Faculty of Arts


FTVMS 101

Film Studies


Description

This course critically examines the predominant form of international cinema, the feature film. Over the semester, students will view and discuss major films from over a century of filmmaking in the US, Europe and Australia/New Zealand in order to understand how recent films are influenced by the innovations of earlier periods. Through these films, students will learn how to recognise and analyse film techniques both in terms of image and sound. They will also learn about various approaches to the study of film by investigating the social contexts of these films, how directors and industries have shaped them and how audiences engage with cinema. Through tutorials and assignments, students will learn fundamental skills, including how to critically describe, analyse and write about film. Not only is this a key course for all film, television and media students, but it is also highly relevant to any film buff who wants a general overview.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Misha Kavka

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

FTVMS 101: 15.0 points


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