Theater, Cinema and Film Production


Course Description:
Lights! Camera! Action! This course will introduce students to the basics of film and theater productions and give them a front row seat to observe how a person’s worldview is revealed and even shaped through these art forms. Students will learn about the basics of lighting, sound, wardrobe, and camerawork for both film and theater settings. AS they explore these technical elements, they will make comparisons to the philosophical and spiritual principles that compose a person’s view of reality. The course also explores the history of film and theater and the influence they have on society while considering the value of these arts for the promotion and exploration of truth. Students will also analyze and critique three influential American films from both an artistic and biblical perspective.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Grade Level:
9th – 12th Grades

Course Types Available:
Full course (0.5 credit, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles”.

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