BA Film Studies
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:1. demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline, including:• the aesthetic and formal qualities at play• the role that aesthetics and other formal qualities may play in the production and maintenance of social relations across cultures• different modes of international film culture• techniques for close work on sources, both primary and secondary;2. use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.:• communicate the results of their work;• present a structured and coherent simple argument;• critical and empathetic reading of filmic texts or other audio-visual and source materials;• have some knowledge of the critical terminology relevant to film;• have experience of cinema from a range of periods and places;• have an awareness of the importance of the socio-historical contexts in which film is produced and consumed• interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;• evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;3. demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;4. appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners through individual and group work;5. demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
These may typically include, to an extent commensurate with the level of study:• ability to select and apply appropriate methodologies;• capacity for critical reflection and judgement;• ability to work in flexible and independent ways;• ability to show self-discipline and emerging self-direction;• ability to communicate effectively in interpersonal settings, and in writing;• ability work productively in a group or team;• ability to deliver work to a given length, format, brief and deadline;• basic IT skills.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:1. demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline, in accordance with the learning outcomes for this level; 2. demonstrating an ability to construct an argument in various contexts, both oral and written;3. demonstrating an ability to critically use and evaluate primary and secondary sources, in accordance with the learning outcomes for this level;4. demonstrate an awareness of the cultural and socio-historical contexts in which film is produced and consumed, in accordance with the learning outcomes for this level;5. demonstrate a capacity to evaluate the appropriateness of some approaches to the study of film and problem solving in the discipline, in accordance with the learning outcomes for this level;6. work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;7. demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and practical competencies, in accordance with the learning outcomes for this level;8. demonstrating some knowledge of the key concepts and debates that underpin the study of film, in accordance with the learning outcomes for this level; 9. work that draws on a variety of material.