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Screen Culture and Aesthetics 2 (FLTV20010)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFLTV20010
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Screen Culture and Aesthetics 2 is the study of screen culture and history with a particular emphasis on critical study for practical filmmakers. Through lectures, discussion and screenings, students will be given familiarity with film makers that have challenged the assumptions of conventional narrative and produced new approaches: introduces students to the underlying determining influences of a range of subtexts including those based on myth, gender, psychoanalysis and ideologies. Students will apply their knowledge by reflecting critically on their own production work and the work of fellow students.

This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with filmmakers who have challenged the assumption of traditional narrative;
  • Exercise an open attitude to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom on conventional narrative screen production;
  • 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:

  • Further apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems;
  • Further apply positive self-critical and peer review skills;
  • Further the development of 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 constructive creative input and feedback that may not reflect the student’s personal view;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research practices through the preparation of materials for online discussion and essays;
  • Present opinions and analysis in classroom discussion;
  • Argue lucidly and logically as a result of the planning and writing of essays;
  • Utilise effective library research skills, including the development of search strategies to find information from a variety of quality information resources, including online databases, books, journals, internet, and a variety of multimedia-rich resources;
  • Demonstrate effective time-management skills.

Last updated: 30 July 2019