Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Film studies ADED11316

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Repeated in Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Would you like to get more out of movies? Members of this class go to the cinema in their own time and then gather to discuss the film we have watched. These discussions are expertly led but inclusively informal.


2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Block 1: Wednesdays,11.00-13.00

Block 3: Wednesdays, 11.00-13.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No


Course Aims

This course provides an opportunity for students to discuss the latest cinema releases. It will provide students with the analytical tools needed for concepts such as narrative structure; camera viewpoint; setting; and characterisation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Interpret the chosen films in relation to cinematic, cultural and wider contexts.

■ Discuss examples of contemporary cinema, from blockbusters through foreign language films to arthouse movies.

■ Interpret and discuss: the ways in which a film manipulates or relates to audience expectation; a film's relationship with generic expectations; and innovative use of techniques specific to film such as sound and visual effects

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

N/A: unaccredited course.