5 Words: Third Year Film and Television Studies Modules
I hope that you’re all well and have managed to survive exam season!
Today I thought that it would be fun to list all of my Third Year modules and try to summarise them in 5 words. I’ll then share a little bit about what I thought of each of them. Hopefully this may enlighten you to some of the options that you might have as a Third Year Film and TV student, although all module offerings are subject to change.
Film Aesthetics (30 CATS)
Complex. Challenging. Extensive. Surprising. Informative.
This core module was nothing like I initially expected. Actually, I don’t know what I expected. It really helped to highlight to me just how extensive the philosophical perspectives around the study of film are and opened my eyes to many different ways of thinking.
Dissertation (30 CATS)
Fun. Challenging. Freeing. Long. Interesting.
All in all, I loved the Dissertation module. Yes, it was trying at times, but I’d happily do it all over again. I loved the fact that I was able to have control over what I wanted to research and also that the module taught me a whole host of transferable skills. Not only this, but I had a wonderful supervisor which made the experience even better.
Screenwriting (15 CATS)
Enjoyable. Creative. Interactive. Educational. Worthwhile.
I enjoyed this module because it balanced out the pressure on my brain that came from the other modules. Having a creative outlet every week for a term was a perfect way to reboot my brain. I also learnt how to write a screenplay!
Film and Social Change (15 CATS)
Hard-Hitting. Eye-Opening. Educational. Powerful. Raw.
This module definitely made me less ignorant to some truly shocking real world issues. Some of the screenings were hard to watch, but that’s why it important that modules like this one exist. Nothing will change if we continue to look away.
Film Cultures (15 CATS)
Informative. Interesting. Useful. Engaging. Creative.
There was so much useful information about film programming and curation in this module. The Q&A sessions with people in the industry were a great way to get first hand career tips. It was also very fun to have the opportunity to curate my own film programme!
Film and Television Stardom (15 CATS)
Interesting. Fun. Informative. Engaging. Humorous.
This module taught me so much about stardom studies in relation to Film and Television. The seminars were so fun- many a humorous discussion was had!
I’ve really enjoyed writing this post. I think I might write a similar post for both my First and Second Year modules. Would that be helpful? Let me know!