Full Title Culture, Performance and Representation 20th century abd film

Short Title 20th century and film

Code PERF06067
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Mannion, Una
Department Humanities

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module introduces learners to the history of film within the wider cultural, aesthetic, and technological movements/contexts of the 20th century. Learners will study key filmmakers such as D.W. Griffith, Dreyer, Eisenstein, Riefenstahl, de Sica, Kurosawa, Welles, Godard, Fellini, Bergman, Roeg, Greenaway, Winterbottom, Kieslowski, & Von Trier, for example. Learners introduced to terms and concepts for "reading" of film and to key movements in cinematic history.

Indicative Syllabus
1. Film Studies Grammar: film as theatre; exploring a material world; mise-en-scene; film as photography; film as collage; film as exposition, argument and experiment; film as storytelling

2. Film History: silent era, montage, expressionism, realism, italian neo-realism, auteur theory and french new wave, american new wave, digital

3. 20th Century Film and aesthetic movments: study of prescribed films in contexts of literary, theatrical and aesthetic movements

4. Cultural Analysis - ideology, hegemony, power - film as a medium that has played a role in the regulation of cultural hierarchies and film as form of cultural inquiry

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. apply the terms and concepts of film studies to analysis of film text

  2. analyse relationship of prescribed films to eachother and to their cultural, social, aesthetic and historical contexts

  3. demonstrate analytical competency in understanding and reading film style in terms of cinematic movements

  4. present ideas and lead class in discussion of prescribed film, using film clips

  5. construct a written analysis of film demonstrating ability to "read" filmic elements and to engage in cultural analysis

  6. research cultural, aesthetic and historical contexts of prescribed film as well as research readings/interpretations of the film text


Assessment Strategies
Assessments designed give learners opportunity to demonstrate learning across a range of activities: researched and documented essay; research journal that also provides evidence of attending screenings, contribution and participation ; presentation and led discussion; creative project

Assessment Facilitites
flat classroom, non-fixed furniture and internet access with data projector

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Essay researched & documented 1,2,3,5,6 25 OnGoing
Individual Project Presentation 1,2,3,4,6 25 OnGoing
Individual Project research log book 1,2,3,6 25 OnGoing
Practical Evaluation creative project 1,2,6 25 End of Term


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutor led discussions 4 Weekly 4.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Wexman, Virginia Wright, A History of Film (Allyn :-:-amp:::: Bacon, 2009)

Thompson, Kristen and David Bordwell, Film History: An Introduction (McGraw Hill, 2009)

Sikov, Ed, Film Studies: An Introduction (Columbia UP, 2010)

Cook, David, A History of Narrative Film (Norton, 2008)
Other Resources
moodle http://itsligo.learnonline.ie

Url Resources
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