|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 10 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To develop a critical understanding of visual, narrative and ideological structures in cinema.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Analyse critically the public and ideological functions of cinematic form|
||Examine critically key theoretical frameworks relevant to cinema and film|
||Evaluate the changing context of audience positioning and reception|
||Identify and evaluate critically key filmmakers and movements.|
Indicative Module Content
Key theoretical frameworks, filmmakers and movements; motion picture industry; audience reception and fan culture; cinematic signs and meaning; status of early cinema; developments and departures in film as classic realist text; social cinema; re-imagining history and national identity; representation of class, race, gender and sexuality; censorship and film board classifications.
|Indicative Student Workload|
|Tutorials / Screenings||24|
Mode of Delivery
Lectures, tutorials, directed reading and screenings.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
100% coursework assignment.
|1.||BORDWELL, D., 2005. The Cinema of Eisenstein. New York: Routledge.|
|2.||DYER, R. 1997. White: essays on race and culture. London: Routledge.|
|3.||DYER, R., 2004. Heavenly bodies: film stars and society. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.|
|4.||MAYNE, J., 1993. Cinema and spectatorship. London: Routledge.|
|5.||NEALE, S. (ed), 2000. Genre and contemporary Hollywood. London: Routledge.|
|6.||PHILLIPS, W. H., 2009. Film: an introduction. 4th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.|
|7.||STURKEN, M. & CARTWRIGHT, L., 2009. Practices of looking. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.|