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

Why study this course?

The Journalism, Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is ideal if you’re interested in studying how to become a journalist, as well as make and write about film and television, but don’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard degree.

This four-year course has a built-in foundation year, designed to equip you with fundamental skills to allow you to study at undergraduate level.

More about this course

This degree combines the fields of journalism, television and film to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of media practices and theory. The programme will open many doors in both industries and improve your chances of gaining employment in the specialist area of film and television journalism.

The foundation year will equip you with study skills to review media, write essays and media copy, conduct research and critically analyse sources. You’ll also learn about fundamental practices in communications, film, television and broadcast media.
You’ll share the foundation year with students from other specialisms on a foundation year degree. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about other disciplines and meet students outside of your course.

Throughout your degree we will support you to succeed academically and make sure you settle into university life. You’ll benefit from one-to-one sessions with your tutor, where you’ll be able to discuss your work and progress. There will also be opportunities to polish other skills, such as essay writing or critical analysis, via workshops offered by the University.

After the foundation year you’ll join students enrolled on the Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA (Hons). You’ll study the same modules as these students and upon graduation you’ll receive the same award.

If you decide that you’d like to specialise in a different discipline after the foundation year, there will be some 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)

Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)

Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)

Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Film and Television Practice (core, 30 credits)

Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Reporting (alternative core, 30 credits)

Journalism Work Placement (alternative core, 15 credits)

Newsroom Production (alternative core, 30 credits)

Work Based Learning for Media (alternative core, 15 credits)

British and European Cinema (option, 15 credits)

Contemporary Television Studies (option, 15 credits)

Documentary Photography (option, 15 credits)

Film and TV Industry Roles (option, 15 credits)

Scripting Performance for Screen (option, 15 credits)

Stardom and Performance (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Journalism Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

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

Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Broadcast Journalism (option, 30 credits)

Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Documentary Filmmaking (option, 15 credits)

Film Reception and Interpretation (option, 15 credits)

Film and TV Industry Careers (option, 15 credits)

Screening America in Hollywood Film (option, 30 credits)

The French New Wave (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

This course is perfect preparation if you want to become a journalist or critic in the film or TV industries.

The programme will also develop your transferable skills, especially for use in journalism or media fields. Our previous graduates have found work in public relations, marketing, digital journalism, film and media journalism, media consultancy, as well as film and television production.

The degree will also open up opportunities for further study at postgraduate level.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

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