Course Descriptions

FILM 110 (CA) Introduction to Cinema Studies (1)

An introduction to the critical study of film and moving images, covering basic elements of cinema—construction of the image in the frame (including lighting, the use of black and white and color), editing, elements of sound, and narrative strategies. The course will consider the effects of technological changes on cinematic practice, on the nature of the film industry and on audiences. Emphasis on constructing readings of films as well as on basic theoretical strategies that question and critique the role of cinema in culture and society.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Creating in the Arts
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Bishop, Cox, Fofana, Michel

FILM 499 Senior Project (1)

Development of a senior thesis or project approved by Film Studies faculty and developed in a group seminar as well as advanced independent work.

  • Prerequisite: Film Studies major and senior standing.
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff