Film and English literature are two of the most significant art forms that exist today. From Shakespeare’s tragedies through to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, both subjects offer a wealth of material to explore, enjoy and analyse. The two subjects also naturally inform each other, and by studying them in tandem you’ll be able to gain a unique and broader insight into both. On your course you’ll be able to choose from a range of optional modules in both Film and English Literature. We aim to give you a wide spectrum of topics to choose from, so you can build up a strong foundation of both subjects, before moving on to what really fascinates you. Studying film, we’ll look at a wide range of cinematic forms. From popular cinema through to challenging avant-garde works, you’ll be able to study a rich and varied selection of genres. We’ll also look at topics like national cinemas, and the work of individual filmmakers. You could look at adaptation, and how great works of literature are adapted to the big screen. Screenwriting, music and performance are all also part of the curriculum. It’s not all theory. We’ll also give you the chance to try your hand at filmmaking too. If you choose one of our documentary filmmaking modules you could get behind the camera and start exploring. With English literature, we'll encourage you to develop a broad knowledge of the best writing from this nation and further afield. You might find some surprises along the way, and discover authors or genres that you hadn’t known before. Some of the texts may be different from what you are used to reading, but we never lose sight of the pleasure that comes from reading, discussing and writing. We never forget the real world. We want you to finish your degree with the kind of practical, transferable skills that employers are looking for – things like critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively.