Film Studies

If you fancy yourself as a film buff and are interested in the cinema industry then you'll love this course.

As well as gaining an appreciation of film as an art form in terms of its visual storytelling, studying film can enhance your understanding of the world in terms of competing values, attitudes and beliefs. Our course also incorporates a creative production element where you will be able to put what you have learnt into practice by making a short film or writing a screenplay. 

The course is designed to deepen your understanding and enjoyment of British and American cinema. You'll explore a wide range of films, develop skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection.

The British cinema part of the course focuses on how British film represents asylum seekers and immigrants in contemporary society. The key texts are Dirty Pretty Things and Yasmin.

The American Cinema module focuses on genre studies and considers the role of melodrama in American society. The key texts are American Beauty and The Virgin Suicides.

You'll visit a number of university events as well as regular cinema trips.


FE/HE options include Film and Media-related degrees or HNC/HND qualification Art-related Degree.

Careers include: film production, TV editing, special effects technician, Journalism, PR and Marketing.

How to apply

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Course detail

Start date: September 2021

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9 to 4

Study units

Exploring film form, British and American film, Film research and creative projects and a variety of film experiences, issues and debates.


Combination of exams and one piece of practical course work.