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Film Studies

Formerly Cinema. Also see courses listed under Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism and Speech.

FILM STUDIES 1, Film Appreciation: Introduction to Cinema    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Cinema 9.

This course will introduce the art, technology, language, and appreciation of film, exploring the varieties of film experience, film and the other arts, and the ways of viewing. Students will learn about the basic cinematic techniques and structures, including mise-en-scene and montage, use of cinematic time and space, the image, soundtrack, and the script. Consideration will also be given to analyzing the fundamentals of film production, directing, acting, and editing; how the elements of the production process are analyzed separately, then brought together to show how they create the emotional and intellectual impact of the film experience. Film examples will be screened in class.

This course is intended as a beginning course to introduce students to cinema.

1330   Arrange-12 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hunt S E

Above section 1330 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

FILM STUDIES 2, History of Motion Pictures   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Cinema 1.

A broad survey is made of the history, theory, techniques, and development of motion pictures. The history of film as a major art form and its major artists, works, and styles are emphasized. Film examples are screened in class.

1331   8:00a-12:00p TWTh   AET 235   Carrasco S

Above section 1331 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

Theme: History of International Film

1332   12:30p-4:30p TWTh   HSS 165   Kanin J D

Theme: History of American Film

FILM STUDIES 5, Film and Society (3,3)    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Cinema 5. Maximum of 3 units awarded for UC credit.

This course presents motion pictures as reflections and influences of American society. Films are often selected from specific decades and analyzed as records of social attitudes shaping the present and past.

4023   5:30p-9:30p TWTh   HSS 165   Kanin J D

Theme: From Psycho to Easy Rider: American Movies of the 1960’s

FILM STUDIES 20, Beginning Scriptwriting    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: English 1.

Formerly Cinema 11A.

This course is designed to teach the student the basic tools of scriptwriting for film, television, or theater, focusing on the aesthetic and commercial demands of each medium.

4065   5:30p-9:30p TWTh   AET 235   Davis D

Above section 4065 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

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