosh platform: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady and Adobe GoLive.
38448
1
MEDST 245
(3, 3)
Screenwriting W
6:30 - 9:20 PM
Vetere,
Richard
KG 206
In-Person
Learning the fundamentals of storytelling and writing for the camera.  
38481
1
MEDST 255
(3, 3)
Social Media Cohen,
James
Online
Required for ADVERTISING. "Exploration of the impact of new media technologies upon communication and society, but will include greater emphasis upon Social Media, both the technological and cultural components, given how such recent digital and Internet innovations haverevolutionized society and politics. Students will be able to reflect upon and critically analyze how Social Media, particularly their own engagement with such new technological forms, have altered dramatically our understanding of what ‘media is’ and what it ‘does’."
38483
1
MEDST 260
(3, 3)
Advertising and Marketing W
9:30 - 12:30 PM
Einstein,
Mara
KG 206
In-Person
Required for ADVERTISING.
38485
1
MEDST 262
(3, 3)
Political Economy of Media M
9:30 - 10:45 AM
Yeo,
Shinjoung
Online
The class will examine how money, politics, corporate power and market structures shape the media and the implications for democracy.
38488
1
MEDST 264
(3, 3)
The Business of Media M
4 - 5 PM
Carvajal,
Jill
KG 206
Hybrid
This class will meet in person 3 x during the semester (2nd week, mid semester and last day)
Introduction to the business aspects of broadcast, cable and media industries. Explores techniques and skills needed to manage modern media organizations. Subjects studied include programming, production, advertising, regulation, and the effects of new technologies.
38491
1
MEDST 265
(4, 3)
Producing Independent Movies

