CRC19: Courses

FMS 300 Introduction to Film Studies

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course offers an introduction to the film medium with emphasis on aesthetics, theory and methods of critical analysis. Students will examine film as an art form, as a medium for communicating ideas and as a social and cultural force.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

identify, analyze and evaluate the use and role of shots, angles, lighting, color, movement, editing, mise enscene and sound in cinema.