Film studies

Enjoy a fresh look at big screen classics, ground-breaking titles and cult favourites featuring a cast of iconic names, former stars and the men and women who called the shots.
  1. European horror cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the rich and varied traditions of European horror cinema through a range of key films, from sensational cult classics to prestigious art house shockers, and consider its often bold approach to the concept of horror along with themes such as genre, popular cinema, art cinema and authorship.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. How to read a film: a beginners' guide to cinema

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to know how to read a film? This course introduces you to ways of understanding and thinking about cinema through a range of films, past and present, from Hollywood, European and East Asian cinema.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Hollywood musicals: stars, studios and spectacle

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What is it about musicals, the genre that won’t go away? From depression-era escapism to postmodern appropriation, musicals adapted to the times. This all-singing, all-dancing course ranges from 'Broadway Melody' to 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Let’s face the music & dance.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  4. City Lit at the BFI: Japan at the pictures

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 May 2020
    Location on this date: BFI Southbank
    Accompanying a major Japanese film season at the British Film Institute, this course will take you on a journey through the history of filmmaking in Japan. Frequently the canon of ‘great’ directors - Ozu, Mizoguchi and Kurosawa - defines this nation’s cinema; however by exploring its broader film culture and history, we will experience the richness and depth that is Japan at the pictures.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  5. Masters of cinema: Bergman and Bresson

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bergman’s 'Seventh Seal' is an interior journey of the soul while Bresson photographs reserved faces to evoke the wildest spirits in 'Pickpocket'. Two new documentaries on Bergman and Bresson illustrate their work and take us to the heart of “foreign films” of the fifties and sixties.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Masters of cinema: the unforgettable films of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be moved by the intense cinematic style and deep exploration of the human experience of the Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Follow the White Rabbit: reading fairytale films

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun but informative day course encourages students to fall down the rabbit hole into the world of fairytale film. Ever wanted to deconstruct Disney films or psychoanalyze the Goblin King? This course may be just the omen you were looking for.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Reading images: an introduction to film studies

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course focuses on the area of Film Studies. It will provide students with an overview of the main historical,

    technical and theoretical aspects of filmmaking and film analysis.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Japanese horror cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ring (1998) established a 'J' horror phenomenon but the genre really began with Gojira/Godzilla (1954). Explore the history of Japanese horror cinema through a range of classic films featuring monsters, evil spirits, haunted videotapes and psychological terrors, while considering their critical reception and position on popular culture.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. American cinema of the 1960s: Film, culture and society

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The great American film critic Manny Farber said: “it’s impossible for a movie not to be of its period”. Is this how we make sense of American Cinema in the 1960s, a decade that began, emblematically, with the shock of Psycho and ended no less symbolically with Easy Rider?
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Film technique and style: visions of light

    Film technique and style: visions of light

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Behind the scenes, technique is the way meaning is created in films, where the director ends and the cinematographer or editor begins. Deep focus in Welles, the light in 'Oliver Twist' - all collaborating to influence narrative and audience response.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Powerful women of the cinema: five actors who redefined screen acting

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will combine biography with film clips of five international actors who redefined screen

    acting, creating powerful personae that have shaped the history of screen stardom and performance.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  13. Realism, melodrama and fantasy: British cinema in the 1940s

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 5 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 1940s saw major developments in British films and filmmaking matched by record numbers of cinema-goers and lively critical debate. Explore this 'golden age' British cinema through a range of films and themes including realism, melodrama and fantasy, and assess their critical reception and impact on British film culture.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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