Undergraduate courses in film and television


Film and Television single honours

Film and Television joint honours

Liberal Arts

The department also contributes to the following multidisciplinary courses:

Experimental Film

A range of brand new units were introduced across the Department of Film and Television in 2019-20. One of these is Experimental Film, which is a second-year undergraduate, practice-based unit that introduces histories of experimental film.

Students are introduced to the work of such filmmakers such Chantal Akerman, John Akomfrah, Stan Brakhage, Mary-Ellen Bute, Zeinabu Irene Davis, Maya Deren, Stan Douglas, Germaine Dulac, Isaac Julien, Yvonne Rainer, Hans Richter, Lis Rhodes, Michael Snow, Hito Steyerl, Margaret Tait, and many others.

They are then taken through a devising process in response to a creative brief, which asks them to make work on one of the following themes: Still Life, Landscape, City, Portrait. Students are asked specifically to focus on the ways in which the materiality of their filmmaking apparatus (camera, phone, etc) shapes the films they make.

You can watch their films on our Vimeo Showcase

Departmental society

There is an active, student-led Film and Television Departmental Society that organises regular film screenings, social events, and other extracurricular activities for undergraduates.

Why study at Bristol?

"It's great to have the combination [of practical filmmaking and analysis]. If you were doing a purely practical course, you just wouldn't have the knowledge of theory and history to back it up."

George Nichols, recent graduate

Read more about George's experience at Bristol.

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