Film Arts Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.


FA 255
UNDERSTANDING MOVIES: FILM STYLES

(3.00 Lecture, 2 Lecture/lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Introduces the art of cinema.  Emphasizes the feature length film.  Focuses on ways in which a person can come to understand the meaning of a movie.  Includes weekly film screening lab that accompanies the lecture.

 

FA 256
UNDERSTANDING MOVIES: THE GREAT FILM DIRECTORS

(3.00 Lecture, 2 Lecture/lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Analyzes films from the standpoint of the director as creator. Highlights the films of one or two directors in an effort to understand and critique the individual films as the work of an artist, especially within the context of viewing the films as an evolving body of work expressing a particular and unique view of the world. There is a weekly film screening lab that accompanies the lecture. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits total.

 

FA 257
UNDERSTANDING MOVIES: THEMES AND GENRES

(3.00 Lecture, 2 Lecture/lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Explores the meanings a film conveys within the context of a specific film genre, national movement, or thematic topic. There is a weekly film screening lab that accompanies the lecture. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits total.

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