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Postgraduate Course: Exhibiting Film (CLLC11161)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course will 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.
Course description Exhibiting Film is the first core course for the MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation. It offers an overview of film exhibition practice from a range of perspectives: historical, geographical, industrial, theoretical and analytical. Exhibiting Film also incorporates teaching in subject specific research ; presentation skills; group work; programming and other professional skills.

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.

Coursework is assessed across a range of student work. These include participation and engagement with the work of the course; assignment prep and research; weekly reflective logs which consider the individual student¿s learning from a personal perspective alongside an engagement with a selection of reading and viewing.

The course will cover the political economies of film production, distribution and exhibition: looking at the relations between Hollywood and its others, national cinemas, independent and alternative voices and between global and local modes of exhibition.

The course will generate a map through different spaces and modes of film exhibition - from the multiplex through the film festival to the gallery, through found and virtual spaces.

Exhibiting Film is taught through two weekly film screenings, accompanied where relevant by introductions and discussions; and through weekly seminars and workshops.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation. No outside subject enrolments or auditors are permitted.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis course is only available to students on the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation. No outside subject enrolments or auditors are permitted.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  80
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 55, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Fieldwork Hours 20, External Visit Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 80, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 195 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 50% of the grade will be made up of a cumulative coursework grade for workshop activities; the remaining 50% will consist of a 4,000 word essay on a related topic to be submitted at the end of semester.
Feedback Students will all participate in a self-assessment session in the second half of the semester to consider their approach to coursework and its assessment. These self-assessment sessions will use a rubric which the students can refer to thereafter and which will be the same rubric used by markers.

In addition, there will be some formative work undertaken mid-semester to further inform teaching staff i.e an annotated bibliography and a short critical review of a text. This will be set out in detail in LEARN.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. develop their understanding of the evolution of cinema across historical periods and of the ecology of film exhibition within different institutional contexts - from mainstream and arthouse cinemas to film festivals, within galleries and alternative public spaces and online environments; and deepen their knowledge of film exhibition across different genres, modes and national cinemas
  2. extend their primary and secondary research skills, both subject specific and transferable, through a variety of workshop assignments
  3. through the experience of group work gain some appreciation of the significance, value and challenge of collaborative work within this field of practice
  4. demonstrate their ability to identify, evaluate and construct informed critical¿ approaches to a field in transition through applied practice in research,¿ presentation and programming and through critical thinking, seminar¿or online seminar and discussion and writing¿
  5. develope their ability to communicate in an authoritative and persuasive way to a range of audiences and across a range of forms and registers
Reading List
Aveyard, Karinam, and Albert Moran. Watching Films New Perspectives on Movie-going, Exhibition and Reception. 2013. Print. (Online Access through library)

Bhaskar, Michael. Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Excess. 2016.

Dovey, Lindiwe. Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015. Framing Film Festivals. Web.

Hall, Stuart. Cultural Identity and Diaspora. 2005. (PDF Attached)

Harbord, Janet. Film Cultures. London: SAGE, 2002. (Online Access through library)

Wood, Michael. "Film Analysis: A Norton Reader." Film Quarterly 60.2 (2006): 52-55.
Web. (Online Access through library)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserMiss Susan Kemp
Tel: (0131 6)50 2945
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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