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BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies

The Film and Television Studies BA provides an interdisciplinary approach to these two significant media. The course offers a detailed understanding of the theory, history and cultural importance of film and television.

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Abigail Alder
There were so many things I loved about the University of Chichester, but mainly the person I became and about how happy the place made me. It was a second home for me.

Course content

Learning is through a range of critical perspectives and research skills, while there is also experience given of film production and working with professionals from the industry.

The course is unique in enabling students to benefit from both theory and some elements of practice.

There is a visiting speaker programme with past speakers including: Brian Clemens (producer/writer: The Avengers, The Professionals), David Morrissey (actor: Walking Dead, State of Play), Philip Glennister (actor: Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes), Hilary Bevan Jones (ex chair: BAFTA), and Robert Watts (producer: Return of the Jedi, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade).

Our facilities

Our facilities content

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

In addition, the Media Department has a dedicated Green Screen facility and studio for student use as and when projects require it. Within the Creative Hub you will find two Mac Suites for all your creative needs with highly trained support staff ready to answer any of your questions.

Our seven Edit Suites are of professional specifications with high level of soundproofing and hardware, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the postproduction of drama, documentary and performance projects. Students will receive training on a wide range of industry standard creative software packages such as:

  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Photoshop 6
  • Celtx
  • Compressor 3.5
  • DVD studio Pro
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Final Draft 8
  • Nuke X
  • After Effects
  • Plura Eyes
  • Frame Forge
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Avid Media Composer 7
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Logic 9
  • Adobe Premier 6
  • Blender

Where this can take you

The skills you will obtain in  this degree are particularly well suited to work with film production companies, TV production studios, radio outlets, newspapers, PR firms and advertising agencies. Many of our graduates go on to complete Masters degrees, using their undergraduate experience as the foundation to advanced study and/or practice.

Career paths include:

  • Commercials and advertising
  • Film, production, writing, cinematography, and postproduction
  • Television, researchers and journalists
  • Management training
  • Public relations
  • Teaching
  • Local government
  • Marketing organisations
  • Postgraduate study at international film schools

Work placements

Students are offered a varied palette of extra-curricular opportunities to gain more ‘real world’ experiences. This can range from volunteering, on-set training with professional filmmakers or even paid filming work for both external and internal clients. Most recently students have crewed for award winning short drama productions, live concert filming and international conferences.

Indicative modules

Year One 

  • Foundations of Story
  • The 21st Century Story
  • Media, Music And Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Classical Hollywood
  • News Culture And Journalism
  • Filming Performance
  • Television Cultures
  • Digital Film Operations
  • Practice Toolkit
  • Theory Toolkit
  • Script To Screen
  • Media Bodies
  • Introduction To Industry
  • Industry - Professional Bodies

Year Two 

  • Documentary
  • Marketing And Advertising
  • Comedy
  • British Film
  • European Art Film
  • Multi-Camera Live Events
  • Sport, Media And Everyday Life
  • Horror
  • Celebrity Culture
  • Media And Popular Music
  • Reality TV
  • Events Management
  • Self-Employment, Marketing And Promotion

Year Three 

  • Industry, Engagement And Film Festivals
  • Postmodern Media And Culture
  • Personal Study / Dissertation
  • Personal Study Support
  • Shocking Texts
  • Men, Women And The Movies
  • Music, Media And Culture
  • Global Television
  • Media Literacy
  • Business Project
  • Introduction To Fundraising In The Arts

Teaching and assessment

As a student within a community of undergraduates, you will develop your teamwork skills, take part in multi-camera live-event filming, study trends in contemporary media cultures, and have the opportunity to work within a vibrant cultural hub of actors, dancers, filmmakers, composers, orchestras, scriptwriters and choreographers.

You will have the opportunity to take part in overseas practical and research projects and, alongside developing your practical and critical skills, you will enhance your fit-for-industry business skills, helping you to find your place in one of the most exciting and diverse professions.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs

Additional Costs

Places still available

Codes

UCAS code: 
P301
College Code: 
C58

Course length

3 years
Full Time