Design in Film and Television: Sets, Costume, Titles, Advertising, and Films about Design


Spring 2012


5th Floor Classroom


Pat Kirkham

This course aims to introduce students to design in relation to film and television, with special reference to the USA. The areas to be studied include set/production design; costume design; posters and advertising; title sequences; inter-titles, and films made by and about designers. Most of the films studied will be what are known as mainstream theatrical releases; i.e., made by the large studios with major stars, but ‘independent,’ experimental and business films, as well as films from other countries, will be referred to as relevant. The televisions programs and series studied will range from popular sitcoms to educational television. For class presentations students will be able to roam from the earliest days of cinema to the latest digital special effects. 3 credits.