R-TV 14 Media Aesthetics
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Media aesthetics for film, television, and other filmed entertainment. Examines the broad subject areas of form, content, aesthetics, meaning, cinematic history, and culture. Explores the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology, and critical analysis. Stresses critical, theoretical and practical analysis. Material is presented from a producer and artist point of view and is intended for those pursuing a career in film, television, and other electronic visual media.