BA Film and English (6T3X)

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UCAS code 6T3X
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 7
Number of applications for 2015/16 107

About BA Film and English

This course combines film and English. Guided by leading scholars and practitioners, you will explore the history of film and television, consider theoretical perspectives, and engage in practice-based activities. You will have the opportunity to undertake a practical project or written dissertation, or a work placement in the creative industries.

For English, you will also study a broad range of literature written in English from the medieval period to the present day. This will include the close, analytical study of poetry, fiction and drama, and critical and theoretical approaches to studying literature.

In years one and two, the study of successive periods of English literature is complemented with work on individual authors, topics and genres. In your second and third years you will be able to choose from a range of stimulating options and research-led special subjects.

Years three is fully optional and includes the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choosing.

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

  • Critical Issues
  • Literature 1150-1550 or Literature 1550-1740
  • One of:
    • Critical Practice
    • Approaches to Poetry
    • Literature 15150-1550
    • Literature 1550-1740
    • Women Writers
    • Transformations
    • Texts in a Global Context
  • Introduction to Film and Television Studies
  • Production Skills for Film
  • Close-Up on Film
  • Criticism in the Arts or Filmmaking through Hitchcock or Close-Up on Television.

Second year

  • Literature 1740-1900 or Literature 1900-present
  • One of:
    • Old English Language and Literature
    • Chaucer and Chaucerians
    • Arthurian Literature
    • Shakespeare
    • Writing the City: London 1550-1740
  • Special subject followed by Literature 2 (1500-1700) or another second-year English unit
  • Film History to 1960 or Film and Television History, 1960 to the present
  • Plus a choice of two from the following film units (indicative):
    • Television Broadcasting
    • Animated Film
    • Screen Technologies: Colour
    • Hollywood Cinema History
    • Film and Television Comedy
    • Documentary Histories and Practices.

Third year

  • One of:
    • Eighteenth Century Prose Fiction
    • Victorian Fiction
    • Twentieth Century American Literature
    • British and Irish Poetry: 1900 to the present
    • Decolonising Literature and Literary Studies
  • One of:
    • Literature of Slavery
    • Prison Writing
    • Celebrity Culture
  • Either an English Special Subject or an English dissertation or another third-year English option
  • A choice of two from the following units (indicative):
    • Contemporary Hollywood
    • Digital Film-making
    • Film Criticism
  • Independent Study in film through one of the following:
    • Practical Project
    • Written Dissertation
    • Placement in Creative Industry.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Film and English

Typical offer for BA Film and English - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA including English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including grade A in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level English
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 at Higher Level English
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDD plus A-level grade A in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including English Literature
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall including 8.5 in English
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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