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Swayam Central

Film Appreciation

By Prof. Aysha Iqbal   |   IIT Madras
The course focuses on helping the participants to appreciate cinema by understanding its distinct language, its narrative complexity and the way films control and stimulate our thoughts and feelings. Through various examples from Indian and international cinema, the course will explain how cinema as a visual medium, engages with us in constructing meaning.


INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any Interested Learners

Learners enrolled: 1507

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 11 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 27 Sep 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    WEEK 1 :
    • Introduction
    • Key concepts-Part 1
    • Key Concepts-Part 2
    • Film Theory
    • Genre Theory
    WEEK 2 : 
    • Traditions in World Cinema-Lecture: German Expressionism
    • Lecture: Italian New-Realism
    • Lecture: French New Wave
    • Lecture: Spanish Cinema
    • Lecture: British New Wave
    • Lecture: Chinese Cinema
    WEEK 3 : 
    • Action Cinema
    • Lecture: Deewar
    • Aspects of Cinema: Melodrama
    • Formalism in Cinema
    • The Language of Cinema
    • Devdas
    • City Cinema
    WEEK 4 :
    • The Semiotics of Cinema
    • Raging Bull
    • Robert Bresson
    • Studio Cinema: Part -1
    • Studio Cinema: Part 2
    WEEK 5 : 
    • New Hollywood Cinema: Part 1
    • New Hollywood Cinema: Part 2
    • History of Hindi Cinema Part 1
    • History of Hindi Cinema Part 2
    • History of Hindi Cinema: Part 3
    WEEK 6 :
    • Aspects of cinema:
    • Ideology in Cinema
    • Character in Cinema

    Cinema in India : 
    • Mythological Cinema in India
    • The Cinema of Satyajit Ray
    • Hindi Film Music

    WEEK 7 : 
    • WORLD CINEMA  : The Hollywood musicals
    • WORLD CINEMA  : African cinema
    • WORLD CINEMA  : Iranian cinema
    • WORLD CINEMA  : Canadian Cinema
    • WORLD CINEMA  : Eastern European Cinema
    • WORLD CINEMA  : European Cinema Hungary, Sweden, Greece
    WEEK 8 : 
    • Postmodernism and cinema
    • Small towns in cinema
    • Film sequels, remakes and cult films
    • Parallel Cinema from India

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

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    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Aysha Iqbal

    IIT Madras
    Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan is professor of film studies, drama and popular culture in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Among her several books are Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors(ed.) Sage: New Delhi, 2017, Post-liberalization Indian Novels in English: Global Reception & Politics of Award London: ANTHEM, 2013.  Her books on communication include English for Technical Communication, and English for Nurses and English for the Hotel Industry

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 27th September 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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