Type of Credit: Performing Fine Arts
This course will focus on the analysis and appreciation of films and will provide students with the skills to understand to interpret the various forms of the moving image. The aim is to substitute active viewing for passive absorption, and to offer students a context and a set of tools with which to assess the media presentations that shape the world we all inhabit. Students will learn motion picture production, storytelling techniques, the history of film, the importance of film in our society, and filmmakers’ responsibilities regarding production essentials, copyright laws, ethical behavior, self-discipline and safety. Students will study classic films and important filmmakers.