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Film and Screenwriting BA (Hons)

Birmingham City University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    P3W8

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    91st

    6
  • Subject Ranking

    62nd

    (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
  • Entry Standards

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    141

  • Graduate Prospects

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    68

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.88

    / 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 skills across key film studies and screenwriting debates and conventions. You will be taught by noted film scholars and established practitioners, who will provide their knowledge of international film and screenwriting 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.The course considers of a wide range of script to screen traditions from theory, practice and industry perspectives. Not only will you gain an understanding of Hollywood cinema conventions (from silent cinema to modern blockbuster spectaculars), but you will apply these storytelling techniques to a variety of production scenarios. As well as looking at American film and screenwriting genres (such as rom-com, thriller, science fiction and horror case-studies), you will also be introduced to other international traditions of cinema that range from European perspectives of documentary to Bollywood film and beyond. A key focus of the course will be on the aesthetic and creative aspects of film and screenwriting, with consideration being given to techniques of storytelling, narratology and screen adaptation. Modern transmedia approaches to storytelling are also considered, while modules on film festival programming and film entrepreneurship provide core 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 script 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, Cine-Excess has now 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

BBC

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.

Address

Parkside Building Campus

Parkside Building

Cardigan Street

Birmingham

B4 7BD

UNITED KINGDOM