2 x 1-hour lectures weekly
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
2 x 2-hour film screenings weekly
Enrolment not permitted
SCRN3004 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic will examine a body of work organised around a single filmmaker, for example a producer, director, actor, writer or artist in any form of audio-visual production. It will consider this work within its industrial and historical contexts, address key stylistic, generic or other aesthetic issues as well as introduce students to critical concepts associated with the work.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide a detailed knowledge of an individual filmmaker within the commercial and the social contexts which inform him or her

  • introduce students to the critical and theoretical concepts used to analyse the work of an individual producer of screen-based media

  • develop students' analytical skills and their capacity to research and apply their understanding to a range of practices in independent research or the production of screen media
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • evaluate and employ a critical and theoretical terminology used to analyse both individual works and the commercial/industrial contexts in which they are made

  • employ an understanding of screen history and aesthetics in creative practices

  • undertake supervised research and present an argument