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FI909 - Film Criticism, Film Style

  • Module code: FI909
  • Module name: Film Criticism, Film Style
  • Department: Film and Television Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The focus of this module is the close observation of particular films. Its aim is to improve the accuracy and penetration of your observations of textual detail and film style, to refine your ability to engage with detailed film criticism, and to enable you to test the insights of criticism against the textual detail of the films under discussion. Much of our work will focus on the practice of detailed film reading and will involve quite lengthy examinations of a small number of films. The module will also give you an opportunity to view work by a range of directors who may not be familiar from your undergraduate work.

Principal learning outcomes

This module involves lectures, presentations by students, a short non-assessed essay involving the analysis of a single film shot and a 5,000 word assessed essay. It is designed to be equally available to those who have little experience of textual analysis and those who wish to practice and deepen their skills

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures, seminars and screening

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FI909-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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