Introduction to Film Studies

This course offers an introduction to the study of film as a distinct medium. It introduces the ways in which film style, form, and genre contribute to the meaning and the experience of movies. Topics include film as industrial commodity, narrative and non-narrative form, aspects of style (e.g. composition, cinematography, editing, and sound), and the role of film as a cultural practice. Examples are drawn from new and classic films, from Hollywood and from around the world. This course is intended to serve as a basis for film studies courses you might take in the future.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Communications
Number: 
COMM 140
Semester: 
Winter 2021
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to Friday, December 11, 2020