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In the performing arts humans use their bodies as the main instrument for producing art before live audiences. The human being is therefore the medium for the generation, expression and communication of knowledge. This branch of the arts includes cinema, dance, drama, and music. The Performing Arts is a critical component in the expansion of our experience and consciousness of the world in which we live. It plays a vital role in the formation of cultural identity in the development of a Caribbean aesthetic.
This course of study is designed to encourage awareness of the concepts and principles that will guide the responsible development of the diverse Caribbean artistic community towards successful integration into the world of work, new artistic expressions and preservation of the existing art forms. Through the creative processes and the rigour of cultural enterprise and training, students will acquire the confidence that will have a greater impact on the management of the physical, social and economic environment that they encounter.
- Develop critical and creative thinking and to increase the ability of candidates to make judgements about aesthetic quality
- Provide opportunities to discuss and explore spiritual, moral, ethical, social and cultural issues linked with the performing arts
- Encourage lifelong intellectual enquiry into the functions and operations related to performing arts
- Create students who can work both collaboratively and individually
- Promote communication skills, intellectual discipline, imaginative thinking and effective time management
- Produce graduates who have the confidence to apply both creative and conceptual skills to the arts of performance and communication
- Provide students with the skills necessary to make the most of career-specific training to enter the world of work, to pursue higher education, or to further develop their artistic expression
- Provide foundation training for cultural entrepreneurs in Caribbean performing arts to develop the creative economy
CAPE Performing Arts Unit 2 SBA - Cinematic Arts
MODULE 1: Tools and Theory On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the nature of cinematic arts; 2. appreciate the effectiveness of cinematic arts; 3. appreciate the potential of cinematic arts; 4. appreciate the proper function of the equipment needed in cinematic arts; 5. understand the writing process in cinematic arts.
- Analyse a film
- Discuss the evolution of cinema including Caribbean cinema
- Describe cinema and the use of contemporary audio/visual technologies
- Assess the effectiveness of cinema in comparison with other modes of artistic expression
- Assess the cinematic potential of and for the community and the surrounding environment
- Use the equipment needed to initiate technical production
- Write a story outline, synopsis, treatment and drafts of a screenplay
MODULE 2: Process in Practice On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the cinematic project as story and as an agent for social change; 2. conceptualise the cinematic project; 3. develop an understanding of the processes involved in developing the cinematic project.
MODULE 3: Production On completion of this Module, students should: 1. develop an understanding of the production process; 2. develop an understanding of the post-production process; 3. understand the distribution process; 4. appreciate the process of screening for a public audience.