CTV 7460 Film and Other Arts (3 units)
The course aims to enlighten the students in the area of film aesthetics with contemporary insights, traditional values, and interdisciplinary cultural perspectives. It looks at the screen relationship between film and other art forms such as architecture, multi-media installation, costume design, theatrical performance, painting, sculpture, photography, music, etc.. It posits film as a relatively younger art form that used to pose a challenge to the other arts. Nowadays, film remains as a vibrant medium which continues to raise anew socio-cultural issues.
Each student will be guided to understand film art in the context of changes through history and contemporary challenges for a new way to reread film culture. During this course, students will be invited to consider questions of aesthetics, form, style, time and narrative, screen space and spectacle, representation, the relationship between art and reality etc. Through lectures, case studies, experiential learning activities and interactive surveys, each student will be prompted to investigate, discuss and share their theoretical propositions as well as personal creative portfolios.
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