BA in Film and Television Studies and English

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 22,379

Course Accredited By

BAFTA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Have you grown up with a deep interest in film and television and the thinking that goes into bringing entertainment to homes across the country? Take a step into this fast-paced and exciting industry by studying Brunel’s Film and Television Studies and English BA.
  • Your degree will give you a thorough understanding of film and television by examining a wide range of recent and contemporary productions for both the big and small screen. You will gain an insight into a range of genres as your studies will explore Hong Kong to Hollywood cinema, science fiction, documentaries, and everything in between.
  • By opting for this joint honours degree with English, you will also study the major areas of English literature from the Renaissance to the most recent publications in poetry, fiction and drama, whilst developing an informed understanding of current debates in the subject.
  • This is an exciting, dynamic, wide-ranging course with plenty of flexibility allowing you to follow your own individual tastes and literary passions.
  • The film and television industries are very hands-on and wide-ranging fields, therefore you will be able to make modules choice accordingly. After the first year, up to 40% of your module choices can be practical so you are able to take the theory you have learned and put it into practice by applying it to your own work.
  • As well as enhancing your learning by attending screenings at the British Film Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and other cinemas across the capital, you will also be eligible to enter our annual Brunel University Film Festival (BUFF) with categories including Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction and Best Overall Film. This will allow you to put all your practical and theory skills into practice and will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents.
  • Brunel offers students access to fantastic editing suites with up-to-date production software including Avid with accredited training facilities for Final Cut Pro 10, allowing you to bring your ideas, thoughts and inspirations to life.
  • As you’ll be taught and supported by academics who are experts in their field, you’ll develop skills that can be applied from the classroom to the workplace. They know the industry inside out, so you know you are learning from experienced professionals who will bring their unique insights into your learning.
  • Gain an insight into life after your studies by putting your learning into practice by opting for a one-year work placement. You will graduate with valuable work experience to enhance your employment prospects and will be able to develop an understanding the working world within the film industry. We have excellent links with a wide range of notable external organisations, so you will have the opportunity to apply for high quality placements across London.
  • Previous students have undertaken placement at many prestigious venues including The Pinewood Group, Fremantle Media, Objective Productions, WaterAid and BalletBoyz.
  • The Film and Television Studies and English BA is a part of the BAFTA albert education partnership. This accreditation provides students with exclusive access to the industry’s BAFTA albert carbon calculator, a tool used by Netflix, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, UKTV and Sky when producing their content. Participating students will work towards creating environmentally-friendly, sustainable content. Upon completion you will be presented with industry-recognised certification and become an official “BAFTA albert graduate”. This opportunity is provided at no extra cost.
  • As a graduate of this dynamic degree, you will leave us with the confidence to be able to develop a creative idea and see it through to the end – a transferable skill valuable in any sector.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBC. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, with an A-level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-levels grade BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points. 
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3. 
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • 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 also have the opportunity to develop your interest in a variety of English modules.
  • For your practical modules, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment including HD digital cameras. You’ll learn to edit on Avid and Final Cut Pro in our first-class edit suites, with plenty of technical support on hand.
  • Please see programme specification for the specific optional module combination choices that are available.

Please note

  • Year 3 compulsory modules are structured as follows:
  • Option 1 - either FM3001 or FM3640 or EN3003
  • Option 2 - two single projects FM3002 and EN3004
  • Option 3 - Joint Written Dissertation between Film/TV and English
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement or 6 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • EN1704 - Reading Resilience
  • EN1602 - World Literature, World Literacies
  • FM1616 Storytelling
  • FM1617 Representation and Identity

Year 2
Compulsory

  • FM2623 Film and TV Genres
  • FM2010 Screenwriting

Optional

  • EN2001 - The Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN2002 - Shakespeare: Text and Performance
  • EN2607 - The Women’s Movement: 20th Century and Contemporary Writing
  • EN2011 - Post-Colonial Writing
  • EN2014 - Modernism
  • EN2021 - Romanticism and Revolution
  • EN2610 - Contemporary British and Irish Fiction
  • EN2605 - Genre Fiction

Year 3

Compulsory

  • FM3001 Written Dissertation in Film/TV
  • FM3640 Film and Television Studies Dissertation Video Essay
  • English Project
  • FM3002 Special Project in Film and Television Studies
  • EN3004 English Project
  • Joint written Dissertation between Film/TV and English

Optional

  • AH3600 - Psychogeography
  • EN3022 - Victorian Literature and Culture
  • EN3609 - Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature, 1945-2001
  • EN3605 - Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • EN3613 - The Creative Industries
  • EN3617 - Violence
  • EN3039 - The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • EN3619 - Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • EN3618 - Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers
  • FM3007 Gender and Sexuality
  • FM3010 Horror
  • Quality TV: International Perspectives
  • FM3603 Analysis of Film and Television Work Experience
  • FM3636 Independent and Art Cinema
  • UK
  • £9,250 full-time
  • £6,935 part-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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