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Our film and media courses include: film studies with courses as diverse as music in film, what makes a film ‘iconic’ and looking at particular genres or actors. Practical film making courses include: screenwriting, producing, directing and shooting your own short films or documentaries.

British Cinema of the 60's View details

The course will explore how film developed as an industry and an art form in the United Kingdom in the course of the ‘long 60s’. This will be carried out with a focus upon the work of six directors, native to Britain or resident here during the period. Films will be studied in relation to the general context of the changing culture of Britain in the period.

British Films and Directors View details

The course will concentrate on three key areas of British film: The epic cinema of the 1930s/40s and later, to include the output of producer Alexander Korda (The Private Life of Henry VIII), films by director Michael Powell (Red Shoes), to current works like Dunkirk and The Darkest Hour Documentary and Realism, from early films commissioned by the Post Office, the Coal Board (Nightmail et al), through to the kitchen sink dramas of the early 1960s (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey) and the later works of Ken Loach et al Modern British cinema: Themes and Attitudes - a look at how successfully (or otherwise) it reflects the concerns of different sections of British society and how it sees our future as a nation

Castaway Mise en Screen View details

A fun, hands on film making course where members will use iPads and professional cameras to recreate iconic scenes from their favourite films. Specifically focusing on recreating the mise-en-scene, style and atmosphere.

Christmas Films View details

The course will initially aim to define what constitutes a Christmas film. It will look at the origins of the genre, starting with the Hollywood films of the 1930s and '40s and will include a number that have been forgotten over the years but deserve an audience today. It will then look at more modern films from the 1980s onwards, mostly from Hollywood, many reviving Dickens' Christmas Carol, and examine how they relate to a post-war society, generally more affluent, but with new challenges, fears and aspirations. Finally it will look at Christmas-themed films from other countries, including a number from the UK, but also examining product from France, Spain, Russia and elsewhere.

Comedy in Film View details

The course will look at the various forms of comedy shown in various films. These will focus on: 1. Physical comedy (from silent slapstick, through to Jacques Tati and on to more contemporary examples) 2. Social satire - how comedy has been used to lampoon certain social types or to show up contemporary issues in a different and often irreverent light 3. The Hollywood 'screwball' comedies of the 1930s/40s, what they said about the aspirations of the time and how they have influenced contemporary romcoms 4. Sex comedies, from exploitation through to new ways of looking at sexual relationships in both heterosexual and gay communities 5. The absurd and beyond - how 'unreality' is shown in such works and how they reflect on contemporary society

Exploring British Cinema: an introductory talk View details

This talk will provide an introduction to British film history through close reference to selected key films from different historical periods: Rescued by Rover (1905),The Manxman (1929), Whisky Galore (1949), Kes (1969), and Belle (2013). The talk will introduce ways to look at these films in greater depth. We will relate these films to ongoing debates about British cinema: including issues of community, identity, and the challenges faced by the film industry.

Film Appreciation View details

This course is intended as a journey through the world of film - an art form that almost everyone experiences at some point. It should help you understand more about the origin of film itself, film genres, the Hollywood system and specifically the production process. Topics include History: from the cinema of attractions to narrative film making; Hollywood; The Studio system; Morphing to Digital; Film Production and the various stages of the production process; Cinematography; Sound and music; Editing and montage.

Film Studies - The Art of Charlie Chaplin View details

Charlie Chaplin was much more than a slapstick comedian. He was a great film artist, in the fullest sense of the word. He not only acted in his films, but he wrote them, he directed them, performed the stunts and even composed the music. For his performance as a down-at-heel tramp, a little man acutely alert to the suffering of others, Chaplin drew on his own memories of growing up in poverty in London. His ability to create film out of such deep wells of feeling make him the Dickens of the movie world. On this course, we will begin by watching his film 'The Kid' and then explore exactly how this film was put together, what makes it such a funny, and such an emotional experience.

Introduction to British Cinema View details

We will study British cinema through a wide range of extracts. The course will enable students to discuss and analyse examples from film history and contemporary cinema. We will consider what these films represent for different audiences, and how critics have responded. We will discuss questions of identity, culture and film as an art form.

Introduction to Radio Production View details

Participants will learn all about radio, including presenting, producing and journalism and will contribute to a live radio show. They will also gain lots of transferable skills, boost their confidence and have some fun.