Film Theory (P3038)

30 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

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

67%: Lecture (Film, Lecture)
33%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

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.

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 2022/23. 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: