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The Diploma in European and World Cinema is an opportunity for film-lovers to watch and discuss many of the major milestones in the history of European and World cinema. Each week a film will be introduced and then viewed in its entirety. Students will then be given an opportunity to reflect upon the film and the issues that it raises.
Programme Aims and Objectives
This diploma is designed to offer an introductory overview of significant developments in the history of the medium. In order to do this the diploma will also consider issues of national identity, personal endeavour, industrial development and critical reception with a view to developing an understanding of how cinema might be understood today.
Upon completion of the programme students should have acquired the skills to:
• Identify key issues in the history of European and World cinema
• Identify critical milestones in the development of the medium
• Position individual films within their cultural context
• Show an understanding of the contributions made by individual directors to this history
• Identify certain defining features of individual national cinemas and discuss them with a degree of confidence.