ARTS 265 - Introduction to Film
4 Credit: (4 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 3 and Writing Level 3 ]
The course is an introduction to the language, structure, history and narrative technique of film as a distinctive art form. Coursework includes the reading of film theory and criticism, as well as viewing, discussing and critically writing about short and feature length films by major international directors.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Analyze American commercial cinema’s role in artistic expression.
- Compare forms of cinematic artistic expression.
- Examine film as historical and contemporary cultural artifact.
Goal 2: Examine the commercial filmmaking process.
- Define terms used in the filmmaking process.
- Analyze techniques used in the filmmaking process.
- Explain the roles of personnel in the filmmaking process.
Goal 3: Analyze film as an artistic expression.
- Demonstrate the vocabulary necessary to explain film as an artistic expression.
- Write critical analyses of films.
- Explain the relationship between filmic medium and narrative structure.
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