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Art of Film at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea

Term To Study: Summer 2015
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2015
Program Starts: Jul 06, 2015
Program Ends: Jul 31, 2015
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,000
Link 1: Hanyang International Summer School
Program Locations: Seoul
Contact Phone: 212-229-5100
Contact Name: Dechen Albero (lang) / Cathy Gibbons (nspe)
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What is Included: Tuition and administrative costs for 3-6 credits (1-2 courses)
What is not Included: Housing and meals, airfare, travel insurance (if desired), and incidentals.
Estimated Costs: Housing (estimated $470 - $700), Enrollment Fee (estimated $100)
Program Description

Seoul is considered “the heart of Asia,” a cosmopolitan center of financial, political, commercial, recreational, and cultural affairs. Every year, Hanyang International Summer hosts courses (fully taught in English) to international students from around the globe. Students can also experience aspects of Korean culture by participating in field trips, excursions and cultural programs.

The New School program permits students to enroll in up to 2 courses at Hanyang University in Seoul. Students should register in the course below taught by our faculty member, Prof. Melissa Friedling from Media Studies. If interested, students can then supplement their studies with a second course through the larger curriculum offered at Hanyang University.

The Art of Film
Prof. Melissa Friedling
This course lays the foundation for understanding the practical techniques, specialized language, and unique aesthetics of motion pictures. A consideration of the expressive range of cinematic language and the ways in which complex emotions and ideas are communicated to the viewer. Students analyze the basic elements of cinematic form as seen through essential properties of the medium including editing, cinematography, production design, and sound design and gain an appreciation of film history and for the impact of culture and technology on the development of the cinema. The filmmaking process and the impact of the “industry” on this collaborative art are also studied. While the work of the director is only one aspect studied, we discuss various films by directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, Jane Campion, Werner Herzog, Alfred Hitchock, Orson Welles, Wong Kar-Wai, Yasujirō Ozu, Ingmar Bergman, Pedro Almodóvar, and Michelangelo Antonioni among many others. Supplemented by readings, students acquire a general familiarity with the range of cinematic expression and become better prepared to form surer and sounder judgments about our own film experiences and to speak and write about those judgments with greater clarity and skill.

For general information about Hanyang International Summer School and Seoul, visit

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