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Film Studies


Summer 2024

Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 9, 2024


Student-Paced Course





In this course, students will develop the vocabulary, technical knowledge, and conceptual apparatus needed to analyze films as literature and art. Subject areas covered will include visual analysis, sound, acting, cinematography, direction, and editing. Students will be introduced to the canons of film criticism, the major eras of film history, and key genres of cinema. Students will apply their knowledge in analyzing a range of films, covering a wide range of genres and styles, and reflecting on the major subject areas covered in class. No prior knowledge of filmmaking or film history is required.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Student-Paced course is a time-flexible course format that empowers students to complete rigorous and connected learning experiences while accommodating significant outside commitments, including travel, athletics, internships and camp. Students have full access to course materials and activities throughout the term. They work closely with teachers to set individualized weekly benchmarks to create accountability and build consistency. Students interact with teachers and peers via discussion threads, collaborative readings, video posts and other media. Students have the opportunity to meet live for orientation and introduction at start of term, progress check at midterm, and culminating presentations at end of term.


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