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Film and History (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
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3 years
Course Type
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About this course

Film and history are closely linked, with roots going back to the earliest days of cinema. We offer this exciting and challenging film and history degree for movie lovers and history buffs. You'll study film history from a variety of perspectives: as popular art, big business and as a cultural record.

You'll study familiar classics alongside contemporary cinema. Genres you'll explore include:

  • film noir
  • horror
  • science fiction
  • documentary
  • animation

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

History modules will cover the development of historical debates and imagining the past. Topics range 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. You'll also study works from more recent times, such as heritage films about the British Empire or the Titanic.

 As part of this BA Film and History you can:

  • study 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

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

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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