Introduction to Film Analysis (EAF1503)

30 credits

The module aims to introduce you to key skills in film analysis, offering you an essential technical tool kit for interrogating film form and style and the analysis of narrative structures and modes of narration. To do so, the module covers a wide range of texts from different historical periods, cultures, genres and movements. The module will also introduce you to key coordinates in film theory in order to critically frame your formal analysis, including questions of genre, authorship, and spectatorship. Your learning will be structured by weekly seminars, workshops, screening introductions and lectures. By the end of the module, you will be proficient in a range of tools and techniques for close formal and theoretical analysis and be able to relate analysis outwards to an understanding of relevant cultural and industrial contexts and conditions.

Alongside your main module content, the workshop strand on Film Analysis is dedicated to developing your foundational study skills for University level research, reading and writing, teaching you how to plan and structure essays, use academic referencing systems, and interpret and respond to feedback.