The Carsey-Wolf Center Programming Practicum is a two-credit graduate course open to graduate students in all HFA departments. The course will discuss the process of designing effective public academic programs, including screenings, academic conferences, and lecture series. Students will work with the Carsey-Wolf Center director to devise virtual and in-person programs for the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Pollock Theater. Participants in this class have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Center in creating individual programs and programming series, including the Subversives and Global TV series.
For Fall 2022, the course will focus on creating a public screening series on the topic of “Revisiting the Classics.” Students will read materials related to the Carsey-Wolf Center’s winter 2023 conference “Theory Now in Film and Media Studies” and consider the process of designing an academic conference. Class members will discuss readings focused on curation, screen films and other media, research potential guests, and write questions for Q&A sessions. The course is repeatable for a total of four units, and may be used as an elective course in Film and Media Studies if all four units are taken.