London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course will develop your understanding of current film scholarship and provide you with a creative and practical grounding for careers in the TV, film and media industries. The focus of the degree is on the cultural, aesthetic, political and economic importance of film.

Course Modules

Year 1: The rise of cinema: Britain, France, USA; Reading the screen: film analysis; Authorship in cinema; Film theory into practice (practical module); The rise of cinema: world cinema; Reading the screen: critical approaches. Year 2: British cinema: projecting Britain, 1945 to 1979; American cinema: Hollywood and independents; Documentary modes: theory/practice (practical module); Italian neorealism and after; Weimar cinema and Soviet montage; Representing gender in film. Year 3: The city, the subject and the digital image; Third cinema; British film industry, 1980 to present; Dissertation (double module); Plus one optional module from: Critical film practice (practical module); Literature into film.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees