This is an American degree, four years in length.
The Film Studies major offers a comprehensive study of film and knowledge of basic film production, as well as theories about film and its cultural meanings, values and impact.
You will develop an understanding of film history and aesthetics, as well as critical approaches to the study of film.
You will move from a general survey to specific, in-depth studies of genres, film-makers and theories. Upper-level courses focus on in-depth analysis of film genres, filmmakers, or international cinema.
Why should I choose this programme?
The world of film is changing in a whole host of vital ways. As traditional filmmaking techniques and styles shift in response to the widespread move towards digital formats, all sorts of questions arise: will cinema continue to exist as we have known it for over 100 years or will it become something altogether different?
Key skills, aims and objectives
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- The ability to plan and execute projects
- Team-working skills
- Experience in creative writing and script development
- Knowledge of pre- and post-production
- Video production skills
- Experience of photography
- Research skills
- Analytical skills (including film criticism)
You will have the potential to move on to a stimulating career across industry in:
- All areas of film and broadcast production (from research to production management, marketing and distribution)
- Film archival and preservation work
- Film exhibition and curation
- Film criticism, journalism and scholarship
- Related areas in the creative and communications industries