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Film and English (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Study Film and English at Southampton and discover how we tell stories across both art forms. On this course, you'll analyse writing from early poetry to the present day novel. You'll learn how to view Hollywood blockbusters, European and world cinema with a critical eye. You can look at literature and films in new contexts, including performance, music, science, philosophy and more.

In Film, you'll study familiar classics alongside contemporary cinema, and genres including:

  • film noir

  • horror

  • science fiction

  • documentary

  • animation

You'll deepen your understanding and enjoyment of films and develop your critical thinking as part of a lively community.

Our English modules look at written English from across the world, in many social and cultural contexts. You're encouraged to study literature from different eras and creative writing.

You can examine both classical and popular novel adaptations in our specialised module. From Jane Austen to Harry Potter, you'll explore the close links between film and literature.

 As part of this course you can:

  • explore British, European and world cinema

  • take modules in scriptwriting and narrative non-fiction

  • join writing workshops at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

  • explore experimental writing at Entropics

  • use a unique collection of rare books at Chawton House Library

  • submit your own film to a yearly film festival

We offer a 4-week summer school at Dongguk University in Seoul. This includes film and cultural orientation courses.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 314.73 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.