Several changes had also been instituted in the module, which are as follows:
- No more screenings: it was felt they were superfluous, and any visual aides could be supplied adequately by just using clips and excerpts.
- The assignments had been delayed by several weeks, in order to have more of an emphasis on really discussing the theories and most importantly, how we could use them in our assessment of our film work.
- The lesson time had been condensed, so in total, the lessons for this module would run from about 11:30-4:00, with no other group for the absurd 6:00 seminar. It would be one main lecture, followed by two seminars between 1 and 4.
- Theories of Film as what/such: What is film if not an imprint of reality (related to ontology) and what knowledge does it contain (Epistemology).
- Theories of Film Effects: What is the ideology of a film, how does it communicate them, and what is the 'pleasure' of a film's viewing.
- Theories of Value/agency: Who makes the film and questions around authorship and the ethics.
- Theories of Filmmaking: How should a film be made (styles and forms/Poetics)
- Theories of Meaning: The signs and symbols and how we make meaning of them.
- Theories of Culture, politics and society: Going beyond the film and understanding the time and world around it. What does it reflect on said culture and its values?