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Summer Program

Art of Film Class

The Art of Film – Current CHC Students Only

Course Description:
Art of Film is now offered virtually for synchronous instruction during your summer break! The course teaches students to consider the merits -- both artistic and technical -- of motion pictures.  Students will critically analyze films with particular attention to the mis en scene, cinematography, editing, and narrative style.  At the course’s conclusion, students will present about movements and genres that make up the Hollywood ouvre as well as argue the quality of their favorite films. In brief, this course makes students critical consumers of movies, an art form too often engaged as mere entertainment.
Regular Office Hours will also be held to support all students.
Required Materials:
  • Internet connection
  • Computer
  • Netflix account
  • Google Chrome (web browser).
Course Info:
  • Monday, June 28 – Monday, July 26 (no school July 5rd)
  • 2.5 hours per class (12:30PM-3:00PM)
  • Graded ½ Credit Course, fulfilling a Fine Art requirement as necessary
  • Tuition: $450 per student
Course Requirements:
Art of Film is open to all Calvert Hall students! Upon successful completion of the class, students of all ages will earn a ½ credit grade on their transcripts. This opportunity is modeled after College/University “Summer Semesters,” giving students a chance to pursue individual academic passions outside the typical instructional year. For any student hoping to add something special to his transcript for college – and certainly all students interested in movies – this is an excellent opportunity.
For rising Sophomores, successful completion of Art of Film fulfills the CHC “Arts Elective” requirement. These students get the added benefit of greater Sophomore schedule flexibility, allowing them additional study time and freedom during a Cycle.
Enrollment is on a rolling basis, capped at the first 30 students registered. Mr. Ford will be in touch with registered students regarding course materials, online meeting expectations, syllabi, and other relevant information as the summer approaches.
Please reach out to Mr. Ford with any questions at fordk@calverthall.com