Film And Television Studies – BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

You’ll gain a strong understanding of the film and television industry and its significance across the globe. Through practical learning you’ll develop an array of transferrable skills, preparing you for a huge choice of roles in the cultural industries or for further study.

The course shares a common first year with our Film and Television Production BA, which covers essential knowledge of the film and television industry and basic audio-visual skills. You’ll specialise in academic, historical and cultural analysis of film and television.

More about this course

Recent graduates have gone on to study master’s degrees at King’s College London or take on roles in organisations including Netflix, Curzon Cinemas, the British Film Institute (BFI) and a variety of production companies including Graham Norton’s So Television.

Our Film and Television Studies teaching staff are internationally renowned experts in their field. Widely published, Dr Karen McNally specialises in Hollywood cinema and American television, has collaborated in international research projects and spoken about Hollywood cinema on Channel 4, BBC Radio and at the British Film Institute. Dr Leila Wimmer specialises in French cinema and is also widely published. Her work includes a monograph and essays in a variety of journals and edited volumes.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)

Film and TV Practice 1 (core, 30 credits)

Film and TV Production 1 (core, 30 credits)

Film and Television Histories (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

British and European Cinema (core, 15 credits)

Contemporary Television Studies (core, 15 credits)

Film and TV Industry Roles (core, 15 credits)

Hollywood Industry and Politics (core, 15 credits)

Hollywood Stardom, Genre and Authorship (core, 15 credits)

Scripting Performance for Screen (core, 15 credits)

Stardom and Performance (core, 15 credits)

Work Based Learning for Media (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Documentary Filmmaking (core, 15 credits)

Film Reception and Interpretation (core, 15 credits)

Film and TV Industry Careers (core, 15 credits)

Project (Film and Television Studies) (core, 30 credits)

Screening America in Hollywood Film (core, 30 credits)

The French New Wave (core, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

Graduates of this course can pursue postgraduate study or go on to work in a variety of fields, including the creative and cultural industries, film criticism and academia.

As the hub of the film and television industries in the UK, London provides many options, both in organisations such as the British Film Institute, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and in the numerous independent production companies located across the city.

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