Cinema Theory & Practice
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 5712
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Video
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film & Video History, Theory & Criticism
What are the formal elements that define a great work of cinema? What are the influences that inform great works? What are the tools and processes that aid on the creation of work that is engaging and seductive? In this course we study and analyze the language of cinema, and learn about the tools and techniques of the director, the cinematographer, the production designer and the editor. In class, students analyze a range of cinema from popular to avant garde to learn about these tools and techniques and how they are used in a formal manner to create a poetic effect.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors; others by permission of Design & Technology program.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Design and Technology students.