Module Title:   Cinematic Language

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4035D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

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:   Will Godfrey

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Goodall, Ben Roberts

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To enable students to develop and critically apply advanced knowledge and understanding of appropriate theories of cinematic forms and languages and engage in scholarly discourse about their discipline.
To enable students to develop and apply advanced skills in the research, evaluation, transformation and presentation of information.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Information is delivered through a series of lectures, group tutorials, critical film viewings, seminars and directed study. Learning aims are assessed via a seminar presentation and an essay on research findings. Supplementary assessment entails repairing any deficiency in the relevant area of the module.

Lectures:   9.00          Directed Study:   167.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   21.00          Other:   3.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of appropriate theories of cinematic language and how to apply these in critical analysis of moving imagery.

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

demonstrate advanced skills in the research, evaluation and transformation of information and the development of theoretical argument and critical analysis.

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

demonstrate advanced skills in proposing a research project and professionalism in verbal and written presentation of research findings.

  Presentation   40%
 
  30 minute seminar presentation of research findings
  Coursework   60%
 
  3000 word written essay of research findings

Outline Syllabus:
Film theory; cinematic language; film semiotics; theories of editing and montage; theories of sound, music and chroma-phonic montage; contextual analysis.

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