Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course, Approaching poetry, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.

Making a film is a creative endeavour, but it's also a business project. And just like any other business, most films are intended to make money.

This free online course, The business of film, will show you how film production works. It has been created with Pinewood Studios – the leading provider of studio services to the global screen-based industries.

Using the value chain concept and film case studies, with input throughout from individuals involved in making those films, the course provides a practical, in-depth exploration of how film financing works, and the key business decisions that are made along the way.

It addresses questions like:

  • Why do films fail?
  • Why are intellectual property and copyright important?
  • Why do films get public funding?
  • What is the relationship between marketing, box office returns and film success?

The course will examine these topics in the film industry as it stands today, as well as considering how further changes could impact the industry and its stakeholders