United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival

when 6 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee GBP 2581

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) introduces students to central concepts of film study and includes exclusive access to the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Course leader

Pasquale Iannone

Target group

2 years of undergraduate study

Course aim

Weeks 1 and 2 will introduce you to film theory including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director-centred approaches, identity, socio-politics and related philosophical issues.

In Weeks 3 and 4, you will have the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge you have already gained to a variety of selected EIFF films and events, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. With your Student Delegate Pass, you will have access to fiction feature films, documentaries, film retrospectives, industry and in-person events, including UK or World premieres at the EIFF. The timetable for this part of the course is packed full of the festival events, screenings and tutorials that change each year and the Film Festival Student Delegate Pass is an exceptional addition to your academic summer experience in Edinburgh.

After each screening, you will then take part in tutorials where you can apply key concepts in film theory and criticism when discussing the film. You will also have the opportunity to work with local students at the Festival in Week Three, who will be participating in the An Insight into the EIFF course provided by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning.

Credits info

10 ECTS
20 credits/10 ECTS/4 US

Fee info

GBP 2581: This fee includes:

- Tuition fees for the four-week course
- Course materials and equipment
- Academic trips and excursions
- Social programme

Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not included in your course fee.

The course fee does not include accommodation. To find out more about available accommodation options on our Accommodation page.

As part of your application process, you will be required to pay a £250 deposit. The deposit payment will be redeemable against your course fee. After a 14 day cooling off period, the deposit is non-refundable. You will receive information on how to pay your deposit during your application process.

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