Film Program at Cape Cod Community College

Film Program – Courses

COM120 Introduction to FilmPDF document
This course provides the student with an appreciation of the film experience. Particular attention is given to important techniques, theories, and genres which influenced the technical and aesthetic development of the medium. Concepts are illustrated through the viewing of classic American and international cinema. (4 contact hours) Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Semester Offered: Fall. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

COM131 Video ProductionPDF document
Students learn video production through lectures and hands-on projects. Specific skills covered include concept development, storyboarding, proper video camera operation, framing, and camera angles. While learning about the equipment and techniques used in video production and post production, students write and produce two projects that are edited on a non-linear system and screened in class for review. Prerequisite: GIT108 or equivalent computer file management skills / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring.

COM221 American FilmPDF document
This course provides the student with an appreciation of the film experience through a survey of American film from historical, aesthetic, economic, technological, critical, and appreciative viewpoints. Particular attention is given to important techniques, theories, and genres. Concepts are illustrated through viewing classic American cinema. (4 contact hours) Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

COM222 International CinemaPDF document
This course is a survey of the development of international cinema from historical, aesthetic, economic, technological, critical, and appreciative viewpoints. Particular attention is given to important techniques, theiries, and genres. (4 class hours) Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Semester Offered: Spring.

COM224 Documentary FilmPDF document
Filmmaker John Grierson defined documentaries as "the creative treatment of reality." This course looks at the history and development of the documentary film, with a particular focus on the varying notions of truth, art, reality. Students in this class will learn how to look at documentaries with a critical eye by not only studying the subject, but also by participating directly in the making of an actual documentary video. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring.


See also: Foreign Film Series