During the British Film module from University of Sussex, you will examine how British cinema has represented other dimensions of identity such as class, ethnicity and sexuality.
You will consider a range of films in order to explore how British cinema:
- Responds to the Second World War and the decline of the British Empire.
- Reflects transformations of society associated with multiculturalism.
- Functions in a transnational or even post-national era.
Through group discussion in seminars, you will demonstrate an understanding of the changing political and cultural context in which some representations are produced, including the change in British cinema's representation of ‘Britishness’ and how specific genres such as the crime film, and the period drama have functioned in the national and international marketplace. This module provide you with a critical awareness of how British Cinema responded to the Second World War and the decline of the British Empire.
This module is open to all, and no prior knowledge is necessary. You will just need an open mind and an interest in historical shifts within cinema!
The Department of Media and Film has 94% of students in work or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017).
- Demonstrate an awareness of the problems involved in constituting a 'history' of a British national cinema.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of British cinema's representations of Britishness.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the changing political and cultural context in which such representations have been produced.
- Critically analyse specific film texts in the light of these understandings.
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- Our Undergraduate Summer School teaches over two sessions and you'll study one module per session. You can come for one or both sessions and choose from over 30 modules, designed, delivered and taught by Sussex faculty.
- A module is a credit-bearing unit of study. Each module carries 15 Sussex credits and lasts for three weeks (one session).
- Modules are taught at either Level 4 or 5 (first or second year University level) - most do not have specific academic pre-requisites, so you can choose to study something new if you wish.
- 19 days
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Film, Photography & Media Modern History View 11 other Short Courses in Modern History in United Kingdom
- You should be currently studying at university when applying for the Summer School, however you don’t need to have completed a full year of study.
- We require students to have a minimum of 3.0 GPA out of 4 or equivalent.
International1500 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
EU/EEA1500 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
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