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HUMN 1460 - The Film As Art

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Analysis and evaluation of a variety of films as art media. Aesthetic considerations in film techniques; production and editing. Important feature films as well as film shorts will be screened and provide the basis for discussion.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will able to analyze the basic components of film.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Compare film types.
  2. Explore the elements of art that contribute to the cinematic experience.
  3. Recognize basic concepts that all films share.
  4. Determine the focus within a film and its relationship to the dramatic question.

 

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze aspects of acting, character, and story as they pertain to film.

Objectives: During the course, students will use appropriate terminology to analyze:

  1. approaches to acting theory.
  2. actor attributes.
  3. character roles.
  4. elements of the story within a film:

 

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze aspects of the mise en scene as it applies to film.

Objectives: During the course, students will use appropriate terminology to give rationale as to the effectiveness of lighting, costuming, properties, sets, locations, and make-up within:

  1. Historicity.
  2. Verisimilitude.
  3. Character development.
  4. Continuity.

 

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze aspects of the cinematography within a film.

Objectives: During the course, the student will use appropriate terminology to give rationale as to the effectiveness of cinematography as it applies to the:

  1. Frame
  2. Focus
  3. Vantage point.
  4. Point of View.
  5. Camera movement.
  6. Lens movement.

 

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze aspects of the editing within a film.

Objectives: During the course, the student will use appropriate terminology to give rationale as to the effectiveness of the editing as it applies to the:

  1. Structural design.
  2. Pacing.
  3. Montage.
  4. Narrative advancement.

 

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze aspects of the sound within a film.

Objectives: During the course, the student will use appropriate terminology to give rationale as to the effectiveness of sound as it applies within the:

  1. Film type and genre.
  2. Synchronization.
  3. Editing.
  4. Continuity.
  5. Source.

 

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze aspects of the music within a film.

Objectives: During the course, the student will use appropriate terminology to give rationale as to the effectiveness of music as it applies within the:

  1. Elements.
  2. Functions.
  3. Source.
  4. Continuity.

 

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze cultural relevance within a film.

Objectives: During the course, students will reflect on aspects that are specific to a culture within a foreign film:

  1. Visual elements.
  2. Formal elements.
  3. Cultural markers.

 

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to contextualize historically relevant aspects of film.

Objectives: During the course, students will be able to historically contextualize the:

  1. genesis of film.
  2. significance of the rating system.
  3. characteristics of various eras, movements, and novelties.
  4. technical developments of film.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Testing - quiz and full examination form.
  2. Classroom discussion - student participation in general discussion(s) and specific response to direct questioning.
  3. Writing - formal, out‐of‐class papers; informal, in‐class exercises.

Primary Faculty
Scott, Stuart
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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