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ENG 183

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

Winter or May Term off-campus course.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
variable

ENG 183

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

Winter or May Term off-campus course.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
variable

Current Semester Information

Peter Graham

183A: Italian Film/Filmmaking

Italian Film and Filmmaking (Winter Term)

A 16-day trip to Arezzo, Italy (in Tuscany), to study at the L'Accademia dell'Arte. We will study Italian Cinema since World War 2, viewing 10-12 films, from Bicycle Thief and La Dolce Vita to Cinema Paradiso and La Grande Belleza (Best Foreign Film this year). All classes at the L'Accademia dell'Arte will be held in English. Students will read, analyze, and discuss various readings on Italian film; then will write a 5- to 7-page paper on one of the films, a close reading that contextualizes recent Italian film history.

Students will also make a 3-minute video on ""place"-written, shot, and edited in Italy. We are not after perfect videos; we want to give students a brief introduction on how to write, construct, shoot, and edit narrative film. Students will provide their own cameras or take them out on loan from DePauw or simply use their Smart phones. Students will edit on their laptops, using iMovie.

The group will also travel to Rome to visit the famous Cinecitta studios.

Priority will be given to film studies majors/minors and this course counts toward film studies majors/minors. Recommended courses for participation in this course are Intro to Film, Screenwriting, or any other film course.

For more information about this course, including costs, please visit the Horizons off campus study system at https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/ then select "Search Programs" and enter "DePauw University Extended Studies" in the provider dropdown. To apply to participate in this course, select the "Welcome" tab in Horizons and login.