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Introduction to Film Art

Exploring the work of filmmakers from around the globe, this introductory-level course examines the formal elements of filmmaking as well as the various forces—political, technological, cultural, and economic—that give rise to specific kinds of cinematic art. The course format combines lectures, discussions, student presentations, and film screenings.

Course Number

MDST 100 B1


Taylor, Matthew P.





Course Format


Course Format Description

Synchronous online course meetings twice a week; students must attend at the assigned course time, though classes will sometimes be split into two or more groups and may meet on different days of the week. There will also be occasional one-on-one meetings with the professor. Asynchronous activities will include readings, writing assignments, and screenings. Students may occasionally meet in small groups that they schedule themselves.

Time Slot

Mid Morning



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