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Analysing Film and TV Humanities, Social Sciences & Psychology Program Fall 2022 Semester - Cape Town

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Analysing Film and TV

Analysing Film and TV Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: University of Cape Town
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Primary Subject Area: Film Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Code: FAM1000S
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 100
Recommended Semester Credits: 4


This course offers a critical introduction to contemporary film and television. Its main aims are to provide students with the basic vocabulary for understanding the film-making process as well as narrative forms in both film and television. The course also considers key areas of film and television studies such as spectatorship, genre and realism, with examples drawn from both Sout Africa and abroad. Students are assessed through academic analysis, written examination and a creative assignment (the short script or short film).

DP requirements: All written work must be submitted by the stipulated dates. Students who miss more than two tutorials will lose their DPs.

Assessment: Still-frame analysis 15%, stylistic analysis 30%, creative project 25% and a two-hour examination 30%.

The University of Cape Town awards credits based on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) to determine course and contact hour recommendations per course. 1 NQF credit represents roughly 10 notional hours of work which includes study time, assignments and examinations. Notional hours may very per courses depending on the course level and modality therefore, CEA recommends using NQF credits as a basis to determine U.S. equivalencies (1 NQF=.222 semester credits)

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