Course title

Introduction to Film: History & Technique



Course description

This course will cover the history of film in terms of production, technique, form, and analysis, allowing us to adopt the vocabulary to explain and analyze film but also place films in their historical contexts and trace the development of the medium. We will engage in discussions around the role of film in our cultures related to aspects like social practice regarding movie-going/watching, the implications of film as an industry and related commercial elements, and the critical and psychological lenses we use to view and understand film. Additionally, we will explore what it looks like to be an independent filmmaker today by making our own films.

School country

United States

School state


School city


High school

The Gregory School

School / district Address

3231 N. Craycroft Road

School zip code


Requested competency code

Fine Arts

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • FIAR
  • 1 year of Fine Art

Approved date

Online / Virtual