Study the cinema phenomenon in its global context and explore the complex relationships between national film industries.
This course enables you to build your critical and analytical understanding of production and marketing processes, as well as patterns of consumption in a continuously evolving cultural landscape.
You will study with experts in film analysis, looking at aesthetics and economics, the work of filmmakers around the world, and developing your understanding of the place of cinema in global media industry as a whole.
Intermediate qualifications available:
• Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level
• Study with experts in film analysis, and enjoy regular seminars, screenings, film festivals and guest speakers • Explore areas of study including: cultural theories; European cinema; film analysis; representation and reality; post-colonial and ‘third’ cinema and world cinema and global media • Develop your ability to communicate effectively in writing, through new technologies and in oral presentation; and to adapt to different cultural environments and conditions • Gain a thorough grounding in media as a whole, with a clear picture of the place of cinema in the global media and related industries • Benefit from a degree ideal if you are seeking a job in a cinema-related field such as programming, marketing or administration, wish to teach film studies or continue to an MPhil or PhD research degree.
• Research Methods • Practical Post-Production and Digital Effects • Film Analysis • European Cinema Since 1945 • The Film Business: Current Issues and Debates • World Cinema and Global Media Since 1975 • Project (A) • Digital Film Project
The units contain both formative and summative assessments, and it is during these units that you will learn the range of competences and knowledge necessary to succeed on the course.
For your project work you can undertake a traditional dissertation, a piece of practical video work, a portfolio of diverse practical work, or some combination of these.
The units utilise essays, special exercises, case studies, projects, dissertations and practical work for assessment as appropriate to the topic.
This course is ideal for students seeking a job in cinema-related fields in areas such as programming, marketing or administration. It provides an understanding of film in relation to global cultural industries.
It is also a valuable academic qualification for people teaching film studies at all levels.