This programme is built on the acquisition of relevant subject knowledge, critical approaches and key skills in the initial academic year. These are developed in subsequent years while integrating the study of film and American Studies through specific attention to American contexts for film and enhancing research skills to allow you to work in both independent and informed ways at advanced levels of study. Relevant theoretical and cultural contexts are provided to emphasise representation in historical and cultural contexts while also allowing you to specialise in American forms of representation (both visual and literary). The programme draws on the research interests and expertise of staff with subject-specific and strong interdisciplinary backgrounds. In both the second and third academic years, in addition to the mandatory requirements, you must take at least two Film Studies and two American Studies optional modules in each year.