Module Title:   Factual Film and Television

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0252D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Ms K Scott

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Goodall

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To explore the ways in which (predominantly) British film and television documentary texts have utilised established modes of practice, and how these have impacted on historical, social and political representations.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, independent viewing, directed reading facilitated via Blackboard and tutor-led group discussions are included in the teaching strategy. Learning aims are assessed via an examination and essay.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   158.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   18.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

identify documentary as a genre, and have knowledge of the ways in which the historical development of documentary practices have impacted on how social, political and cultural issues have been represented.

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

demonstrate a developed understanding of the ways in which documentary practices can reflect, create and generate `meanings`.

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

demonstrate effective written communication skills, critical reading skills, the ability to summarize information and take part in group discussions.

  Coursework   20%
 
  Essay proforma
  Coursework   80%
 
  3000 word essay
  Coursework   100%
 
  Supplementary assessment: 3000 word essay on a pre-negotiated text.

Outline Syllabus:
(Predominantly) British film and television documentary 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`. Historical development will be explored through an examination of the major 20th century documentary movements, relating the ways in which key texts have helped to shape current practices.

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