- How to Read a Film: A Beginners' Guide to CinemaCourse start date: Tue 21 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Online (other locations are available)Tutors: Paul SuttonThis course will develop your critical appreciation of the cinema by teaching you how to read and understand film texts. We will look at the elements that underpin film form – narrative, mise en scène, cinematography, editing and sound – alongside its historical development. We will consider film style by exploring classical, post-classical and art cinema and we will examine influential critical modes of analysis, such as genre, authorship and spectatorship.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- An Introduction to the European Horror FilmCourse start date: Tue 10 Jan 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Jon WisbeyExplore European horror cinema from its origins in German Expressionism to contemporary cinemas, such as the 'new wave of French horror'. We will consider the ways in which European horror cinema both shares and 'reconfigures' the iconography of classical horror, and its tendency to stress surrealist, dreamlike qualities, all of which has encouraged a distinct set of styles and thematic concerns.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
- Independently Minded: Maverick American Filmmakers of the 1970sCourse start date: Tue 10 Jan 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Mick McAloonWhat does it mean to be a “maverick” or “difficult”? Is such a reputation a blessing or a curse – especially in Hollywood, where the definition of success is measured at the box office? This course looks at those filmmakers whose persistence (of vision) and stubbornness (of character) were often reflected in the stories they told. And it examines the way their films have endured, often against the odds.
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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