Reflect the industry; challenge the industry: the transformation of film education in the face of technical, structural and ethical change.

With a history spanning over 50 years, Bournemouth Film School sits at the heart of AUB. It is currently inviting applications for one full-time fully-funded studentship and/or part-time fees only bursary for the above PhD project.

This opportunity will be awarded to outstanding applicants seeking to begin a programme of research with AUB in September 2018.

The Film ‘industry’ has multi-varied connotations and is changing. The guiding principles of the research is to critically interrogate both academic and industry perspectives of these changes. It is intended that the research will develop creative, analytical, and conceptual understanding of the changing industry/academic landscapes, which will inform the Film School’s continued course development.

Although the successful applicant will have scope to frame their own specific questions, indicative overarching questions are:

  • How is film (including practice, history and theory) taught?
  • How has the teaching of film changed due to changes within the ‘industry’, new technologies and excess of on-line sources and courses?
  • What is the student’s ability to take in information and learn?

It is envisaged that the research would investigate contemporary and historic film school models and potentially also re-visit ‘alternative’ educational models such as the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, ‘Blueprint for Counter Education’, etc . It may consider gender depiction; the need for more female filmmaking participation; cross-disciplinary collaboration.