Film Aesthetics: From Expressionism to CGI

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
From Expressionism to CGI
Fall 2023
Taught By: Helio San Miguel
Section: A

CRN: 7805

Credits: 3

This course offers a historical survey of the major film movements that have defined film aesthetics. During the 1920s and under the influence of European avant garde movements, filmmakers started to explore the possibilities of playing with the different elements of film form. The contributions of German Expressionism, French Impressionism, Soviet Montage, Surrealism, etc., have marked film aesthetics and the evolution of narrative fiction cinema. Since the introduction of sound and color, classical Hollywood, Neorealism, the Golden Era of Japanese and Indian cinemas, British Free Cinema, The French Nouvelle Vague, the New Hollywood, etc., have all enriched film aesthetics and enhanced cinema’s capacity of expression all the way to the present.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:38pm EDT 3/24/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023