Film Studies at St Andrews focuses on film culture by examining the different ways film contributes to meanings and social functions across different times and geographical locations (for example, institutions, audience networks, activist campaigns, media technologies, etc).
As a film student, you will study both canonical films (those popularly considered important and influential) as well as those outside the mainstream. You will pay particular attention to historical film cultures and the changing shape of film studies as a discipline today.
Studying film at St Andrews will help you master a range of research skills and gain knowledge in:
- national and transnational film traditions
- the dynamics of the global film industry
- the history of film technologies and modes of film spectatorship
- the current range of theoretical and historiographical approaches to film and media.