This subject provides students with an introduction to film history and film aesthetics. Through screening and analysis of Hollywood, independent, and art cinema, students develop an understanding and appreciation of film as an art form. Students watch, discuss, and critique a wide selection of some of the greatest films of all-time, learning characteristics of film narrative, film style, and genres (such as horror films, musicals, and science-fiction) and how these characteristics are shaped by social, economic, and technological changes.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. To identify specific elements of film form and interpret meaning.
2. To analyse the characteristics of narrative form, screen styles and genres of films within the context of screen theory and aesthetics.
3. To undertake research projects in screen studies.
4. To provide students with a theoretical framework for the operation of screen narrative and the way it is influenced by historical, social, economic and technological elements.