BA Film and Television (4M5N)

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UCAS code 4M5N
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applications for 2014/15 306
Number of places for 2016/17 21

About BA Film and Television

The University of Bristol has a longstanding reputation for innovation and excellence in the study of film and television. In the late 1960s, Professor George Brandt introduced film and television studies to the drama curriculum, making Bristol the first university in the country to do so.

In our Department of Film and Television, guided by leading scholars and practitioners, you will explore the history of film and television, consider theoretical perspectives and engage in practice-based activities.

As well as being trained in scholarly investigation and critical thinking, you will work collaboratively in groups and develop practical skills relevant to employment in the creative industries.

More about Film and Television

Find out more about studying Film and Television at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Introduction to Film and Television studies
  • Production Skills for Film
  • Close-Up on Film
  • Close-Up on Television
  • Adapting the Text
  • Filmmaking through Hitchcock
  • Criticism in the Arts

Second year

  • Film History to 1960
  • Film and Television History, 1960 to the present
  • Plus a choice of four from the following units (indicative):
    • Television Broadcasting
    • Animated Film
    • Screen Technologies: Colour
    • Hollywood Cinema History
    • Film and Television Comedy
    • Documentary Histories and Practices

Third year

  • A choice of three from the following units (indicative):
    • Contemporary Hollywood
    • Film Criticism
    • Global Cinema/Local Stories
    • Digital Filmmaking
    • Television and Everyday Life
    • Extended Written Dissertation
  • Independent study through the following:
    • Practical Project
    • Written Dissertation
    • Placement in a creative industry.
Further details about the course structure for Film and Television

Typical offer for BA Film and Television

(including international A-levels)
AAB no specific subjects required.
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
IB Diploma 34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB80% overall
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:no specific subjects required.

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  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.


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