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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Introduction to Film Studies

COMM 140

This course offers an introduction to the study of film as a distinct medium. It introduces the ways in which film style, form, and genre contribute to the meaning and the experience of movies. Topics include film as industrial commodity, narrative and non-narrative form, aspects of style (e.g. composition, cinematography, editing, and sound), and the role of film as a cultural practice. Examples are drawn from new and classic films, from Hollywood and from around the world. This course is intended to serve as a basis for film studies courses you might take in the future.
Course Details

Winter 2021

CPE Class with Moodle
Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021
Diana Kasem
Base Cost: $1,206 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee $55
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Jan 16, 2021
Last day to add: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 31, 2020