ENG 120 - The Art of Film
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: ENG 101
This is a course that introduces film as a source of visual literacy, intellectual and artistic enlightenment. It offers a historical perspective while analyzing film as an art form. Films are selected for study of cinematic innovation, genre and directional artistry.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Evaluate the visual, thematic and technical elements of the genre.
- Develop a cinematic vocabulary which allows them to become both critical and sensitive viewers.
- Recognize film as a primary vehicle for fiction.
- Identify and use criteria to judge performances.
- Film genres, including but not limited to:
- Film Noir
- Silent Film
- Foreign Film
2. History of the origin of film
3. The conventions of film, including:
- Musical Score
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006
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