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FS1508: INTRODUCTION TO FILM AND THE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

This course offers an introduction to the language and practice of formal film analysis. Each week we will explore a different element of film form and analyze the ways in which it shapes the moving image. This course invites students to think about formal elements within and across a wide range of genres, styles, historical moments, and national contexts. By the end of this course, the successful FS1508 student will be able to recognize and communicate the ways in which meaning is made in cinema.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Alan Macpherson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the language and practice of formal film analysis. Each week we will explore a different element of film form and analyze the ways in which it shapes the moving image. Rather than offering a survey of film history or a small collection of classics, this course invites students to think about formal elements within and across a wide range of genres, styles, historical moments, and national contexts. By the end of this course, the successful FS1508 student will have acquired the necessary tools to continue coursework in film studies. Students will be able to recognize and communicate the ways in which meaning is made in cinema.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

65 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Film Screening during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 35

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Summative Assessments

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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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