Media Studies

Media graduates work in many sectors, such as advertising, marketing and publishing.

Core Modules

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University.  These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Applied Academic Writing Skills*
This module will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learnt to three essential types of academic essay with particular attention paid to your subject of study.

Route-specific Modules

Script, Screenwriting and Realisation
You will learn about the basics of narrative theory and storytelling for screen-based media. You will use a theoretical framework to develop your own creative writing and visual style and have the opportunity to produce a short film script and its audio-visual fulfilment.

Production Planning
You will learn about production techniques used in production planning, using camera studio methods. You will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in television production and produce a multi-camera production that demonstrates your knowledge and skills.

Principles of Film and Television 1 and 2
You will learn the key theoretical frameworks and critical vocabulary for the study of film and television. You should be able to develop a high level of visual literacy through an in-depth study of the language of films, and a critical understanding of the relationship between film producer, film star and audience.

Milestones in Media: History 1 – Hollywood in Context
You will study the defining aesthetic, economic and technological characteristics of Hollywood cinema. You will also learn how different groups have used genre, stardom and authorship, and how they relate to historical and cultural trends.

Media and Interpretation 1 and 2
You will examine the key concepts and critical approaches that inform studies of media production and consumption. You will study the role and impact of technological change to media production and consumption, in the context of a global mass-media market.

Milestones in Media: History 2 – Beyond Hollywood
This module looks at the historical development of cinema outside of the United States. A key aim is the understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts in which European cinema and the global entertainment industry developed.*Extension module for some 4-term students.


Successful completion of this course can lead to the
following degree:

Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Film and Television BA (Hons)

40% (average)

50%

50%

Degrees and grades listed above are subject to change.

† 1st year

  • an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing

‡ 2nd year

  • an average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation