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Film Studies

London South Bank University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This dynamic course combines film theory, world cinema studies and video-making practice to give you a comprehensive, critical study of film. Our focus is on the cultural, aesthetic and economic importance of film, past, present and future. You’ll acquire an extensive filmic knowledge and learn to analyse film in all forms. As a student in one of the world’s cultural capitals, you’ll have the British Film Institute and media industries on your doorstep.

This dynamic course combines film theory, world cinema studies and video-making practice to give you a comprehensive, critical study of film. Our focus is on the cultural, aesthetic and economic importance of film, past, present and future. You’ll acquire an extensive filmic knowledge and learn to analyse film in all forms. As a student in one of the world’s cultural capitals,...

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Course Content

You’ll study film texts, film histories and national cinemas and use that knowledge to make films that break the mould. We’ll explore world cinema history, the future of film in a globalised world of digital media and the importance of film (culturally, aesthetically, politically and economically). You’ll also learn how to present your ideas in an engaging and professional way; you’ll make short films, deliver great presentations, write short screenplays and produce film production dossiers.

Methods of assessment for course overall: 83% coursework.

Year 1

  • Reading the screen: theory and aesthetics
  • The rise of cinema: history and diversity 
  • Reading the screen: analysis and design
  • The film auteur: vision and style
  • World cinema: origins and forms
  • Film-making and innovation

Year 2

  • European realisms: Italy and France
  • Projecting Britain: postwar to the 1980s
  • Documentary modes: practice and theory

Plus one optional module from:

  • Screenwriting
  • Visions of the city

Plus one further option from:

  • Professional employability
  • American cinema: Hollywood and independents
  • Critiquing gender and sexuality in the movies

Year 3

  • Contemporary cinema and digital futures
  • Film and revolution in the developing world
  • Film reviewing and curating
  • British film industry now!

Plus one optional module from:

  • Critical film practice (practical module)
  • Film dissertation

You’ll study film texts, film histories and national cinemas and use that knowledge to make films that break the mould. We’ll explore world cinema history, the future of film in a globalised world of digital media and the importance of film (culturally, aesthetically, politically and economically). You’ll also learn how to present your ideas in an engaging and professional...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Southwark Campus

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level BCC or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions 36 Merits or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

A Level BCC or; BTEC National Diploma MMM or; Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions 36 Merits or; Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) We welcome qualifications from around the...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
84%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
84% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
74% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
89% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
84% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
63% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
89% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
68% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
74% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
79% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
68% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
89% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
63% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
74% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
79% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
79% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
84% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
74% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
63% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
74% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
84% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
68% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
95% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
89% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
79% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
63% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
67% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£17000

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