Course Syllabus: Film Appreciation
with CEU Certificate*
'Film Appreciation 101' is intended as a journey through the world of film. Youll be introduced to the accumulated critical opinions reviewing 100 years of film-making.
This course is useful for professionals who need to be informed and conversant about the film-industry; for the layman who wants to know as much as he can about the world of film for his personal enjoyment; or for the student, hoping to become familiar with the 'lay-of-the-land' for film-criticism.
v How you can get real enjoyment from the films you watch, and why you should care about movies.
v Early film-history
v The process of film-making and how it relates to understanding the films you watch.
v A look at 100 years of film-styles, genres and movements.
v A discussion of film-psychology, and some fascinating aspects of the perception of films.
v A review of 'films to watch', taken in 20-year periods starting in 1900, and moving through 2007, featuring all the classics from each era.
v General ideas about film and art-theory as a consumer habit.
v Film composers to know.
v Film directors to know.
v How to get your twenty-dollar's worth at the movie-theater.
v New ways to enjoy film and new audience technologies.
v And much more
No previous experience is required. This course will require at least a High School reading and writing ability.
You will learn:
v How you can get real enjoyment from the films you watch, and why you should care
v Early film-history
v The process of film-making and how it relates to understanding the films you watch
v A look at 100 years of film-styles, genres and movements
v A discussion of film-psychology, and some fascinating aspects of the perception of films
v A review of ‘films to watch’, taken in 20-year periods starting in 1900, and moving through 2007, featuring all the classics from each era
v General ideas about film and art-theory as a consumer habit
v Film composers to know
v Film directors to know
v How to get your twenty-dollar’s worth at the movie-theater
v New ways to enjoy film and new audience technologies
v And much more
Each lesson will include a written assignment and review quiz that will highlight aspects of each lesson for you to note. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.
Ø Lesson 1: The Value of Film Viewing
Ø Lesson 2: Early Film History
Ø Lesson 3: The Filmmaking Process
Ø Lesson 4: 100 Years of Film Styles and Movements
Ø Lesson 5: Film Psychology
Ø Lesson 6: Films To Watch----1900--1960
Ø Lesson 7: Films To Watch 1960---2007
Ø Lesson 8: General Ideas on Art Theory as a Consumer Habit
Ø Lesson 9: Film Composers to Know
Ø Lesson 10: Film Directors to Know
Ø Lesson 11: How to Get Your Money's Worth at the Movies
Ø Lesson 12: New Ways to Enjoy Film, Technology, and the Future
Ø Lesson 13: Personal Enrichment as a Film Audience Consumer
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