NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8


Dr A J Smit

Entrance requirements

Acceptance into Honours in Film and TV Studies or by permission of the convener.


The course aims to explore several currents in film and television theory. Using a range of major theoretical insights, we shall engage with texts that offer opportunities to examine their identifiable aesthetic, generic, ideological and spectatorial concerns.This course is designed to give Honours students confidence is using and applying film theory. It is a course driven by theory rather than a survey of film texts. Each week we will debate a key film theoretical approach and use close engagement with the set films to reflect critically on the theoretical text.

DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of all written work.


One class presentation of 2000 words (20%); two essays of 4000 words each (40% each).