Acting and Performance in Film

Peter J Shushtari

Acting and Performance in Film

Theater department

Peter J Shushtari

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Ratings

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Overall 4.4
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Easiness of class 4.2
Easy
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Workload 4.1
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.6
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 4.5
Helpful
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Fall 2020
67.4%
56.2%
44.9%
33.7%
22.5%
11.2%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2019
48.2%
40.2%
32.1%
24.1%
16.1%
8.0%
0.0%
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A
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B
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
45.9%
38.3%
30.6%
23.0%
15.3%
7.7%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
36.8%
30.6%
24.5%
18.4%
12.3%
6.1%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2013
42.0%
35.0%
28.0%
21.0%
14.0%
7.0%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2012
74.7%
62.2%
49.8%
37.3%
24.9%
12.4%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
69.9%
58.2%
46.6%
34.9%
23.3%
11.6%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Nov. 28, 2020
Grade Received: NR

If you’re looking for a light course load, do NOT take this class. There are 3 papers, 5 quizzes, 2 textbooks to read, and 10 movies to watch. Not to mention that the lecture’s 6 HOURS per week. What’s worse is that TAs would grade every quizzes and papers like it’s fxxxing MCAT or CHEM 153A lol. They’re eager to take every points out of your assignments so be prepared! The professor didn’t really seem to care about how unfair the TAs were.

UNLESS you really LOVE watching old films, do not take this class!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Feb. 22, 2021
Grade Received: A

Professor Shushtari is a really great professor and you can definitely tell he is passionate about the subject. I'm a psychology major, so this class was an elective for me and I knew absolutely nothing about the subject coming in. However, I found it super interesting! Although the course material is easy, the workload is not light. The course consists of two papers (midterm and final), a few "buried treasure" questions, and a course reader quiz. On top of that, you have to watch quite a few movies (some better than others). None of assignments were difficult, but they were kind of time-consuming. I wouldn't really recommend this course if you don't like to write, as it is a large portion of your grade. I consider myself a decent writer, so this wasn't a huge problem for me, but I did find some of the assignments and papers to be tedious. I also know other people in my class were unhappy with their grades (sometimes the TA's could be tough graders). However, I definitely recommend this class if you have an interest in film and want a professor that is passionate about the subject!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 24, 2020
Grade Received: A

Class consisted of- 4 open book & open lecture quizzes which the professor reveals during the span of mulitple lectures very easy points, 1 course reader quiz which is open book (you have a week or two to do it), & 3 Papers (Acting essay, Midterm, & Final) that are not long or complicated in structure as you must go right into explaining the material rather than setting up the essay with an intro paragraph or any fluff. Very nice! Lectures are long but they are recorded! & it was a very good time! Recommend it!!!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 23, 2020
Grade Received: A

Easy upper division class + GPA booster. I only had to invest a little bit of my time for this course as the graded materials are pretty light. No participation required and average/light grading materials [1 course reader quiz, 4 easy quizzes that have pre-given questions +3 days to turn it in, 1 essays (2pg) & Midterm + Final (3-4pg)]. Btw the midterm and the final are also essays that are 3-4 pages long so not that much work :) TA's deduct small points for grammar, commas, and other tedious things but generally you will receive a high score even with these small deductions. I ended up with ~95% for my overall grade so if you do your work, this course will def reward you!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 29, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

GREAT professor, enjoyable course. Take it! You'll actually learn quite a few things with a light workload. He's there to help with whatever you need and really cares about his students' learning. Highly recommended as an upper division elective.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
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