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BAFilm and Philosophy

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

This combined degree builds on research and teaching strengths in both areas, producing a successful and challenging course combination that benefits in particular from film’s interest in aesthetics and philosophy.

The Philosophy Department at Southampton has particular research strengths in Aesthetics, making it the ideal place to study a Combined Honours in Film and Philosophy. This is reinforced by exploring the role of cinema across different social, historical and cultural contexts, studying a diverse range of filmmakers and influential movements, from Alfred Hitchcock to Pedro Almodóvar, and from German expressionism to contemporary US cinema. Film studies employs a multitude of interpretive tools, from sociological and philosophical approaches to close textual analysis.

During a degree in Film and Philosophy at Southampton, you will critically consider the work of the great philosophers of the past while engaging with cutting edge contemporary debates. You will also look back to film’s 19th century origins and forward to today’s innovations in digital technology.

This programme build a series of key skills valued by employers, including interpersonal communication, organisation and time-management abilities, and also offer you the opportunity to conduct primary research in archives and libraries around the country. Other specific skills include writing and oral presentation skills.

The Avenue Library houses a comprehensive, diverse collection of films (approximately 4,000 DVDs and 2,000 videos, with many more at our Harley and Winchester libraries) from around the world. There is a thriving film culture both on and off campus, and the Students’ Union has an active Film Society and an award-winning film-making society – Wessex Films.

Programme structure

Typical course content

Popular film genres
Film aesthetics
Cinema pre-history
Critical theories, cultural history
World cinema
Hollywood
European film
Cinematography
Professional practice
Creative writing/screenwriting

Career opportunities

Career skills are embedded throughout every stage of study. Certain professional practice modules include visits from industry professionals who offer vocational training.

The university explains the skills taught throughout the degree and offers a number of optional employability modules. In studying film and history you will gain the key skills which employers seek and learn to communicate challenging ideas to a wide range of audiences.

Daniel Greenway, a graduate of Film and French at Southampton, progressed to work on major Hollywood productions Batman Begins and The Da Vinci Code. “My time at Southampton was invaluable in developing my critical approach to film-making,” he said. “It’s vital for anyone who wants a career in the creative side of the industry.”

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States