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Film Studies (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 305.93 KB).

Location and awarding body

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