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% applicants receiving offers79%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This popular and well-established programme combines the academic study of film, television and digital media with the chance to develop your creative skills in a range of practice-oriented modules. You will learn how technology, business and, above all, human creativity have forged the contemporary media world in which we live. You will be challenged to engage critically and imaginatively with a wide variety of audiovisual styles from around the world and from different historical periods. And you will be given the opportunity to learn about screenwriting, cinematography, sound design and digital editing, from a practical as well as a critical point of view. Our teaching staff are passionate about film and media; many are highly ranked researchers in their field, while others have extensive practical experience in the creative and cultural industries. They will change the way that you see the world around you, and help you to acquire new skills and develop your intellectual confidence.
This programme is structured to develop your knowledge and skills throughout the degree, with core courses in film and media to allow you to progress to a range of stimulating options. You take 12 modules in total, with four modules being completed each year. In Year 1, you take a compulsory module and a core module, and choose two Level 4 option modules. In Year 2, you take two core modules and choose two Level 5 option modules. In Year 3, you take three Level 6 option modules, as well as a compulsory final-year project, which can be either a 6000-8000-word dissertation, a film or television script, or a practical multimedia or journalism project. Year 1 compulsory module: Doing Film, Media and Cultural Studies. Year 1 core module: Introduction to Cinema. Year 2 core modules: Approaches to Cinema History; Film Theory: Key Concepts and Contexts. Level 4 option modules: Cinema Today; Introduction to Journalism Practice; Journalism in British Life; Media Studies: Key Thinkers and Approaches; Screenwriting; Television: History and Future. Level 5 option modules: Digital Media Design and Development; Documentary; French Cinema: History, Practice, Analysis; Journalism and Politics; Journalism: Interview Skills and Feature Writing; Media, Technology and Culture; Screenwriting - The Thirty-Minute Script; Social Media for Creative Practitioners; Storytelling in Television; Theorising Japanese Cinema; Working with Film Sound. Level 6 option modules: Aspects of Screenwriting: Adaptation; Aspects of Screenwriting: Comedy; Contemporary European Cinema; Gender and Sexuality in Cinema; Globalisation and Media Cultures; Media and Conflict; Memory and Media; Principles of Digital Video and Editing; Research Methods; The Mediated City; Web Design and Development - Dynamic Web Communications; Working with Found Footage; World Cinema; Project BA Film and Media; Project BA Film and Media. Please note that not all modules run every year.
Birkbeck is a world-class university headquartered in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London. It is a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist evening degree provider with students aged 18 to 100. We are a College of the University of London and champion part-time and evening teaching and research in higher education.
We list 41 full-time, evening taught Birkbeck courses, but you can choose from more than 80 part-time evening degrees - visit Birkbeck website for full details.
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