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FILM3002: Cinema Spectatorship

What is the nature of the cinematic experience? How do we think about some of those experiences that cinema provides that we value so much as spectators? In this unit we will closely view some of the key films central to debates on cinema spectatorship in Film Studies as well as examining more recent developments in the field.

Code FILM3002
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in the Film Studies major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Art History major
ARHT2655 or ARHT3677

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an advanced level of disciplinary expertise with knowledge and understanding of the complexity and development of theories of spectatorship in Film Studies.
  • LO2. use the broader skills of critical analysis and reflection required to effectively engage with the pervasiveness of the moving image in our contemporary digital environment
  • LO3. demonstrate advanced communication skills with the ability to present a sustained and properly supported argument in both oral and written form.
  • LO4. develop and demonstrate inventiveness, with the ability to think creatively in response to film, understanding how different film forms and structures offer different ways of seeing society.
  • LO5. demonstrate an enhanced cultural competence, with an understanding of, and sensitivity towards, how different film forms and structures may valorise or seek to exclude certain social and cultural differences.

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