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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Contemporary Cinema
Course: THF210

First Term: 2014 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: A study of contemporary films, directors and critics with emphasis on evaluating film as an art form.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Analyze the basic elements of the filmmaking process. (I)
2. Describe the role of the director, actor, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer. (I)
3. Identify and describe the relationships between past and contemporary film genres. (II)
4. Explain film`s major accomplishments and innovations in the contemporary era. (III)
5. Identify and analyze significant films from the contemporary era. (III)
6. Identify and analyze significant contemporary film trends and theories. (III)
7. Describe various modes of exhibition for films in the contemporary era. (IV)
8. Identify and describe the major marketing and advertising strategies of contemporary film. (IV)

MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. The Language of Film
   A. Basic Elements of Filmmaking
      1. Sound
      2. Camera
      3. Acting
      4. Editing
      5. Script writing
   B. Personnel Involved in Filmmaking
      1. Director
      2. Actor
      3. Editor
      4. Screenwriter
      5. Cinematographer
II. Contemporary Film Genres
   A. Exploring Contemporary Film Genres
   B. Relationships Between Film Genres-Past to Present
      1. Comedy
      2. Romance
      3. Western
      4. Action/Adventure
      5. Mystery
III. Innovations in Contemporary Filmmaking
   A. Trends and Theories in Contemporary Films
   B. Significant Contemporary Films
   C. Significant Accomplishments in Contemporary Cinema
IV. Business of Contemporary Film
   A. Modes of Exhibition
   B. Marketing and Advertising
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 25, 2014

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