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Introduction to Cinema


Tuesday 05 October 2021 - Tuesday 22 March 2022, 6pm-7.30pm

20 sessions - Check class timetable
Availability limited

Thursday 07 October 2021 - Thursday 24 March 2022, 6pm-7.30pm

20 sessions - Check class timetable
Availability limited

Monday 10 January - Monday 04 July 2022, 6pm-7.30pm

20 sessions - Check class timetable
Availability limited



To ensure your safety, we will be providing a blend of high quality in-person and online teaching and learning opportunities in 2021-22. This means that some information about the way you study with us may be subject to change. Please view our Courses Disclaimer.

Love film? Our popular Introduction to Cinema short course is a thorough and lively introduction to cinema as an art form, as an industry and as pure entertainment. You will gain the skills and theory required to analyse and appreciate cinema, via screenings and discussion of a diverse and abundant range of films. The course explores film history and theory, from its beginnings to Hollywood, from documentary to blockbusters, and from art films to the avant-garde.

Assessment is via four essays of 1500 words (25% each).

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.