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Inside ESPN's 30 for 30

ESPN’s 30 for 30, one of the nation’s most critically acclaimed documentary series, has transformed the way we connect and look at sport today. Told through the lens of some of the most distinguished documentarians and filmmakers, these compelling stories detail the social issues, trends, athletes, rivalries, games, and moments that have been major turning points in the sport landscape. As an independent film genre, ESPN’s 30 for 30 brand is marked by the unique and creative approaches that its commissioned directors take. This course, meant for film and sport enthusiasts alike, is devoted to helping you intensively to interpret and critique the sociocultural significance of these groundbreaking films. Through class discussions, screenings, and industry guest speakers, gain a greater understanding of not only the history of sport but also its impact.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to identify and interpret the way we look at sports personalities
  • An understanding of how to effectively examine and critique sport documentaries
  • The skills to analyze a range of cinematic visual styles, narrative conventions, and genre trends
  • Insight and knowledge into what makes exceptional storytelling in sport documentaries

Ideal for

  • Sports enthusiasts
  • Aspiring filmmakers
  • Sports bloggers
  • Media executives
  • Midlevel sport business professionals
  • Social historians
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.