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Film Studies seminar with The Shining on a screen in the backgroud

Film Studies Joint Honours courses

The Film Studies Joint Honours programmes at Manchester enable you to develop your understanding of this powerful creative medium from a wide range of historical and theoretical perspectives alongside another subject area in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

Le Voyage dans la Lune / A Trip to the Moon (France, 1902), directed by Georges Méliès.
Le Voyage dans la Lune / A Trip to the Moon (France, 1902), directed by Georges Méliès.

Working with award-winning teachers, you will study mainstream and non-mainstream films with a particular focus on questions of identity and representation.

Our specialist areas include documentary, fantasy and science fiction films as well as American, British, French, German, Japanese, Spanish language and transnational Chinese cinemas.

As you enhance your skills of close analysis you will also develop an understanding of how film engages with socio-cultural and political concerns, placing the films you study in their historical context as well as thinking about current debates and future challenges for cinema as a medium.

Home to multiple film festivals and a thriving film culture that takes in grassroots community projects as well as international initiatives, Manchester is a dynamic place in which to study Film.

Find out more about courses in film on the Film Studies website.

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