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CMS 301 A: Film And Media Studies: Analysis

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
ARC 160
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Jennifer M. Bean

Syllabus Description:

A gateway to the new Cinema and Media Studies major, this class explores a range of cinematic styles and media productions: from sci-fi blockbusters to experimental animations, serialized TV dramas, web-based documentaries, and beyond.  Emphasis will be placed on the discussion and analysis of specific examples, in conversation with key texts in film and media studies.  Students will learn the specialized vocabulary used by scholars, critics and filmmakers. 

Assignments include both written and digital-video, photo-based reflections (no previous experience with editing software required).

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to the analysis of film. Covers major aspects of cinematic form: mise en scene, framing and camera movement, editing, and sound and color. Considers how these elements are organized in traditional cinematic narrative and in alternative approaches.
Department Requirements Met: 
Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
February 6, 2018 - 9:13pm