Film and Media BA (Hons) (PW36)




University of Sunderland

Film and Media BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

PRZEDMIOT (co najmniej 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym) POZIOM PODSTAWOWY POZIOM ROZSZERZONY
Matura podstawowa oraz rozszerzona Ogólna średnia ze wszystkich przedmiotów minimum 60% (podstawowe i/lub rozszerzone) Ogólna średnia ze wszystkich przedmiotów minimum 60% (podstawowe i/lub rozszerzone)
Stara matura ocena minimum 3 -
J. angielski minimum 80% minimum 50%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - minimum 6.0 -
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Course overview 

Study film and the fascinating world of the media. Get skilled in critical analysis and build your independent judgement. Mix academic research with practical application, developing the skills to join an exciting industry.

Love film and fascinated by all aspects of media? – study both in tandem.

This distinctive course offers an impressive range of topics, with more emphasis on history and analysis, you’ll study modules in film, media and cultural studies. You’ll cover elements including film analysis, film theory, TV genres, scriptwriting, the study of mass media, and cultural representation.

Study the areas that most appeal to your own imagination and interests and balance theoretical subjects alongside practical based modules in media production. Utilise our fantastic facilities and equipment in our dedicated media centre, including production studios complete with green screen and camera systems and our own 200-seat cinema.

Get experience. Take a work placement; get involved with award-winning Spark Sunderland; write for Sunderland’s daily paper, The Sunderland Echo; or work alongside BBC Newcastle Journalists in our mediaHUB, home to student-run websites covering sport, news, entertainment and fashion.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be guided and supported by our experts. You’ll work with academics at the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies and study alongside scriptwriters, film makers, radio producers, and independent film producers. Many of the key books you'll learn from have been written by the staff who teach you.

In your final year, you can choose to develop your expertise in academic research through a written dissertation or produce a feature length screenplay or TV drama script as your major project.

Build transferable skills and gain experience, essential for securing future employment. Open job opportunities such as teaching, consultancy, TV and film production, radio, PR, journalism and advertising.


Why us?

  • Our Media and Film Studies courses are ranked 15th in the UK according to The Guardian University league tables 2018
  • 100% of our BA (Hons) Film and Media graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK students)
  • The course provides an excellent foundation for studying at masters level in film and media
  • 'World-leading’ research in Media Studies, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • You can write a feature-length screenplay as an alternative to a final year dissertation
  • All students studying on-campus undergraduate media courses can take up a CV-enhancing work placement

Modular structure

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills.

As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also ongoing assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, written coursework, projects, presentations and exams.

Part-time study

If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Film Studies (20 credits)
  • History of Cinema (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose at least three):

  • Contemporary Cinema (20 credits)
  • Celebrity Cultures (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Digital Media Cultures (20 credits)
  • Making of Popular Culture (20 credits)
  • Television Cultures (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Radio (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Video Production (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Screenwriting (20 credits)
  • Media Histories (20 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Media Studies 1 (20 credits)
  • Film Theory and Criticism (20 credits)
  • Academic Research Skills (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose at least one):

  • American Film and Society (20 credits)
  • European Film and Society (20 credits)
  • British Cinema (20 credits)
  • Animated Film (20 credits)

Further optional modules (choose up to three):

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 1 (20 credits)
  • Sexual Cultures (20 credits)
  • Video Documentary Production (20 credits)
  • Radio Production 1 (20 credits)
  • Live Radio and Commercial Production (20 credits)
  • Television Studio: Production and Development (20 credits)
  • Multiplatform Media Production 1 (20 credits)
  • Scriptwriting (20 credits)
  • The Moving Camera (20 credits)
  • Placement 1 (10 credits)
  • Placement 2 (10 credits)

Final year (national level 6):    

  • Media Studies 2 (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Optional modules (choose at least one):

  • Film Studies Special Topic (20 credits)
  • Film and Feeling: Music, Performance, Genre (20 credits)
  • Film, Horror and The Body (20 credits)
  • Hitchcock (20 credits)

Further optional modules (choose up to four):

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 2 (20 credits)
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (20 credits)
  • Body and Culture (20 credits)
  • Popular Music Cultures (20 credits)
  • Media, Place and Mobility (20 credits)
  • Screenwriting for Film and TV 2 (20 credits)
  • Researching Sound (Radio and Film) (20 credits)
  • TV Studio Format Factory (20 credits)
  • Radio Drama (20 credits)
  • Advanced New Media Production (20 credits)
  • Practical Project (40 credits)


Fees and funding

Full-time fees

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK / EU

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