Elements of Film

Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.

Fall 2014
  • FLM107A Thu 2:00-5:00 Howell Sign Up

This course is an introduction to the critical viewing and understanding of film as an art form. Students learn the vocabulary necessary to analyze film. The function of various film elements is discussed and examples are shown in class from narrative feature films, animation, documentaries and experimental films. Students develop the skills necessary to view, appreciate, understand and discuss film as a complex art, capable of multiple modes of expression and meaning. Grading is based on written exams, homework and attendance. Outside viewing may be required. In addition to tuition, a $35 course fee is charged.