The degree equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for analysing film as an art form. It concentrates on film criticism, detailed film analysis, film theory, and film-philosophy and teaches the history and the contemporary developments in the scholarly literature relating to these aspects. It encourages thoughtful and imaginative engagement with film as a medium and with individual films. Teaching is delivered primarily through classes, but also through individual supervision.
Further information and guidance on the admissions process can be found here.
|Term1||Language and style of film criticism, Methods of film analysis and theory.|
|Term 2||4 units, each covering topics on types of filmmaking or film theory topics.|
The degree may include the following content taught by specialists from a variety of disciplines:
- Film Form
- Aesthetic Evaluation
- Interpretation and Criticism
- Classic and Contemporary Film Theory
- Concepts in Film History
- Study of a Single Director
- Film and Modernism
- Contemporary Theories of Spectatorship - Embodiment, Ethics and Politics
- The Film-Philosophy of Stanley Cavell
A practical one-week course takes place at the beginning of the first term; this is introductory and applicants should note that thereafter the degree is not a practical one.
- Two long essays (6000 words each)
- One short essay (3000 words)
- A dissertation (10,000 words)