Film Studies Courses in London

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a real-time working example of a Build film class. This taster offers you the chance to explore the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. American gothic cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at horror, mystery, noir and melodrama, this course explores American gothic cinema from around 1930 to the 1970s. We will consider the genre's striking visuals and recurring themes and narratives while also thinking about ways in which their production reflects Hollywood cinema at different stages of its development.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Masters of Cinema: the film vision of Alfonso Cuaron

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the incredible cinematic style and film genre exploration of the Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Centenary Cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cinema came of age just as Build opened in Fetter Lane. Broken Blossoms was set in nearby Limehouse. In 1919 Chaplin, Griffith, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks formed United Artists and C.B. DeMille made Gloria Swanson a star. View and discuss film clips with Keaton, Harold Lloyd and other stars.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  5. The haunted screen: German expressionist cinema, 1919-1933

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore one of cinema's most imaginative and influential movements through a range of films, including The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Nosferatu, Metropolois and many others. We will consider the movement as one accommodating a variety of styles and filmmakers while also thinking about the films' production and historical contexts.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Masters of cinema: Spike Lee 'Do the right thing'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spike Lee makes films with a social conscience built in. Soul. His first film was a landmark in independent filmmaking and the entire reason for the success of eighties’ independent features. This year he was back with BlackkKlansmen - and Oscar nominated. We do the right thing and review his films.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. The Coen Brothers' Blood Simple to Buster Scruggs

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From cult hits Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognisable voice in modern American cinema, a singular mix of darkness and levity.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. The rise of 'the method' in screen acting of the 1940s and 50s

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the acting techniques and psychological elements that a new generation of American screen actors brought to cinema in the 1940s and 1950s, known as The Method.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. British gothic cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore British gothic cinema from its origins in low budget thrillers of the 1930s and dark noirs of the 1940s to its heyday from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, and consider the ways in which it offers a cinematic experience of the gothic quite unlike that of Hollywood.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. James Bond at 25

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The new Bond film - the 25th - finally began shooting in Jamaica in May. An astonishing plot leak revealed that the famous spy completely transforms his life. “Bond quits the secret service and gets married.” Time then to review past Bonds and evaluate Daniel Craig’s contribution to EON Productions - Everything or Nothing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Godzilla and the turbulent emergence of contemporary Japan

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course examines how Ishiro Honda’s original cut of Gojira / Godzilla (1954), as with the other key films of the franchise provides insights into the tensions concerning Japan’s re-emergence upon the world stage at key moments following the Second World War.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Exploring film studies

    Exploring film studies

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your critical understanding of cinema through a range of concepts in the study of film, including narrative, genre, spectatorship, authorship, popular cinema, art cinema and film history. We will also be exploring the canon of key films and directors while assessing the terms in which they have been understood.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Aspects of European cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course introduces you to a range of themes in European cinema, such as art cinema, national cinema, movements and new waves, authorship, popular cinema and genre, while also exploring the key developments in European film history and a range of critical responses to its key films and directors.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Bad boys and sister acts: same sex friendship on the big screen

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun but informative day course is all about the big screen characters that put sisters before misters and pals before gals. The stories where brotherhood and sisterhood play a central role in the narrative arc, often to thought-provoking and heart-warming effect.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. A door to musicals in popular Indian cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will define how music has been pivotal to Indian cinema right from its inception. It will analyse key musical films and illustrate how the use of music and dance has evolved over time.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £30.00

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