MDAR 245 The Art and Craft of Film

This course goes beyond critical and theoretical perspectives of film to explore the practical aesthetics of film from the viewpoint of filmmakers. Students learn to recognize the various technical, stylistic, and narrative options available to filmmakers in any given work, and to evaluate the aesthetic merit of the choices made by the artists. Course objectives include promoting insightful cinematic experiences and building skills by which students can articulate those insights. The course also explores various career options in the film industry