T
10 - 11:40 AM

Mccleave,
Leslie
RA 210
Hybrid
Creation of independent movies, programs, series, and other media within the current media business environment. Students will learn about researching and writing treatments, budgeting, and "pitching" projects in a professional manner. Additionally, students learn basics about legal issues in filmmaking, resume writing techniques, and the key practices of fundraising. Students come out of the course with one developed Project, "packaged" and ready for further development, funding, and pre-production.
38498
6
MEDST 281
(3, 3)
DRAWING AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA M
1:40 - 3:30 PM
Beloff,
Zoe
KG 105
Hybrid
The class will meet four or five times during the semester primarily to review assignments.
The classes focuses on drawing as a storytelling medium. Students make documentary graphic novels and create short films using stop motion animation.
38496
5
MEDST 281
(3, 3)
PODCASTING T
4:30 - 6:20 PM
Chapdelaine,
Joshua
GB 004
In-Person
This class will introduce students to the popular and innovative new media form of Podcasting. Students will learn to analyze the techniques and aesthetics of Podcast production in terms of their content, their approach to sonic design and how audiences utilize and respond to them. For their class projects, students will produce their own audio stories, exploring interviewing, aural narration and sound design.
38493
4
MEDST 281
(3, 3)
SCRIPT ANALYSIS Mccleave,
Leslie
Online
Whether you are a writer, a director, or a producer, an understanding of story structure and dramatic principles is essential. In-depth analysis of a screenplay’s storyline, characters, dialogue, images, and theme reveals a wide range of narrative techniques and storytelling styles, from Hollywood to independent and everything in between. Students read screenplays and view selected films on-line and analyze the scripts, learning how essential information is conveyed, how story elements are communicated through visual means, how dramatic momentum is built with cause and effect, and what makes a character credible and complex. Students end the term with the ability to analyze film scripts of varying styles and lengths and apply that knowledge to their own screenwriting.
38449
3
MEDST 281
(3, 3)
INTRODUCTION TO EDITING T
1:40 - 4:30 PM
Defelice,
Andrea
Online
Get a project-based approach to the aesthetic and technical aspects of video editing. This introductory course will explore storytelling and an editor's role in it. Using classic and contemporary examples in cinema, we’ll examine the "grammar" of editing, showing how an editor's decisions impact emotion, meaning, and advancement of story. This course will introduce one of the major NLEs (nonlinear editing applications), Adobe Premiere Pro CC, along with accompanying editing suite software. In this, we will edit two projects: a short narrative film, and a documentary-style piece with interview and B-roll. The course explores each project in a broad sense, showing proper workflow from start to finish, but draws on specific lessons from the beginning of the course.
38501
1
MEDST 2993
(3, 3)
Internship Cornell,
Julian
Online
38502
1
MEDST 2996
(6, 6)
Internship Cornell,
Julian
Online
38503
1
MEDST 310
(4, 3)
Documentary Filmmaking W
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Ehrlich,
Madeleine
RA 206
Hybrid
Creation of documentary video. Skills in research, documentation, storyboarding, and image acquisition will be emphasized. Technically, students will learn 3-Chipcamera operation and procedures, compound lighting proficiency, and advanced editing techniques. Students will shoot documentary-style projects and learn comprehensive editing skills in Final Cut Pro (including Live Type and Soundtrack). Prior technical experience in Final Cut Pro editing, video camera use, location shooting, and lighting required (ex. MEDST 243).
38511
1
MEDST 313
(4, 3)
Creative Sound Production Th
9:10 - 11 AM
Beloff,
Zoe
KG 105
Hybrid
The class will meet approximately five times during the semester, mostly in September but also later in the semester.
Sound recording and editing. From a technical perspective, microphones, digital recorders and the software application ProTools are covered. The class is divided between technical instruction, in class discussion of students' creative work, and lectures where audio works both contemporary and historical are played and discussed. Note that this class focuses on the creative use of sound rather than music. Each student completes two audio CD projects. The first is an audio journey; the second is a radio drama.
38520
1
MEDST 342W
(3, 3)
Special Topics in Genre (FILM NOIR) Tsika,
Noah
Online
Examines dark crime thrillers that emerged in mid-twentieth-century Hollywood.
38524
2
MEDST 342W
(3, 3)
Special Topics in Genre (DISASTER MOVIES) Cornell,
Julian
Online
38528
1
MEDST 344
(3, 3)
Vt: Spec Tpcs Natl Cinemas (LATIN AMERICA) M
4:30 - 6 PM
Monroy,
Juan
Online
This course examines Latin American feature and documentary films to analyze social, cultural and political themes and issues present in several Latin American nations. Topics include national cinemas and film industries; stylistic conventions and genres; film and political movements; and representations of race, class, and gender.
38539
1
MEDST 364W
(0, 3)
Advertising, Consumption & Culture M
10 - 11:30 AM
Einstein,
Mara
KG 206
In-Person
Required for ADVERTISING. An overview of the commercialization of American society and culture via the widespread use of advertising and sophisticated marketing techniques. A combination of theories will be used from political economy, sociology, feminist studies, management, and semiotics to analyze commercial messages and develop an understanding of the impact of these messages on different demographic groups particularly children, tweens, teens, and women as well as cultural institutions like family, politics, education, and religion.
38548
3
MEDST 381W
(3, 3)
MEDIATING MASCULINITIES Th
4:40 - 6:30 PM
Fuqua,
JV
Online
This course focuses on historical and critical understandings about media representations of masculinity. The course meets entirely online, synchronously, once per week for two hours.
38536
1
MEDST 381W
(3, 3)
SURVEILLANCE Maxwell,
Richard
Online
38545
2
MEDST 381W
(3, 3)
INTERNET INDUSTRIES Th
9:30 - 10:45 AM
Yeo, Shinjoung Online
The class will examine the emergence of the internet industries and the major internet giants -- Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Uber Baidu, Tencent etc -- to understand their roles in shaping economies and policy making around the world and their impact on our social and political lives.
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The Media Studies office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon starting August 2. There will be more in-person assistance once the semester starts.


About the Department

A multidisciplinary department, Media Studies examines the various delivery systems for informational and cultural resources—print, film, television, video games, the internet, mobile phones—and their global social, cultural, economic, and political impact. Media Studies also looks at the range of institutions involved in shaping and transmitting representational material.

The undergraduate program encompasses the aesthetic and historical study of old and new media, as well as courses in advertising and marketing. After completing core requirements, Media Studies majors are encouraged to concentrate in areas that interest them.

The new graduate program is designed for individuals who want to understand and use the media to address social and political issues. With its mix of academic research and practical assignments, the curriculum is of value to current media professionals, as well as people from a diversity of backgrounds.

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Our office is open for in-person appointments on a limited basis. Please call or email the department to schedule an appointment.


Chair: Amy Herzog
Dept. Office: G Building 100
Phone: 718-997-2950

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