Dreamworks: The Magical World of Cinema

Ref: C3741473

Cinema is a unique and universal medium which has shaped the world's collective imagination. In this lively and friendly course, we'll meet at the innovative New Park Cinema to watch, discuss, analyse, appreciate and ultimately celebrate all aspects of films and film-making.

Course aim

DreamWorks aims to deepen our knowledge and appreciation of this universal medium called cinema. We'll accomplish this by watching, discussing and analysing all aspects of films and film-making.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and assess the main cinematic features of content, style and genre.
  • Employ the language of films and film-making in discussions.
  • Evaluate the films studied critically.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No requirements, just watch as many films as possible – at the cinema, on TV, on DVD, with friends, etc. For information and reviews you might like to look at these websites: www.imdb.com / www.afi.com / www.bfi.org.uk

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Dreamworks: The Magical World of Cinema Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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