Major filmmakers and cinematic movements
Identify the major filmmakers and cinematic movements in the history of French and Italian cinema, with particular attention to the socio-historical contexts that shaped their creation.
Film as technical art
Explore the essential aspects of cinema as an artistic medium and master the technical and critical terminology necessary to intelligently discuss the creative process.
Develop critical skills for aesthetic judgment in applying acquired technical knowledge to the films of individual filmmakers from these two traditions.