- Module code: FI318
- Module name: British Cinema
- Department: Film and Television Studies
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
This module will build on work done in the second year of the degrees during the National Cinemas course, developing and enriching understanding of the constraints, history and possibilities of audio-visual fiction in Britain. Historical aspects of the course will vary in sympathy with the second year syllabus, but the emphasis of this module will be on low-budget contemporary film, and understanding this cinema within a broader social and cultural context which includes the importance of television to British audio-visual culture.
Principal learning outcomes
Demonstrate a good understanding of the contours of recent British cinema and detailed knowledge of key case study texts. Demonstrate knowledge of the complex interplay of film and television within the British audio-visual landscape. Relate new fictional productions in British film and television to the history of both media more broadly, and offer historically informed critical judgements of the strengths and weaknesses of new work. Further develop in both oral and written form, ability to research and present argument fully supported by evidence from a range of sources.
Timetabled teaching activities
Weekly lectures, screenings and seminars.
Other essential notes
This is a 15 CATs module.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: FI318-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||5000 word essay||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3