What is the course about?
Films and filmmakers in European cinema since the 1920s and critical approaches to European cinema.
What will we cover?
• European films and filmmakers
• National cinema
• New waves in European cinema
• Art cinema
• Popular cinema
• European film history.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Identify and evaluate key films and filmmakers in European cinema
• Describe and evaluate key critical approaches to European cinema
• Evaluate European cinema within a critical framework.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for all levels. It will provide an introduction to the subject but will also be useful for those wishing to build on existing knowledge. You do not need any particular skills but the course will involve some reading.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Screenings of extracts from films, talks by the tutor, reading materials, small and large group discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will require a pen and paper (or laptop/device) but the tutor will provide all other materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please check the Film Studies section in the prospectus under Humanities or on our website: www.citylit.ac.uk under History, Culture and Writing.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details