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FM4109   Film and the Archive

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: TBC

Film and the Archive will provide students with both a theoretical framework for archival research and practical experience in engaging with archival materials. In focusing this module on the local context of cinema in St Andrews, students will have the opportunity to develop their own research projects in one of five topic areas (exhibition, production, cinema culture, audiences, and star culture). Through these local studies, students will develop a broader understanding of film history and culture, learning to correlate their local research to broader developments in film history. Students will develop employable research skills that are useful beyond the specifics of the course. For example, they will have the opportunity to write, present and publish to both academic and general audiences, and will gain a thorough grounding in methodologies relevant for the archival study of cinema.

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: Dr T W T Rice
Module teaching staff: Dr T Rice