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Jim Snapko

Adjunct Instructor of Film Studies
Office
JRC 343
Phone
(651) 962-5696
Mail
Mail JRC 333
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096

James Snapko has made more than 15 films that have played at festivals all over the world, including the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. His films have also garnered critical acclaim from the Miami International Film Festival, Cinequest, Minneapolis 48-Hour Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Festival, South Dakota Film Festival, North Dakota Digital Film Festival, Houston Worldfest Film Festival, and the Arizona Film Festival.

He has been with the University of St. Thomas since 2002 and has taught a variety of film courses, including film history, world cinema, American independent cinema since 1959, great filmmakers (Murnau, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Scorsese), and filmmaking.

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 297 - 01 Intro to Digital Filmmaking - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

30053 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 51 Intro to Film Studies/Lab - - - R - - - 1715 - 1915 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1915

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

41135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - L01 Introduction to Film Studies M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

41111 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - L02 Introduction to Film Studies M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

41134 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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Location Time Day(s)
HONR 480 - 04 HONORS Sonic Scripts - - W - - - - 1800 - 1940 MHC 211

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 1940

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

42321 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

James T. Snapko, Shersten R. Johnson

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location