MEDA 250 - The Art and Film of Television
Credit(s): 6- (students in the program prior to Spring 2019) / 3- (students in the program as of Fall 2019)
This seminar analyzes a variety of ways in which motion pictures and video images communicate. By studying a broad spectrum of fiction, documentary, experimental films and video tapes, students will explore such questions as:
1. How are films made and who makes them? 2. What are the effects upon our senses of movement, lights and colors, and sound? 3. What is involved in the editing process 4. How do film makers convey vast networks of meaning and ideas? 5. What is the relationship between art and entertainment, individual creativity, and industrial process in these media? 6. How can we measure the quality of film?
Sequences from various films will be seen and analyzed, and students will also develop a Media Consumption Questionnaire, using Survey Monkey, and distribute to individuals not in the class and prepare feedback to be discussed and handed in.
This course is only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences Program.
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