The intensive three week programme in Film & Media covers an array of topics including:
• Film Screenings
You will engage in critical textual analysis and discuss film aesthetics, production processes and viewing contexts.
Tours during the programme may include the BBC Centre, independent cinemas and the Warner Bros. Studio.
You will explore some different theoretical constructs and consider the ways in which stories utilise particular tactics and techniques.
• Ethical Filmmaking
Introducing a range of important ethical issues generated by filmmaking, using key examples from film, television and social media.
• Post-Truth, Absurdity and the Memeplex
Sessions devoted to the study and analysis of film and media within the contemporary context of ‘post-truth’, introducing you to the complexities of postgraduate film studies.
You will look at the evolution of quality/complex TV, and consider the functions of genre in film and television through a close analysis particular genres.
• Place, Space, Location, Representation
Introducing ideas related to film and place from local, national and global perspectives, whilst building on the experiences of the local tours.
• Filmmaking Workshops
Sessions focusing on screenwriting, pre-production, lighting, acting, directing, sound and editing.
• Sweded Film Production
In groups, you will produce short films, putting into practice the ideas, theories and practical techniques you have learned.
This is a three week programme and is equivalent to an accredited undergraduate course (20 UK credits, 5 US credits or 10 ECTS). All students will receive a certificate of attendance.
Please note that the programme plan is subject to confirmation for BISS 2021.