English for Film and Theatre
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
This module runs in both sessions: June 13 - July 4, and July 4 - July 25.This course will provide the language necessary to discuss and comment on films and plays in English, both socially (in conversation and in social media) and semi-professionally (e.g. as a blogger, critic, or commentator) with particular emphasis on descriptive and evaluative language. The course may also, where relevant to the professional requirements and aspirations of the students, provide a survival guide to functioning in the film and theatre industry as, for example, a writer, director, or designer.As film and theatre are central to cross-cultural communication, we will also examine the extent to which film and theatre inform and construct perceptions of different cultures, focusing on Anglophone countries (principally the UK and US but also Australia, Africa, India). Finally, we will look at the influence of Shakespeare on the English language at word, phrase and sentence level.

Target group
Students with an IELTS score of 5.5 or higherMinimum age: 18

Course aim
This module aims to: enable each student to understand the specialised language of the cinema and theatre industriesbuild students' confidence in writing about film and theatre in English, and in discussing films and plays in conversationdevelop critical awareness of film and theatre's role in cross cultural communicationexpand students' range of everyday expressions and develop their awareness of the language's theatrical origins.

Credits info
7.5 ECTS Each Summer School module is worth 15 UK credits.Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info
GBP 1439: Tuition fee per session. GBP 0: At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK. Prices vary and are available in full detail on our website.

University of Westminster
Address: Cavendish House, 101 New Cavendish Street London
Postal code: W1W 6XH
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Website: www.westminster.ac.uk/summerschool
E-mail: educationabroad@westminster.ac.uk
Phone: +442079115166