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.

Scotland, Film And Television FTV4010

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This option will examine Scotland, film and television across a range of past and more recent texts with an emphasis upon theme rather than period. The aim of the course will be to present the terms which typically define the discussion of Scottish film and television such as nation, stereotypes, tourism/landscape and to encourage the development of modes of engagement that challenge and extend this discussion.

The course will also identify and research particular thematic concerns presented by particular texts/groups of text. A provisional list of themes and concerns to be developed would include: the city, rural Scotland, comedy & humour, and transnational Scotland. This discussion will also encourage points of connection with related areas of Scottish cultural production such as literature, theatre and history.


Weekly seminars, lectures and student presentations over 10 weeks

Requirements of Entry



3,000 word essay (40%)

Examination (60%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This couse aims to:

■ introduce the significant terms that frame the debate of Scottish film and television

■ introduce certain key concerns represented by Scottish film and television

■ develop an enhanced critical and analytical framework for these concerns

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the debate of Scottish film and television

■ Show a capacity to understand and analyse selected themes in Scottish film and television

■ Recognise how selected themes contribute to the extension of the debate of Scottish film and television

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.