Core Module Information
Module title: Critical Film Study

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SCA11123
Module leader: Louise Milne
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

This module will help you explore some of the many possible areas you may wish to study. Depending
on your specialism, this may include performance, script, production, cinematography, production design, editing, sound, composition, or special effects. Over the course of the module you will learn how to develop your research skills and a range of research tools which will underpin and enhance your cinematographic practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically reflect on appropriate research methods for a research topic
LO2: Plan a viable research programme
LO3: Critically analyse film texts in the context of your own creative practice
LO4: Appraise the impact of your findings on your own developing creative practice
LO5: Defend the conclusions of your analysis with peers and potential collaborators
LO6: Produce clearly defined, rigorous, and detailed arguments in written and presentational form.

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: Louise Milne
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Project Supervision 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1-6 7-10 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Essay 75 1-4, 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SCA11123 Critical Film Study