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FS30GB: PANOPTIC DIGITAL CULTURE A (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

This practice-based course will explore the role of panoptic observation within film and the arts, and in contemporary society and trace its historical roots. Students will work in production teams to complete two films through which they will examine the way in which our society has embraced a public surveillance application of CCTV and web cam culture, augmented by digital cameras, and the mobile phone camera.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan Marcus

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Film And Visual Culture (FS)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FS35GF Panoptic Digital Culture A (Studied)
  • FS40GB Panoptic Digital Culture B (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This practice-based course will explore the role of panoptic observation within film and the arts, and in contemporary society and trace its historical roots. Students will work in production teams to complete two films through which they will examine the way in which our society has embraced a public surveillance application of CCTV and web cam culture, augmented by digital cameras, and the mobile phone camera. Through a series of seminars and screenings, the course will study how this use of technology has impacted on social life, our aesthetic sensibility and our sense of personal and collective identity. Students will investigate this cultural practice and acquire production and post-production skills through creating films that offer an interpretative panoptic vision.

Further Information & Notes

This course is available in 2016/17 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Project assessment (50%), 2,000-2,500 word essay (40%), Seminar Assessment Mark (10%).

Resit: One 5,000 word essay (100%).

Formative Assessment

One non-assessed video project, which gives students an opportunity to hone their research and production skills before undertaking the second project, which is assessed.

Feedback

The essay is completed during the course and written feedback will be provided. Verbal in-class feedback, including peer feedback, will be provided on both the assessed and non-assessed projects to the production teams, and students are also asked to provide peer-review written feedback. The tutor's written feedback on the assessed project is provided upon completion and marking.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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