Alternative Forms in Film introduces students to a range of innovative and experimental work in film, video and new media. The module is structured chronologically and begins with the New Waves of post-war world cinema and the emergence of experimental and underground filmmaking in North America and Europe in the same period, continuing up to the present day with the emergence of hybrid documentary, the essay film and artists’ moving image work. Through close analysis and contextual study, students will gain an understanding of how alternative filmmakers and artists working with film and video have offered challenges and alternatives to mainstream cinema.

Term(s) offered: Spring term module; 20 [10 ETCS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II A 2