European Cinema - Professional Development [Level HE5] part-time

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This course is for anyone who has a keen interest in European film.

You will be introduced to a selection of key European films which will help you to understand and appreciate the formal aspects of European cinema. You will examine these films in relation to their historical, critical and cultural contexts and be introduced to a range of theoretical discourses around the existence and nature of a European cinema. A critical perspective will be developed on the traditions of representation involved in depicting European identities in terms of gender, race, politics and culture.

The course will give you an understanding of the key themes and styles of European film. The subjects you will study …

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This course is for anyone who has a keen interest in European film.

You will be introduced to a selection of key European films which will help you to understand and appreciate the formal aspects of European cinema. You will examine these films in relation to their historical, critical and cultural contexts and be introduced to a range of theoretical discourses around the existence and nature of a European cinema. A critical perspective will be developed on the traditions of representation involved in depicting European identities in terms of gender, race, politics and culture.

The course will give you an understanding of the key themes and styles of European film. The subjects you will study include: German Expressionism; Fritz Lang as auteur; Italian Neorealism; Bazin and critical perspectives on Neorealism; Renoir and the Classical French Cinema; Godard and the Nouvelle Vague; New German Cinema and post war cultural identities; Spanish cinema post-Franco; Cinema of the New Europe.

You will submit two essays as part of your studies. These are designed to help you develop your thoughts and ideas on the subject and enhance your skills in the communication of critical ideas. It is expected that your second essay will show a level of progression and development in your understanding of the subject and the articulation of your thinking.

In addition to enhancing your knowledge and insight into European film, you will also develop your wider study skills such as critical thinking, essay writing, research, referencing and communication.

You will be taught through a mix of screenings, lectures, tutorials, seminar discussion, independent study and directed reading.

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