BA Film and Television (4M5N)

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UCAS code 4M5N
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 26

About BA Film and Television

The University of Bristol has a long-standing 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 University curriculum and the subject has been taught at Bristol ever since.

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, appreciate how films are made and engage in practical film-making activities.

As well as being trained in scholarly investigation and critical thinking, you will work collaboratively in groups and develop skills relevant to a range of careers. Throughout your studies you will encounter a range of film and television professionals, and in your final year of study you will have the chance to undertake a placement in creative industry.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB no specific subjects required.
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB
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 offer80% overall
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
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed, particularly if you use this period to gain relevant experience

Selection process

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

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