A Beginner’s Guide to Film Genres
Explore what genre means in film and how it shapes both the narrative and the audience’s response to the story on screen with this online course from the Film Distributors’ Association.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with a beginner’s interest in film. It would be particularly useful for those studying film at either A level or degree level.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Evaluate the concept of genre, not only in film but across a wide range of art forms and in everyday life.
Identify the ways in which genres operate from both a narrative and also thematic perspective.
Describe the visual conventions of specific genres.
Assess the constraints and advantages of generic films for both audiences and the film industry.
Discuss different theoretical approaches to genre.
Explore the ways in which the film industry uses the idea of genre in both the production and also the marketing of films.