Become a Film Critic
Tailor-made course about the fundamentals of the profession
Professional course
We inquire into the major areas: the history of cinema, the essentials of filmmaking and drama, philosophy and theory of cinema, and film criticism. Consolidate your knowledge during the tests and seminars with a supervisor. You will receive a certificate of completion after the course.
Duration: 120 hours of theory + 20 hours of practice
Online communication with the supervisor of the course
Online anytime
Unlimited access
Pricing: $330 USD
Video course in English
Become
a Film Critic
Tailor-made course about the fundamentals of the profession
Professional course
We inquire into the major areas: the history of cinema, the essentials of filmmaking and drama, philosophy and theory of cinema, and film criticism. Consolidate your knowledge during the tests and seminars with a supervisor. You will receive a certificate of completion after the course.
Duration: 120 hours of theory + 20 hours of practice
Online communication with the supervisor of the course
Online anytime
Unlimited access
Pricing: $330 USD
Video course in English
Want to have expertise in cinema but there is no time or resources to get a degree?

We have thought of essential subjects and designed a program where you can acquire theory and skills which are the sine qua non of a film reviewer.
For those whose dream is to be a film critic
The course covers the full history of cinema, from silent films to modern blockbusters. We'll go over the stages of filmmaking, editing styles, directors’ signature techniques, and the importance of a script. You'll study the nuts and bolts of film reviewing along with the theory of the moving image.
You will learn to write critical reviews, recognize directors and genres, as well as maintain a professional discussion.
Sign up and get a 20% discount
Video course without a discount costs $330 USD
Who is this course for?
Everyone whose dream is to be a film critic
We have packed information in manageable units. Knowledge and skills we provide are on a par with a university program
Everyone who has an appetite for knowledge
We will explain film theory, film criticism and filmmaking process from a professional angle
Everyone whose work is connected with the moving image
The course is aimed to acquaint you with the linchpins among directors and film critics. You may draw inspiration from their professional biographies and assimilate their unconventional approaches.
Online
Study art wherever you are
Flexibility
Unlimited access
Watch the lectures whenever you want
Convenient format
Use any device to watch the lectures
Rewatch the lectures whenever you want
Course program
History of Cinema
From silent films to modern blockbusters
69 modules
54,5 hours
History of silent cinema
  • Pre-Cinema Technologies
  • The Birth of Cinema in France
  • Britain: Early Silent Movies
  • USA: Early Silent Movies
  • Pre-Revolutionary Russian Cinema
  • Early Cinema in Asia
  • Griffith and Hollywood of the 1910s
  • Russian Avant-Garde
  • German Expressionism
  • French Avant-Garde
  • Hollywood of the 1920s
  • European Cinema of the 1920s
  • Asian Cinema of the 1910-20s
History of sound cinema
1930s
  • Sound Film Revolution
  • Soviet Cinema
  • Poetic Realism
  • Nazism and Cinema
  • Asian Сinema of the 1930s
  • European Cinema of the 1930-40s
1940-50s
  • Cinema during World War II
  • Italian Neorealism
  • Film Noir
  • American Genre Cinema
  • The Hays Code
  • Soviet Cinema of the 1940-50s
  • Asian Cinema of the 1940-50s
1960s
  • French New Wave
  • Soviet Cinema during the Khrushchev Thaw
  • American Cinema in the Transitional Period
  • Italian Cinema of the 1960s
  • Asian Cinema of the 1960s
1970-80s
  • New Hollywood
  • Soviet Cinema of the 1970-80s
  • Asian Cinema of the 1970-80s
  • Italian Cinema of the 1970-80s
  • French Cinema of the 1970-80s
  • Genre Movies in the USA
  • Western European Cinema of the 1970-80s
1990s
  • Independent Cinema in the USA
  • Russian Cinema of the 1990s
  • Asian Cinema of the 1990s
  • Italian Cinema of the 1990s
  • French Cinema of the 1990s
  • Western European Cinema of the 1990s
Cinema of the 21st century
2000s
  • Revolution of the ‘Festival’ Movies
  • Sequel Crisis in Hollywood
  • “New Silent Films” in Russia
  • Western European Cinema of the 2000s
  • Hong Kong Cinema of the 2000s
  • Chinese Cinema of the 2000s
  • Korean Cinema of the 2000s

