Course Brief


This unit aims to develop a sophisticated understanding of the theoretical frameworks of film and skills in critical analysis within a chosen field of film studies.

Unit abstract

This unit is designed to develop learners' abilities in critical analysis techniques and methods. It addresses how meaning is created in film and how interpretations of meaning can be articulated through the application of those techniques and methods. Learners must investigate how films are perceived by audiences as well as how they themselves respond to films.

  • This course is offered in 48 contact hours

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

1      Understand how meaning is constructed in film through visual and technical signification

2      Understand theoretical models of film analysis

3      Be able to apply critical analysis to a chosen field of film studies