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Theatre and Film

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include English, Drama or Media Studies at A Level. English is required and Maths preferred at GCSE level grade C or 4.

Pass required, in a relevant subject area.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Preferably to include English, Drama or Media Studies. English is required and Maths preferred at Standard level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

Preferably to include English, Drama or Media Studies at Higher Level. English is required and Maths preferred Ordinary level grade O4.

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

DDM

In relevant subjects

Scottish HNC

Pass

Successful completion of your HNC in any subject with a C in the graded unit

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

Preferably to include English, Drama or Media Studies at Higher. English is required and Maths preferred National 5 grade C.

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Film studies

If you love theatre and film you can study them both in depth on the only course of its kind in Scotland. You’ll enjoy practical work-based learning opportunities and the chance to study overseas for a semester.

And… ACTION! Film and theatre are thriving industries, both creatively and commercially. This course gives you a unique chance to study these two exciting disciplines in depth and in tandem, developing your passion for live and recorded dramatic performance and preparing yourself for a rewarding career.

You’ll learn about the histories of theatre and cinema, and examine the key critical cultural and political debates. You’ll explore the spaces of the stage and studio, stage and screen performanc

es and the genres, narratives and authorship of plays and screenplays. We also study the economics and management of theatre and cinema within the creative industries.
Year One modules will give you a broad understanding of how theatre and film work as creative industries. You start your study of theatre and film narrative and performance, and gain experience of creative production.

Year Two examines questions of genre and creativity alongside the theory and practice of stage performance. In Years Three and Four you’ll look at key periods, movements and practitioners in theatre and film drama, alongside modules in areas such as adaptation, comedy, playwriting and Hollywood cinema. You can create your own production projects and choose additional, optional subjects like photography or community theatre.

Alongside the course’s academic core you will have plenty of opportunity to gain production experience from Year One, and can specialise in practice areas in later years.

Modules

Year One

Media Production: Skills and Techniques
Introduction to the Study of Theatre and Performance
Introduction to Theatre Production
Studying Cinema
The Origins of Theatre
Media Production: Video Project

Year Two

Media Production: Storytelling
Contemporary Scottish Theatre in Context
Film Genre
British Theatre since 1945
Client Project
Creative Writing for New Media

Year Three

Current Debates in Performance Theory
Arts Funding in its Policy Context
Designing a Research Project
Global Film Culture
plus two options

Year Four

Modernity on Screen
Creative Enterprise in the Performing Arts
Dissertation
plus two options

Years Three and Four options:

Photography and Visual Culture
Screenwriting
The Video Essay
Student Initiated Module
Experiential Learning Placement
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Scotland on Screen
Popular Music
Film and the Family
Radio and Audio Media
Photography Practice
Storytelling in Convergent Media
Television Drama
The American West in Popular Culture
Film Festivals
Food in Film and Media
Problematic; Criticism, Culture and Social Justice
The Only Way is Ethics: Art, Participation and Ethics
Performance Art Practice (by application only)
Site and Sound
Writing for Radio
Creative Learning and the Community
Producing for the Stage
Directing for the Stage
Directing, Designing and Performing Shakespeare
Directing, Designing and Performing Contemporary Plays
Decoding Dress: The Cultural Significance of Costume
Staging the 20th Century: How Scenography Built the Modern Imagination
Advanced Theatre Production

The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (Feb 2020) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2021. Please check back for any updates.

Assessment methods

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, individual work and group work, where you will be producing a range of performance events and production material. Assessment methods include portfolios, presentations, essays, short films, screenwriting and playwriting, amongst others. For full details see the course entry on our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

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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.

77%
med
Film studies

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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

55%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£17,000
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Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
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, journalism and communications

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

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

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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