The Art of Cinema

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Art of Cinema

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Theory - Portfolio not required.

    This module covers the emergence of cinema as an art and an industry and then goes on to explore the relationships between cinema and different forms of critical theory. The latterpart of the module will pay particular attention to the contested idea of ‘national cinemas’, the status of ‘art cinema’ and cinema as art and some approaches to ‘film language’, cinema and representation, cinema and fantasy.

    Assessment: Coursework (50%), Essay (50%)

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