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FM4110   Images and Impact: The Uses of Film

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

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: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tue, 9.30 - 12 noon Mon (screenings)

Screen media, whether broadcast news, commercials, documentaries or docudramas, or even mass entertainment, are presumed to act as agents of social change. They inform us about the world around us and encourage our views and responses. This module investigates the relationship between visual media - specifically film and video - and action from historical, practical and theoretical perspectives. Examining styles and content alongside strategies of distribution and exhibition, we will explore the ways in which various producers (for instance, governmental and nongovernmental organisations, marginalised communities, social movements, and 'culture jammers') have used screen media for political and social purposes.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus screening (up to 3 hours).

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: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr L Torchin