|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (3000 words)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Curatorial Project (2500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay (3000 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Curatorial Project (2500 words)||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the shifting networks of film distribution and exhibition through both critical and practical work.
2. Critically assess the specialist area of programming and curating in the dissemination of film culture across different historical moments and within different national and international contexts.
3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the multiple channels of dissemination outside the traditional cinema setting.
4. Develop a sensitivity to how the context of exhibition affects the audience’s experience of a work or works.
5. Demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge in the field of film curating to devise an original screening/event.
Moving between theory and practice, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of film distribution and exhibition through a specialist film or event programming task. This will develop practical organisational skills, as well as stimulating ideas on how to present their own work in the future.
1. Networks of distribution and exhibition
2. How cinemas function
3. How distribution works
4. The role of festivals in film culture
5. Film festival case study
6. Microcinemas and DIY spaces
7. Moving out of the cinema I: film in museums and galleries
8. Moving out of the cinema II: film in public space
9. Online distribution: MUBI as a case study
10. Ideas lab and project presentation
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||The curatorial project will require students to indicate a budget for their project, taking account of the film hire and venue hire fees.|
|Communication||The ability to communicate ideas effectively is developed through seminar contribution (verbally) and through assessed written work.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Self-motivation, time management and working to deadlines are required for the successful completion of both assignments. Students will be asked to reflect and feed back to the module coordinator on how these areas are developing throughout the module.|
|Information Technology||Students will be encouraged to use electronic resources throughout the module. This will be a necessary part of the research for both assignments.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The module is part of MA programs that require students to consider their work within a context of professional practice. The curatorial project involves a high level of organization and planning – a key transferrable skill. The module will involve at least two guest lectures with industry professionals, and this will give students the opportunity for networking.|
|Problem solving||Students will be engaged in problem solving throughout the module, from researching their critical essays to working out the practicalities of their curatorial projects.|
|Research skills||Students will be assessed on their ability to research essays and curatorial projects using appropriate primary and secondary sources.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will develop critical skills directly related to the study of film exhibition and distribution, particularly from a curatorial perspective.|
|Team work||The module encourages students to work collaboratively in seminar activities, although this is not directly assessed.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7