Film Studies introduces you to the most influential art form of the twenty-first century incorporating artistic, cultural, economic and technological dimensions. It concentrates on developing a critical engagement with all aspects of the production and reception of films, and of an understanding of their role and contribution to world cultures. You will study both classic and contemporary cinema, read writers and commentators on film from a variety of backgrounds, and learn to think and write about film. Perspectives on Film I and II provide an overview of developments in the art, culture and technology of film. Numerous modes of cinematic expression are analysed, and students are introduced to the concepts and critical vocabulary of cinema.
Students will enrol in two Core modules:
Autumn: FS10010 Introduction to Film and Media
Spring: FS10020 Introduction to Film and Media Theory
Further credits may be chosen from the following list:
Autumn: FS10060 Cinema Creatives
Spring: FS10050 Media & Globalisation: Places, Cultures and Identities in a Connected World
Spring: Doing Film History