Italian Society As Portrayed In Its Cinema (Italian Culture Workshops)

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 1 MAC 25/01/2020 25/01/2020 CWITA02

What will the course cover?

The workshop will present Italian society through its history of cinema and how cinema developed because of changes in the country. It will look at how different film makers have portrayed Italian society and highlighted both the positive and, often, its negative side. A few scenes from some classic films will be used to explore different aspects of modern and contemporary Italy.

Who is the course for?

The workshop will be mostly in English with some key words in Italian, but only for reference. It is designed for anyone who has an interest in Italian cinema and wants to discover more about its powerful link with society and changes throughout the years

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None, other than an interest and passion for Italy.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Recognize changing styles of cinema throughout the years, and how they relate to history Recognize two or three film makers and how they made their mark in Italian cinema forever Recognize their famous work and relevance to society Use Italian vocabulary related to cinema

How is the course organised?

This is a one-day workshop, in English, with some Italian being spoken for reference.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Visual and listening sources will be provided for additional studying.

How will my progress be assessed?

Discussion and pair work, reading and videos, q/a

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Students who attend this workshop may want to join one of the many Italian courses on offer. Tutor will advise.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Please bring pen and paper.

What support is available?

One-to-one support where needed. Help with IT resources if needed. All resources needed for the workshop will be provided by the tutor. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, please contact reception staff or the tutor, and consult the course guide.