- Module code: FI301
- Module name: Film Aesthetics
- Department: Film and Television Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
The module is divided into three concurrent strands; key concepts in aesthetic theory; film aesthetics; the film studied each week. The aims of the first strand are to explore the following questions in aesthetics: What is art? What is film art? Are these notions merely subjective? Are they discursive or ahistoric and universal? The second strand is devoted to questioning the extent to which traditional film theory is applicable to contemporary international cinema.
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of the module students should have learned key concepts in aesthetics, understand the historical context in which they are situated and be able to deploy and apply them with ease.
Timetabled teaching activities
You are required to be at both screenings the lecture and seminars.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: FI301-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||1st 5000 word essay||50%|
|2nd 5000 word essay||50%|
|C (Assessed/examined work)||5000-word essay||50%|
|2-hour examination (Summer)||50%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed visiting/exchange PART YEAR ONLY||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Film and Literature (with Study Abroad) (QW26) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3