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Film and Philosophy (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
WV65

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:

  • psychoanalysis

  • postmodernism

  • structuralism

 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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 310.16 KB).

Location and awarding body

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