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Film and Television Studies (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study a degree in Film and Television Studies with integrated Foundation Year, you'll be immersing yourself in a rigorous and challenging discipline combining both practical and theoretic components.

The Department works closely with the BBC, S4C and Boomerang+ Plc. With a focus on developing the essential competencies and capabilities demanded by the key industry employers, the degree will provide you with the skills and attributes required in the discipline. In addition, you'll be taught in one of the UK's pre-eminent facilities by enthusiastic and dedicated staff.

The integrated foundation year - designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient or relevant academic background - is the perfect option to access this highly-sort scheme. In the Foundation Year, you will be brought up to speed on the fundamentals of Film and Television Studies, providing a solid base for you to go on and enjoy the full undergraduate degree.

Overview

Why study Film & Television Studies at Aberystwyth?

  • You will be taught and mentored by a team of internationally known designers and experts;
  • We are a vibrant and creative department where drama and theatre, film and media, and scenography and theatre design collide;
  • All students benefit from our complementary learning experiences where theory and practice are designed to feed into each other;
  • As a department, students benefit from our connections with key industry partners, such as National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company, BAFTA, Avid and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. These creative partners provide an excellent opportunity to network and liaise with those in the industry before graduation;
  • Students in the department have access to our superb facilities and resources for practical work: three rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; and costume and wardrobe facilities;
  • On our campus and situated next door to the Arts Centre is one of the largest Arts Centres in Wales, which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work;
  • Aberystwyth University is known for having a large number of clubs and societies, so be assured that your time will be occupied with your studies and taking part in your chosen club/society's activities. The University has a large and energetic drama society, come and say hello during a visit to Aberystwyth;
  • If you're looking for an experience beyond Aberystwyth, all students will have the opportunity to take part in a study abroad placement with one of our partnered Universities in Europe through the Erasmus + programme and some further afield through our International Exchange programme.

Employability

What can I do with a Film and Television Studies degree?

Many of our graduates have been successful in finding employment in these fields:

  • Researchers, editors, floor managers, camera operators, designers and directors for film and television production companies;
  • Film distribution;
  • Freelance film-making;
  • Marketing and Public Relations;
  • Film festival programming;
  • Advertising;
  • Arts administration;
  • Education.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh.

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

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