2010s
  • Comic Book Movies
  • The Heyday of Computer Graphics
  • Return of the 1980s
  • Popularity of Streaming Services
  • Asian Cinema of the 2010s
  • African Cinema of the 2010s
  • Women in Filmmaking in the 2010s
  • Crisis of the Russian Cinema
History of animated movies
  • European Animation
  • Soviet Animation
  • Animation in the USA
  • Asian Animation
Cinema industry
We offer you a total immersion in the ‘whos’ and ‘hows’ of cinema
8 modules
12 hours
History of film festivals and awards
  • The Big Three: Venice, Berlin, Cannes
  • The Academy Awards
  • Independent Festivals
The main roles behind the camera
  • Director
  • Scriptwriter
  • Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Production Designer
Theoretical backbone of cinema
We invite you to explore critique, theory, aesthetics, and philosophy of filmmaking
23 modules
37 hours
Aesthetics and philosophy
  • Walter Benjamin 
  • Arthur Danto and Noël Carroll 
  • Frankfurt School 
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Guy Debord
  • Slavoj Zizek
  • Roland Barthes
  • Jacques Rancière
Film theory and criticism
  • Rosalind E. Krauss
  • Susan Sontag
  • Béla Balázs
  • André Bazin
  • Modern Russian Film Criticism
Montage
  • Sergei Eisenstein. The Montage of Attractions
  • Lev Kuleshov. The Principles of Montage
  • Andrei Tarkovsky. Sculpting in Time
  • A. Peleshian, J.M. Straub and D. Huillet, P. Kubelka: Experimental Movie Editing
  • Editing in the Cinema of Slowness
Screenwriting
  • Three-act structure
  • Auteur and mainstream movies
  • Modernism, Postmodernism, and Metamodernism
  • Relatable characters
  • Marriage of a genre and form
Study process
Study process
The road map of study process
Sign up for video lectures
Keep in touch with your supervisor
You can submit your questions. The course supervisor will answer them during aseminar which will take place once a fortnight.
Check your progress
Take a test after each module and do your homework assignments for total immersion.
Write an essay
Get a certificate
Lifetime access to the content
At the end of the course, you’ll write an essay and submit it to your supervisor.
You’ll receive a certificate confirming that you have completed the course.
Sign up and get a 20% discount
Video course without a discount costs $330 USD
After completing the course, you will get a certificate.
It confirms that you have completed the entire course program.
Who created this course
Our actors
Charlie Swanson
Why are lectures delivered by actors?

More often than not, specialists who are over the moon when writing their papers and doing their research do not feel enthusiastic about delivering their ideas and texts in front of a camera. This understanding influenced our decision to invite actors who feel comfortable and confident when being filmed. The expertise of our authors ensures high-quality content, whereas the professionalism of our actors buoys up its appeal to the audience.
Authors
This specialist has created the text and notes of the lectures by using recent scientific literature.
Editor
Nelli Kundryukova
Art historian, PhD student in art history
The editor has made the text of the lecture more coherent, structured, and easy to follow.
English editor
This person proofreads the translation and makes sure the definitions used in the lecture are accurate.
Alex Vanbroke
Translators
We are sure that education should have no frontiers. This accounts for our decision to translate our lectures into different languages. Thus, you can learn what you are interested in no matter where you are.
Anna Durden
Anastasia Grace
Sound director
Alex Dekar
John Cosgrove
Video editor
The sound director is responsible for the excellent quality of sound and video.
Thanks to the video editor, you can listen to the lecturer and follow the presentation
which boosts your understanding of the information delivered by the speaker.
Elizabeth Keep
Sam Jackson
Anna Makarova
TV and Film Director, Screenwriter
Elizaveta Fandorina
Philosopher, film critic
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Art for Introvert is one of the biggest educational projects in Europe. Our ultimate goal is to make art, psychology, and science accessible to a wider public.
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Lilly Oulson
Finally sorted out the history of art in my head thanks to your course. Great job, guys! It's really convenient you divided lectures into modules. The speaker was nice to listen to, and I loved the deep delve into the details of each painting you talked about. For sure, it's better to learn about painting with pros than browsing through weird websites.
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I've just completed the course Become an Art Historian. Awesome format. The presentation of the material was fascinating, and 24 hours just flew by. I’m glad that for once I’ve spent my time meaningfully. Pulling myself together to take another course, on architecture this time.
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I’m really impressed with the amount and quality of info I received with your lectures! I took the course on the history of cinema and enjoyed the whole thing, loved the way you made it. It’s nice to see people who are eager to bring knowledge to others. Art for Introvert, glad to have discovered your project!
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Finally sorted out the history of art in my head thanks to your course. Great job, guys! It's really convenient you divided lectures into modules. The speaker was nice to listen to, and I loved the deep delve into the details of each painting you talked about. For sure, it's better to learn about painting with pros than browsing through weird websites.
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on cognitive psychology. I was looking for the comprehensive content that would give me a clear understanding of the subject, and perhaps better my perception of myself and improve my relationships with other people. No regrets about the money paid for the course, Art for Introvert does a great job when it comes to psychology, examples from real life, and clear explanations of what stands behind our actions, thoughts, desires and traumas. Thank you!!
Philip Mallbrow
I've just completed the course Become an Art Historian. Awesome format. The presentation of the material was fascinating, and 24 hours just flew by. I’m glad that for once I’ve spent my time meaningfully. Pulling myself together to take another course, on architecture this time.
Susan Ross
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We recommend that you listen to all the lectures one by one to get a full picture. But, of course, you can also start from the part that interests you most.
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There is none. Watch the course at your own pace.
Can I re-watch lectures after completing the course?
Sure! You have perpetual access to the entire course – and can return to it anytime.
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