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Film Studies BA (Hons)

University of Salford

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    P303

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    80th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    27th

    3 (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Entry Standards

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    132

  • Graduate Prospects

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    63

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.06

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Since the introduction of cinema, film has been used as a unique platform to educate, entertain and inspire its audiences. This course is about taking films seriously, discovering the industry from a number of perspectives and projecting its future.By focusing on the broader study of film history, aesthetics and theory, you will examine a range of critical approaches to film, investigating developments in American and British cinema from their origins to the present day. Additionally you will discover how cinema in those parts of the world, as well as across Europe and Asia, has become a significant part of global culture as a major entertainment industry. You will research and analyse key films and film movements in cinema; deepen your understanding of film, and make presentations of your findings. You’ll gain an academic, intellectual and practical understanding of one of the world’s most popular forms of mass entertainment and study work-related themes such as film distribution, exhibition and film journalism.The course has strong links to the local culture industries, in particular: HOME, Greater Manchester Arts Centre; and the Viva: Spanish and Latin American Film Festival. This will give you an insight into the practicalities of film distribution and exhibition. Graduates of this course have gone on to work in a number of film related-careers such as film journalism, cinema administration, cinema programming and film festival/events organisation.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Extended Project
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • AS
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Details

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalentFilm or Media Studies subject preferred but not essentialGeneral Studies accepted alongside 2 other A Levels

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University information

University Ranking

80th

About this University

The University of Salford embeds industry into all it does: many courses are created with industry wrapped around them and its world-leading research advances industry knowledge and insight. The university's heritage directs its future: having answered the needs of industry since 1896, its connection to industry is stronger than ever. Based just outside Manchester, it is the only university with a campus at MediaCityUK, sitting right next to neighbours such as ITV and the BBC.

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