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Journalism, Film and Television Studies (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
London
English
January 2021
Virtual open day
3/10/2021
Virtual open day
3/31/2021
Virtual open day
6/4/2021
Virtual open day
6/15/2021

Program description

Journalism, Film and Television Studies (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Journalism, Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is ideal if you’re interested in studying how to become a journalist, as well as make and write about film and television, but don’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard degree.

This four-year course has a built-in foundation year, designed to equip you with fundamental skills to allow you to study at undergraduate level.

This degree combines the fields of journalism, television and film to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of media practices and theory. The Program will open many doors in both industries and improve your chances of gaining employment in the specialist area of film and television journalism.

The foundation year will equip you with study skills to review media, write essays and media copy, conduct research and critically analyse sources. You’ll also learn about fundamental practices in communications, film, television and broadcast media.

You’ll share the foundation year with students from other specialisms on a foundation year degree. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about other disciplines and meet students outside of your course.

Throughout your degree we will support you to succeed academically and make sure you settle into university life. You’ll benefit from one-to-one sessions with your tutor, where you’ll be able to discuss your work and progress. There will also be opportunities to polish other skills, such as essay writing or critical analysis, via workshops offered by the University.

After the foundation year you’ll join students enrolled on our Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA (Hons). You’ll study the same modules as these students and upon graduation you’ll receive the same award.

If you decide that you’d like to specialise in a different discipline after the foundation year, there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2) – if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English at GCSE you may be offered a University test in this area

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media
  • Introduction: Digital Media
  • Introduction: Journalism and Writing for Media
  • Introduction: Media and Communications
  • Approaches to Film and Television
  • Film and Television Histories
  • Journalism: History and Ideas
  • Practical Journalism
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Film and Television Practice
  • Journalism Work Placement
  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration
  • Newsroom Production
  • Work Related Learning for Media 1
  • Contemporary American Television
  • Film and TV Industry Roles
  • Scripting Performance for Screen
  • Social Media and Data Journalism
  • Creating Packages
  • Journalism Project
  • Project (Film and Television Studies)
  • Arts Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Campaigning Journalism
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Fashion Writing and Reporting
  • Film Reception and Interpretation
  • Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism
  • The French New Wave
  • The Hollywood Musical
  • Writing for Film and Television

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £12,700 per year

Continuing studies

The degree will also open up opportunities for further study at postgraduate level.

Career opportunities

This course is perfect preparation if you want to become a journalist or critic in the film or TV industries.

The Program will also develop your transferable skills, especially for use in journalism or media fields. Our previous graduates have found work in public relations, marketing, digital journalism, film and media journalism, media consultancy, as well as film and television production.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...


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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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http://www.londonmet.ac.uk

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