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FM4123   Artists' Film and Video

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: 12.00 - 2.00 pm Monday, 4.30 - 7.00 pm Tuesday (screening)

Exploring connections between other art forms and media including television, sculpture, painting, photography, new media & the sonic arts, experimental film movements have often drawn attention to the materiality of the medium in such a way as to radically challenge conventional modes of storytelling, and of narrative cinema, in particular. This module will introduce students to the critical and historical contexts of artists' film and experimental cinema. Taking a global perspective, it will examine work from a range of national contexts, while also examining the transnational flows of these film movements. Particular attention will be paid to question of identity politics that these works raise, recognising the importance of women & queer filmmakers whose contributions have often been marginalised in more traditional film histories. In this context, 'artists' film' is understood as work made for the primary purpose of aesthetic experimentation rather than for commercial reasons .

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours of lectures and up to 3 hours of film/video viewing

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: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr P Lovatt