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FM2002   Film Culture, Theory, Entertainment

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm Tue and Fri, 7.00 - 10.00 pm Tue (screening)

This module introduces a range of political, philosophical, and cultural approaches to the cinema, centring on the key insights, the breakthrough critical ideas that have informed the study of film and its role in society. The cinema - as a new and revolutionary art form - attracted many of the most powerful thinkers of the 20th century. And with every technological advance in film - including sound, colour, and computer animation - new theories of what is cinema emerged, creating a rich and highly concentrated intellectual exchange in a short period of time. These writings comprise the subject of this module.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FM2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour lectures, a 1-hour seminar and screening (typically 2 hours)

Scheduled learning hours: 55

Guided independent study hours: 1450

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr P Flaig, Dr P Lovatt, Dr D. Iordanova