FTV2A: Spectatorship, Audiences And Identities FTV2001
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
Traces key critical approaches to film and television audiences. Starting with an exploration of 'apparatus theory' and understandings of the cinema-goer as 'spectator', classes then examine challenges to these models, and the emergence of scholarship around 'social' audiences and historically-contingent viewing practices. Questions of identity and representation provide focus throughout.
Lectures: Thursday 2-3; Friday 9-11
Seminar and screening: weekly
Requirements of Entry
Satisfactory completion of both Level 1 courses with neither course attaining less than grade D.
Film and Television Studies 2B: History and Aesthetics (9JAU) is a co-requisite for progress to Honours.
Essay 1 (2000 words) - 35%
Essay 2 (2000 - 2500 words) - 55%
Seminar Contribution - 10%
Main Assessment In: December
The Course will provide the opportunity to:
■ Introduce students to key theoretical and critical debates associated with the study of film and television as popular cultural forms
■ Develop students' skills in textual, historical and industrial analyses of film and television
■ Introduce theories of national and cultural identities as key critical contexts for the study of cinematic and televisual representations, their production and consumption
■ Encourage critical and reflexive discussion of theories associated with the study of film and television
■ Provide students with a shared foundation in the theory and criticism of film and television
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course student will be able to:
■ Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key theoretical and critical debates taking place within film and television theory
■ Appreciate some of the methodological and political issues raised by various approaches to the study of film and television texts, histories, industries and audiences
■ Read the relevant texts critically and reflexively and be able to identify problems arising from them clearly, for discussion in seminars
■ Present ideas critically, clearly and coherently in academic essays and other written work, developing well-structured arguments and observing scholarly disciplines of referencing, footnoting and bibliography
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.