FIL-10015 - Reading Film and Media
Coordinator: David Mcwilliam Tel: +44 1782 7 34575
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

To familiarise students with essential terminology and concepts used in film and media analysis
To identify and analyse through diverse film and media examples the five key areas of moving image aesthetics
To enable students to practice close visual analysis through verbal and written exercises relating to examples from film and media texts

Intended Learning Outcomes

engage in detailed film and visual media analysis using appropriate terminology accurately: 1,2
identify and describe the defining features of film narrative: 1,2
discuss the role of different aspects of film aesthetics in the production of narrative meaning in the cinema and other visual media: 1,2
write concisely and competently, in both short and extended written forms, about a variety of cinema and visual media: 1,2
analyse genre and different genre conventions: 2
identify key theoretical concepts in media around identity and politics: 1,2

Study hours

11 x 1 hour lectures = 11 hours
11 x 1 hour small group classes = 11 hours
Class preparation: 58 hours
Assessment preparation, writing, supervision and feedback 70 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Commentary weighted 40%
Students prepare a poster on a topic of their choice, from a set of suggested topics provided by the tutor. The poster will combine images and text, up to a maximum of 500 words

2: Essay weighted 60%
1,500 word essay
A 1,500-word essay where students will answer one question from a list provided.