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Film and Television Studies - BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

Make your dreams of writing about film and television or working in the media industries a reality with this innovative course combining theory and practice. The course provides a wide-ranging examination of film and television cultures, considering a variety of approaches and national contexts, and enabling the development of key filmmaking, documentary and screenwriting skills.

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The Film and Televsion Studies BA degree will guide you through a combination of theoretical, historical and cultural approaches as you explore American, British, European and world cinema and television from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The course teaching team is made up of film and television specialists recognised internationally for the research that forms an essential part of the course.

Practice-based projects in short filmmaking, documentary and screenwriting are informed by your growing critical awareness and are enabled by our advanced production and editing facilities. You'll develop transferable skills through a variety of teaching methods and gain key higher learning skills through additional teaching tailored to university study.

Assessment

You'll be assessed with coursework, practical group work, in-class exams and a final dissertation or practice/theory project.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • 280 UCAS points from three or more A levels or
  • 320 UCAS points from a BTEC National, a Level 3 Diploma, or equivalent

Mature students are also encouraged to apply.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

  • Approaches to Film and Television
  • Film and Television Histories
  • Introduction to American Film and Television
  • Moving Image and Sound Practice

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Cinema and Television in Europe
  • Film and Television Practice
  • Representation and Identity
  • Stardom and Performance
  • Recognition of Work
  • Contemporary American Television
  • Film and Philosophy
  • Scripting Performance for Screen

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Project (Film and Television Studies)
  • Screening America in Hollywood Film
  • The French New Wave
  • Film Reception and Interpretation
  • Writing for Film and Television
  • The Hollywood Musical
  • Documentary Filmmaking

After this degree, you'll develop transferable skills that will increase your employability. Students go on to work, for example, in film and television companies, independent production houses, media journalism, film marketing and publicity and cinema exhibition, as well as going forward to postgraduate study.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

UK/EU students wishing to begin this course studying full-time in September 2016 should apply by calling the Clearing hotline on .

Applicants from outside the EU should refer to our guidance for international students during Clearing.

Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University online.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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