Film Studies A : Film as Art [530-FSA-AB]
This course follows a chronological path through the history of film’s development as an artistic and commercial medium. This course will help students develop the ability to critically engage with and better appreciate the world of film. Students will develop their analytical approaches to studying film using four primary approaches; film language, the classic Hollywood narrative, the European art cinema style, and the auteur theory.
Film Studies B : Advanced Topics [530-FSB-AB]
This course builds on the preliminary knowledge of film history and analytical approaches to film acquired in Film Studies A: Film as Art. In 2009/2010 Film Studies B will explore the work of film auteurs, genre and national cinemas of (for example: Chinese, German, British, French and American Independent films.) The majority of films studied in this course will fall under the definition of ‘art house’ films and will deviate from the mainstream cinema of Classical Hollywood narrative.