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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: Writing on Film - Introduction to Film Journalism (LLLG07042)

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 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLifelong Learning (LLC) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionHave you ever wanted to be a film critic? Or have you ever wondered what a film critic does? Now is your chance to find out. This course offers a practical introduction to the basics of film journalism reviews, interviews, features in a lively workshop setting. No special background needed, as long as you enjoy writing and have an active interest in cinema.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
Recognise the various formats and styles of writing on film (e.g. reviews, features).
Demonstrate an awareness of different media and markets.
Assess a piece of film writing in terms of its chosen style and target market.
Carry out basic film-related research using both print and online sources.
Write clear and effective film-related pieces in each of the basic formats.
Assessment Information
Open Studies 10 credit courses have one assessment. Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserMs Martine Pierquin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1182
Email: m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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