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Dr. Dora Fitzgerald

Emeritus Associate Professor Communication Arts

Dr. Dora Fitzgerald teaches in the Communication Arts department at UIW. Fitzgerald earned a B.A. degree in Art History from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Fine Arts in Film (History, Theory, Criticism) from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Culture, Literacy and Language with a Film dissertation. Her scholarly interests include Film language, construction and grammar, International Cinema, and the representation of underrepresented and minority groups in media.

Ph.D. University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, Film/Culture, Literacy & Language

MFA Columbia University, New York, New York, Film (History, Theory, Criticism)

B.A. State University of New York, New Paltz, New York, Art History

Dr. Fitzgerald has taught for 20 years at the University of the Incarnate Word.

  • Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word - 2018-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of the Incarnate Word - 2000-2018
  • Adjunct Professor, University of the Incarnate Word - 1997 - 2000
  • 2018: Fitzgerald, Dora. (2018, April). A primer of film grammar: Take two: The two-shot. 3D World. 232. Bournemouth, Great Britain
  • 2018: Fitzgerald, Dora. (2018, May). A primer of film grammar: Take three: Camera Movement. 3D World. 233. Bournemouth, Great Britain
  • 2017: Fitzgerald, Dora. (2018, March). Shoot like you mean it: A primer of film grammar. 3D World. 231. Bournemouth, Great Britain

Board Member, Film Commission, City of San Antonio 2017-present

  • Drawing and Painting
  • Reading Classic, International & Alternative Literature
  • 2018-2019: University Undergraduate Council
  • 2018: COMM Arts Search Committee, Production
  • 2017-2018: University Undergraduate Council
  • 2016-2017: University Graduate Council
  • 2015-2016: University Graduate Council
  • 2015: ANGD Search Committee
  • 2015: Provosts Task Force
  • Film construction and grammar
  • Representation of minority groups in film
  • Representation of underrepresented groups in film
  • International Cinema
  • Seminar in Film Study: Cultural Perspectives on the 1950's Family Melodrama
  • Film: World Cinema/International Cinema
  • Film: Auteur Study - Alfred Hitchcock
  • Film: Race/Ethnicity & Representation in Film
  • Film: History of Cinema I & II
  • Film: Feminist Perspectives on Horror& Sci-Fi
  • Film: Space and Time in Cinema
  • Film: Introduction to Film Analysis
  • Film: Spanish Language Cinema
  • Film: French Media and Culture
  • Film: Italian Cinema
  • Film: Asian Cinema
  • Media: British Media and Culture in Film
  • Visual Narrative Conventions
  • Writing the Script
  • Aesthetics of Vision and Sound
  • Aesthetics of Visual Perception
  • Writing for the Media
  • Media Ethics
  • Theories of Communication
  • Seminar in Mass Communications
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Principles of Writing for the Media
  • Writing for the Media
  • Visual Narrative Conventions
  • Writing the Script
  • Video Production I
  • Video Production II
  • Producing/Directing Seminar
  • Corporate/Educational Video
  • World Literature
  • Critical Discourse I
  • Critical Discourse II