In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, this academically and
culturally rich program combines the highest level of academic expertise
with the world-class production capabilities of the Derek Jarman Lab,
located on-site at the CAPA London Center. With the city of London as
the focus, study and analyze film history with an emphasis on filmmaking
practice. Courses consist of seminars, weekly screenings,
and practical film production. Earn 15 credits.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Earn 15 credits with four required courses plus an optional internship and accompanying Global Internship Course or two Masterclasses.
You can opt to live in shared apartments or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses for students living in apartments. Zones 1-3 is included for students in homestay.
Half-day coach tour of London, full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath plus choose one from: full-day excursion to Oxford, Brighton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, or Salisbury and Glastonbury. Social events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
Participate in an internship opportunity, earn credit and gain valuable skills. Note: internships in London requires a visa.
These events always include; a walking tour of the Iconic South Bank on your first weekend; taking a riverboat tour to Greenwich; touring multi-cultural Brixton, A Beatles and Abbey Road Magical Mystery Walking Tour, feasting on a multi-course curry dinner in Brick Lane. Other activities reflect what is on in the city at the time.
We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.
Courses consist of seminars, weekly screenings, and practical film production.
This course will encourage students to theorize and document their own experiences as visitors to London and, while rooted in the historical context of the early 20th century, use the genre of the city symphony as a prism through which to examine several key features of early cinema, from sound/silence to montage and visual language.
LNDN FILM 3362
This course will chart the development of British film from 1994-2012, a period of confidence and success mirrored by a major structural and financial reorganization in the industry. Students will critically analyze key films and how they both emerge from and transform earlier British cinema tradition; develop an understanding of important British genres and film-making tropes; explore the ways in which British films reflect and respond to contemporary social and political conditions and events; and develop an awareness of specific ways in which UK and US film differs.
LNDN FILM 3311
This course will explore the digital media that permeate most social and economic interactions today, with a focus on digital media as a contemporary means of communication, placing them in the context of remix culture. Students will investigate still and moving images, which not only serve as entertainment, but also inform the way we communicate, learn about the world, purchase goods, and express our identities. (Pending SOR approval)
LNDN FILM 3375
This course will explore interactive spectatorship in the pre and post digital eras. Students will analyze films from the end of the Hollywood studio system (the late 1950s)—the period in which the ‘old masters’ were making their last films—to trace ways in which technological change has affected the critical reading of the cinematic image.
LNDN FILM 3369
This course will explore the ways in which media is used to facilitate and sustain exploitative political and economic practices (e.g. how media helped facilitate imperialism and, dialectically, how media has been used by individuals and groups to contest or speak back to power). Students will examine examples throughout history, but increasingly focus on the present moment.
LNDN FILM 3368
This course will examine science fiction, horror, and noir/neogothic cinema and television from all eras, with emphasis on works that give London a major role in their story. Students will analyze such examples as disaster or alien invasion films that see the city as a site of devastation, horror films which render a familiar city frightening and strange, or noir explorations of London’s underbelly.
LNDN FILM 3367
This course will explore the camera as a tool for the excavation of ordinary things scattered in the urban spaces of a modern metropolis. Students will develop an understanding of a theoretical framework; gain a related practical skillset; take their camera out into the city of London for hands-on exercises; and participate in readings, screenings, and course discussions that will facilitate their ability to experience the city with a critical and documentary approach.
LNDN FILM 3366