Film Classification and Censorship
Down with this sort of thing...
Thursdays, 3 Oct - 28 Nov
7pm - 8.30pm
Price: £63/ £54 conc.
About the Course
From the earliest days of artistic expression, censorship has been a contentious issue, with lines being drawn and sides being taken across the centuries. And perhaps no other medium has excited the passions of both sides quite like cinema. This entertaining and enlightening nine-week course examines this complex subject from all points of view - helping you to understand not only how classification and censorship work, but often why.
About the Tutor
Blake Goddard is a media and film studies teacher at Gateway Sixth Form College in Leicester and an awardwinning filmmaker and artist in his own right. His passion for both teaching and the digital arts make him an ideal guide to the worlds of digital art and technology.
Week 1 - BBFC early years
Week 2 - Hollywood pre-code
Week 3 - 1950’s censorship
Week 4 - 1970’s - The controversial decade
Week 5 - Video nasties (the video recordings act)
Week 6 - American censorship (MPAA)
Week 7 - How the BBFC works
Week 8 - BBFC : 1990’s onwards
Week 9 - Censorship around the world
Bookings: For more info or to book please call our Box Office on 0116 242 2800