Core Module Information
Module title: Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP08108
Module leader: Sarah Artt
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

On this module you will be engaging critically with the kind of cinema that you had previously only encountered as a casual viewer. Focusing on Hollywood films made in the last twenty years, this module will look at the current shape of the Hollywood studio industry, as well as how a variety of popular film genres have evolved from the post-classical period to the present. You will also have the opportunity to consider the global influence of Hollywood in terms of narrative, representation and audience. This module will give you the opportunity to look closely at the films you see advertised every day and examine them in terms of genre, aesthetics and technique.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of genre in Hollywood
LO2: Understand and account for genre transformation
LO3: Identify major aesthetic and industrial trends in the American film industry post 1960
LO4: Undertake close textual analysis of films and film studies literature

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Artt
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1-5 6 HOURS= 00.05, WORDS= 1000
Essay 60 1-4 13 HOURS= 00.07, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP08108 Contemporary Hollywood Cinema