Film and Television Studies BA (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
3 years full-timeArts, Design and Social Sciences
Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus
The BA Film & Television Studies programme provides you with a wide-ranging knowledge of film and television and a sophisticated awareness of critical debates and issues associated with the media.
The programme explores the historical development of cinema and television and the social contexts within which this takes place as well as analysing in detail particular films and television programmes. In addition to acquiring an understanding of the cultural, institutional and historical significance of film and television, you will be encouraged to develop your own critical skills of description, analysis and evaluation and gain practical experience of media production.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
You'll be trained in media production techniques in state of the art Maclabs and production facilities and will attend lectures, screenings and practical workshops all delivered by experts in the field, as well as participating in student-led seminars. The programme is taught by a vibrant community of research active staff who have recently completed a major AHRC-funded appraisal of the Amber Film collective.
You will be expected to undertake guided independent study, which involves reading and preparing for lectures, researching and writing essays and planning individual and group presentations.
You'll be assessed in a variety of ways, from the traditional methods of essays and examinations, as well as production-based work (including the production of a short film), group and individual seminar presentations and log books. In your third year you'll undertake a major project, which can be either a dissertation or a production-based piece of work.
Graduates are in a strong position to enter a variety of professions including film production, distribution and exhibition, the television industry, cultural management, teaching, lecturing, research, and public relations. Recent graduates are working for organisations including the BBC, ITV, British Film Institute, the National Film Theatre, the Tyneside Cinema as well as international media producers, such as Endemol UK, and various regional and national film and television production companies.
Successful students are well prepared for postgraduate study, and amongst the many options open to you there is a direct progression route to MA at Northumbria University with specialisms in Film and TV.
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