SAC 236 - The Art of the Film
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course teaches the essential skills of audiovisual analysis and argumentation with a screening list of classic films as its foundation. Students learn how to look closely at movies while recognizing different ways that cinematography, sound, editing, and mise en scène shape the meaning of a film. Topics include the language of film, cinematic storytelling, film style, authorship, genre, and the audiovisual essay.
SAC 236 teaches a forward-thinking mode of audiovisual literacy by scaffolding a series of audiovisual film analysis assignments that culminate in students creating original audiovisual essays that apply the analytical methods of the course to a specific film drawn from the screening list.

Course Requirements:

Midterm and final exam, three audiovisual assignments, attendance and participation.

Intended Audience:

Any undergraduate student with an interest in developing a better critical understanding of moving images.

Class Format:

Two 1.5-hour interactive lecture sessions, one 50-minute discussion section, and one screening session per week.

SAC 236 - The Art of the Film
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11343
Open
14
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
 
14561
Open
14
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11344
Open
2
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
11345
Open
1
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11346
Open
2
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11347
Open
2
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
11348
Open
2
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
11349
Open
5
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9781433127274
Dictionary of Film Terms The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art (Fifth Edition), Author: Beaver, Frank Eugene., Publisher: Lang, Peter New York 2015
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