DRAM 150 Cinema as Art and Communication I
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course is a survey of American cinema as it relates to historical, aesthetic and critical influences on American society. The focus of the course is the development of the feature film from its inception through the 1960's. The course traces and explains the impact of the silent film, the introduction of sound, the aesthetics of the black and white film, the technology of color, the birth of animated film, film movements of the modern era such as Italian Neo-Realism, German Expression, and Soviet Montage, the influence of the director, the role of technology, and the resulting influence on an audience. This course is recommended for students who are interested in a general survey of American cinema.
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This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):
- Emphasis in Arts Studies: Drama - Associate in Arts