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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 327 - Cinema Art Studies

Units: 3
Examine, analyze and contextualize works of cinema art from the invention of cinema through the current era, with emphasis on building context for their own creative work and understanding how film structure, style and genre impacts message.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. On completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate an ability to analyze and differentiate works of cinema art through the lens of cultural context when addressing the relationship between representation, production and consumption;
  2. Analyze cinema art as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human;
  3. Demonstrate how the cinema arts are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities;
  4. Analyze and differentiate works of cinema art by utilizing principles of form, genre and style;
  5. Describe the fundamental aesthetic techniques of cinema art (mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound);
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the technology, the work practices, and the business aspects of cinema;
  7. Employ appropriate terminology and critical vocabulary in discussion and written analyses.

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