Film Theory (P3038)
30 credits, Level 5
In this module, you examine a range of theoretical approaches that have shaped (and continue to shape) Film Studies including classical film theory, debates about realism and the cinematic apparatus, psychoanalysis, ideology, and representations of difference.
As well as providing a grounding in major theoretical debates in Film Studies, you learn how to think and write about film using sophisticated critical models.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 66 hours of contact time and about 234 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.