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ARHT6930: Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture

The relation of film to industrial modernity is an ongoing issue for film theorists. With the advent of digital image processes and production the relation of art and industry has re-emerged with a new set of problems. How do we conceptualise the new forms? What theoretical and aesthetic language(s) do we draw on? And how best to rethink film in the face of rapid technological, formal and cultural change? These issues will be investigated via an examination of the history of film theory's attempts to formulate concepts adequate to the age of industrial modernity.

Code ARHT6930
Academic unit Film Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically analyse a range of film texts and demonstrate a historical knowledge of modern cinema
  • LO2. analyse and assess critical and theoretical debates, particularly in relation to understanding the film viewing experience
  • LO3. demonstrate skills in verbal communication and presentation.