Module Title:   Alternative Film and Media

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0365D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Informatics (EIMC)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Mark Goodall

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Ben Roberts

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To research and critically analyse the ways in which `alternative` (eg third cinema, avant-garde film-making, cult cinema, etc) film texts are made and can be interpreted.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, independent viewing, screenings, directed reading facilitated via Blackboard and tutor-led group discussions are included in the teaching strategy. Learning outcomes are assessed via a presentation and essay. Supplementary assessment entails repairing deficiency in the original assessment.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   12.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

critically evaluate uses of cinema as an experimental form and demonstrate specialist knowledge of the relationship between film, taste, politics and art.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

contextualise and interpret specialist film-related media images by applying and extending theoretical skills

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate extended critical reading and reviewing skills; demonstrate an advanced ability to take part in group discussion; demonstrate extended communication skills via writing; demonstrate an advanced developed ability to research a specialist topic making appropriate uses of information sources.

  Presentation   60%
  Presentation & discussion based on a devised film season (30 minutes)
  Coursework   40%
  Set of programme notes (1000 words) with Annotated bibliography (500 words)

Outline Syllabus:
Alternative film practices will be explored from a historical, political and cultural perspective in order to develop an understanding of the ways in which such texts can both reflect and generate `meanings`; theoretical approaches to film; historical perspectives on experimental/cult cinema.

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