Short Courses

Film, Media and Contemporary Cultures

From an ‘Introduction to Film Studies’ to ‘Documentary Filmmaking’ or ‘Freelance Journalism’, our courses will develop your understanding of film and media cultures, and introduce you to a wide range of theoretical and practical skills in film analysis, screenwriting, filmmaking or writing for publication.

Courses marked as (credit) are open to all, however participants will be required to matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. Guidance on this process will be provided. Find out more about studying for credit here.

Please note that from September 2017, bookings for non-credit courses will close 8 days before a course start date. Bookings for credit courses will close 15 days before a course start date.

 

Term 1 Courses (Starting September 2017)

Daytime

Adaptation for Film
Hollywood History: Warner Bros Style. From Rin Tin Tin to Casablanca

Evening

Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit)
Introduction to Film Studies (Credit)
Screenwriting 1: An Introduction to Writing for Film and Television (Credit)
The Last Romantics – Powell & Pressburger and the Birth of Modern Cinema (Credit)
A Short History of World Cinema 1: from the Silents to WW2
Cinema and the Five Senses
An Introduction to New Iranian Cinema
Director Focus: The Cinema of John Sayles

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2018)

Daytime

Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit)
Screenwriting 1: An Introduction to Writing for Film and Television (Credit)
French Cinema
Hollywood History: Warner Bros Style. From James Dean to Harry Potter

Evening

Film Theory and Criticism (Credit)
Screenwriting 2: Script Development (Credit)
Magnificent Obsessions: A Century of Film Melodrama
Italian Cinema
A Short History of World Cinema – Part II: Post - War and Beyond
John Ford’s History of the USA

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2018)

Daytime

Film Studies (Credit Plus)
Screenwriting 2: Script Development (Credit)

Evening

Modernism and the Cinema (Credit)
Screenwriting 3: From Page to Screen
World Cinema Today
Talking Pictures
Director Focus: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski

 

For all general enquiries relating to the course, such as places available or location, please contact COL by phoning +44(0)131 650 4400 or emailing COL@ed.ac.uk.

Our Course Organisers can help you with enquiries about the academic content of courses.

Martine Pierquin

  • Programmes: Creative Writing; Film, Media & Contemporary Cultures; Science & Nature

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