During Year 1 you acquire relevant subject knowledge, critical approaches and key skills, moving onto integrating the study and the production of film alongside research skills in Years 2 and 3. You are familiarised with the concepts, methodological tools and skills with which to analyse film. American, European and global perspectives on film and film culture are examined, while investigating the subject of film historically, culturally and in terms of its industrial and institutional determination. The course engages with film criticism, cinema history, the production process and cultural issues surrounding film so you can develop wider perspectives on the methods and contexts of film production. Alongside this knowledge of a wide range of theoretical concepts, you acquire skills in the aesthetic and technological processes of directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography and sound. You study a range of key film production techniques and practical processes in conjunction with the examination of films and the application of theoretical cinematic concepts and ideas. This programme is ideal if you wish to work in the film industry where a critical and practical understanding of film is vital. Open 24 hours a day, our Multimedia Centre offers outstanding industry-standard facilities including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, a computerised radio studio, and facilities for multi-track audio recording. A wide range of equipment is available and the Centre is an Apple Certified Training Centre.