FIL-10011 - Modern European Film and Television
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

The module introduces students to works of key directors and films in modern European film and television. Studying their work will be focused around several key areas: understanding and analysis of key approaches to film; understanding and analysis of cultural ideas and developments; understanding and analysis of relationships between cinema and society.

Intended Learning Outcomes

compare and assess major examples of modern European cinema: 1
carry out independent critical analysis of cinematic and televisual materials: 1,2
interpret historical and cultural worlds: 1,2
develop and understanding of European history on film: 1,2
develop an understanding of European genres and their relation to Hollywood: 1
evaluate and apply a variety of theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to the study of film
: 1,2
analyse, interpret and criticise texts and films: 1,2
develop an understanding of some European television: 1

Study hours

11 x 2 hour seminars = 22 hours
56 hours seminar preparation
60 hours assessment preparation
12 hours film screening

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 80%
Students will write an essay comparing two films/TV shows chosen from a list of approximately three questions distributed at the start of the module. 1500 words.

2: Reflective Diary weighted 20%
Reflective diary in the form of a blog post
Reflective diary written in the form of a blog post, focusing on one of the modern European films or television shows studied on the module. 500 words The reflective diary should reflect on how the film or television show relates to one of the core themes of the module: history, gender, ethnicity, migration or politics. It should balance the student's personal perspective with references to academic criticism.