Degree Module: Film - Moving Images, History and Development of Film

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SCQF Level 7

Online

This module examines the technical development of film production from its inception as a creative medium to current production practice. The module will investigate critical issues in film/movie/cinema history and development. There is a focus on film structure and style as well as transformation in technology, industry and society. You will also investigate the way practitioners have developed new approaches to form and content and made use of technological advances in cinema.

On completion of this module, you should be able to identify key artistic and technological stages in the evolution of the motion picture industry; identify development in film making techniques, editing, continuous narrative and continuity of action; explain and socially contextualise core cinematic traditions emerging from America, Europe, Eastern Europe and the new cinemas of the globalised, digital age and understand the development and evolution of the Three Act Feature film.

This programme of study is delivered via Google hangouts or Brightspace; the North Highland College UHI Virtual learning platform; Semester 2.

You will be joining the students from the full-time BA (Hons) Contemporary Film Making in the Highlands and Islands, or BA (Hons) Literature and Creative Writing at North Highland College UHI.

You will undertake a one-day induction in June and then study from January.

Entry requirements:

Three Highers at C or above with one literary subject, e.g. English, history or psychology and have a satisfactory reference.

Mode of delivery: Online, Semester 2 (January to May)

Next steps: BA (Hons) Contemporary Film Making in the Highlands and Islands, BA (Hons) Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands, or BA (Hons) Literature and Creative Writing.

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