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Lancaster University

UCAS Code: PW36 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

A,B,B

Film, Media, Theatre, Drama, Dance or Performance are considered desirable but applications from those studying other subjects who can demonstrate experience and interest in practical theatre are welcomed

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course

Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2024

Subjects

Film studies

Drama

Lancaster's degree in Film and Theatre, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) gives you the opportunity to study contemporary theatre performance alongside the history and theory of film.

Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.

Studying Theatre at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you attractive to a wide range of other employers.

You will begin your degree with core courses including an Introduction to Film Studies and an Introduction to Theatre Studies. In your second year you’ll move on to subjects such as Global Cinema, Performance Composition and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections.

You will then complete your degree by choosing a selection of the Film and Theatre modules we offer such as Advanced Film Theory, Film and Comic Books, Contemporary British Theatre and Applied Theatre Practice.

**Study abroad**
The study abroad option is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is thinking of working abroad during their career or who simply wants the experience of living and studying overseas as part of their degree.

Often study abroad students describe the year abroad as a "transformative experience", as it can shape your future career path as well as having a positive impact on your personal development.

**Experience and skills**
You will study in your third year at one of our international partner universities. This will help you to
• develop your global outlook
• expand your professional network
• increase your cultural awareness
• develop your personal skills

**Host universities**
During your year abroad, you will choose specialist modules relating to your degree and potentially other modules offered by the host university that are specialisms of that university and country.  The places available at our overseas partners vary each year, but destinations have previously included Australia, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.

**Alternative option**
We will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable.

If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard 3-year degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster. Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year abroad.

The Uni

Course location:

Lancaster University

Department:

Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (LICA)

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
Film studies
100%
Drama

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

Drama

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation

The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

96%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Drama

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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