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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

COM 200 - Image Theory for Film, Photography, and Television

This course offers the student a chance to study many of the important theories behind image production and its effectiveness.  The class will survey the work of several significant photographers, filmmakers, and television artists.  There is an emphasis on the formal elements of the still and moving images and their psychological and aesthetic effects.  Students will have the chance to discuss the history and development of visual image production spanning from the pre-technological era to the present, with a view toward understanding the universal nature of the need for visual and conceptual expression among all mediums. 

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  COM 100 Introduction to Mass Media

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand how meaning is created through the manipulation and production of still and moving images.
  2. Identify several fundamental theories behind the creation of visual aesthetic and the effect this aesthetic has on the intended audience.
  3. Understand the various technological advances that have changed the way meaningful and artful expression is created and be able to provide an example of each.
  4. Possess the ability to critically and concisely produce a written or oral evaluation of work of still or motion-based imagery based on its ability to convey and express a central idea or thesis to its audience.
  5. Understand how ideas are communicated and conveyed by imagery, and how it is compared to other forms of non-visual expression.