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Film Studies (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Duration
3 years
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
P303

About this course

Study film from a variety of perspectives: as popular art, big business and as a cultural record. Immerse yourself in the subject, from the earliest projected images to the present day. Learn how to view Hollywood blockbusters, European and world cinema with a critical eye.

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 film and develop your critical thinking as part of a lively community.

You can choose to spend a semester or a summer abroad at one of our partner universities, including: South Korea, Sweden, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Czech Republic.

You can also hone your filmmaking skills with our student-led filmmaking, TV and radio societies. They offer training and equipment to help you try out directing, producing, scriptwriting, sound or camera work.

As part of this course you can:

  • explore British, European and world cinema

  • discover early film through archive visits

  • use our extensive library resources, including over 5,800 films from around the world

  • take modules from other courses, such as English, history and music

  • volunteer at a cinema to develop new skills, such as team leading, projection and digital design

  • 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.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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