Film Theory B (P5030)
15 credits, Level 5
In this module, you examine a range of approaches to Film Studies, from classical film theory through semiotics, psychoanalysis and reception theory to contemporary debates on film and philosophy.
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.
50%: Lecture (Film)
50%: Practical (Workshop)
100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: