Learning Outcomes

  • Observe with knowledge and reflect upon the articulation of a film’s content, form and structure.
  • Identify and define the formal and stylistic elements of film. Develop an understanding of film language and terminology, and analyze the ways in which that this language constructs meaning and ideology.
  • Gain a basic understanding of film theory and global film history, to be able to identify significant movements and articulate key concepts.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with diverse forms of the moving image, including, for example, the feature film, experimental and avant-garde cinema, video art and moving image installation, television and digital media.
  • Understand the relationship between film form and its historical and cultural contexts. Describe how a film offers a set of social, political and cultural ideas and questions through form and content.
  • Demonstrate a competency in discussing the ways in which film is influenced and shaped by individuals, movements, institutions and technologies with local, national, transnational and global dimensions.