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Introduction to Film Analysis
FILM 310
Fall 2008 not offered

This course introduces students to the analysis of film form and aesthetics using sample films from throughout the history of world cinema. Students will learn how to identify and describe the key formal elements of a film including cinematography, sound, mise-en-scène, editing, narrative structure, and narration. Emphasis will be placed on discerning the function of formal elements and their effects on the viewing experience. Each week will include two film screenings, a lecture, and a discussion section; students will work closely with a writing tutor on each of the writing assignments. This class is designed to be a general education course as well as a gateway course for those wishing to declare the film major.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)

Last Updated on JUL-21-2024
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