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Brunel University – BA Film & Television Studies

BA Film & Television Studies

This innovative course will enable you to explore a range of film and television forms and the social and industrial contexts in which they are produced and consumed.

You will develop the critical and technological vocabularies and theoretical frameworks necessary to analyse film and television texts and contexts.

Up to 40 per cent of your programme can come from practical modules, where you will be able to benefit from our new investment in cameras, editing suites with Avid and Final Cut Pro software programmes, and dedicated teaching space. We also offer excellent technical support.

By bringing together theory and practice, our programme encourages you to develop critical perspectives on the creation of meaning and to reflect analytically on your practical work. You will also benefit from strong links between our teaching and staff research, which means you will often be taught by leading experts in particular aspects of film and television and gain first-hand from their own work (for more detail on this, see the ‘special features’ tab above).

From Hong Kong cinema to Hollywood and from science fiction to documentary, Film and TV Studies at Brunel University London examines a wide range of recent and contemporary production for big and small screen. The programme also offers thorough grounding in the history of film and television.

Popular formats such as horror, comedy and reality TV can be studied, and throughout the programme students are encouraged to analyse both mainstream and alternative practices.

Course Content

Semester 1

  • Critical Perspectives in Film and Television
  • Formations: British Screen Culture and Society from 1979 to the present
  • Television Genres
  • Film Practice and Theory
  • Film Style and History

Semester 2

  • Optional Module:
    • New Hollywood
    • Science Fictions
    • European Cinema
    • Television Forms and Meanings
    • Screenwriting and Narrative Theory
    • British Cinemas and British Identities
    • The Western
    • Theorising Celebrity
    • Asian Cinema
    • Animation
    • Understanding the Film and Television Industries

Semester 3

  • Final Project (choose 1):
    • Special Project in Film and Television Studies
    • Film and Video Practical Dissertation
  • Optional Module:
    • Psychogeography
    • Documentary
    • The Horror Film
    • Comedy
    • American Independent Cinema
    • Alternative Film and Video Practice
    • Analysis of Film and TV Work Experience
    • Hong Kong Cinema

Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.



Career Pathway

Brunel’s graduates have taken up posts in the film and television industries and in other fields such as journalism, publishing, research, critical writing, arts administration and programming.

Brunel’s programme also provides a good basis for postgraduate study and the pursuit of higher qualifications in both theoretical and practical areas.

Past students have gone on to work for companies including the BBC, Granada Television and Ridley Scott Associates in roles as diverse as casting agents, researchers, production assistants and film officers.

Entry Requirements (International Students)

  • Secondary School Diploma Overall Grade 70% over 100%.
  • English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (min 5.5 in all bands)
  • 2 Academic Reference Letters
  • Statement of Purpose (Motivation Letter)

Quick Info

  • Bachelor in Film & Television Studies
  • £ 14,400 per year
  • 3 years
  • London Campus
  • Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5
  • January - September
  • info@tripaledu.com
  • https://www.brunel.ac.uk

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Cheaper Alternative (Bachelor Degree)

This course is a fast-track bachelor degree programme runs over 2 years period with a total cost of £ 4,500 per year.

Fee: £ 4,500 per year

Location: London, UK

Duration: 2 years

Fast-Track: Yes

Student Work Permit: No

Entry Requirement: IELTS UKVI 6.0 (no bands below 5.5)

Start Date: February – April – June – August – October – November

Cheaper Alternative (Bachelor Degree)

This course is a fast-track bachelor degree programme runs over 2 years period with a total cost of £ 7,950 per year.

Fee: £ 7,950 per year

Location: London, UK

Duration: 2 years

Fast-Track: Yes

Student Work Permit: Yes

Entry Requirement: IELTS 6.0 (no bands below 5.5)

Pre-sessional Entry: IELTS UKVI 5.0 (no bands below 5.0, only one 4.5 band is acceptable)

Start Date: January – March – May – July – Septmeber – November