University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 353 - Cinema III-Sound Era

(3 units)
Historical and critical development of specific genres, styles and directors; investigating film as a developing art form and means of mass communication.

Maximum units a student may earn: 6

Prerequisite(s): ART 253 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. recognize and identify the differences between an “image” driven narrative and a”literature” [language, dialogue] driven narrative.
2. understand and identify technical, mechanical and conceptual terms and ideas used in the cinema world [some of which may be unique to a specific film or genre].
3. demonstrate familiarity with the “Business” of the Film “Industry” and the impact the collision between image, concept and bottom line play in what is, probably quite correctly termed: “The Film Industry.”
4. discuss and demonstrate understanding of a form of “creativity” that depends upon a variety of disparate sources from which to construct something new and, in its way, totally different from anything which has preceded it.
5. recognize and identify these disparate strands by relating them to cinema examples which have come before.
6. apply analytical and critical thinking strategies and techniques to the screening of films toward understanding the various narrative strategies employed.
7. produce a research paper of at least twenty-five hundred words covering an aspect of the course material presented, to be decided upon in consultation with and with the approval of the instructor.

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