Immerse yourself in 2 complementary subjects that fascinate you with this Joint Honours degree. On this course you will explore the history and culture of the United States, consider the American experience, and investigate film on a global scale.
Explore American cinema across time and consider how it reflects political and social climates. You will examine major film movements including the New Hollywood period of the 70s and the independent cinema cycle of the 80s and 90s. You will consider the global cinematic influences that shape American cinema, and those that it influences.
You will have the opportunity to explore a range of genres, styles and periods of cinema, both from America and from around the world. This includes:
- Gothic and horror
- Documentary film
- Science fiction
- Independent film
- Cult and extreme cinema.
On this degree you will learn the skills needed to investigate the techniques, styles and creative decisions behind film. Through varied modules which cross over different academic subjects, you will gain a broad understanding of American society, history and popular culture. We also consider film within it’s wider cultural context. This means exploring its relationship with:
- Comic books
- Video games
- Popular culture
- The digital landscape.
You can choose to study abroad in your second year, experiencing America for yourself. You will gain valuable experience of living in another country, developing your independence and initiative.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.