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French/Film and Television Studies 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

If you are looking for an exciting, diverse and challenging programme combining the study of French language and culture with the combination of theory and practice of Film and Television Studies, then our degree is for you. The Film and Television Studies and French degree is engineered to empower you to develop your skills and capacities as a filmmaker, producer and expert on the creative industry with the ability to communicate bilingually in French supported by internationally recognised staff with a wide range of expertise. During your four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to study or work abroad in any of the French-speaking countries around the world. As a student in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies you will be joining our vibrant and creative department where drama and theatre, film and media, and scenography and theatre design collide. The Film and Television Studies component of this degree is a challenging and creative one where you will be exposed to a unique combination of creative and critical approaches. We also offer various modules through the medium of Welsh. In the Department of Modern Languages, you will have the opportunity to study French from beginners or advanced. During your first year, you will have timetabled intensive linguistic classes where you will concentrate on the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation. After the first year, you will join students who have started the course at an advanced level. If you're commencing the French component of this course at an advanced level, this will be a continuation of your grammatical and linguistic development from A level (or equivalent) also in the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation.The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (TFTS) is the creative hub, where students benefit from the close connections with key industry partners include National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company, and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. We are also in close proximity and are neighbours to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest Arts Centre in mid-Wales which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work. We are situated in the heart of Penglais campus and our exceptional facilities and resources for practical work includes: 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.The highlight of this degree for all of our students is the year abroad. You will be required to spend your year abroad (your third year) in France or a French-speaking country. Some students opt to spend their time equally studying with our partnered Universities France or a French-speaking country. Others have spent their time undertaking a paid or unpaid work experience placement in the two countries. Many of our students have been successful in obtaining employment in these fields;- Acting and Performing;- Directing;- Translation and Interpretation;- Education;- Designing;- Scriptwriting;- Teaching and education;- Arts administration;- Marketing;- International Banking;- Management;- Public Relations.

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.

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University information

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    57th

  • 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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