Combined Honours

Film

Film

Overview

Discover our range of Film modules for 2019-20.

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The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Find reading lists on our website. 

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.

Students can study either 40 or 60 credits of Film Studies modules each year, 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).  Film Studies and Documentary Practice cannot be taken together.

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 

Please note that due to the limited availability of appropriate equipment and teaching spaces, there are a maximum of five spaces for Combined Honours students to study Documentary Practice.

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

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester
MCH1011 Introduction to Film Technologies 20 1
MCH1035  Starting out in Filmmaking  20 2
MCH1038 Introduction to the Documentary: From documentation to non-fiction film (Capped at 50) 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 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  20 1
MCH2082  Making a Short Documentary (Pre-requisites MCH1035 and MCH2086) (Capped at 50) 20 2
MCH2086 Analysing Documentary Practices (Pre-requisite MCH1035 and MCH1038) (Capped at 50) 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
FRE4006 Contemporary French Cinema 20 1
JPN4002 Contemporary Japanese Animation 20 2
MCH3037 Religion and Recent US Film 20 2
SEL3346 Contemporary Documentary 1: Theory and Practice (Capped at 15 students) 20 1
SEL3347 Contemporary Documentary 2: Theory and Practice (Capped at 15 students) 20 2
SML4099 Dissertation 20 1&2

Route 2: Documentary Practice

Students must study the following compulsory module and ‘make up’ the credits either from their other subject or from modules available in Media & Communication (or a ‘free choice’ subject to pre-requisites and in consultation with the Degree Programme Director).  

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
MCH3084

Film Practice Project*

40 1&2

*Note: the project is 10 credits in Semester 1 and 30 credits in Semester 2