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Film and English (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Study our Film and English degree 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 film and English 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.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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