Film and Television Studies (BA)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 9750

All study options

About Film and Television Studies at Brunel University London

This is an innovative and flexible course which enables you to explore a range of film and television forms and the social and industrial contexts in which they are produced and consumed. The course's primary aim is to provide you with the conceptual and theoretical skills necessary to engage with film and television products - to understand how they work at aesthetic, social-cultural and institutional levels.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 300 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BCC, plus a C in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Creative and Media, including an A-level for Additional and Specialist Learning.BTEC ND DDM in a related subject.IB Diploma 31 points. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English.Access: Pass in a related subject.Course AimsThis is an innovative and flexible course which enables students to explore a range of film and television forms and the social and industrial contexts in which they are produced and consumed. You will undertake practical modules in addition to theoretical studies. You will have many opportunities to explore you own ideas and interests in a programme taught by staff who have published widely in their subjects. Our primary aim is to provide you with the conceptual and theoretical skills necessary to engage with film and television products - to understand how they work at aesthetic, social-cultural and institutional levels.Course ContentYou will study film and television texts from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives and develop the critical and technological vocabularies and theoretical frameworks with which to conduct close textual and contextual analysis. You will begin with a series of foundational modules at Level 1 that introduce you to film and television form, critical frameworks that have shaped the subject, historical and social context and an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice. In Level 2, you will be given more choice to develop these understandings in relation to more specific media, geographical and/or genre contexts, and to undertake video practice and options including screenwriting. At Level 3, you are expected to develop increasingly sophisticated frameworks of analysis across a range of modules, including those focused on alternative practices in a variety of contexts. You will also engage in practical work in either documentary or alternative video practice. Final year students are also required to write a dissertation/project in which critical analysis is made of a subject of their own choice, under the supervision of a member of the teaching team. Typical ModulesLevel 1Film Style (core) Film Theory and Practice Critical Methodologies Television Genres Academic Practice Level 2Video Production (core) TV: Forms and Meanings Science Fictions New Hollywood Cinema European Cinema British Film and Television Hong Kong Cinema Screenwriting Level 3Project (core) Documentary: Theory and Practice (core) Gender and Sexuality Third Cinema Alternative Film and Video Production (core single honours only) Horror American Independent Cinema Media Freedom and Regulation Quality American Television Teaching and LearningHow will I be taught?Through individual modules, a combination of lectures, seminars, class screenings, workshops and tutorials.AssessmentLevel 1 does not count towards your final degree mark but you have to pass this level in order to continue with the rest of your course. Level 2 is worth a third - Level 3 the rest. The final year dissertation is worth a third of Level 3 marks. Assessment is by a variety of methods. These include:essays, projects, presentations, audio-visual production, and 'seen' exams.CareersOur graduates have taken up posts in the film and television industries and in other fields such as journalism, publishing, research, critical writing, arts administration and programming. Our programme also provides a good basis for postgraduate study and the pursuit of higher qualifications in both theoretical and practical areas. The Students' Union also has a radio station and a student magazine for those who are interested in developing their experience in journalism, production or presenting.Facts and FiguresSchool of ArtsThe School of Arts at Brunel include single and joint honours degree courses in Music and Creative Music Technology, Film and Television Studies, English and Modern Drama. Our staff are active in both research and practice, and provide expertise in a wide range of topics. Our undergraduate programmes are designed to sharpen creative and analytical skills, develop confidence in working in teams and in problem-solving techniques. Each programme develops basic skills within its discipline but allows you to explore your own particular interests through a range of optional modules. Research conducted by staff in Film and TV, Music, English and Drama provides the basis for much of our teaching, ensuring that modules are connected to debates and issues that are current within these three interdisciplinary areas. Our annual Open House festival showcases new performance work by students and visiting artists. We also benefit from the activities of the Arts Centre, which organises tuition, performances and exhibitions across a range of arts. The student radio station B1000 offers an additional extracurricular outlet for interested students. With its rich mix of Drama, Music, English and Film and TV Studies, this is a vibrant, friendly and creative place to study.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750
  • The awardBAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study5 - 6 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2470International course feesGBP 9750

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