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2013 HEA276 Studying Film

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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This unit aims to provide students with the skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to films. Studying Film is organised around three modules: 'The Shot' introduces students to key aspects of film form and style; 'The Narrative' explores narratological questions of film structure and authorship; 'The Context' focuses on a major movement or genre in the history of film. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films, develop an appreciation of the history of filmmaking, and enhance their ability to read films contextually.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 500 word film review (10%); 1,500 word shot-by-shot analysis (30%); 3,000 word research essay (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Five contact hours fortnightly (13 weeks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
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This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

M.Excl HES202 ,HES302 , HES203 , HES303
Prereq 25% of level 100 HEA units


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