Amateur Cinema

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Amateur Cinema

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • 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

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Aims
    1. to introduce students to the theory, history and practice of 'amateur' cinema
    2. to trace the critical relationship between 'professional' film culture and the amateur sector
    3. to identify significant amateur film practitioners, movements, aesthetics and publications
    4. to outline the scale and activity of the amateur film sector
    Intended Learning Outcomes may be summarised by the suggestion that, by the end of the option, students should be able to:
    On successful completion of the option, students will be able to :
    1. show an understanding of the meaning and use of the term 'amateur' in a variety of relevant cultural discourses.
    2. demonstrate a facility with modes of enquiry appropriate to the analysis of 'primary' moving image and print evidences of the amateur
    3. recognise the specific contributions that a study of amateur cinema might make to understandings of particular notional, regional and local histories of cinema.
    4. demonstrate knowledge of selected amateur practitioners, organisations and critical literatures and have deep knowledge of particular examples.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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