This is a practice-based degree which allows for intensive training and study of film and television. On this degree, you'll produce high-level, audio-visual work and you'll learn how to carry our expert-level critical analysis of film and television. The skills you acquire on this degree will allow you to work in specialist and broad-based media roles.
The course shares a common first year with Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) in which you will learn both basic audio-visual skills and essential academic knowledge of the film and television field.
You'll be taught by expert academics with a wealth of experience in the film and televion industries.
Course lecturers include Suzanne Cohen, who has a background in delivering innovative and socially aware participatory film projects and Robb Horsley, an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been shown at many international film festivals and broadcast on major television networks including BBC, ITV, SKY, NBC and MTV.
You will be assessed through a variety of coursework and in-class assignments.
For Film and Television Production, these include film projects and reflection of these projects. They will also include summaries, presentations, textual analysis, essays, screenplays, and a final year dissertation.
In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:
Application for production students may include a compulsory interview and/or portfolio submission. Please see our portfolio guidelines for further details.
Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 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:
Module Title: Approaches to Film and Television
Description: This module investigates key approaches to the study of film as an academic discipline.
It will introduce students to a broad range of theories, encompassing such topics as authorship, genre theory, star studies, historical poetics, film style, theories of spectatorship and psychoanalysis, feminist film theory, developments in audience studies and cultural studies. The module will examine a variety of theoretical approaches to film In addition, the module addresses issues of film style, enabling students to develop skills of textual analysis.
Teaching Period: Year Long (30 weeks)
Assessment: Textual analysis in-class test (20%), Evaluation (30%), Essay (50%)
Module Title: Film and Television Histories
This module introduces students to the history of film and television from 1895 to the present.
It explores key developments, movements and trends in countries such as Britain, Italy, France, Japan, Germany, Sweden and America, including the ‘cinema of attraction’; the emergence of narrative cinema; stardom; the development of the sound film; film as propaganda; the Hollywood studio system; animation and European art cinema. Specific case-studies and examples will be used to examine the history of film and television within broader cultural, industrial, political and social contexts. Attention is primarily given to feature films, but documentary and experimental films in both feature and short-film length will also be screened and considered.
Teaching Period: Year Long (30 weeks)
Assessment: Group presentation (20%), bibliography (30%), essay (50%)
Year 2 modules include:
This module provides an opportunity to study across text, performance and creative writing. Students will study the formal characteristics of screenplays and the political, social and philosophical concerns of the societies in which they have developed. This will be combined with a study of film performance and production where students will examine how writing and performance intersect, inform, and inspire each other. Students will develop specialist skills both in the critical and theoretical analysis of films and screenplays, and in creative writing of scripts for screen.
This module will be delivered in combination with the 30 credit, Level 5, Scripting Performance for Screen and Stage module.
Year 3 modules include:
This module enables students to undertake a short period of professional activity and to gain credit for their achievements. The activity can be employment, a work placement, professional training, volunteering in the not-for-profit sector, or where available, within a Virtual Business Environment within the University.
It is expected that the student should work for a minimum of 70 hours, for which they will be required to provide evidence. The 70 hours can be completed in 10 working days in a full-time mode during the summer (where available), or spread over a semester in a part-time mode. Additionally, learners may in some cases be able to utilise their existing part-time / vacation employment providing they can demonstrate that it is personally developmental and involves a level of responsibility (decided upon submission of the role details by the Module Leader).
The work based learning activity should enable the student to build on previous experiences and learning gained within their academic course and elsewhere. It should provide learning opportunities for personal development. The student is encouraged and supported in developing the ability to identify applied knowledge and skills that enhance their work performance, ensure their continued improvement and apply theory to practice as appropriate. The learner should develop improved understanding of themselves, and the workplace through reflective and reflexive learning.
Graduates of this course can pursue postgraduate study, or 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 for students, both in organizations such as the British Film Institute, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and in the numerous independent production companies located across the city.
Our alumni include one of only three black female filmmakers to have directed a feature film that has received a nationwide release in the UK, a cinematographer working on TV shows such as League of Gentlemen and Cold Feet and an independent filmmaker who has directed numerous television advertisements while also developing his own web drama series.
Recent graduates have moved onto masters degrees at Goldsmiths and at Film School in the USA, and gained positions at a range of media companies, including Youtube.
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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Students, staff and external guests attended three of the School’s biggest annual events - SEND 2019, the School Summer Show 2019, and Final Cuts.
Students from Film and Broadcast production screen their work at London’s BFI Southbank each year just before graduating. This year’s screening will be held on Friday 14 June.
Karen McNally comments on why remakes are hugely popular after Disney announced the remake of Aladdin.
The documentary will be released to mark Mental Health Awareness Week
The School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show will be held on 6 - 7 June in the world famous Graduate Centre. Events to celebrate the School will take place from 6 - 14 June.
Geoff Posner, producer of British TV shows such as Little Britain, teaches students at London Met the practice of dramatic blocking
19 April 2019
Nationwide release for movie directed by Film and Television Production alumnus Munsur Ali.
Destiny Ekaragha, a renowned British film director and London Met graduate, has recently directed part of a BBC series looking at previous social issues in the UK.
The filmmaking team, comprised of four graduates, won the Factual category.
Rachel Kaden and six other Film graduates had two films nominated in the Drama and Factual categories
Dr Karen McNally recently travelled to Paris to speak at Film Musicals: A Glorious Feeling, a major new exhibition on the musical film genre.
Run by lecturer Suzanne Cohen, the museum animation project at Camden Summer University provides opportunities for young people on the autistic spectrum to make and develop films.
Acclaimed film director and London Met alumna contributes to BBC documentary.