MArts Film and Television with Innovation (4M50)

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UCAS code 4M50
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 This course was new for 2016 entry and applicants accepted data is not yet available

About MArts Film and Television with Innovation

The innovators of the 21st century will bring together arts, science, engineering, humanities and enterprise to deliver innovative products, services and ways of living. They will be team players with a breadth enabling them to work across specialisms and cultures.

This course combines in-depth subject specialism in film and television with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. You will study film and television to gain a solid discipline strength while alongside this, apply your subject knowledge to innovate and translate your ideas into plans for digital and creative enterprises, both social and commercial.

The course will equip you to use the critical, theoretical and practical skills central to film and television. Through historical and conceptual study, the course enables you to analyse, research, interpret and understand film and television from a critically and contextually informed perspective. You will learn to explore practical and creative approaches with the acquisition and application of film-making skills.

You will come together with students from other innovation disciplines such as computer science and geography to learn and apply design and systems thinking to digital and creative ideas. You will put this into practice by working in transdisciplinary teams, ultimately creating new ventures together.

More about Innovation

Find out more about studying Innovation and 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    
  • Adapting the Text    
  • Filmmaking through Hitchcock    
  • Criticism in the Arts 
  • Design and Systems Thinking for Innovation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project I: Being Human

Second year     

  • Film History to 1960    
  • Film and Television History, 1960 to the present    
  • Plus a choice of four from the following units (indicative):          
    • Film and Television Comedy
    • Animated Film      
    • Documentary Histories and Practices  
    • Film and Television Audiences
    • The Film Director's Vision
  • Past, Present and Futures
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project II: Solving Someone else's problem
  • Open Units up to a maximum of 20CP

Third year     

  • Independent study through one of the following three units:
    • Practical Project        
    • Written Dissertation        
    • Placement in a creative industry
  • A choice of two from the following units:        
    • Contemporary Hollywood Cinema      
    • Film Criticism        
    • Global Cinema/Local Stories        
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enterprise Case
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project III: Doing something completely new

Fourth Year

  • Producing and the Business of Film and Television
  • Writing and Directing for Film and Television
  • In the Wild
  • New Venture Creation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project IV: Building a demonstrator.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Film and Television with Innovation

Typical offer for MArts Film and Television with Innovation - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
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
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
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application and an additional task to assess applicants’ creative and/or entrepreneurial skills/experience.

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