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Film and Theatre

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:18,M:27

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths C (or 4), English Language or English Literature C (or 4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

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

DDM

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-141

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Cinematics

Theatre studies

Pursue your passion for film and theatre in a course that combines critical approaches and the opportunity to create films and performances.

This course allows you to combine your study of theatre and film, and offers the opportunity to engage with television, enabling you to specialise in line with your developing interests. You'll experience all three mediums through practice, and be given opportunities to collaborate in the production of films, television programmes or theatre performances. You will also have the option of following a critical-only route.

Your first year will introduce you to the breadth of film and theatre, giving you a grounding in the histories and critical frameworks that inform each medium. You will begin to develop a range of academic and practical skills (for both film and theatre) that will prove invaluable throughout the degree and beyond.

You'll watch, interpret and debate a wide range of film and television, including documentary, Soviet cinema and the work of Alfred Hitchcock. You will also explore a variety of 'channels of communication', and be introduced to work across Chinese, Greek, Shakespearean and Noh theatre. Throughout your first-year practical work, you will explore how theatre, film and television have been affected by different social and historical contexts.

The second year of the degree examines work within and beyond classical and conventional narrative traditions, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. This enables you to understand the application of theory and how it impacts the creative process. Optional modules allow you to explore a variety of areas, from nationhood and identity in performance to genre and authorship in Hollywood – as well as avant-garde, political and radical work from across the world. Throughout, you'll engage with group-based practical work in either theatre or film/television, which will develop your ability to creatively respond to different movements, practitioners and historical periods, and allow you to develop your own storytelling and practical skills.

The final year allows you to diversify, or to further develop your knowledge in a chosen specialism. Modules are based around our academics’ current research and are all discussion-based, allowing you to engage with cutting-edge thought. Your practical work will culminate in either a collaborative 10-minute film, a 40-minute theatre piece or a written dissertation. You'll try out different production roles and develop a range of skills and techniques, while developing a strong academic knowledge of their histories and meanings.

This degree is designed with the interaction between theory and practical work at its core, giving you plenty of opportunities to develop both your critical and technical skills. You will be based in Minghella Studios, a purpose-built study environment.

A key benefit of studying at Reading is our close proximity to London – the UK’s premier hub for all things film and theatre. London is only 30 minutes away by train, meaning it’s easy to see a show or visit one of its many independent cinemas in your own time.

**Careers**

97% of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18; First Degree responders from Film, Theatre & Television).

Our degrees are designed to develop the skills valued by both creative and commercial industries, providing you with a wide range of career opportunities afer graduation. Many of our alumni work in the creative industries and their roles include:

* theatre directors

* actors

* playwrights

* film producers and directors

* visual FX experts

* cinematographers

* television producers

* critics.

Graduates also go on to work in:

* commercial marketing and media

* advertising

* journalism

* teaching.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

* Devising Performance: Politics and Citizenship
* Approaches to Film
* Comedy for Stage and Screen
* Community and Collaborative Practice
* Advanced Filmmaking Project.

Please check our website for more details of the course structure.

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
£19,500
per year
International
£19,500
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 of Reading

Department:

Film, Theatre and Television

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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.

51%
med
Cinematics
65%
med
Theatre 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.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
44%
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
76%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Drama

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
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

52%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

Cinematics & photography

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.

£20,250
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£20,250
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
58%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Creative arts and design

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

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£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.

Performing arts

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

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

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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