Watch: Senior lecturer Dr Ellen Wright as she discusses the expertise of film academics at DMU, the opportunities you'll have on the course and why Film Studies is important.
This course links the criticism and history of film to the core concerns of a range of other subjects, including Creative Writing, English, Journalism, or Media and Communication. If you are fascinated by film but want to combine your passion with another area of study through a carefully designed joint programme, the Joint Honours route is the perfect choice.
Modules in Film Studies will introduce you to studies of global film history, the new Hollywood, film and TV genres, Disney, contemporary British cinema, cult film, film exhibition and consumption and the past on screen. As a Joint Honours student, you can choose to complete your dissertation in Film Studies or your other subject.
Taught by world-class scholars based in our prestigious Cinema and Television History Research Institute, the teaching team is made up of widely-published academics, film journalists, filmmakers and industry professionals. The course will be delivered with a mix of lectures, film screenings, small group discussions, group and practice-led projects, individual tutorials and private study.
- Flourish in a real cinema environment thanks to our partnership with Leicester's Phoenix Cinema, with placement opportunities and selected teaching and screenings delivered in the latest digital high-definition formats and Xpand 3D.
- Benefit from teaching influenced by world-leading research. Our Communication, Cultural and Media Studies ranked joint first in the UK for the proportion of its research outputs rated as ‘world leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework.
- Benefit from our multimillion-pound industry-standard facilities. Our creative technology studios, feature a host of audio recording and broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, alongside stand-alone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities.
- Learn from experts in our Cinema and Television History Research Institute and benefit from guest lectures by film directors, writers, distributors and journalists.
- DMU is home to a number of specialist film archives, including the hammer Horror archive and the Indian Cinema Archive. These materials are often used in our teaching, and several members of our staff have considerable experience in archival research.
- Expand your horizons with our international experience programme DMU Global. Students have visited the Film Festival in Berlin and explored fan culture at Wondercon in Los Angeles.
Joint degree options:
Creative Writing and Film Studies combines different kinds of writing skills with a focus on cinema, and emphasises screenwriting.
English Language and Film Studies draws on expertise from our respected team of adaptation specialists, focusing on the relationship between film and fiction.
Film Studies and Journalism allows you to combine vocational journalism skills with film news reporting and film criticism.
Film Studies and Media and Communication focuses on the role played by cinema in the broader media environment.
Since graduating from DMU, Keiran has created his own Film Production Company, ImageNova, and has praised the blend of theoretical and practical projects of his course. He said: “De Montfort University as a whole is continuing to improve their courses and campus, proving a strong contender for any student wishing to make an inspiring start to their further education."
Kieran Chauhan, English and Film Studies BA (Hons)
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