Module Catalogues

Introduction to Film and Television

Module Title Introduction to Film and Television
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2019/20
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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.