Film Studies Courses in London

From science fiction to horror, classics to contemporary films, explore a variety of film genres and approaches, and share your thoughts.
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  1. Film taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a real-time working example of a City Lit film class. This taster offers you the chance to explore the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. Hitchcock and Christopher Nolan: are you watching closely?

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compare two British directors (Hitchcock/Nolan) who found fame and fortune in Hollywood and consider if Christopher Nolan is a modern day Hitchcock. Expect dreams, obsessions, unreliable narrators and Macguffins in Memento, Vertigo,The Prestige, The Wrong Man, Inception, Suspicion, The Dark Knight, Lifeboat and Dunkirk. Are you watching closely?
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £96.00

  3. Afternoon cinema: Alfred Hitchcock & Christopher Nolan - are you watching closely?

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compare two British directors (Hitchcock/Nolan) who found fame and fortune in Hollywood: is Christopher Nolan is a modern day Hitchcock? Expect dreams, obsessions, and unreliable narrators in Memento, Vertigo, The Prestige, The Lodger, Inception, and Blackmail. Also, a weekly ‘what’s on’ and the latest film gossip.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  4. How to read a film

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through the analysis of images and clips from films of different eras and countries you will learn how different film elements – cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing, sound design, and performance – combine to create meaning in movies.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  5. American gothic cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at horror, mystery, noir and melodrama, this course explores American gothic cinema from around 1930 to the 1970s. We will consider the genre's striking visuals and recurring themes and narratives while also thinking about ways in which their production reflects Hollywood cinema at different stages of its development.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Masters of cinema: the film vision of Alfonso Cuaron

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the incredible cinematic style and film genre exploration of the Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Centenary Cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cinema came of age just as City Lit opened in Fetter Lane. Broken Blossoms was set in nearby Limehouse. In 1919 Chaplin, Griffith, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks formed United Artists and C.B. DeMille made Gloria Swanson a star. View and discuss film clips with Keaton, Harold Lloyd and other stars.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  8. The haunted screen: German expressionist cinema, 1919-1933

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore one of cinema's most imaginative and influential movements through a range of films, including The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Nosferatu, Metropolois and many others. We will consider the movement as one accommodating a variety of styles and filmmakers while also thinking about the films' production and historical contexts.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Film at the BFI: Hollywood musicals

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Enjoy one of the most popular film genres and be part of the BFI’s song and dance season playing across cinema screens UK-wide. Learn about the history of movie musicals and study iconic examples of the form.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  10. Masters of cinema: Spike Lee 'Do the right thing'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spike Lee makes films with a social conscience built in. Soul. His first film was a landmark in independent filmmaking and the entire reason for the success of eighties’ independent features. This year he was back with BlackkKlansmen - and Oscar nominated. We do the right thing and review his films.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. The Coen Brothers' Blood Simple to Buster Scruggs

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From cult hits Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognisable voice in modern American cinema, a singular mix of darkness and levity.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. The rise of 'the method' in screen acting of the 1940s and 50s

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the acting techniques and psychological elements that a new generation of American screen actors brought to cinema in the 1940s and 1950s, known as The Method.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. British gothic cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore British gothic cinema from its origins in low budget thrillers of the 1930s and dark noirs of the 1940s to its heyday from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, and consider the ways in which it offers a cinematic experience of the gothic quite unlike that of Hollywood.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Contemporary cinema: the best films of the year

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the best films of the year! This course coincides with the wave of new films released for Bafta/Oscar awards season, offering a weekly what's on, discussion and screenings to provide you with a definitive list of films to watch and enjoy.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  15. Afternoon cinema: current films and new releases

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the best films of the year! This course coincides with the wave of new films released for Bafta/Oscar awards season, offering a weekly what's on, discussion and screenings to provide you with a definitive list of films to watch and enjoy.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

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