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Film and Television Studies

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

We recommend at least one essay-based subject at A Level such as English Literature, History, Film Studies, Media Studies, History of Art, Theatre Studies, Politics or Law. Contact institution if you would like clarification on whether your A Levels would be considered.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be graded Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Essay based subjects preferred.

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

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

DDD

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Film studies

Film and television are central to global culture. They entertain, inform, promote ideologies and help us communicate to and connect with other cultures.
If you want to look at how they do this - and why - Film and Television Studies is for you.
You'll explore:
- their history and development

- how audiences interact and respond

- the practices and reach of screen industries

Your internationally recognised lecturers will help you develop the skills to think critically about, investigate and analyse film and television.
Our optional video production module will give you a practical introduction to the skills needed to work behind (and in front of) the camera.

Our Creative Student Network will also help you get to the heart of current media industries. It organises:
- talks by leading practitioners

- practical skills and CV writing workshops

- opportunities to intern at global media organisations (such as Disney and the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles, and Red Bee Creative in London)

**Combine with another subject**
You can also combine Film and Television Studies with American Studies in our joint honours programme, or study alongside multiple disciplines in our BA Liberal Arts.

**Foundation Year**
This course is also available with a Foundation Year - aimed at developing potential and diversifying our recruitment.

Modules

In year one, you will engage in multidisciplinary activity in addition to core studies in film and television history, production cultures, the analysis of film texts and key critical perspectives, and the contexts of film and television consumption.

Year two develops your understanding of key critical and theoretical approaches in the study of the production, circulation and cultural reception of film and television.

Modules explore the:

ways film and television converge in the contemporary media landscape

phenomena of transnational media flows

social significance of the culture industries and issues of representation.

You also have the opportunity to investigate practical media applications.

Year three you will specialise in specific aspects of film and television studies by choosing from a range of advanced modules in:

film and television genres

global cinema and blockbusters

audience study

and more!

For students interested in practical film making experience there is also an optional video production module.

You will also produce an independent research dissertation under staff supervision.

You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

Language modules can be taken for credit with our Language Centre.

This course is also available with a Foundation Year.

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
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Institute of Film Studies and Television Studies

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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.

55%
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

66%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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, journalism and communications

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.

99%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
22%
Media professionals
6%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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.

£21k

£21k

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

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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Lower entry requirements
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