Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Film Studies 1 (CLLC11182)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Research Methods in Film Studies 1 will introduce students to the basics of academic film analysis, writing and research.
Research Methods in Film Studies 1 will introduce students to the practice of writing academically about cinema as well as discussing practical methods of engaging with the study of individual films. The course will introduce the large number of film-related research resources within the university and in Edinburgh at large. We will also consider how to use the many online film databases to support research. We will engage with a number of issues and topics relevant to the study of film.
Research Methods in Film Studies 1 will ensure that all students are familiar with the basic academic practices of referencing and formatting bibliographies and filmographies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to students on the MSc in Film Studies. No outside subject enrolments or auditors are permitted.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course is marked on a pass/fail basis.
If a student fails a component, then each assignment will be given a numerical mark and the average used to determine whether a pass mark has been achieved.
1. A formatted bibliography and filmography (50%)
2. Critical review of a peer-reviewed film journal article (800 words) (50%)
||1. Students will be given feedback on the accuracy of their bibliography and filmography via Grademark.
2. Students will be given feedback on the quality of their article review via Grademark.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use and organise a number of research technologies, including online resources and databases.
- Identify issues and topics relevant to the study of film and cinema.
- Produce a formatted scholarly bibliography and filmography.
- Produce a critical review of a peer-reviewed academic journal article.
|Corrigan, Timothy (2015) A Short Guide to Writing About Film. 9th ed. Harlow : Pearson Education.|
Elsaesser, Thomas and Buckland, W (2012) Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis. London: Bloomsbury.
Geiger, Jeffrey and Rutsky, R. L. (2013) Film Analysis: A Norton Reader. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company.
Ryan, Michael and Lenos, M (2012) An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film. New York and London: Continuum.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Academic research skills
|Course organiser||Dr David Sorfa
Tel: (0131 6)50 3637
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618