About this course
For movie lovers and history buffs, we offer this exciting and challenging joint course with a year abroad. You'll examine film from a variety of perspectives: as popular art, big business and as a cultural record. You'll study history and the links between both subjects. A year abroad will enhance your understanding of visual arts and let you experience a new culture.
You'll study familiar classics alongside contemporary cinema, and genres including:
Your history modules will cover the development of historical debates, imagining the past, and topics ranging from ancient societies to the war on terror.
Our Framing the Past module looks at cinema's relationship with history. You'll study films about the distant past of Greece, Rome or Egypt, up to more recent times, such as heritage films about the British Empire or the Titanic.
You'll spend your third year abroad at an exchange partner university. You can study in English but will have opportunities to develop your language skills.
As part of this course you can:
take modules in film noir, animation, horror and sci-fi
explore British, European and world cinema
discover early film through archive visits
access document collections, including the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers
use one of the largest Jewish document centres in Europe, the Parkes Archive
submit your own film to our annual student film festival
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.