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Cinematic Arts 1,2 (P) (8239, 8240)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -

Approved Site(s):
 Approved for Point Loma and San Diego SCPA High Schools. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 Video Production 1,2 and Video Production 3,4
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
 Under Administrative Procedure 4771, Alternative Means of Satisfying the Prescribed Course of Study, this course may be used to fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts high school graduation requirement.
Course Description:

Cinematic Arts is an advanced-level course in the Design, Visual and Media Arts pathway for the Arts, Media and Entertainment industry sector. It builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the beginning and intermediate courses, Video Production 1,2 and Video Production 3,4, which emphasized the basic elements of art and design and their relationship to technology in the creation of modern visual communications. Cinematic Arts focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the aesthetic and social aspects of motion-picture arts. Students who take the course will learn how to understand, critique and create quality cinematic compositions.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Site-selected materials.