Module Title:Contemporary TV and Film Analysis
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will be taught through a combination of lectures, case studies and screenings.
Module Aim: This course will investigate contemporary theories and criticism of cinema and/or television from 1960 to the present.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a competency in discussing the ways in which film is influenced and shaped by individuals, movements, institutions and technologies
LO2 Identify and analyse the impact of streaming providers on traditional TV and film.
LO3 Engage with questions of ethics and social justice through representations of culture on film
LO4 Competent in developing critical responses to cinematic & TV work based upon aesthetic or cultural values other than the entertainment model
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Analysis of Contemporary film and TV
1. Streaming platforms. 2. Challenging Genre Conventions. 3.Labov's concept. 4. Story/Plot. 5. Story beats & intent. 6. Using audience analytics to create contemporary TV. 7. Visual language and narrative devices to make political statements. 8. Under representations in contemporary film & TV.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Identify story beats in given text and explain their purpose 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
Presentation Apply film theory discussed in class to contemporary TV or Film 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab/Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 5.00