Film Aesthetics

(g) UC Approved

This is a yearlong elective course designed to teach students how to appreciate and understand the medium of film. Students will develop their critical, visual, compositional, and analytical skills through the viewing of some of the best films ever made. Beginning with the early days of film and culminating with the 21st century developments, this is a comprehensive film study course covering the history of film, the aesthetics of film, prominent film movements and influential filmmakers. It is also a genre studies film course in which one of more films representing the following genres are presented: Westerns, Action/Adventure, Musicals, Suspense, Comedies, Science Fiction, War/Documentary, Animation, Foreign, Romance, Biographies and Horror.
Length of Course: Year
Open to Grades: 10,11,12