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CRC19: Courses

RTVF 306 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces the close analysis of film and television texts to students. It examines the broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. Students explore the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

Critically analyze film and television as a technology, business, cultural production/cultural artifact, entertainment medium and art form. (SLO #1).