Module Title:   Practices of Representation

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0374D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Media, Design and Technology

Principal Co-ordinator:   Karen Scott

Additional Tutor(s):   Will Godfrey

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
This module explores the ways in which the key threshold concepts of representation, culture and identity are expressed through media. In considering these concept, notions of whether media practices reflect or construct narratives of the self and culture will be analysed through the production of a media project, combining a theoretical approach with a practice-based assessment.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, screenings, directed reading facilitated via Blackboard, tutor-led group discussions and project-supervision tutorials are included in the teaching strategy. Learning outcomes are assessed via an individual project and presentation.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   161.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   21.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

Explain the ways in which the threshold concepts of representation, culture and identity are expressed through various media, and their relationship to discourses of power.

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

Critically evaluate the ways in which media represent discourses of power in relation to class, race and culture through practical application.

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

Develop, plan and produce an individual project and be managers of your own learning. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills, critical reading skills and the ability to synthesise information and take part in group discussions.

  Coursework   40%
 
  Practical work - Media Project
  Presentation 0.33 60%
 
  Oral Presentation of project 20 minutes
  Coursework   100%
 
  Supplementary assessment: Repair deficiency

Outline Syllabus:
Discourses of power and representation; representation of the working class in medias; representation of race; representation of culture within children`s media.

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