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Postgraduate Course: Mediating Film (CLLC11142)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaCommon Courses (School of Lit, Lang and Cult) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will continue to explore historical and technological developments in relation to the form and content of the moving image, and help you to understand the nature of its circulation through a wide range of locations - exhibition spaces and discursive spaces; geographic, generic, social and virtual spaces.

You will be introduced to studies of exhibition practice and economic, policy-based and industrial frameworks. You will learn how to conceptualise the shifting relations between national and transnational models in relation to different forms of film production and exhibition. An inter-related programme of screenings, research seminars and applied workshops will enable you to deepen and test your understanding of film┐s movements.

Teaching and reading will be organised around the themes of travel and transmission, with a central concern with questions of circulation and communication. Contemporary shifts in the circulation of film will be traced through the examination of the role of fans, of archives, of broadcasting, and of print and online publishing.

The course will examine different models of curatorship and wider questions of cultural mediation, looking at how to construct potential audiences and how to connect and communicate across a range of media forms and genres.

The course combines the development of professional practice with theoretical approaches to questions of spectatorship, fandom, taste, genre and the archive.

The course will be delivered through weekly two hour seminars. Core teaching will be delivered by the programme directors, but it is anticipated that this will be enhanced by additional presentations and/ or workshops from a range of invited speakers with professional expertise in exhibition, archiving and production.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, External Visit Hours 3, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 141 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
This course will provide students with a varied and nuanced understanding of the ways film travels across national, generic and historical spaces. Students will be introduced to a range of means through which filmic ideas are communicated to audiences and will gain a knowledge of the institutional and industrial contexts within which film is circulated. Students will be enabled to develop a critical understanding of these frameworks, and to connect and apply this understanding through written work in Mediating Film, and through the project-based activities undertaken within Research and Project Planning and the Final Project.
Assessment Information
Students will produce a 4,000 word essay on a theme drawn from the course.
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserMs Jane Sillars
Tel: (0131 6)50 2945
Course secretaryMr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)51 3988
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