On this degree you will learn the skills needed to investigate the techniques, styles and creative decisions behind film. We will introduce you to a wide range of genres and movements, including:
- Gothic and horror
- Documentary film
- Science fiction
- Independent film
- Cult and extreme cinema
You will also have the chance to study films from around the world, with modules focusing on British, European, American and transnational cinema. As well investigating the history of cinema, you will consider film within it’s wider cultural context. This means exploring its relationship with comic books, video games, television, popular culture and the digital landscape.
When you study film with us we encourage you to become part of the wider film culture both within the university and in York’s thriving cinema scene. This could include:
- Getting involved with the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, which we take part in every year
- Writing, producing or marketing for Neutral, our online magazine and web platform
- Taking advantage of free talks and student screenings at the cinemas in the city
- Working on a placement with one of our partners in the city as part of your employability module
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.