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 Tourism FTV4094

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Course exploring film tourism, situated within the broader context of heritage tourism, using case studies from around the world, including Scotland. Examines film tourism in terms of the contacts, overlaps and divergences between the film and tourism industries, and the various impacts film tourism has on people, places, and films themselves.


9x1hr lectures; 10x2hr seminars; 9x2hr screenings delivered as part of a weekly 5hr session over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

This is one of the Honours options in Film and Television Studies, and may not run each 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





Group presentation of 10 minutes - 20% group mark

Group Portfolio (max ten pages of texts and images) - submitted individually - 20%

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

This course aims to: 

■ introduce students to a range of case studies of film tourism practices globally, including in Scotland, and to explore the way the film and tourism industries intersect.

■ provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse film tourism in relation to its inter-related dimensions - including issues industrial, social/political, environmental and aesthetic.

■ enhance employability or entrepreneurial potential by critically evaluating film tourism practices and/or conceptualising new ones.

■ develop the skills of critical reflection necessary to assess the global, at times geopolitical, role of film tourism, including its relationship to heritage tourism.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ identify a range of film tourism practices globally, including in Scotland, and the ways in which the film and tourism industries intersect therein.

■ analyse film tourism across its inter-related dimensions - including issues industrial, social/political, environmental and aesthetic.

■ evaluate film tourism practices, and/or conceptualise new ones, in ways that enhance employability and/or entrepreneurial aims.

■ assess the global, at times geopolitical, role of film tourism and its relationship to heritage tourism.

■ collaborate to produce group work in both oral and written formats.

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.