What Is Cinema?

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    What Is Cinema?

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: FLM100 Introduction to Film Studies
    This module will introduce you to a broad range of theoretical and critical approaches to cinema, and teach you how to apply these approaches to a variety of films. You will gain an understanding of classical film theory, including semiotics, auteur theory and psychoanalysis, as well as of contemporary developments such as audience studies, interest in issues of race and ethnicity, and in issues surrounding the advent of new cinematic technologies. You will also gain an appreciation of the historical and cultural contexts in which given theoretical approaches have emerged. These approaches will be illustrated with reference to a range of Hollywood and European films.
    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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