UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

FILM2332 - Understanding Film

FILM 2332 Understanding Film (3 semester hours) Explores the history and stylistic elements of cinema as a mass medium and an art form. The course analyzes visual language and film style, cinematic codes, and the ways that the motion picture films can embody or criticize popular ideas and attitudes. Emphasis is on film analysis, film in relation to the other arts and mass media, films as artifacts, and understanding the ways that films are put together and how they function expressively. (3-0) Y