Landmarks in European Film

School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 20754

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

The module will offer students an introduction to the historical development of European cinema. The first semester will focus on the development of film technology, considering key stages such as silent film, the advent of sound, the role of studios and the development of colour film. The second semester will focus on 'Moments and Movements', and it will address selected issues including political cinema, auteur cinema, gender issues and the phenomenon of historical cinema. The course topics will be linked to a set of key films, which will be screened and form the subject for seminar discussion.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars