Film studies

From science fiction to horror, classics to contemporary films, explore a variety of film genres and approaches, and share your thoughts.
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  1. Film taster

    Course Date: Sat 12 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore some of the themes you can expect to encounter on Build film classes. This taster of forthcoming classes offers you the chance to decide which course to take while discussing the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. Contemporary cinema: the best films of the year

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the best films of the year! This course coincides with the wave of new films released for Bafta/Oscar awards season, offering a weekly what's on, discussion and screenings to provide you with a definitive list of films to watch and enjoy.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  3. Afternoon cinema: current films and new releases

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the best films of the year! This course coincides with the wave of new films released for Bafta/Oscar awards season, offering a weekly what's on, discussion and screenings to provide you with a definitive list of films to watch and enjoy.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  4. Body image in cinema

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will explore diverse representations of the body in cinema, ranging from the site of adolescent trauma (My Skinny Sister), object of unhealthy desire (Antiviral) and symbol of uncanny danger (Teeth).
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Reading images: an introduction to film studies

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course focuses on the area of Film Studies. It will provide the students with an overview of the main historical, technical and theoretical aspects of filmmaking and film analysis.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. An introduction to Hollywood cinema

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course introduces you to key themes in Hollywood cinema, including classical and post-classical film styles and modes of production, genre, stars/gender, directors, film history and a range of critical responses to Hollywood cinema.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Aspects of British cinema

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore key themes in British cinema, including realism, the 'documentary tradition', the 'quality' cinema movement, the new wave, art cinema, popular cinema, national cinema, 'heritage' film, critical responses to British cinema and British film history.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  8. The legacy of Neorealism: from Italy to Iran

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Samira Makhmalbaf received Truffaut/Fellini awards for Blackboards and The Apple, films made realistic by the simplicity of real-life dialogue, using non-professional actors as characters. She understood the humour of De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Godzilla and the emergence of modern Japan

    Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course examines the dual origins of Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla/Gojira (1954) – that of the suppression of the supernatural in Japanese society and the impact of the atomic bomb upon the Japanese psyche. In doing so, we will address other films such as Ring (1998) and Princess Mononoke (1997), as well as different iterations of the “King of the Monsters” within the Godzilla franchise.

    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Exploring film studies

    Exploring film studies

    Course Date: Sat 9 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your critical understanding of cinema through a range of key theories in the study of film, including genre, spectatorship and authorship, and themes such as classical and popular cinema, art cinema and film history.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Masters of cinema: Quentin Tarantino

    Course Date: Tue 19 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino’s penultimate film, due for release in the summer, we will look at how it functions as a culmination of this director’s distinctive body of work. From Reservoir Dogs to Kill Bill to The Hateful Eight, we address Tarantino’s techniques as a writer-director, his engagement with different world cinemas, and his controversial treatment of violence, race, and gender.

    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. European horror cinema

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore European horror cinema from its beginnings to the present day, looking at its history, themes, key directors and the ways in which it has often offered audiences a more challenging experience of the genre.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Marilyn Monroe: origins and influences

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will focus on the creation of Marilyn Monroe’s onscreen persona, and the psychological underpinnings that shaped not only how she projected herself, but also the influence of her image in wider popular culture over many decades.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. An introduction to British cinema

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores key areas in British cinema, including national cinema, art cinema and popular cinema, key critical responses to British cinema and British film history, along with issues such as the 'heritage' film.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Re-imagining the horror film in the 21st century: women, race and the family

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Horror films have never been more popular. This course will look at recent horror films such as Get Out, Raw and The Babadook and the ways they provide an outlet for some real contemporary fears.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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