Core Module Information
Module title: Scotland on Screen: Film and Television from a Small Country

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09163
Module leader: Alistair Scott
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

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

Description of module content:

In this module you will examine how researchers have studied the history and wider contexts of the Scottish screen industries to investigate the ways that Scotland has been represented on film and television. You will also evaluate the development of an industry situated in a small country and assess the importance of the screen sector for the culture, identity and economy of Scotland. You will also develop knowledge and understanding of the methodological approaches used to explore production case studies, across different genres, that have been made in Scotland and screened to local, national, and international audiences. In doing so you will examine ways to analyse the concepts that have been developed to interpret and assess Scottish film and television, such as ‘national cinema’ and the tropes of stereotypical on-screen representation. This module also prompts you to explore how creative practice can evolve and reflect social and political change. The module further considers the connections between film and television and other artforms. In the module you can propose and explore your own interests including specific case studies of films or television programmes, the impact of changing technology, media convergence, and innovation in broadcast business models. Structured as an advanced research methods seminar module, and as preparation for major research projects like a dissertation, this module will help you develop core research skills, determine research questions, and establish a programme of research to help you to answer those questions. In doing so you will develop your ability to identify research methods and determine which methods are most suitable for your research projects. The module will enable you to present research in progress orally to colleagues for discussion, contribute to scholarly debate and critically reflect on the research process.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1 Demonstrate knowledge of and critically reflect on the range of research methodologies that can be used to investigate film and television made in Scotland.
2 Construct and implement a viable research programme investigating a topic relevant to the history and/or cultural significance of the Scottish screen industries.
3 Critically reflect on the concept of representation on screen from a Scottish perspective.
4 Contribute effectively to peer discussions and reviews.
5 Evaluate and engage with peer review of your research.
6 Produce clearly defined, rigorous, and detailed arguments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alistair Scott
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Face To Face Seminar 39
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1,2,3,5,6 HOURS= 00.00
Essay 65 1,2,3,5,6 13 , WORDS= 3000
Discussion/Participation 10 1,3,4,6
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Scotland on Screen: Film and Television from a Small Country