Combined Honours

Film

Film

Overview

Discover our range of Film modules for 2017-18.

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The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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Routes

This subject has a choice of two routes: Film Studies or Documentary Practice. 

Film Studies (Route 1) is an opportunity to study a variety of different aspects of film, ranging from national cinemas, theories of gender, narrative and spectatorship, and popular culture. Teaching generally takes the form of lectures and seminars with screenings of core texts.

Students take either 40 or 60 credits of Film Studies modules, and in Stages 1 and 2 can 'make up' the credits either from their other subject(s) or from modules available in Media & Communication (or a 'free choice' subject to Pre-requisites and in consultation with the Degree Programme Director).

Documentary Practice (Route 2) enables students to develop the practical skills and academic knowledge necessary to produce documentary film. It focuses on documentary film making, set within the critical study of media, culture and society. Teaching generally takes the form of practical film making, film screenings, and modules in film history and theory. 

Students must study 60 credits of Documentary Practice each year. It cannot be taken alongside Film Studies. 

Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the Film Studies subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about Film modules for Stage 1.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Route 1: Film Studies

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester
SML1021 Introduction to International Film 20 1&2

Route 2: Documentary Practice 

Students taking Documentary Practice must study all of the following compulsory modules (60 credits):

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester
MCH1035  Starting out in Filmmaking (Capped at 25)  20 2
MCH1037 Introduction to Multimedia Technologies for Film and Journalism 20 1
MCH1038 Introduction to the Documentary: From documentation to non-fiction film (Capped at 60) 20 2

Stage 2

Find out about Film modules for Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Route 1: Film Studies

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
FRE2005 Classic French Cinema 20 1&2
SML2011 Cities in East Asian Cinema: Culture, History and Identity 20 1

Route 2: Documentary Practice 

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
MCH2075 Representations: Identity, Culture and Society (Capped at 120) 20 1
MCH2082  Making a Short Documentary (Pre-requisite MCH1035) (Capped at 25) 20 2
MCH2086 Analysing Documentary Practices (Pre-requisite MCH1038) 20 1

Stage 3

Find out about Film modules for Stage 3.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Route 1: Film Studies

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
CHN4011 Documenting China: Studying Chinese Culture and Society through Documentaries 20 2
SEL3319 The Spielberg Generation (Capped at 70 students) 20 1
SEL3347 Contemporary Documentary 2: Theory and Practice (Capped at 15 students) 20 2
JPN4002 Contemporary Japanese Animation 20 1
SML4099 Dissertation 20 1&2

Route 2: Documentary Practice

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
MCH3083 Experimental Documentary Practice (not offered in 2017/2018 will be available 2018/19) 20 1

Further modules for Stage 3 are under development.