BA (Hons) Film and Media Studies
A three years full-time or up to six years part-time course
From day one this course aims to challenge and engage you, through a combination of intellectual and creative tasks and a special emphasis on Film and Television. You can incorporate a practical element into your studies, such as filmmaking, photography, scriptwriting, journalism and advertising. You will also take specialist theoretical areas, such as horror or science fiction cinema, Hollywood, World or British cinema, documentary, comics, animation, youth cultures, television and comedy. Through this integrated style of study and work experience, you will develop an understanding of your preferred career, and gain fresh perspectives on knowledge and ideas. You will graduate from this course as a skillful critical thinker and as someone who is fluent in their chosen creative field.
- Provides the opportunity to get creative alongside learning about media context and the history of film.
- A European dimension: study visits to the Berlin Film Festival and an Erasmus exchange for second year students with the National University of Ireland, Galway.
- An ideal location with links to the professional media bodies in the North West, including Cornerhouse, Grimmfest, BBC Manchester, The Printworks Odeon and Granada Studios.
You will study
In Year 1 you will be introduced to historical, theoretical, and practical concepts in screen-based media forms, including film, television, and broadcast media. Units studied include introductions to film, media, creative practice and thinking creatively within Manchester.
In Year 2 you will study further methods and research techniques and professional business practice for creative and theoretical activities within film and media. You will also undertake options from a range of areas based on staff research specialisms; including gender in film and media, documentary cinema, television studies, mythology and media, genre fields of comedy, horror and science fiction, Hollywood and World cinemas, British cinema, graphic novels and animation, youth and consumer cultures and the practice fields of photography, journalism, scriptwriting, filmmaking and advertising.
In Year 3 you work on the processes of film and media through your own self-chosen, year length research project. This will result in either a 10,000 word dissertation or a practical work project such as a script, or film/media production piece. You will also continue to tailor the degree to your own preferences through your choice of a range of theoretical and practice optional units.
Group work, projects, essays, examinations and a dissertation in Year 3.
There is an assessed work experience report as part of Year 2 which may involve work with television companies, advertising agencies or other media. Second year students are also able to undertake a half year placement at the National University of Ireland, Galway on the Erasmus Exchange system.
87%* of art, design, media and architecture graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers as architects, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, glass blowers, retailers, gallerists, retail buyers, design managers and a variety of other design-based roles. There are a range of opportunities available within the creative industries including designing for magazines, publishing (print and internet), advertising and motion graphics for television, journalism, filmmaking, freelance media and independent production. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to become self-employed and some of our previous students now successfully run their own creative businesses.
*Source: DLHE survey 2011 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
Entry Requirements (2014 Entry)
|UCAS Tariff Points||240-280|
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades to be obtained from full A levels or equivalent|
General Studies not accepted unless taught A level.
|Specific subjects required|
GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or acceptable alternative)
A relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.
|IELTS Score||6 with no element below 5.5|
UK and EU full-time students: £9,000
Non-EU full-time international students: £11,000
How to Apply
Apply through UCAS.
UCAS Code: VW36