Spring 2021

Integrated Practices: Social Issues and the Interview

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-235  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-410


Patricia Montoya (Section 01)


This course blends production components and theories, regarding the interview, oral histories and direct address, in non-fiction video production, in order to explore and respond to the ways in which social issues such as racism, economic inequality, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, bullying, hate speech and hate crimes, disability, incarceration, to name a few, affect us. Students will create, research and analyze the process of producing scripted, interview-based, socially-engaged, short non-fiction videos. The course examines elements of performance for the camera, studio and in-the-field shooting, and various interview and editing techniques, as well as the form, history, and function of the interview form in the non-fiction genre. 

Requisite: A foundations course in Critical Studies of Film and Media (such as “Coming to Terms: Cinema”) and an introductory film/video production workshop. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 12 students. Spring Semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Montoya.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to Film and Media Studies majors; priority will secondly be given to English and Art majors.


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice


2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021