2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 10, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

FMA 133 - Introduction to Media and Cinema

Description: Storytelling techniques, aesthetics and social effects of cinema on popular culture in the forms of advertising, marketing, video games, virtual reality and the Internet, (media) and how film and TV are influenced by emerging media.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Basic film and content creation vocabularies and visual storytelling techniques
  2. Cultural context of cinema and media
  3. The role of camera and lighting in shaping the viewer's perceptions
  4. Music and sound design as storytelling components
  5. Plot, character development, script writing and storyboarding

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the role of film in culture and explore its relationship to media and content creation. (1, 2)
  2. Evaluate plot, character development, visual storytelling techniques and show how these elements interact to tell a story. (1, 3, 5)
  3. Describe the cultural relationship of cinema and media. (2-5)
  4. Evaluate how visual storytelling techniques, lighting, music and sound shape the viewer's perception. (3-4)
  5. Create a script with storyboard and music examples for two different types of media. (5)