Film in Africa and South Africa

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film in Africa and South Africa

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    The course is open to third-year Film and Media Production students in good standing, and to students who have completed FAM1000S, FAM1001F, FAM2004F, FAM2013S or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7 - 8
  • Overview

    The course examines contemporary issues in African cinemas, including cinema in South Africa during and after apartheid. The term ?cinemas? is used as there is not a single African cinema, but a diversity of national film cultur
    es on the continent. The course will address the complex interrelationship of history, aesthetics, politics and ideology in African cinemas, as well as the cultural, social and economic forces which blend to form this vital part of world cinema.

    DP requirements: All written work must be submitted timeously. Students who miss more than two tutorials will lose their DPs.

    Assessment: Two essays 60%, a two-hour examination 40%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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