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Film Studies BA (Hons)

Birmingham City University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    P303

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    91st

    6
  • Subject Ranking

    57th

    3 (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Entry Standards

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    113

  • Graduate Prospects

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    61

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.03

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

This cutting edge new BA programme will develop your awareness of key film studies debates, production practices and industry conventions. You will be taught by noted film professors, cinema scholars and established practitioners, who will all provide you with their knowledge of international film debates and practice perspectives.The course is part of Birmingham City University’s Film Futures suite, designed to develop graduates with the theory, practice and industry trends that will enable them to succeed in a rapidly changing film environment.This course explores a wide range of debates within film studies, with the opportunity for you to apply key concepts to your own creative cinema practices.You will be taught by leading film professors and scholars in the field, who will explore cinema patterns in their generic, representational and global contexts. Not only will you gain an understanding of Hollywood cinema conventions (from the silent cinema era to modern blockbuster spectaculars), but you will be able to apply these filmic techniques to a variety of production scenarios. As well as looking at American cinema, you will also be introduced to other international trends that range from European film and TV patterns and global considerations of cult media to Bollywood film traditions and beyond.A focus of the course will be on combining film theory debates with filmmaking practices and industry conventions. As well as receiving foundational film training, you will be able to create documentary films as part of a wider examination of debates within this field. In addition, modules on film festival programming and film entrepreneurship provide key skills relevant to the film industry.You will be taught in a range of lectures, seminars, writing workshops and production sessions, while regular film screenings help you contextualise cinema traditions against your own creations.Your formal studies will be enriched by the possibility to work on a range of external events, such as the Cine-Excess International Film Festival. This annual event attracts visiting international filmmakers, as well as hosting UK theatrical premieres on a regular basis. Having previously operated in London’s West End and Brighton, the festival has relocated to BCU to operate as a central resource for the course.

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • HND (BTEC)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma
  • 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)
  • HNC (BTEC)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Extended Project
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

Grades / Points

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Details

A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.subject excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

91st

About this University

Birmingham City University successfully combines innovative teaching and learning, sector-leading student support and effective partnerships with some of the country's top employers. With a history dating back to 1843, university status was achieved in 1992, and the Birmingham City University name adopted in 2007.

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Parkside Building Campus

Parkside Building

Cardigan Street

Birmingham

B4 7BD

UNITED KINGDOM