TMA 391

Introduction to Media Arts Theory

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Identifying and analyzing contemporary film and media theories, with application to specific media texts.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

6

Fixed

0

Title

Personal Framework and Values

Learning Outcome

Articulate and develop your personal framework of how films make meaning and implement those values in his/her own filmmaking. Film viewing and film analysis.

Title

Canonical Film Theory

Learning Outcome

Using canonical film theory paradigms and vocabulary, understand and apply multiple ways spectators construct meanings while viewing films.

Title

Film Theory Analysis

Learning Outcome

Competently analyze key film theories from 1915 to the present and apply them to specific film texts.