BA (Hons) Film Studies

If you’re passionate about film – how it’s made, its meanings and its pleasures – this Film Studies degree will allow you to engage critically and theoretically with the art form. You will consider film and related media against their historical, cultural and technological backdrops. This will give you a broad perspective of the history and experience of film and cinema in out global media culture, from Hollywood and French cinema to avant-garde or cult cinema.

This is mainly a theory-based film studies course, but you’ll have practical opportunities in scriptwriting. This hands-on experience will help you better understand the relationship between theory and practice. If you are interested in a practical film degree take a look at our BA (Hons) Film course.

What you will study

The first year provides a broad overview of the language, theory, history and technology of cinema. You will also investigate the crucial role of French cinema, and engage with the creative process through scriptwriting.

You can expand your horizons in year two by studying trends in American, Eastern European and Documentary cinema, as well as TV Genres. Another module in scriptwriting will further develop your writing skills, and the Film Symposium, unique to South Wales, will mark the beginning of your transition from Film Studies student to academic.

In the third year you will demonstrate...

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Dr Lesley Harbidge, Film Studies Course Leader
Dr Philip Mitchell, Academic Subject Manager
Ian Staples, Senior Lecturer
Sian Summers, Senior Lecturer
Daryl Perrins, Senior Lecturer
Dr Deirdre Russell, Lecturer
Dr Jesse Schwenk, Lecturer

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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