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FILMĀ 101: Introduction to Film Studies

This course provides an overview of film studies by focusing on three areas: history of film, production (the basic tools of film-making), and theory (the basic vocabulary of film analysis). Students develop visual literacy through engagement with the primary structures, methods, practitioners, history, ideas, and vocabularies of film studies. Counts toward media studies concentration.

Film Studies

Art, history, cultural studies, and technology come together in the interdisciplinary study of film: text meets sound and image, art meets science, economics meet aesthetics. Film studies addresses the inherently collaborative nature of a medium where directors, cinematographers, editors, actors, musicians, and set designers work together to create works of art. Films invite analysis and evaluation both as self-contained works of art, and as reflections of the historical and cultural circumstances in which they are created and consumed. Overview of the Concentration The film studies concentration equips students with basic skills of visual literacy (how to "read" the moving image), and the ability to understand the cultural, historical, and commercial contexts of films. Intended Learning Outcomes for the Concentration

Media Studies

...ENGL 296 Screenwriting FILM 101 Introduction to Film Studies FILM 201 American Film History GERM...

American Studies

...Human Sexuality FILM 201 American Film History HIST...The Diaspora Experience AMCON 101 Declaring Independence, 1607...


...moving towards careers in film music and other...the music office (CHM 101) (due October 15...