Media and film studies

Exploring Film Studies B

Module code: P3071
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Tutorial *, Lecture, Seminar, Film
Assessment modes: Coursework

You will explore two of the most significant critical frameworks in film studies: authorship and genre.

During the first half of term, you will develop your understanding of film authorship by analysing two case studies: an individual director and a studio.

In the second half of term, you will learn about the historical evolution of a specific genre and explore ideas of genre hybridity and genre revisionism.

By building your knowledge of these critical frameworks, the module will help you to hone skills in research and analysis that you will continue to develop throughout your degree.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate some skills in the close analysis and comparison of films
  • Demonstrate some skills in the research, evaluation and application of relevant critical
 and historical materials for the study of film, at an introductory level 

  • Demonstrate some ability to understand and apply relevant theoretical ideas to a film 

  • Demonstrate an ability to produce independent work on films