Screen Performance FTV4059

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course explores the practice and theory of screen performance, within specific historical, cultural and medium specific contexts.


10 x 5hr sessions (including 2hr screening) over ten weeks as scheduled in MyCampus. This is one of the Honours options in Film and Television Studies and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Film and Television Studies, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation.

Excluded Courses





Essay (2,000 words) or video essay (5 minutes) - 40%

Essay (3,000 words) - 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

The aim of this course is to:

■ become familiar with key critical writing relating to screen performance

■ understand the different mechanics and techniques of screen performance

■ develop skills of textual analysis in the study of screen performance

■ explore the relationship between stardom and screen performance

■ investigate screen performance within different historical, cultural and political contexts

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ apply key critical writing on screen performance in their own analyses

■ critically evaluate the techniques of screen performance through textual analysis

■ assess screen performance in relation to concepts of stardom

■ recognise the influence of specific historical, cultural and political contexts on screen performance

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.