Film & Visual Culture and German at Aberdeen brings a European dimension to your rigorous training in the history and theory of the moving image in the 21st century. You will study the language and culture of German-speaking countries, including cinema, adding international possibilities to a career in creative arts and media, business and many other options too.
Our unique Film and Visual Culture programme combines close analysis of visual objects and artefacts – analogue and digital, moving and still, underground and mainstream – with theories of visual representation, production and circulation. You will gain specialist knowledge and skills in the academic study of cinema, with an emphasis on building analytical skills in research and critical writing. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in digital video production and web design.
German at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will gain a broad understanding of Germany’s complex history and culture in today’s German-speaking countries and enjoy many opportunities to practise your developing language skills informally including our German Society and Drama Group.
As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a German-speaking country. This subject combination is a great preparation for further study or for a career in the creative arts, new media, journalism, teaching, with the international dimension opening opportunities in business, tourism and many other options.
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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