Film Studies (FILM)

FILM 101 | INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Artistic Inquiry area

This course is an introduction to film form and the historical, industrial, and cultural contexts that make form significant for analysis. This class aims to equip students to look purposefully, critically and contextually at the moving image, mindful of the ways that meaning is produced and received.

FILM 301 | INTRODUCTION TO FILM THEORY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: FILM 101 or ARTH 144

A survey of the major concepts of film theory, this course emphasizes the ways that film engages the viewer through form, social meaning and the particularities of the brain and bodily senses. Screenings, lectures and texts examine the aesthetic, social, philosophical and psychological aspects of the cinematic medium, and include examples reflecting a transnational approach.

FILM 355 | ARCHITECTURE AND FILM: THE SPACE OF THE SCREEN

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Advanced Integration, Artistic Inquiry area

This seminar examines representations of space, built environments and psychological landscapes in cinema. From the perspectives of both architecture and film studies, the course explores how film renders physical space on a two-dimensional screen by aesthetic and technical means to convey our fears and desires. So, too, artists have similarly tackled the layered spaces of the screen in moving image artworks that probe at the porous boundaries between virtual and real space. Reading discussions, screenings and project critiques delineate the architectural framing of space and time within a cinematic context—and ultimately, question the relationship between cinema, architecture, perception and the body. Students may not receive credit for taking more than one of ARCH 355, ARTH 355, FILM 355.