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University Impact Ranking 2019
201+
European Teaching Rankings 2019
301+
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being for people 2019
Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, United Kingdom

Film and American Studies - University of Winchester

- American Studies achieved 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey - Enjoy the freedom to study your favourite genres and periods of cinema as well as American history, literature and culture - Develop as a well-informed critical thinker who understands the rich diversity of America and its place in the wider contemporary world From The Godfather and Pulp Fiction to Jaws and Star Wars, America’s impact on the global film industry has been enormous. Hollywood was the birthplace of movie studios, ushering in a golden era in film and creating new genres such as action films and musicals. Film and American Studies at Winchester taps into this rich heritage and integrates the wider study of global film with America’s fascinating culture and society. On our lively Film and American Studies course you study a diverse range of film forms, national traditions and historical periods from a variety of perspectives, using film as the key tool to reveal the complexities of US society and the American dream. You develop the theoretical concepts and methodological skills needed to analyse film in historical, cultural and institutional contexts. The three-year programme draws on the research interests and expertise of staff with subject-specific and strong interdisciplinary backgrounds. In addition, you may wish to take advantage of outstanding industry-standard facilities at our on-campus Multimedia Centre to learn practical elements in filmmaking and cinema technologies. In Year 1, you learn critical approaches to film analysis and key skills, studying core modules such as Reading Film, Film Criticism, Introduction to American Studies, and Film Form, History and Culture. These themes are developed further in Year 2 when you also take core modules in American Modernity, Hollywood Cinema and learn research skills across both disciplines. In both Years 2 and Year 3, in addition to the mandatory requirements, you take at least two Film Studies and two American Studies optional modules in each year. Your choices may include Contemporary European Cinema, Music and Film, The American Film Western, and Work and Money in American Literature. In your final year, you also write a Film and American Studies dissertation and take a core module on Identity in Contemporary American Film. You graduate as a well-informed critical thinker who understands the cross-cultural diversity of the contemporary world. Our graduates pursue careers in film-and television-related industries, advertising, media, journalism, teaching, and also in the creative and public sectors. They often find work in professions that value their ability to apply a deep understanding of film and American history, culture and ideology to practical contexts.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Part-time
  • Duration
    6 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • Location
    Main Site,WinchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250