BA Film and Television (4M5N)
2016 entryFind a course
|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.
Find out more about studying Film and Television at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- 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
- 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
- A choice of three from the following units (indicative):
Independent study through the following:
- Contemporary Hollywood
- Film Criticism
- Global Cinema/Local Stories
- Digital Filmmaking
- Television and Everyday Life
- Extended Written Dissertation
- Practical Project
- Written Dissertation
- Placement in a creative industry.
Typical offer for BA Film and Television
(including international A-levels)
|AAB no specific subjects required.|
(including international A-levels)
|IB Diploma||34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level|
|32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit|
|SQA||SH: AAABB and AH: AB|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, 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.|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.
- Deferred entry: Welcomed, particularly if you use this period to gain relevant experience
- Film and Television admissions statement
- More about Film and Television at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Get in touch
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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1636
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Key information about this course
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