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Module Code: COM125
Module Title: Introduction to Film and Television
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the historical and aesthetic development of film and TV as a medium, an industry, and an art form.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and aesthetic aspects of film and TV

B Demonstrate knowledge of foundational film and TV history and film and TV movements

C Use the concepts and terminology of Film Studies

D Read visual content closely and articulate scenes in support of film and TV criticism
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (lectures and seminars/screenings). The lectures will complement readings on the historical development of film and TV as media, industry, and cultural form by connecting film and TV history to national histories, artistic movements, and global capitalism.

The lectures will also develop students’ ability to read the visual medium closely (i.e. scene analysis) and to construct critical arguments about the relationship between film/TV and culture. The tutorials/screenings will focus on a seminal film/ TV programme each week and provide time for unstructured discussion.

Typically, the syllabus on this module will cover:

Film genre and film form

A short film history from Lumiere to current trends

Film and TV language, technique and aesthetics

Mis-en-scene and Scene anaylysis

Contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts

Cinema and TV as cultural arterfacts

Critical analysis of films and TV

How to construct an argument and write about film/ TV

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26        98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Scene Analysis 40.00
2 Essay 60.00

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