Spring 2015 Online Course


Introduction To Film (CRN 26702)

1/12/2015 - 5/8/2015

General Course


Alpha Numeric Code


Theatre and Film
Visual and Performing Arts
  Course Level Undergraduate
  Credit Hours 3
Description Introduction to the history and interpretation of cinema as art form, with emphasis on discovering how meaning is encoded in film at the levels of shot, sequence and narrative construction. (Not recommended or required for majors.)  Core Humanities. 

Topical description:This course approaches film as an art form and as a medium of expression and communication. We will study different types of films made in various contexts, countries and cultures. We will identify the structures used to create diverse types of film, including documentary, experimental and narrative films. We will learn to analyze the creative elements that go into the making of a film, such as: writing, design, cinematography, direction, sound and editing, as well as look into how these elements are brought together in the production of a film. Finally, we will tie all these elements to a critical understanding of how films make meaning and how they are viewed and understood in terms of their creative and aesthetic features. The course does not have any production component – in other words, you will not be making films in this course.

Instructor Dyrk  Ashton
Attachment example syllabus
Section Details Section number: 905;  Dates:   Part-of-term (POT) session code: Spring 2015
CRN:  26702
Enrollment Maximum: 50

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