Course Description

Course Name

Scotland on the Screen

Session: VSRU3121

Hours & Credits

10 SCQF Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This module explores images of Scotland in film and television in the context of historically recurrent Scottish cultural themes, with sideways references to literature and Scottish history, and an introductory approach to the topic of representation. The themes of the module are: Scotland in Hollywood: Brigadoon to Braveheart (Scotland on the American screen); Urban Scotland: Culture and Crime; Filmmaking in Scotland: the Importance of Shorts; and the Politics of Representation: Contemporary Scotland in Cinema and Television.

Excursion(s): This module will include a trip to a celebrated screen location in Central Scotland and/ or a visit from a Scottish filmmaker.

*Course content subject to change