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Screen Culture and Aesthetics 3 (FLTV30011)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFLTV30011
Semester 1
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Screen Culture and Aesthetics 3 is the advanced study of screen culture and history with a particular emphasis on critical study for practical screenwriters and directors. Through lectures, discussion and screenings, students rigorously investigate filmmakers that have challenged the assumptions of conventional narrative with a particular emphasis on film style and aesthetics in practical and contemporary terms.

This unit provides a necessary framework for understanding the development and movements of style and performance across the history of cinema, and contextualises these foundations with aims and objectives relevant to contemporary practitioners.

Students will 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:

  • identify and appraise filmmakers who have been at the forefront of developing performance for film;
  • distinguish and interpret film movements and genres;
  • employ advanced skills in the interpretation and critical analysis of films;
  • critique, compare and review their own and peers' screen production work in the context of the broader history of screen culture;
  • apply advanced analytical skills in written form.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical and analytical skills, communicable in oral and written form;
  • Effectively express ideas and theories;
  • 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 oral presentations and essays;
  • Present opinions and analysis in classroom discussions, in a constructive manner;
  • 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.

Last updated: 11 October 2019