[Course Description] [Schedule and Course Outline] [Exam] [Film Studies Resources]


Lessons in Film Studies

Topics listed below form links to the exercises that structure our discussion this semester. We will address these topics in order, one at a time. Due dates are as indicated

I. UNIT ONE: FILM AS A MEDIUM

A. Journal 1: Preparing Viewers and Views (Due: Class 2)
B. Journal 2: Film as Theater (Mise-en-Scene) (Due: Class 3)
C. Journal 3: Film as Photography (Due: Class 5)
D. Journal 4-5: Film as Collage (Editing) (Due: Class 7)
E. Journal 6: Film as Collage (Sound) (Due: Class 8)

II. UNIT TWO: FILM FORM

A. Journal 7: Film as Experiment (Due: Class 9)
B. Journal 8-9: Film as Narrative (Due: Class 10)

III. UNIT THREE: FILM MEANING


You can contact Michael Jarrett at jmj3@psu.edu.