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. A year abroad will enhance your understanding of visual arts and let you experience a new culture.
You'll study familiar classics alongside contemporary cinema, and genres including:
You'll deepen your understanding and enjoyment of film and develop your critical thinking as part of a lively community.
You'll spend your third year studying at one of our partner universities abroad. Your options include: South Korea, Sweden, Ireland or the Czech Republic – countries with their own distinctive film cultures. You can take lectures in English but may also improve your languages. We'll help you plan your year abroad to suit your interests.
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
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.