Film and Screen Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

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3 Years
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Waterside
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September

Overview Updated 11/12/2018

Our Film and Screen Studies Joint Honours course will develop your understanding of the significance, history, theory and industries of screen media like film, television, online media and video games, as well as giving you a taste of production work. You will combine this with another area of your interest through a Joint honours degree. Joint honours degrees allow you to study two subjects. You can study them both equally, or focus on one more than the other, creating a major/minor split.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Access to specialist technology and editing facilities
  • Free UK site visits and trips
  • Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad modules
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

How to Apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate courses are completed through UCAS. The code for the University of Northampton is N38, which you will need to complete your application.

If you would like to apply for part-time study, distance or online learning, professional courses, post registration study, the BA in Learning and Teaching, the foundation degree in early years or full-time postgraduate study, please apply directly to the University.

Course Details

Our Film and Screen Studies degree gives you the chance to explore screen media, examining their role in popular culture, their form and content, the technology and industry that produce them, and practical aspects of how they are made. We aim to help you to become passionate, knowledgeable and thoughtful about screen media.

This Joint Honours course is for anyone interested in the role of screen media in contemporary society. You will develop your passion for movies, television, YouTube or video games, learning more about the history, social impact and industrial landscape of these media, and engaging with the practical side of making media products. Being able to think critically and creatively about the movies, shows and online content that surround us every day helps you to grasp the significant role that screen media play in our lives and our cultures, and prepares you for entering the creative industries.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course is excellent preparation for careers in media, film and television industries. Graduates of this course have also gone onto careers in marketing, advertising, public relations and wider communications industries including education.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

You will be introduced to the theory and practice of screen media, including film, television, video games, online and transmedia content. You will look at the history and development of screen media themselves, as well as how society and scholars have sought to understand the content, industry, and audiences of popular screen media. You will also learn the basics of video production, working in teams on selected projects.

  • Film Analysis (20 Credits)
    Module code: MED1072
    Core Module Y
  • Studying Television (20 Credits)
    Module code: MED1073
    Core Module Y
  • Media and Creative Industries (20 Credits)
    Module code: MED1084
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 18/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Your learning experience will be enhanced with dedicated teaching and demonstrating spaces, editing facilities, a television studio, and some teaching at the local independent cinema.
  • You will benefit from engaging with the contemporary worlds of film and screen media, studying popular genres, including horror and science fiction. We also have a fully equipped television studio that you will be able to use.
Reading List
  • Pam Cook, ed, The Cinema Book, Third Edition. London: BFI, 2008.
  • Glen Creeber, ed. The Television Genre Book, Third Edition. London: BFI, 2015.
  • Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
  • Timothy Corrigan, A Short Guide to Writing About Film, Harlow: Longman, 2009.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

English – Contemporary Literature MA

Master of Business Administration MBA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Subject Futures Week

Subject Futures Week is an excellent opportunity for all students to grab some industry knowledge and discover what it’s like in your chosen career path.

Watch our Subject Futures Week video which highlights just some of the creative industry guests who attended to share knowledge and insights with students about the reality of working and life after University.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

Additional costs:

  • printing costs: £50+ per year
  • external hard drive to store material: £50
  • travel to Film Shoots: no more than £50

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500

Additional costs:

    • printing costs: £50+ per year
    • external hard drive to store material: £50
    • travel to Film Shoots: no more than £50

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


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Updated 11/12/2018

  • Our Film and Screen Studies Joint Honours course will develop your understanding of the significance, history, theory and industries of screen media like film, television, online media and video games, as well as giving you a taste of production work. You will combine this with another area of your interest through a Joint honours degree. Joint honours degrees allow you to study two subjects. You can study them both equally, or focus on one more than the other, creating a major/minor split.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Access to specialist technology and editing facilities
    • Free UK site visits and trips
    • Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad modules
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our Film and Screen Studies degree gives you the chance to explore screen media, examining their role in popular culture, their form and content, the technology and industry that produce them, and practical aspects of how they are made. We aim to help you to become passionate, knowledgeable and thoughtful about screen media.

    This Joint Honours course is for anyone interested in the role of screen media in contemporary society. You will develop your passion for movies, television, YouTube or video games, learning more about the history, social impact and industrial landscape of these media, and engaging with the practical side of making media products. Being able to think critically and creatively about the movies, shows and online content that surround us every day helps you to grasp the significant role that screen media play in our lives and our cultures, and prepares you for entering the creative industries.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    How to Apply

    All applications for full-time undergraduate courses are completed through UCAS. The code for the University of Northampton is N38, which you will need to complete your application.

    If you would like to apply for part-time study, distance or online learning, professional courses, post registration study, the BA in Learning and Teaching, the foundation degree in early years or full-time postgraduate study, please apply directly to the University.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course is excellent preparation for careers in media, film and television industries. Graduates of this course have also gone onto careers in marketing, advertising, public relations and wider communications industries including education.

  • Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be introduced to the theory and practice of screen media, including film, television, video games, online and transmedia content. You will look at the history and development of screen media themselves, as well as how society and scholars have sought to understand the content, industry, and audiences of popular screen media. You will also learn the basics of video production, working in teams on selected projects.

    • Film Analysis (20 Credits)
      Module code: MED1072
      Core Module Y
    • Studying Television (20 Credits)
      Module code: MED1073
      Core Module Y
    • Media and Creative Industries (20 Credits)
      Module code: MED1084
      Core Module Y
      • Pam Cook, ed, The Cinema Book, Third Edition. London: BFI, 2008.
      • Glen Creeber, ed. The Television Genre Book, Third Edition. London: BFI, 2015.
      • Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
      • Timothy Corrigan, A Short Guide to Writing About Film, Harlow: Longman, 2009.

    Module information is quoted for 18/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      English – Contemporary Literature MA

      Master of Business Administration MBA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Subject Futures Week is an excellent opportunity for all students to grab some industry knowledge and discover what it’s like in your chosen career path.

      Watch our Subject Futures Week video which highlights just some of the creative industry guests who attended to share knowledge and insights with students about the reality of working and life after University.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs:

    • printing costs: £50+ per year
    • external hard drive to store material: £50
    • travel to Film Shoots: no more than £50

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    Additional costs:

      • printing costs: £50+ per year
      • external hard drive to store material: £50
      • travel to Film Shoots: no more than £50

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour