Introduction to Film Studies


University at Albany

  • Semester
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor
    David W Melbye
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This course offers an Introduction to the analysis of cinema as an art form. Students will learn the basic language of film analysis in order to critically understand and interpret the movies as technological, cultural, and artistic products. From mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and film sound to narrative structure, alternatives to mainstream narrative fiction film, and contextual analysis, this introductory course provides the foundation for Advanced film studies courses and fulfills the General Education requirement for Arts. The aim of this class is to increase students' visual literacy skills and the ability to recognize film language at work in the creation of meaning on screen.
General Education Area(s): Humanities
Course Area: Art
Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
Dates: 05-20-2024 - 06-14-2024
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Instructor: David W Melbye
Local Course ID: 24SU_ALB_AARH260_0001
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