FS10020 Introduction to Film and Media Theory

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module follows and builds on the formal analysis skills introduced in FS10010 Introduction to Film and Media. In Spring, students will be introduced to key theoretical ideas about film and media and a variety of approaches to interpreting and understanding film, television and digital media in context. Topics may include: gender, race, sexuality, industry, and audiences, among others. The class will include case studies in film, television, and other media forms.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes:
-An understanding of key theoretical ideas about film and media

-An ability to analyse media texts in light of those ideas

-An understanding of how film and media has been shaped by technological, historical, and cultural change

-The capacity to organise a basic, cogent argument about a media text and defend it with formal evidence from the film, television show, or other media text

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

52

Lectures

12

Tutorial

12

Studio

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a lecture based module with accompanying tutorials and film screenings. Tutorials may involve discussion, group work, or other in-class activities. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: final exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded No

50

Continuous Assessment: Tutorial participation and contribution Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Continuous Assessment: 1000-word critical commentary Week 8 n/a Graded No

40


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

You will receive feedback and grades on all continuous assessment.

Name Role
Romeo Fraccari Tutor
Ms Chloe Power Tutor
Miss Lorna Watters Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 15:00 - 17:50
Workshop Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Workshop Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Workshop Offering 3 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Workshop Offering 4 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Workshop Offering 5 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Workshop Offering 6 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Workshop Offering 7 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Workshop Offering 8 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Workshop Offering 9 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Spring