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ART 275 The Art of Film: History and Technique (CORE—Art, Music, Film or Other Media)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or 101, or 3 credits from ENGL 110-139. (Offered as needed /4 credits)

This survey course provides an introduction to film aesthetics (cinematography, editing, sound, etc.) and formal structure (narrative, documentary, experimental) along with the historical, social, and theoretical contexts that shape our understanding of film art. We will also trace the history of cinema from its origins in the late 19th century through to the present day. Our discussion will focus on developments in American cinema, with consideration given to concurrent trends in world cinema.