Postgraduate Course: Film and the Other Arts (ELCC11006)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will explore the relationship between film, literature and the other arts - theatre, painting, sculpture, photography, music, video art. A relatively 'young' art form, one of modernity's off-spring, film initially established itself as both a threat and a challenge to the other arts. While film, poised at the frontier between art and industry, and with a 'language' of its own, has struggled to impose itself as an art form proper, its advent and evolution has continued to raise anew theoretical issues of representation, expression, and the relationship between art and reality, that are central to consideration of any artistic practice.
Each of the session will be accompanied by a screening, and will use a specific film or sample of films as the starting point for an exploration of the relation between cinema and another art. In the course of the programme, students will be invited to consider questions of form (stillness and movement, composition, light, colour, sound and music), of narrative structure (in the relationship between literature and film in particular), of performance and characterisation, as well as engage in debates about the specificity (as well as inherent hybridism) of each art form, about realism and fantasy, presence and absence, and about art and technology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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This option aims to provide students with a sound knowledge of a sample of key films and theoretical concepts. It will allow the students to focus on topical issues and conduct creative comparative analysis of the work of European and non-European filmmakers.
Familiarity with a selection of key works and understanding of crucial theoretical and aesthetic issues. Ability to conduct in depth, critical analysis and comparative studies of a body of works in relation to current theoretical debates.
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|Course organiser||Dr Daniel Yacavone
Tel: (0131 6)50 3636
|Course secretary||Ms Ersev Ersoy
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465