Film Studies Immersion

Semester Requirements

The film studies immersion allows students to engage in the study of global cinema using a variety of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives. Coming from the disciplines of English, anthropology, philosophy, fine arts/visual culture, political science, history, and modern languages, the immersion investigates cinema’s mass appeal as a form of entertainment, but also the power it wields to disseminate ideas, history, values, aesthetics, behavior, and cultural norms.

 

Courses

Electives

Choose three of the following:

  • ANTH-265 Native Americans in Film
  • ANTH-430 Visual Anthropology
  • ENGL-410 Film Studies
  • ENGL-425 Global Cinemas
  • FNRT-200 Anime
  • FNRT-372 American Film of the Studio Era
  • FNRT-373 American Film Since the Sixties
  • FNRT-440 Deaf Art and Cinema
  • HIST-450 Modern Japan in History, Fiction, and Film
  • HIST-275 Screening the Trenches: The History of World War I through Film
  • MLFR-351 French Films and Hollywood
  • MLSP-352 Caribbean Cinema
  • PHIL-313 Philosophy of Film
  • POLS-490 Politics through Film
Museum Studies Immersion

Semester Requirements

The immersion in museum studies introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of institutional collecting, exhibiting, storing, and preserving our cultural heritage in museums, archives, collections, galleries, and libraries. It also provides students with an introduction to public history, the technical investigation of art, the history and theory of exhibitions, and interactive design for museums.

Courses

Electives

Choose three of the following:

  • MUSE-220 Introduction to Museums and Collecting
  • MUSE-221/HIST-221 Introduction to Public History
  • MUSE-222 Panel Painting
  • MUSE-223 Historic Photographic Processes
  • MUSE-224 History and Theory of Exhibitions
  • MUSE-356 Interactive Design for Museums
  • MUSE-438 Conservation and Analysis
  • HIST-322 Monuments and Memory
  • HIST-323 America’s National Parks
  • HIST-324 Oral History
  • HIST-325 Museums and History

 

Music Immersion

Semester Requirements

This disciplinary immersion in music offers the student a broad range of courses in the history, theory, and practice of music. Students with a background in music and/or a genuine desire to know more about the subject will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of various theoretical and historical aspects, as well as participate in performing groups at RIT.

Note: Evening students may not declare this immersion.

Immersion Advisor Dr. Jonathan Kruger jhkgsl@rit.edu

Courses

Electives

Choose three of the following:

  • FNRT-201 Music in the US
  • FNRT-202 Studies In World Music
  • FNRT-203 American Popular & Rock Music
  • FNRT-204 Music and the Stage
  • FNRT-205 Music Theory 1
  • FNRT-210 Bach, Handel, and the Baroque
  • FNRT-211 Era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
  • FNRT-250 RIT Singers*
  • FNRT-251 RIT Orchestra*
  • FNRT-252 RIT Concert Band*
  • FNRT-253 World Music Ensemble*
  • FNRT-254 RIT Jazz Ensemble*
  • FNRT-255 RIT Chamber Orchestra*
  • FNRT-320 Music of the Romantic Era
  • FNRT-321 Music Since 1900
  • FNRT-322 Survey of Jazz
  • FNRT-323 Survey of African American Music
  • FNRT-324 Sounds of Protest
  • FNRT-325 American Popular Song
  • FNRT-326 History & Technology of Musical Instruments
  • FNRT-327 American Musical Theater
  • FNRT-485 Music Theory 2
     

*Note: All ensembles are one semester credit hour only. Three semesters of participation are required to one immersion course.

Theater Arts Immersion

Semester Requirements

The Theater Arts Immersion offers courses in dramatic literature, theatre history, theory and practice. Students with a genuine interest in the subject matter will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of dramatic and theatrical arts as well as the role and function of theater in the broader contexts of history, culture, and the communication of ideas.

Note: Evening students may not declare this immersion.

Immersion Advisor David Munnell dgmgsh@rit.edu

Courses

Electives

Choose three of the following:

  • FNRT-207 Dramatic Theory and Text Analysis
  • FNRT-230 Theater Ensemble*
  • FNRT-231 Fundamentals of Acting
  • FNRT-240 Devising Theatre
  • FNRT-301 Traditions of European Theatre
  • FNRT-302 Traditions of Theatre in the US
  • FNRT-303 Traditions of Shakespearean Theatre
  • FNRT-304 African American Playwrights
  • FNRT-327 American Musical Theater

* This ensemble is one semester credit hour. Three semesters of participation are required to complete one immersion course.

Visual Culture Immersion

Semester Requirements

Visual culture explores the role of visual media in everyday life and its critical function in the dissemination of ideas in the public sphere. Emphasizing comparative critical approaches to the convergence of art, popular media, science, and technology, the immersion engages globalized visual media ranging from photography, television, film, new media (the Web, digital imaging, and social networks), architecture, design, and art (painting, sculpture, and multimedia forms) in the context of such social arenas as art, news, science, advertising, and popular culture. The goal is to help students develop media literacy.

Courses

Electives

Choose three of the following:

  • FNRT-206 Queer Looks
  • FNRT-350 Introduction to Museums and Collecting
  • FNRT-351 Panel Painting
  • FNRT-352 Historic Photographic Processes
  • FNRT-353 History and Theory of Exhibitions
  • FNRT-356 Interactive Design for Museums
  • FNRT-370 American Painting
  • FNRT-371 African American Painting
  • FNRT-372 American Film of the Studio Era
  • FNRT-373 American Film Since the Sixties
  • FNRT-374 Art in the Age of the New Deal
  • FNRT-375 Women/Gender/Art
  • FNRT-376 Visual Culture Theory
  • FNRT-377 Imag(in)ing Rochester
  • FNRT-378 Memory, Memorials, Monuments
  • FNRT-379 Art of India and Southeast Asia
  • FNRT-380 Art of China, Korea, and Japan
  • FNRT-381 Art of Islam: The Arabic Tradition
  • FNRT-382 Art of Islam: the Persian, Turkish/Mughal Traditions
  • FNRT-383 Traumatic Images
  • FNRT-384 Art of Dying
  • FNRT-440 Deaf Art and Cinema