10 Great Directors

Ref: C3675665

It's not necessarily about who is the greatest or most sensational as we explore a selection work from directors who produce films either audiences know and love and/or made a lasting mark on the world of cinema. Likewise we also explore films from directors to watch now and in the near future as well as a one or two we may’ve overlooked in the past. In each case, what are their running themes and styles – do some remain the same whilst others continually evolve? Suitable for beginners and returners.

Course aim

This course will give students the opportunity to explore work from film directors who for various reasons may be considered as 'great', increasing their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of cinema in general.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, fresh appreciation & understanding of what constitutes a cinematic work,performance or style which may be considered 'great'.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to be able to analyse, comment on and/or review a film, a performance or production from a specific director.
  • Draw from their own knowledge and experience in expressing their own informed opinions when commenting on a film containing a style or content considerable as 'great'.
  • Show confidence in discussing the subject area and in particular any aspects of a director's work which they themselves find important.
  • Describe their motivation & enthusiasm for the work of various directors in general and issues arising.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A note book and pen may be useful!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Ask your tutor about a certificate of completion.

Download full course information sheet

10 Great Directors

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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