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IB FILM HL 12th grade

Grade: 12

Credit: 1 unit
Intro to Broadcast/Video Technology and/or permission of the instructor

The IB film course aims to develop students’ skills so they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts. Through the
study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, the course explores film history, theory and socio-economic
background. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical
perspectives in film. To achieve an international understanding within the world of film, students are taught to consider film texts,
theories and ideas from the points of view of different individuals, nations and cultures. Students also develop the professional
and technical skills (including organizational skills) needed to express themselves creatively in film. The course emphasizes the
importance of working individually and as a member of a group. In addition, the course is designed to promote: an appreciation
and understanding of film as a complex art form, an ability to formulate stories and ideas in film terms, the practical and technical
skills of production, critical evaluation of film productions by the student and by others, and a knowledge of film-making traditions
in more than one country. Refer to the Advanced Studies section for IB distinctions, grading, testing and exam fee
requirements. Class may be taken for elective credit or practical art credit. Additionally, students have the option of
taking this course for dual credit. Dual credit information can also be found under the Advanced Studies section.