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BA (Hons) Film Studies

University of Suffolk
Three years full-time, Four and a half to nine years part-time
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
September 2020
13,330 GBP
University of Suffolk

Program description

BA (Hons) Film Studies

As a Film Studies undergraduate at the University of Suffolk you will be able to immerse yourself in the historical, socio-cultural, political, generic and aesthetic study of film. You can choose from a wide variety of modules including the Hollywood Blockbuster, History of Animation, Adaptation and Interpretation, Cinema of Excess, Contemporary Television and World, British and Asian Cinema. The range of topics covered allows students to engage in debates surrounding global, cult, niche and new digital film culture.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

2020 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

Non-Academic Requirements

You will also need to attend an interview before an offer can be made.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

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Course Modules

Year 1

  • Film Studies One: Analysis and Issues (Mandatory)
  • Film Studies Two: Film History (Mandatory)
  • Film Narrative (Mandatory)
  • Writing for Film: Academic Study Skills (Mandatory)
  • The Hollywood Blockbuster: Spielberg to Superheroes (Mandatory)
  • Film Genre (Mandatory)

Year 2

  • World Cinema (Mandatory)
  • Contemporary Television (Optional)
  • Researching Film: Theories and Methods (Mandatory)
  • The Documentary Film (Mandatory)
  • Avant-garde and Experimental Film (Mandatory)
  • History of Animation: From Mickey to Miyazaki (Optional)
  • Adaptation and Interpretation (Mandatory)

Year 3

  • Dissertation (Mandatory)
  • Animation in the East: Anime and Agit-prop (Optional)
  • Asian Cinema (Optional)
  • Television Dramatists (Optional)
  • Cinema of Excess (Optional)
  • Point of View and the Child in Film (Optional)
  • Not Going to the Cinema?: Film, TV and New Digital Platforms (Optional)
  • Sound in the Cinema (Optional)

Tuition fees

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits
  • International tuition fee: £13,330 p.a.

Continuing studies

Graduates are well-prepared to enter careers in media and broadcast, marketing and public relations, advertising, film criticism, teaching and education, arts administration in addition to a range of postgraduate and vocational study opportunities.

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University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk

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University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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