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Film Studies with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 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. 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:

  • 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'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

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 308.62 KB).

Location and awarding body

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