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BA Film Studies

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  • Objectives
    This degree programme enables you to explore the history of film and various aspects of world cinema. It examines the ways in which directors, cinematographers and editors use the tools of film language to create specific meaning. It also studies films in their social and national contexts, and it investigates key theories surrounding authorship, realism, feminism, genres and star systems.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * a degree (level 6) in an Early Years subject or a degree (level 6) in any subject plus a level 3 qualification in an Early Years subject * a GCSE grade C in English and Maths * a current Criminal Records Bureau clearance * recent and considerable experience across whole 0-5 years age range
  • Academic Title
    BA Film Studies
  • Course description
    BA Film Studies


    Year 1

    -Calling the Shots
    -Drama and Poetry in Context
    -Film Studies: Concepts and Perspectives
    -Introduction to the Process of Digital Video Production
    -Representation and Identity
    -The Hollywood Cinema: 1927 to 1997
    -TV Times

    Year 2

    -Apocalypse Now: International Politics goes to the Movies
    -British Cinema: Institutions, Genres and Authors
    -Case Studies in Contemporary European Cinema
    -French Cinema
    -Hollywood Directors: Case Studies: 3 American Directors
    -Investigating Cinema and Film
    -Popular Genres: Ideology, Myth, Archetypes
    -Post-1945 German History and Film
    -Production of a Short Documentary
    -Screening the Real
    -Watching the Detectives
    -What's so funny? Radio and TV Comedy

    Year 3

    -Advanced Film Production
    -Advanced Pre-Production
    -Big Ideas for the Small Screen
    -Case Studies in World Cinema
    -Comics and Society
    -Cult Films, Trash Aesthetics and Exploitation
    -Gangsters, G-Men and Gangstaz
    -New Wave Cinema
    -Representation and Difference
    -South of the Border: Spanish and Latin American Cinema
    -Special Study: Cinema and the Postmodern City
    -Special Study: Hollywood Cinema from Rocky to Rambo
    -The Champion's League: Sport and Broadcasting
    -Vamps, Divas, Tramps, Lolitas

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