This course introduces students to concepts; theories; and histories of film and other moving-image media; treating cinema as a dominant representational system that reflects American culture and has shaped other media forms. The introduction course is predominantly an in-depth study of films beginning with the Silent Era through the Classical Hollywood cinema period that extensively covers a variety of film genres. Topics include (but not limited to): the formal analysis of image and sound; aesthetics; historiography; genres; authorship; and issues of gender; race; ethnicity; and class.
School countryUnited States
School / district Address1481 N. Eliseo Felix Jr. Way
School zip code85323
Requested competency codeEnglish
Approved competency code
- Career and technical education
- 1 year of Fine Art