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.
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.
You will be assessed through a variety of coursework and in-class assignments. These will include essay plans, summaries, presentations, textual analysis, essays and screenplays.
In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:
Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.
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:
Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:
Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:
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.
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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UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the online application.
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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.
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