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)


(Offered as ARHA 235 and FAMS 410)  This Integrated Practices course blends production components and theories regarding the interview, oral histories, direct address and on camera dialogues, 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.

In Social Issues and the Interview, students 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, remote internet-based interviews, studio and in the field shooting, The class looks at various interview and editing techniques as well as the form, history, and function of the interview form in the non-fiction genre. 

The class will be taught remotely.

Screenings: Remote / Asynchronous

Office Hour (Zoom):  Wednesday 10-11am or by appointment

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, Online Only


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021