About this course
Philosophy and Film share similar perspectives, from the value of art to national identity and politics. At Southampton, we offer this exciting, joint course for movie lovers and abstract thinkers. Here you'll learn to analyse deep, theoretical ideas, and explore film as an art, an industry and a passion.
You'll explore Film from a variety of perspectives: as popular art, big business and as a cultural record. From early Hollywood films to European and world cinema, you'll study the first projected images, today's digital movies and much more in between.
Philosophy modules will give you a strong grounding in ethical, logical and critical thought. You can examine the most fundamental questions we face, in a rigorous and systematic way.
You'll research and discuss the theories and philosophies that have shaped film studies as a subject. These include:
As part of this course you can:
take modules in film noir, animation, horror and sci-fi
use our extensive library resources, including over 5,800 films from around the world
get involved in our outreach events that bring philosophy to the wider public
submit your own film to our annual student film festival
We offer a 4-week summer school at Dongguk University in Seoul. This includes film and cultural orientation courses.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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