Influential Cinema Courses

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Theatre of Arts drama conservatory offers influential cinema courses to all students enrolled in our accredited two-year acting degree program. Interested in pursuing an acting career? We invite you to apply or request free information today.


Influential Cinema

IC220, Year Two (2 Credits)

Further to the study of film art, students engage in a series of classes designed to utilize a knowledge of film to gain a critical perspective on the major contributions of prominent actors, directors, writers, cinematographers and producers to the art and craft of filmmaking. Students will view and analyze landmark films and performances and deconstruct their impact and influence on contemporary cinema. This course will encourage students to consider themselves as practitioners who can be in the position of offering significant value to the industry.

Course Learning Outcomes: On the completion of this component, students should be able to demonstrate progress in:

  • Awareness of social and historical background to the development and influences of cinema

  • Development of critical faculties and understanding the application of the skills to improve practice

  • Communication of personal discoveries/insights into content of film with authority and confidence

  • Ability to take a systematic, orderly and logical approach to deconstructing significant artistic, technical, social and commercial factors involved filmmaking

  • Understanding the overall importance of film as an art form, a means of entertainment, and a reflection of society’s norms


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