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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jonathan Davies
  • Course Code W23HMSE01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Sample and evaluate the best in film and theatre in London in the company of writer Jonathan Davies. A new film or play will be viewed every fortnight and then discussed and analysed the following week. Students choose most of the films or plays through a voting system which keeps things fresh! Often the theatres will put in a special question and answer session for the class who tend to attend the plays on Thursday evenings together but this is not compulsory. Films we attends on our own.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a wider knowledge of film and theatre
  • Develop a clearer understanding of story, structure, direction, production and performance
  • Respond critically to subject material and argue your point of view
  • Talk in group discussions


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Discussions sometimes in pairs but mostly as a whole group on the viewed material from the cinema and theatre visits. There will be a mix of question and answer and tutor input. Each session starts with an introduction to the film or play and a chance to haer about other films and plays the class have seen. With theatre visits the class often attend together and meet the cast and director afterwards for a Q and A.

    Entry requirements

    A willingness to engage in group discussion and debates is expected. You should be able to travel independently and be able to make a commitment to attend regular performances of films and plays.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    An interest or curiosity about film and theatre. The course may include films classified for viewing by 18 years and over. Admission charges and costs of visits to films and theatre productions are not included in the course fee. The class often try and attend a play on the same evening.

    What you need

    A willingness to enjoy leaving your comfort zone, trying plays or films you might not normally choose and some you would of course!

    What you can do next

    Courses in film study, journalism or theatre studies. Boast to your mates about how sophisticated you have become.