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Film Studies traces the development of film making, from its 19th century origins to the digital age.

Combining elements from traditional art forms, films shape our contemporary social and cultural identities. We believe that popular genres are as important as art cinema, and that film transcends borders. This vision is reflected in our modules, where you will encounter King Kong and the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business, Lord of the Rings and contemporary Japanese animation, silent movies and documentaries. We also study innovative filmmakers and auteurs from Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar and Wong Kar-Wai, to Britain's Andrea Arnold, Sally Potter and Danny Boyle.

Finding the right course for you

Our courses include the option to study film as a single subject or in combination with a variety of other subjects, and are informed by the latest research.    

Choosing to study here

Southampton is a great place to study film, with excellent facilities and a vibrant campus life.    

Flexible Learning

Find out more about our flexible learning opportunities including minors, study abroad and learning a language.    

Film at Southampton

Film at the University of Southampton is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for 'Communication and Media Studies' (The Complete University Guide, 2022)

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