By the end of the course students should be able to:
• Understand film language and use the correct taught terminology when commenting and identifying various aspects of a film.
• Have a basic working knowledge of film history and its major movements.
• Be able to write a critical analysis of film
• Understand how film can be seen as an art form.
Introduction to Film is an elective for third- and fourth-year students. This course introduces the basic fundamentals of film study. This includes the historical background from Silent Film to the current advances of the medium. Time permitting, the course will cover both narrative, documentary and avante garde film as well as four major popular genres from diverse cultures. Students will be introduced to basic narrative and film aesthetic theories.
Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. Film Art: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.
Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. Film History: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.
Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. New York: Longman, 2010. Print.
|評分項目 Grading Method||配分比例 Grading percentage||說明 Description|
|Midterm ExamMidterm Exam
|History Presentation History Presentation
|Genre Presentation Genre Presentation
|Style Group DiscussionStyle Group Discussion
|Final Critical Analysis EssayFinal Critical Analysis Essay
|Attendance and ParticipationAttendance and Participation