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ERIC Number: ED515845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-2
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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Diversity Curriculum Infusion within a Film and Video Directing Course
Gutenko, Gregory
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Communication Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jun 2, 2006)
This paper reports on the "diversity curriculum infusion" course design process as applied within a Film/Video Directing class at the University of Missouri in Kansas City during the Spring 2006 semester. By custom, film directing has been grounded in aesthetic principles originating in Western European craft and art traditions. While students will continue to expect, and will need expertise in, these familiar "rules" of media creation, it is the objective of diversity curriculum infusion to introduce and invite applied consideration of non-western multicultural aesthetic alternatives in directing and production design. The challenge within the classroom is to present diverse cultural approaches to film and video creation to not only broaden the aesthetic awareness of future filmmakers but to also further define and delineate, by contrast and comparison with cultural alternatives, the deep and arbitrary structural characteristics of conventional western film form. The final course design, objectives, and topic schedule will be presented, along with an appraisal of how well the objectives have been met. A bibliography is included.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri