History of Film and Television Studies FTV5069
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 30
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course introduces students to film and television studies as disciplines, examining the key texts, debates and interventions that have helped shape understandings over time.
13 x 3 hour seminars
6 x 3 hour screenings over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus
Short Essay (2500 words) 30%
Long Essay (5000 words) 70%
This course aims to:
■ Offer a survey of theoretical approaches which have been influential in the academic study of film and television
■ Study in detail specific film and television studies criticism, from the perspective of 'best practice'
■ Develop research and presentational skills in a variety of contexts and formats
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Identify and evaluate key theoretical approaches to the study of film and television
■ Locate specific theories and criticism within a broader historical and disciplinary context
■ Synthesise reflection on the existing critical discourse with original thinking 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.