Introductory & general

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.

Check out our blog post on our new Cultureplex Ciné-Club, where once a week, for 12 weeks (and throughout the academic year in terms 2 and 3), we will watch and discuss film.

Study in-person, or online from the comfort of home, with classes that allow you to participate in discussions with fellow adult students and share your passion for Film as part of a learning community. We offer daytime, evening and weekend courses, both short and long. Our tutors are experts in their fields and experienced educators. Tutors share their knowledge and passion for Film through presentations, screenings, interactive discussion, analysis, and other activities.

Many students return to take more courses, telling us they enjoy being part of our City Lit literary community. Our popular courses often sell out quickly, so we invite you to browse and book your place now.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.


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  1. British Independent Film Directors
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Wischmeyer
    Ken Loach came from television, Mike Leigh and Terence Davies from film school. Lindsay Anderson left the Royal Court Theatre to become a leading voice in the British New Wave with its gritty social commentary and heightened realism. Stephen Frears crewed on Anderson’s If… in 1968 and then started directing in the 1970s. A new wave of women directors emerged with Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank in 2010 and continued with Sarah Gavron winning a BIFA (British Independent Film Award) for Rocks in 2021 just after Rose Glass won best debut director. This course will explore a number of significant British independent film directors looking at where they came from and the contribution that they made, and continue to make, to British filmmaking culture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00

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