Media and Cultural Studies Pietermaritzburg Campus

MECS302: Cinema Studies

Semester 1

The course examines fundamental aspects of cinema as an art form and as a form of communication. It moves from the historical development of cinema to considering key issues in filmmaking, film theory and critical analysis. Case studies will be selected from different movements such as Hollywood, Third cinema, the nouvelle vague and neo-realism, as well as a representative sample of regional or national cinemas. Attendance at weekly film screenings is compulsory.

Contact Person

Mrs Pam de Beer

Undergraduate Administrator

(031) 260-3051 |

1st Floor, MTB, Howard College Campus

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