Film and Television 1A: Looking, listening, reading. FTV1011
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course provides the tools for textual analysis and provides a foundation for future work in the Film and TV programme. The course is based on an open-minded approach to medium specificity introducing the study of film and television as audio-visual languages with their own common, and specific, codes and conventions.
20 x 1 hour lectures on Monday 11am and Wednesday 11am over 10 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus.
10 x 1 hour weekly seminars (choice of times) as scheduled in MyCampus.
10 x 2 hour screenings on Tuesday 4pm over 10 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus
Film and Television 1B: Key Moments in the Development of Cinema and Television is a co-requisite for students intending to proceed to Level 2.
Time-limited assignment completed over 5 working days (1,500 words) - 40%
Essay (2,000 words) - 50%
Seminar contribution - 10%
Main Assessment In: December
This course will provide the opportunity to:
■ study the organisation of film and television as audio-visual languages with their own common, and specific, codes and conventions;
■ introduce terms for the analysis of cinema and television texts as a foundation for subsequent study;
■ develop a sense of the diversity of cinema and television practices, and to recognise the significant differences between particular instances of work within and across media;
■ encourage critical analysis of textual examples both in essays and in seminar discussion
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ recognise the audio-visual codes and conventions which cinema and television have in common and identify differences based on medium specificity;
■ use terms of analysis in the critical reading of film and television texts;
■ identify the diversity of forms which cinema and television may take, and recognise the ideological and political implications of different modes of expression and representation;
■ apply skills of close analysis to offer critical readings
■ use different learning methods including lectures, seminars, viewing and reading.
■ write about film and television clearly, offering coherent arguments in well-presented essays, using recognised and consistent forms of footnoting and reference.
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.