Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Module code: HA2432
Module co-ordinator: Dr Claire Jenkins

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of debates concerning contemporary Hollywood in terms of industry and genres
  • Discuss Hollywood cinema within a wider historical and social context
  • Demonstrate an ability to 'read' film using textual analysis
  • Analyse films by applying existing scholarships to contemporary examples

They will develop transferable skills including: written and oral communication, IT skills and website building, time management and work-planning.


  • 30 hours of lectures and screenings
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 160 hours of guided independent study


  • Film review, 2,500 words (50%)
  • Essay, 2,500 words (50%)