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FM4108   Cinema and Media in the Digital Age

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: TBC

This module provides an examination of how digital technology has transformed every aspect of the film industry, and of how these transformations have subsequently affected film studies. For digital technology (computers, cameras, etc) has shaped not just the Hollywood film industry, but all film industries everywhere, at all stages of film production, distribution and exhibition, and in all genres. The module will take in a range of films and other texts from different regions, including the USA, Europe and Asia, straddling big budget spectacles, costume dramas, documentaries, games and more.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FM2001 and pass FM2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus screening.

Scheduled learning hours: 55

Guided independent study hours: 245

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Take Home Examination (48-hour slot) = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor M Cowan
Module teaching staff: Prof M Cowan