Film Appreciation

Ref: C2226830

This course is intended as a journey through the world of film - an art form that almost everyone experiences at some point. It should help you understand more about the origin of film itself, film genres, the Hollywood system and specifically the production process. Topics include History: from the cinema of attractions to narrative film making; Hollywood; The Studio system; Morphing to Digital; Film Production and the various stages of the production process; Cinematography; Sound and music; Editing and montage.

Additional information about this course

Half term 31/10/2019

Course aim

This course is intended as a journey through the world of film - an art form that almost everyone experiences at some point. It should help you understand more about the origin of film and specifically the production process.

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:

  • recognise key milestones in the history of film making
  • utilise methods to analyse and appreciate cinematic techniques
  • identify the aesthetic qualities of film

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Film Appreciation

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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