Film Studies and Media  

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

This challenging programme combines theoretical approaches and practical hands-on experience in a lively and friendly learning environment. Media and Film Studies are the study of communication forms that have become central to every aspect of our lives. 

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UCAS code: PP39

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Course Overview

Film Studies and Media

School link:
School of Humanities

Media and Film Studies are the study of communication forms that have become central to every aspect of our lives. You will study a range of cultural texts such as film, television, photography, advertisements, magazines, digital media and news production. As part of the programme, you will investigate the relationship between historical and cultural movements and media and film production, exploring the ways in which these forms are products of their time but in turn affect society. You will get the opportunity to produce cultural artefacts of your own through our series of practical modules ranging from photography to producing video and magazines online. We also provide opportunities to take work placements through our links to the creative and media industries.

Media and film students work in a designated 24-hour access building with laboratory space, studios, kit, recreational space and a screening room.

What will this mean for my future?

By the time you graduate, you will be ready to take up an active and creative role in today’s media-rich world. You will develop skills in communicating ideas to different audiences, analysis, and critical thinking. Our recent graduates have found employment in a range of careers such as television production, the film industry, journalism, publishing, web design, teaching and acting as well as postgraduate study.

Indicative modules

First year 

  • Reading Film
  • Film Texts and Contexts: History and Theory
  • Mediated World
  • Digital Video

Second year 

  • Gender and the Cinematic Gaze
  • Film Texts and Contexts II: Contemporary Global Cinema
  • Creating Awareness Campaigns
  • Researching Media, Communications and Culture

Third year 

  • Dissertation in Film Studies
  • Dissertation in Media, Communications and Culture
  • British Society Through the Eyes of British Film: 1960s to the Present
  • Representing the Self, Family and Society on Contemporary
  • British and American Television
  • British Women Directors
  • Parody in British Film and Television
  • Sustained Media Practice