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ENG 120 - The Art of Film

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Evaluate the visual, thematic and technical elements of the genre.
  2. Develop a cinematic vocabulary which allows them to become both critical and sensitive viewers.
  3. Recognize film as a primary vehicle for fiction.
  4. Identify and use criteria to judge performances.
Listed Topics
  1. Film genres, including but not limited to:
  • Film Noir
  • Silent Film
  • Foreign Film
  • Musicals
  • Epic
  • Docudrama
  • Drama
  • Westerns

    2. History of the origin of film
    3. The conventions of film, including:

  • Directing
  • Musical Score
  • Editing
  • Acting
Reference Materials
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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