Short Courses

Film, Media and Contemporary Cultures

Film, Media and Contemporary Cultures 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 everyone. As a credit student, you will matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. For more information, please visit the Studying for Credit pages.

Studying for Credit

 

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Term 1 Courses (from September 2019)

Daytime

Director Focus: Elia Kazan *NEW*

Evening

Hollywood: The Unsung Heroes

Introduction to Film Studies (Credit)

Melodrama and the American Dream *NEW*

National Cinemas: the Boulting Brothers and British Film Culture *NEW*

Screenwriting 1: An Introduction to Writing for Film and Television

Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit)

Term 2 Courses (from January 2020)

Daytime

Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit)
Screenwriting 1: An Introduction to Writing for Film and Television

ALL TIME CLASSICS: Gone with the Wind - 80 Years On (One day course)

Evening

Auteurs of Polish Cinema

Contemporary Native Americans in Film

Film Theory and Criticism (Credit)

Forgotten Gems of World Cinema

Italian Cinema

Screenwriting 2: Script Development (Credit)

The Last Romantics – Powell & Pressburger and the Birth of Modern Cinema (Credit)

Term 3 Courses (from April 2020)

Daytime

Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit)
Screenwriting 2: Script Development (Credit)

Evening

Cinema of Fantasy and Imagination

Early 20th Century Avant-garde in Cinema and Other Visual Arts (Credit)

French Cinema

Millennial Cinema: Auteur Film at the Turn of the Century

Screenwriting 3: From Page to Screen

 

Important Information

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact the Course Organiser - Martine Pierquin - m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk

For all general enquiries, please contact us on 0131 650 4400 or COL@ed.ac.uk.