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IAI Fine Arts FILM 101: Introduction to Film Studies

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This class examines film as an art form, as a social practice, and as a business. While we will focus on film as a narrative medium with its various genres and themes, we shall also explore documentary and experimental film from around the world, all as expressed through sound, editing, lighting, set design and other aspects of visual composition and cinematography. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 908

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts FILM 211: History of Film

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This class explores the history of cinema from its emergence during the late 19th century, through its ascendance as the major form of entertainment in the mid-20th century, to the transformations at the current, digital era. During our journeys, will we examine such t international movements as German Expressionism, Soviet Montage, the U.S. Studio System, Italian Neo-Realism, Occupied Japanese Film, the French New Wave and more. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 909

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

FILM 296: Topics in Film Studies

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This is an advanced course in film studies which focuses on various genres and topics such as the Horror Film, Women in Film, Film Noir, Science Fiction Cinema, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock and so on. Each film will be considered by examining the constituent elements and formal qualities that are intrinsic to that particular film and the genre, as well as by studying the relationship of one film to another and to the societies from which they developed. Because topics and films studied will change each semester, FILM 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits toward graduation. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.