Such study allows a wider range of engagement than the increasingly technologically narrowed reading and viewing bases of many students, exposing them, often for the first time, to contexts and resolutions with similar equivalents in the Britain of today. The mastery of the use, and appreciation, of English is a central future life skill. The capacities required to read for understanding sensitively, to present contentious issues verbally, or interpret complex texts precisely are key skills in both the life-long learning process and, perhaps more importantly, successful functionality within adult life.
We are proud to be able to offer Film Studies and Media Studies as options. The subjects encourage students to not only engage with film and media texts themselves as artefacts expressing an individual or collaborative aesthetic and artistic vision, but also to appreciate the broader social, cultural, political and historical contexts that underpin the production processes, content and messages inherent in those artefacts.