Film and Television Studies and Music (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 and Music at Brunel University London

This creative and flexible course is designed for those who wish to study both Music and Film and Television at a high level. You should have a keen interest in a broad range of muscal styles and be willing to explore the ways in which film and television relate to history, culture and identity.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 creative and flexible course is designed for students who wish to study both Music and Film and Television at a high level. Potential applicants should have a keen interest in a broad range of musical styles and be willing to explore the ways in which film and television relate to history, culture and identity. This degree combines practical and theoretical elements throughout. Students have many opportunities to explore their own ideas and interests.Course ContentMusicMusic study at Brunel is dynamic and diverse with a special focus on 20th century and contemporary music, encompassing western classical, jazz, pop and world music. After completing a core course in Level 1 in practical, creative and theoretical skills, you will have the opportunity to develop your particular interests (and strengths). Extra Lecturers also offer in-depth study courses in, for example, advanced composition, orchestration and arranging, improvisation, ethnomusicology, conducting and Persian classical music. Practical music activitiesThere is also a wide range of practical musical activities, which can be credited as part of your course, such as the orchestra, choirs, chamber and 20th century ensembles, jazz big bands and rock bands.Film and TelevisionYou 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. Opportunities will be available for practical work, but significantly less so than is the case for single honour students. 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. 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. Level 3 practical options are restricted, however, to single honours students. Teaching and LearningExcellent links with leading organisationsOur proximity to London means we are able to draw on a large team of visiting lecturers who are leaders in their particular field of performance, composition or music business. We are also able to arrange special events, visits and workshops, such as joint projects with the London Sinfonietta, which have resulted in students and professionals premiering their work at such major international music venues as the Queen Elizabeth Hall (on the South Bank) and the Barbican Centre. Specialists in world music hold workshops (eg in Gamelan, African drumming, Latin American percussion) at the University and off-campus. The University's concert season includes regular student and visiting professional performers of international reputation.How will I be taught?Our teaching team consists of a core of full-time and part-time tutors who are all active, published researchers in the field, and is supplemented by part-time specialist tutors.AssessmentLevel 1 does not count towards your final degree mark but you have to pass this level in order to continue with your degree. Level 2 is worth a third - Level 3 the rest. The final year project is worth a third of Level 3 marks.MethodsAssessment is by a variety of methods. These include: essays, projects, presentations, audio-visual production, and 'seen' examsCareersA significant proportion of our graduates have either progressed to postgraduate study at a university or conservatoire or have entered the music profession as performers, composers, teachers and technicians. Others have entered journalism, research, critical writing, arts administration, publishing, the media and management. Transferable skillsThis degree is concerned both with your acquisition of knowledge and analytical skills and with your ability to manage your own learning and develop your personal and collaborative communication skills. Students have the opportunity to develop IT and language skills and you will be encouraged to think about your future career early on in the course. The School offers an optional work experience module.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, Englishand 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, English, Music 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 English, Drama, Music and Film and TV Studies, this is a vibrant, friendly and creative place to study.Professional PracticeOur proximity to London means that we are able to draw on a large team of visiting lecturers who are leaders in their particular field of performance, composition or the music business. From time to time, we are also able to arrange special events, visits and workshops, such as joint projects with the London Sinfonietta, which have resulted in students and professionals premiering their work at major international music venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall (on the South Bank) and the Barbican Centre. A range of other performance opportunities exist including the annual 'Jazz Futures' event in Kingston involving Brunel ensembles alongside other leading London-based university groups. Performing Arts' annual 'Open House' Festival of Contemporary Performance features Brunel students with leading international performers in a variety of musical settings.

Study options for this course

  • 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

Entry requirements for this course

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