JEWISON STREAM COURSES


VIC190Y1
The Arts and Society
Professor Al Moritz
F 11-1


The artist, filmmaker, poet or dramatist has changed society and how we imagine our future.  The course explores a number of paradigm cases of how the arts have interacted with social problems.  Both historical and current examples of the role of the imaginative arts will be explored. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.


Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC191Y1 and 1 FCE in any 100-level course in ARC or INI or DRM or VIS or MUS or ENG
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)





VIC191Y1
Artistic Creation and Public Issues (4 Modules)
Professors Friesen, JagoeLeistner, and Bezmozgis
T 3-6


This course addresses social issues through the exploration of creative activity and the imaginative arts.  Topics will be discussed from historical, ethical and philosophical perspectives, and might be considered either in a group or individually. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Module 4 will provide students with an introduction to the history of cinema, from the series photography experiments of Eweard Muybridge in the 1880s to the present day’s digital technology and virtual reality. Students will also be acquainted with the technical, commercial, and conceptual evolutions of this most modern of art forms. We will define the terms of cinematic language—from frame to shot to scene—and note the various tools available to filmmakers—text, score, sound and visual effects. Armed with these concepts, we’ll then examine how films are constructed and how this construction informs their meaning. And although the module will be divided into broad categories—Birth of Cinema, Hollywood, Foreign Film, Documentary, Propaganda and Digital—we will see how innovations in one form or genre are assimilated and adapted into another. By the end of the course, students will have been familiarized with the major movements in cinematic history such as neorealism, the French New Wave, cinema verite, and the digitization of platforms. The final project will ask students to remake a scene to demonstrate their grasp of the concepts we’ve covered.


Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC190Y1 and 1 FCE in any 100-level course in ARC or INI or DRM or VIS or MUS or ENG
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course 

Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

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