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Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1 (FLTV10009)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeFLTV10009
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Screen Culture and Aesthetics 1 is the study of screen culture and history with a particular emphasis on critical study for practical filmmakers. Through lectures, discussion and screenings, students are introduced to the main canons and genres of cinema; the codes, conventions and narrative structures, from the silent era to contemporary cinema. Through exploring a diverse range of cinematic approaches and styles, the work of cinema innovators is highlighted. Students apply their knowledge by reflecting critically on their own production work and the work of fellow students.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• demonstrate an awareness of the narrative tradition and development of genres in film history;
• interpret and critically analyse films;
• critically and constructively review their own and peers’ screen production work in the context of the broader history of screen culture.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
• develop positive self-critical and peer review skills;
• begin to develop a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment;
• communicate in oral and written form;
• demonstrate critical and analytical skills;
• express ideas and theories;
• participate in group discussions in a positive manner;
• be open-minded in receiving positive creative input from material not of the students’ taste.

Last updated: 18 July 2019