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Theatre and Film

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

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

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 or Higher grade H5.

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

HND in a relevant subject area.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

English, Drama or Media Studies at Higher is preferred. English required and Maths preferred at Nat 5 grade C.

UCAS Tariff

120

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Film studies

Film and theatre are thriving industries, 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 will learn about the histories of theatre and cinema, and examine the key critical cultural and political debates. You will explore the spaces of the stage and studio, stage and screen performances and the genres, narratives and authorship of plays and screenplays. We 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 will 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 such as 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 1: 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 2: Media Production: Storytelling/ Contemporary Scottish Theatre in Context/Film Genre/British Theatre since 1945/Client Project/Creative Writing for New Medi

Year 3: Current Debates in Performance Theory/Arts Funding in its Policy Context/Designing a Research Project/ Global Film Cultures/plus two options

Year 4: Modernity on Screen/Creative Enterprise in the Performing Arts/ Dissertation/plus two options

Year 3 and 4 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 print (March 2021) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2022. Please check the website for any updates

Assessment methods

You 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.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£7,000
per year
International
£7,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of 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.

61%
low
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

54%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
E

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.

£17,000
med
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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£21k

£21k

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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