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Module Code: COM213
Module Title: Experimental Film Practices
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
In this module students will engage in experimental filmmaking. Students will participate in practical projects and written work that will explore some key approaches to experimental film and digital film practice, video art, and analysis of experimental film practitioners. They will conceive, plan, develop and edit a time-based work, and be encouraged to consider experimental approaches to develop their ideas in conjunction with tutorial support. Students will be exposed to a diverse range of experimental film and digital film practices through a series of screenings and discussions, which will inform the critical and theoretical backdrop to this module.
Learning outcomes 
A Evidence knowledge of key theories and debates relating to contemporary practices in experimental filmmaking

B Evidence knowledge of the historical development of experimental filmmaking

C Demonstrate an ability to use and explore the available technology, to plan, film and edit a short experimental film/film art piece

D Demonstrate the aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills necessary to articulate their ideas within experimental video practice

E Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate their experimental production within theories and debates related to experimental filmmaking

Method of teaching and learning 
Screenings & discussions, lectures, seminars, workshops, and hands-on individual and group project work.
The syllabus will typically cover:

• History and early forms: Dadaists, Futurists, Surrealists;

• 1930s and 1940s British avant garde and American mythologies

• Ideas and proposal pitches

• Arts, technologies and experiments: 1950s-60s;

• New waves in film;

• Video art into the 80s and 90s

• Contemporary practices and future developments;

• Chinese experimental media and video art in China;

• Project tutorials and project workshops.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13    26    85  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Practical Project 70.00
2 Research File And Critical Analysis 30.00

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