Film And Television Studies (Including Foundation Year) – BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

Our Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is ideal if you’d like to pursue a degree in film studies but can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree. This course has a built-in foundation year that is designed to prepare you for more rigorous study in the subsequent three years of your course.

More about this course

Our Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) will equip you with knowledge about the film and television industry, as well as transferable and practical skills that are applicable in the real-world.

The foundation year will be shared with students from other foundation year degrees in the School of Computing and Digital Media. This will be the ideal opportunity to meet students from different specialisms and exchange ideas on the programme you study.

Throughout your degree you’ll receive academic and pastoral support from your tutors and academic mentor. There will also be opportunities to attend career-related workshops, which can help you with skills, such as job application writing and interview techniques.

Following your foundation year you’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students on the traditional three-year course.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you’d like to change your specialism there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

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 0 modules include:

Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media (core, 30 credits)

Introduction: Digital Media (core, 30 credits)

Introduction: Journalism and Writing for the Media (core, 15 credits)

Introduction: Media and Communications (core, 30 credits)

Journalism and Professional Writing (core, 15 credits)

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:

Cinema and Television in Europe (core, 30 credits)

Contemporary American Television (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)

Stardom and Performance (core, 15 credits)

Work Based Learning for Media (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Film Reception and Interpretation (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)

The Hollywood Musical (core, 15 credits)

Writing for Film and Television (core, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

This course will prepare you for a career within the creative industries, film or academia.

On graduation you’ll also have opportunities to enter postgraduate study.

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