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FS40GB: PANOPTIC DIGITAL CULTURE B (2016-2017)

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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 ways 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 4
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?

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FS30GB Panoptic Digital Culture A (Studied)
  • FS35GF Panoptic Digital Culture A (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This 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 ways 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 two films that offer an interpretative panoptic vision.

Further Information & Notes

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

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Project assessment (40%); 2500-3000 word essay (40%); research presentation (10%); Seminar Assessment Mark (10%). Resit: not normally available

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 to the production teams on both the assessed and non-assessed projects, 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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