Screen Histories FTV1010

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Screen Histories sets out to introduce students to the histories of film and television. It explores examples from a range of geographical locations and offers canonical and alternative accounts of film and television histories (including from non-western and marginalised groups). The course also integrates introduction of key methods for the exploration of film and television history.


20 x 1 hour lectures on Monday 11am and Wednesday 11am over 10 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus.

10 x 1 hour weekly seminars (choice of times) as scheduled in MyCampus.

10 x 2 hour screenings on Tuesday 4pm over 10 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Normally open only to students in Arts who have been specifically admitted to this course through UCAS.

Excluded Courses





Audio-Visual Presentation (5 minutes) - 40%

Essay (2000 words) - 50%

Seminar Contribution -10%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:


■ Introduce students to film and television history, from Western and non-western perspectives

■ Encourage students to reflect of film and television history and how it is constructed

■ Give students experience in constructing arguments about the different types/styles of film and television history and their significance

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Demonstrate knowledge of conventional film and television history and how it has been questioned within the field.

■ Evaluate different approaches to film and television history.

■ Construct and present individual histories of film and television

■ Write clearly and confidently about film and television history, offering well-structured arguments in professionally produced essays, using recognised and consistent forms of footnoting and reference.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.