Contemporary Approaches to Cinema
Area of Study
Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film, Visual Arts
Taught In English
30 units of credit at Level 1
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course introduces students to some of the key debates in contemporary film theory from the 1970s to the present. It enables students to view and study a variety of filmmaking practices--including political cinemas, cult film, experimental film and video, as well as mainstream cinemas--and looks at some of the diverse ways that film has been understood and debated by both filmmakers and film theorists. Provides a foundation for upper level study in Film Studies.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.