Film Theory is a survey of the major theoretical approaches to film. Students will study the early theories that sought to establish that cinema was a legitimate art form with medium-specific properties and effects. They will gradually move on to theories borrowing from disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, linguistics, economics, and political science. Students will examine how these approaches affect the production and interpretation of a film. They will apply various theoretical approaches to films and assess their usefulness and impact. Students will be required to critique assigned readings and view associated films.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus. To be confirmed