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Film Studies

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Film or Media Studies subject preferred but not essential General Studies accepted

Pass level 3 QAA approved Access Diploma with 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English required. GCSE Maths C/4 or above preferred but not essential. You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements in addition to the Level 3 qualification requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-32

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points Film / Media studies subject preferred but not essential

BTEC level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

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

DMM

112 UCAS Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Film studies

Film is a vital form of cultural output. The way films are produced and distributed is constantly changing, but their ability to educate, entertain and inspire audiences remains the same. If you’re looking for a vibrant programme designed to explore all facets of film and the film industry, this BA (Hons) Film Studies degree is the right choice for you.

What exactly do film studies at university involve? You’ll explore a range of critical approaches to film, from developments in American and British cinema to representations of masculinity throughout Hollywood history. With a truly global focus, you’ll also delve into cinema from across Europe, Latin America, Asia and beyond, evaluating the role of cinema as a major entertainment industry as well as thinking about film as a political, socio-cultural and artistic proposition.

What’s more, this degree in film studies gives you the chance to learn alongside recognised scholars of film culture, with a wide range of specialist modules on offer that will help you align your course with the topics that interest you most. With industry links and a focus, especially, on areas like film journalism, film festivals and distribution and exhibition, this degree is also importantly designed to align you with the sector itself.

In the latest National Student Survey, this film studies degree received 100% overall student satisfaction (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

Films are vital cultural outputs. The way they are produced and distributed is constantly changing, but their ability to educate, entertain and inspire audiences remains the same. If you’re looking for a vibrant programme designed to explore all facets of the film industry, this BA (Hons) Film Studies degree is the right choice for you.

What exactly do film studies at university involve? You’ll explore a range of critical approaches to film, from developments in American and British cinema to representations of masculinity throughout Hollywood history. With a truly global focus, you’ll also delve into cinema from across Europe and beyond, evaluating its role within a major entertainment industry. What’s more, this degree in film studies gives you the chance to learn alongside recognised scholars of film culture, with a wide range of specialist modules on offer that will help you align your course with the topics that interest you most.
In the latest National Student Survey, this film studies degree received 100% overall student satisfaction (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).
To find out more, take a look at some of the work our final year students have produced on this course.

**You will**
- Explore a wide range of critical approaches to film in a variety of contexts

- Develop your understanding of American, British, Asian and selected global cinemas, from their origins to the present day

- Acquire the techniques needed to research and analyse key film movements in cinema

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Modules

**Year one**
- Classical Hollywood Cinema
- Film Form, Film Meaning
- Film Histories, Film Movements I
- Film Histories, Film Movements II
- Critical Approaches to Film I
- Critical Approaches to Film II

**Year two**
- Film Distribution and Exhibition
- Film Journalism
- Cinema Asia
- Comedy and British Cinema
- Contemporary American Cinema
- British Cinema

**Year three**
- Dissertation (Core Module)
- Sequential Art (Comics and Graphic Novels)
- Hollywood Masculinities
- Film Programming and Curating for Cinemas and Festivals
- Alternatives, Independents and the Marginal
- Film and Theory

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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.

69%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

72%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
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.

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

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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