Film, Form & Language
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLVS 4014
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Visual Culture
This intensive reading course closely examines major historical and theoretical writings concerning the aesthetic, social, and psychological aspects of film. It introduces students to the formal and stylistic features of film analysis and history by covering a range of systems of interpretation, including theories of narrative (and its alternatives), authorship, spectatorship and subjectivity, spectacle and simulacra, and appropriation and remix. Discussions and assignments will engage with commercial narrative, art cinema, documentary, and personal film modes.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.


Open to Undergraduate students.