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FM4308   Film Sound

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

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: 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm Tue, 4.30 - 7.00 pm Mon (screeening)

Film Sound challenges our critical focus on the film image and explores the expressive contribution of sound to film. Sound has the capacity to shape environment, mood and ultimately the ways in which we engage with film, thus making it a vital consideration in critical and aesthetic approaches. The module engages with central critical topics representation, aesthetics, affect and technology - and with the production of sound (through case studies of selected practitioners). The module utilises innovative ways of thinking about sound to help students gain a detailed understanding of the different elements of sound in film. The topic is explored through a range of case studies and draws on a diverse mix of sources, including production materials and interviews with industry personnel. The emphasis on the work of practitioners will help confront and nuance assumptions about watching and making film.

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 lectures (x 11 weeks) 3-hour film viewing (x 11 weeks)

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%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr L F Donaldson
Module teaching staff: Dr L Donaldson