|Assessment length / details
|Presentation 10 minutes
|Research Bibliography 500 words
|Essay 1500 words
|All failed elements of the assessment must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Understand a variety of key concepts and approaches to Film Studies, TV Studies and Media Studies.
Develop and demonstrate basic analytical skills in relation to film, TV, media and performance texts and their surrounding materials.
Develop and demonstrate the beginnings of independent research skills and use of library facilities.
Understand and demonstrate appropriate levels of written study skills, including essay writing, referencing sources, and bibliographies.
Discuss learnt knowledge as a group and in individual presentations.
The Keys to Film, Television, Media and Theatre Studies forms part of the semester 2 for the BSc Computer Science 4 year Degree Programme with foundation year. It aims to provide students with the academic skills needed for success as an undergraduate. This module will provide a solid introduction to the subjects of Film, Television and Media Studies.
The module will comprise of 15 weeks of scheduled sessions that combine teaching sessions with study skill sessions, screening sessions, feedback tutorials and assessment/exam sessions.
The module will be organized by weekly topics that introduce students to key concepts and theories relevant to Film Studies, TV Studies and Media Studies. Each session will be illustrated with a case study from examples of either Film, or TV or Media. This will illustrate the continuities and differences inherent in the study of Film, TV or Media, and allow students to reflect on the range of theoretical perspectives and concepts that have informed and influenced the developments of each particular discipline. The sessions will also include content that enables students to develop their written, oral and research skills in an appropriate university environment, such as library research, essay writing, group discussions and individual presentations.
The teaching will use the key set text, The Media Students’ Book, 5th edition, London: Routledge, 2010)
Session 2: Technology
Session 3: Narrative
Session 4: Library Research Skills / Exercise and Discussion
Session 5: Genre
Session 6: Representation
Session 7: Authorship
Session 8: Student presentations
Session 9: Stardom and Celebrity
Session 10: Marketing, Branding and Promotion
Session 11: Essay Writing, Plagiarism and Referencing
Session 12: Business, Industry and Ownership
Session 13: Assessment Week
Session 14: Audiences and Users
Session 15: Feedback Tutorials
|Application of Number
|Each session will feature group discussions, leading to individual presentations.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|The three assessments will develop different elements of academic research, from understanding and referencing sources, through to the dissemination of ideas to others verbally in the presentation, and developing written communication skills in the essay.
|The various assessments require online research and the use of library records, as well as the appropriate presentation of written materials. The course will make use of Blackboard.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|This is a foundation course that is designed as a stepping stone to further a university undergraduate career.
|Library and research skills form a key part of the teaching sessions and assessed work.
|Subject Specific Skills
|The students will work in groups during their weekly discussions, and in the library exercise week.
This module is at CQFW Level 3