Learn about the history and theory of film and television, whilst discovering the ways these media have recorded and reconstructed history. BA History and Film Studies is an innovative degree programme combining two interlinking subjects. It also offers opportunities for practical experience in film-making and archival research. This degree is ideal for anyone wanting to work in the heritage industry, documentary making, writing and researching for historical programming, journalism, arts management, teaching or archiving. You will explore world history alongside the history of film, learning to analyse and reflect on how historical events have been represented and transformed through visual media. You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, projects and reports, ensuring you graduate a skilled critical thinker, researcher and communicator, ready to launch yourself into your chosen career. The study of history is inseparable from the study of visual and cultural sources. In the modern era, historical events and film media have contributed to, influenced and transformed each other in numerous ways and in a variety of contexts. This pioneering course gives you the chance to explore these two closely related disciplines, and discover how film and cinema can contribute to our understanding of the past. Your degree will begin with a grounding in both history and film studies, as you are introduced to all the key debates and controversies of history and become familiar with the methods and approaches of film history. You’ll also begin to investigate the complex cultural, scholarly and historical relationships between the two subjects, looking at the role of various visual and material sources in historical research, from maps and photographs to paintings and films. As your degree progresses, you will take more optional modules, allowing you to build a degree that suits your aims and aspirations while attaining a deep understanding of both subjects. You will choose from a range of film studies and history options. These currently include specially designed modules on topics such as documentary history, theory and practice; propaganda and European history on film; historical representation and memory; and the practice and ethics of archival research. Throughout the degree, you will take part in screenings, lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials, developing your research and communication skills, and will work closely with expert academics in both fields.