Sheffield Hallam University

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2018
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Film Studies

Develop your passion for film through your studies by learning and experiencing cinema in all its forms, from silent film to digital media. We introduce you to • film form, narrative and style • a wide range of films, from Hollywood to non-mainstream cinemas • a wide variety of film genres, film makers and film movements • a selection of national cinemas from around the world, including American, British, East Asian and European • a range of contemporary, thought-provoking film theory. You consider the social, aesthetic, cultural and industrial influences that have helped shape cinema around the world. This understanding of how real world issues affect filmmaking is essential if you wish to gain a career in the TV and film industries. The degree includes creative opportunities, such as a module where you edit your own video essay. As well as professional skills, such as film reviewing and designing your own film-festival programme. You can study one or more areas in which our teaching staff specialise, such as • European cinemas • American horror • documentary • east Asian cinema • Hollywood • British and European TV drama and comedy • contemporary US television • film journalism. In your final year you develop your personal interests in film studies by completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice and by carrying out your own research projects within modules. Key areas include • introduction to film analysis • studying for stage and screen • film history • film narrative • Hollywood • film theory • American horror • documentary • East Asian cinema • music in film • Must-See TV • professional film writing. **Links with industry** We enjoy close working relationships with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Sheffield's Showroom cinema. We have privileged access to the BFI national archive, which contains more than 50,000 fiction films and over 100,000 non-fiction titles, most of which are not available on VHS or DVD. We collaborate with Film Hub North on BFI Academy Film Schools and host regional events and screenings in association with the BFI and the Showroom Cinema. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. Sheffield is a thriving creative hub and home to a wide range of production companies (including the world famous Warp Films), theatres and film festivals. There are many opportunities for students to gain valuable experience working with our external partners, such as • Sheffield International Doc/Fest • Sheffield Live! • Celluloid Screams • Sensoria • Cinema for All. **Facilities** Films are shown in our purpose-built film theatre, The Void. It combines new technology, including DCP (digital cinema package), projection of Blu-ray and DVD through a 4K digital projector, with older technology, such as our Westrex 7000 35mm projectors. These projectors can show both recent and rare, culturally valuable films in their original cinema format, celluloid. We are one of the few universities in the country with this capability. You also have access to our learning centre, which has • thousands of films on DVD, Blu-ray and on-campus online screening • a large collection of cinema books and journals • a unique collection of archival material on microfiche • individual viewing facilities for private study with access to the BFI’s SIFT database.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site,Sheffield
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,750
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Sheffield
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,750