Film Survey

Course Code: MSFP 104

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course explores the history and art of cinema from its beginnings in the late 1800s to the present day. Based on weekly screenings, students discuss and write about the pioneering work of Lumiere and Melies; the four traditions of film - fictional, documentary, experimental and animated; film genres from western to musical to comedy; the tools of film making; and the elements of directorial style, including the thematic and symbolic features of film.