This course is designed to introduce students to the critical study of film. Through study of selected films and readings, lectures, class discussion, and writing assignments, students will learn to recognize and analyze film language (editing, cinematography, sound, special effects, etc.) and will be introduced to some major concepts in film studies. By the end of the course students will have an understanding of the many ways films produce meaning and should be able to demonstrate their command of these basic skills to critically interpret those meanings through deep analysis and writing.
Course Length: 1 Semester
Type of Credit: Academic Elective
Number of Credits: 5
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their Freshman year, be passing their English courses, and have a permission slipped signed by a parent in order to participate in the class.
Designated Grade Levels: 10 - 12