British Screens (EAF3513)

30 credits

Screen entertainment, from magic lanterns to film and TV, has both transformed and reflected British culture. In this module you will explore the history of cinema and television in Britain by using the holdings of The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the University’s internationally renowned resource of artefacts, ephemera and archives on the moving image. You will use the museum’s materials to understand how moving image culture has been experienced in the UK, how it has been produced and consumed, and consider what it might say about Britain. We will screen a range of films and TV programmes to support this study and the module will develop skills in analysis, research, and curation that will also aid employment opportunities in the heritage and cultural sectors. The module will appeal to both film students and non-specialists and there are no prerequisites