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FILM3000: Cinematic Transformations

What is cinema in the twenty-first century? Where do we locate the essence of a medium that has undergone such a radical transformation? This course examines the intersection of film, digital cinema, and new media platforms such as YouTube, mobile cinemas, and virtual reality technologies. Where many have spoken of the death of cinema in a digital era, we will conceptualise the complexity of cinema's evolution from its earliest celluloid incarnation to the technologies of digital simulation.

Code FILM3000
Academic unit Film Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies

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

  • LO1. engage with current theories of cinema as text, image and new media technology
  • LO2. identify the key industrial, artistic and cultural coordinates of the ‘digital turn’
  • LO3. demonstrate complex, subtle image analysis across celluloid and digital cinema platforms
  • LO4. work within collaborative environments to develop independent, creative, and analytical content
  • LO5. demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the impact of digital and virtual technologies on contemporary social and cultural life