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Film Studies

Formerly Cinema. Also see courses listed under Journalism, Communication Studies and Media Studies.

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.

1202   12:30p-4:30p TWTh   BUNDY 119   Poirier N P

   12:30p-4:30p TWTh   BUNDY 121   Poirier N P

Above section 1202 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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.

1203   8:00a-12:00p TWTh   BUNDY 119   Carrasco S

   8:00a-12:00p TWTh   BUNDY 121   Carrasco S

Above section 1203 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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