Module Title:   Screen Realism

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4047D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Karen Scott

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Goodall

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

This module explores the ways in which screen realism can be understood and put into practice. It develops a mastery of modes of realist practice and advanced skills in the interpretation of its impact on historical, social and political representations.

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.

Lectures:   7.00          Directed Study:   156.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   10.00          Other:   21.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

master realism as a genre, and demonstrate an advanced ability to analyse the ways in which the historical development of realist practices have impacted on the representation of social and political issues.

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

demonstrate mastery of the ways in which realist practices, including its modern incarnation in `reality` television, can reflect, create and generate `meanings`.

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

demonstrate advanced skills in research, written and oral communication skills, and have mastery of critical reading skills and an advanced ability to summarize information.

  Presentation 0.33 30%
  Oral presentation (20 minutes)
  Coursework   70%
  2000 word essay
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary assessment: 4000 word essay on a pre-negotiated text

Outline Syllabus:
Theories of screen realism and its origins in literary and artistic models; realist film and television practice; modes of realism - documentary, naturalism, `reality` television; historical development of screen realism.

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