The Media on Film
Module code: MS3014
Module co-ordinator: Dr Anna Claydon
This module analyses how film represents other media. Key media are covered including film on print news, TV news, radio, film itself, music and the internet but the central spine to the module consists of two theoretical approaches: reflexivity and intertextuality. Consequently, postmodernism is a significant influence on the module content and approach. There is only one other module on this topic globally and this is a chance to take an innovative and engaging module taught by the Department’s strong film studies team.
The specific films studied can vary year to year. In previous years, these have included All the President's Men (Pakula, 1976); Anchorman (McKay, 2004), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Oplev, 2010), The Social Network (Fincher, 2010) and Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950). There is always a lively and engaged atmosphere in classes, which include a variety of teaching and learning techniques.
A real strength of the module is that you are able to develop your own research project for your essay and presentation which lets you engage with a diverse range of analyses relevant to the theoretical framework. This harnessing of individual students’ passions means that engagement is embedded throughout the module. You will find this quite a perspective-changer!
Film on film
Television on film
TV news on film
The press on film
New media on film
Comic books and graphic novels on film
Music on film
- 11 hours of lectures
- 22 hours of seminars
- 1 hour of tutorials
- 11 hours of practical classes and workshops
- 105 hours of guided independent study
- Essay, 2,500 words (90%)
- Weekly discussion board (10%)