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This course is perfect for anyone with a love of all things to do with film.  You will be introduced to a wide range of films from the early silent films of the 1920s to the latest Hollywood offerings such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Jurassic World.  You will also critically engage with foreign language films; historical film movements such as German Expressionism or the French New Wave and short and documentary film forms.  No film studies course would be complete without the chance to make your own film, and as part of the course you will get the chance to script, film and edit your own short film.


Why Choose This?

This is a fun course that combines academic study with practical tasks. Studying this course will open your eyes to the power of film to entertain, inform and emotionally engage audiences.  You will encounter a wide range of critically acclaimed films and learn about different cultures, societies and time periods through the study of both British and global films. You will also develop your own film-making skills. Film studies is an excellent accompaniment to other creative and discursive subjects such as media studies, English, photography, history, sociology, computing.


Areas of Study & Assessment

Component 1: Film History

You will develop knowledge of film form through the study of at least three US set films.

You will also study set films from two major European film movements or stylistic developments.

Written examination: 35% of qualification


Component 2: Critical Approaches to Film

You will study at least one set film from various categories.

Written examination: 35% of qualification


Component 3: Making Short Film

You will make your own 5 minute short film or a 10 minute screenplay for a short film.

Non examined assessment (coursework): 30% of qualification


What Our Students Say

As well as being able to write detailed analyses on the films I know and love, I have been able to enhance my English skills and to delve into a world that opens my eyes to all the aspects of film I once missed; instead of just enjoying the story; I get to sees sides of the film industry I’ve never even noticed before.


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