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Weekly Evening Courses - Non Language

Weekly Evening Courses - Non Language

Writing the City

Fiction Essentials: Writing the City

Description

This creative writing course invites you to engage with urban space in your writing: to register its rhythms, map its corners, and think deeply about how the landscape of the city shapes your feelings and experiences.

Each week, we’ll explore a set of texts that give voice to the city in different ways, from the flâneurs who strolled the streets of Paris to the Windrush-generation novelists documenting their experiences of London. These texts will act as prompts for your own writing, with exercises to help you experiment with form, voice, and subject.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to draw on your own real or virtual experiences of straying through the city’s parks and streets, and recording the changing moods, atmospheres, sounds and scenery.

This 6-week course will take place online on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm starting on 7th May 2024 and finishing on 11th June 2024.

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Fiction Essentials: Writing the City - Tuesday 07/05/2024 to 11/06/2024, 7pm to 9pm, Online
07/05/202411/06/20240[Read More]
A Doorway onto Other Time

Historical Archaeology: A Doorway onto Other Time

Description

This course will demonstrate how we can tell new stories of the human past, looking beyond established narratives to engage with previously unstudied people and communities. You will be encouraged to explore beyond conventional areas of study such as capitalism, or the European elite, and instead investigate a more complex, multi-faceted record.

In this course you will learn how archaeologists use storytelling and narrative to unlock and relate events from the past. Archaeological studies today encourage us to challenge traditional sources and even revisit long-standing interpretations. You will see how this is made possible by a physical record of the past obtained from archaeological investigations. This is something the study of traditional sources and evidence from History is unable to imitate.

You will be encouraged to draw on resources from any area of study—such as prehistory, art, literature, and so on—to find that information and tell those stories.

This 6-week course will take place in person from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday evenings starting on 1st May 2024 and finishing on 5th June 2024.

 

Please see our price list below:

Historical Archaeology: A Doorway onto Other Time

  • Standard price - £115.00
  • Staff/student/alumni price - £100.00

Please note: if you select the staff/student/alumni price option, you must use an online store account that has been set up with your University email address and fill out your University staff, student or alumni ID number when prompted as part of the questionnaire data section.

When booking a course please do consult our Terms and Conditions which set out our cancellation and refund policy. Please note, that should we need to move teaching online, you will not be entitled to any refund other than those already set out in our Terms and Conditions.

 

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Historical Archaeology: A Doorway onto Other Time - Wednesday 01/05/2024 to 05/06/2024 - 7pm to 9pm, Avenue Campus
01/05/202405/06/20240[Read More]
Histories and Contexts of Cinema - Bollywood and Beyond

Histories & Contexts of Cinema - Indian Cinema Chronicles: Bollywood and Beyond

Description

Delve beyond the surfaces of Indian cinema, to discover that there is so much more to the cinematic tradition than just what is commonly referred to as ‘Bollywood’. Although this view of Indian cinema has long dominated popular perceptions, it does not do justice to the diversity and vibrancy of all the cinemas of India.

This course will, therefore, introduce you to the wider narrative of film production in India through which you will discover the much broader spectrum of Indian cinemas, their areas of overlap and their differences. You will explore the ways in which the boundaries between the ‘national’ and the ‘regional’ are blurred in Indian cinematic production and contexts.

At the end of the course, we hope you will have a much deeper knowledge of this often-misunderstood cinema, and enjoyed discovering the work and legacies of pioneering Indian filmmakers — such as Guru Dutt, K. Balachander, Satyajit Ray, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala — who are revered as proponents of cinematic renaissance and art in India.

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Histories & Contexts of Cinema - Indian Cinema Chronicles: Bollywood and Beyond - Tuesday 23/04/2024 to 28/05/2024, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Avenue Campus
23/04/202428/05/20240[Read More]
Spaghetti Western

Histories & Contexts of Cinema: Spaghetti westerns - the good, the bad and the beautiful

Description

This course is perfect for both the devoted fans of the genre and complete newcomers.

Initially criticized for being a cheap imitation of the American western, the 1960s Italian western subverted and revolutionized the genre. Introducing irony, cynicism, black humour, sadistic violence, cartoonish action, and leftist overtones, it became a world phenomenon. It kept on surprising the public with its gradually increasing eccentricity, while also mirroring its troubled historical times, defined by growing crime and unemployment rates, riots, police brutality and corruption scandals.

This course evaluates the spaghetti western in all its glory. It focuses on its unusual evolution and historical context, but also enormous flexibility which resulted in the production of truly peculiar hybrids, combining the western with the elements of gothic horror or the kung-fu film. We will discuss the most famous and the most obscure spaghetti westerns in equal matters, using numerous film extracts to illustrate the analysed content.

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Histories and Contexts of Cinema: Spaghetti Westerns - the good, the bad and the beautiful : Wednesday 24/04/2024 to 29/05/2024, 7pm to 9pm, Avenue Campus
24/04/202429/05/20240[Read More]
Ships on Film - Titanic

Histories & Contexts of Cinema: Titanic and other ships on Film

Description

“I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote, I love to sail forbidden seas…” 

Are you a ship lover? Starting with the RMS Titanic which departed from the port of Southampton in her maiden voyage, this course takes you on a journey into films that feature a variety of ships in different historical periods across cultures. From Polynesian canoes, Greek triremes and Chinese treasure ships to the 19th century iron steamers and battleship Yamato, from Noah’s Ark to the Flying Dutchman in Pirates of the Caribbean. We will also investigate the behind-the-scenes stories of how they are presented for the screen.

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Histories and Contexts of Cinema: Titanic and other ships on Film - Wednesday 10/01/2024 to 14/02/2024, 7pm to 9pm, Avenue Campus
15/05/202419/06/20240[Read More]
Reflective Art

Reflective Art Practice: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media and Art History: Exploring the Still Life

Description

We very much look forward to welcoming both new and returning students to the University of Southampton. Unless otherwise stated, this Reflective Art in Practice course will be taught in person at our Avenue Campus. Please click here to view a map of the Campus.

Please note: if you select the staff or student price option, you must use an online store account that has been set up with your University email address and fill out your University staff or student ID number when prompted as part of the questionnaire data section.

Unfortunately, you can only select the staff or student price option if you are a current or alumni student of the University or staff member.

Please see our price list below:

Reflective Art in Practice: Exploring the Still Life - 8 week course

  • Standard price - £145.00
  • Staff/student/alumni price - £125.00

Bookings for this course will close on 08 April 2024.

For further information about this course, please click on Read More below.

 

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Reflective Art in Practice: Exploring the Still Life - Tuesday 7pm to 9pm
16/04/202404/06/20240[Read More]
The Art of Film

The Art of Film: Learn how to make a film in six steps, from script to editing

Description

In this intensive course (6 evenings over two weeks) you will learn how to create a short film or a short audio-visual project, from theory to practice.

Every week will focus on different aspects of cinematography, namely six fundamentals of filmmaking: from step one, which is the script, to the last step, which is the editing and post-production.

The course begins with an introduction to the basics of scriptwriting. Then we focus on film direction and outstanding filmmakers, before moving on to learn about camera and photography operations and terminology.

Next we examine artistic surroundings and aesthetics of cinema illustrated by examples from Art films and directors.

Finally we cover the meticulous process of editing and post-production. This includes an opportunity for hands-on practise. By the end of the course you should be able to create your own project, using the very basic of tools, either in class or at home.

 

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The Art of Film: Learn how to make a film in six steps, from script to editing: Six evenings over two weeks (18/3, 19/03, 21/03, 15/04, 16/04, 18/04) 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Avenue Campus
18/03/202418/04/20240[Read More]

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