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Department of Film and Media Studies Undergraduate Orientation


September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FMS Orientation

University of California, Santa Barbara | Department of Film and Media Studies

Undergraduate Orientation | Fall 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, On Line



Part I: 40 minutes: 1:00 pm

 zoom link here

Cristina Venegas: Welcome and Quick Introduction of Faculty and Staff

(Faculty to BRIEFLY mention what courses they will be teaching in 2020-2021)


Peter Bloom: What is Film and Media Studies?

Chuck Wolfe: Learning as Discovery

Joe Palladino: A Sense of Structure to the Course Path

Chris Jenkins: The Spectrum of Production and Covid 19

Cheri Steinkellner: Anatomy of an Industry (FMS 54)

Jim McNamara: Mention of Screenwriting

Anna Brusutti: What to Expect from Introductory Courses

Patrice Petro: Carsey-Wolf Center: Internships and Pollock Programming

Keith Boynton: Equipment and Practical Considerations

Joe Palladino: Extracurriculars, Internships, Clubs


Part II: 15 minutes

Q&A with larger group

Followed by a short five-minute break


Part III: 30 minutes: Starts promptly at 2:00 pm

ZOOM Discussion Rooms: Links to each discussion group

Lower Division Core (FAMST 46 and 70): Anna Brusutti, Jennifer Holt, Greg Siegel (host)

Upper Division Core (FAMST 96, 101, 194): Peter Bloom, Cristina Venegas (host), Chuck Wolfe

Electives: Allison Anders, Alenda Chang (host), Cynthia Felando, Constance Penley

Breakaway with the Advisor: Kate Fogg, Joe Palladino (host)

Critical Studies Research/Archive/Writing: Mona Damluji, Lisa Parks (host), Janet Walker, Naoki Yamamoto

Production: Keith Boynton, Sara Caldwell, Sven Holcomb, Chris Jenkins(host), Laila Shereen Sakr

Screenwriting: Wendy Jackson, Jim McNamara (host), Cheri Steinkellner

Internships (Los Angeles and Pollock Theater): Ross Melnick (host), Matt Ryan

Extracurricular: Co-op and Reel Loud, Jake Ortega (host), DKA (Leilani Durden), Writers’ Room (Sydney Sterling), Focus (Elizabeth Cook), Graphic Voices (Leah Akomlafe)





September 29
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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