Minor in Film Studies
UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.
Available for students starting in September 2017.
If you choose a Minor in Film Studies you will study a wide range of films from different periods and countries, including work by key directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir and Steven Spielberg. You will also develop an appreciation of different film cultures and film-making traditions including Hollywood, European and world cinemas.
In your first year you will learn how to ‘read’ film texts from a range of critical perspectives including formalism, authorship and genre. You will focus particularly on American cinema (‘Hollywood’), which is culturally and economically the most dominant mode of film practice in the world.
- Introduction to Film History
- American Film and Visual Culture
You will build on the first year American Film and Visual Culture module, studying more recent Hollywood films and film-making. You will also extend your historical knowledge and understanding of film by looking at different examples of world cinema.
- Researching World Cinemas
- Contemporary Hollywood
You will be able to choose from specialised modules in which you will explore in depth aspects of cinema and television.
Choose one or two option modules from:
- Cinematic Representations of Latin America
- Italian Postwar Directors
- Norms and Margins in French Cinema
- Screen Gothic
- Seriality: Film, Television and Other Media
- Television Drama
- The Cinema of Luis Brunel
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
No specific entry requirements
There will be a range of assessment methods including coursework essays, exams, presentations and reviews.
Now choose your Major
On a Major/Minor degree, 25% of your course will be your Minor (in this case Film Studies) and 75% will be your Major.
Please note that you cannot study a Minor in Film Studies with a Major in Film Studies.