Registration begins 45 days before the beginning of the course. The exact registration time is shown by clicking the Enrol button.
Register for an examination at least ten days before the examination date.
The course is organized in co-operation with the Bachelor’s Programme in Art Studies (Film and television studies). The Bachelor’s Programme in Art Studies arranges the course in which the Open University students (max 30 students) attend. They registrate themselves via Open University's study programme (Enrol).
Open University reserves the right to make changes to the study programme.
The course is suitable for everyone interested on the theme.
No prior studies or knowledge is required.
After completing the courses Film History I and II, you will be familiar with the main lines of the history of film and key film cultures, as well as able to place films you see into economic, productional, technological and stylistic stages of development and wider historical contexts. You will be able to analyse the historical factors guiding films and film-watching, as well as assess and value a great range of films. You will no longer have to rely solely on the latest mainstream films when expressing your views on the potential of cinema as an art form.
The main lines of the global history of film and television in terms of aesthetics, production and social engagement up to roughly WWII
Thompson, K. & Bordwell, D., Film History An Introduction, s. 1-367.
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Lectures 30 h + a contemplative learning journal or one or two essays focused on a certain stage in the history of film. In addition, the course includes films presented after lectures.
The lectures and film showings are held in Kino Regina (Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4). The showings are part of Kino Regina’s series on world cinema, organised by the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI).
NB! The films shown after the lectures begin at 19.00. (The films are part of the instruction.) Tickets cost €7.50/€6 with a club card and are also available online at www.kavi.fi/en/ (online box office in Finnish only). The club card costs €5 and is valid for six months (first-time buyers will be charged a €1 deposit for the card, which can later be renewed in the online shop).
More information about lectures and fims:
Online learning environment Moodle opens on October 29, 2019.
How to get the Moodle-link and course key?
Next day after registration: log into this study programme with your University of Helsinki username.
You will receive more information on the username after registration.
The course is organized in co-operation with the Bachelor’s Programme in Art Studies (Film and television studies). The Bachelor’s Programme in Art Studies arranges the course in which the Open University students attend.